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Company Average
annual pay*
Bingham McCutchen $211,017
Arnold & Porter $194,575
Alston & Bird $190,135
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California 13
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Quicken added jobs at the fastest rate last year, but FedEx added the most jobs total: 10,187.
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Quicken Loans 68%
Google 60%
Healthways 42%
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Child care: Arkansas Children's Hospital
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To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work for, Fortune partners with Great Place to Work Institute® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Of some 1,500 firms that were contacted, 407 companies participated in this year's survey. Nearly 100,000 employees at those companies responded to a 57-question survey created by the Great Place to Work Institute®, a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries. More
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58. Scottrade
What makes it so great?
CEO Rodger Riney (an alum of No. 4 Edward Jones) looks out for young talent: The discount brokerage hires 200 college interns every year.

Headquarters: St. Louis, MO
2006 revenue ($ millions): 789
Website: www.scottrade.com
U.S. employees 1,584
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 170
% job growth (1 year) 13
% voluntary turnover 9
Applicants 34,962
Most common job (salaried):
Branch Manager
$81,875
Most common job (hourly):
Branch Stockbroker
$48,189
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 100
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
% minorities 21%
% women 39%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
No
From the February 4, 2008 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2006 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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