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Rank: 66 (Previous rank: 42)
What makes it so great?
CEO of this nonprofit research arm of federal government makes only 18 times what lowest-paid staff member earns. Super retirement plan aims at replacing from 80% to 100% of final salary.
Headquarters: 7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, VA 22102
2007 revenue ($ millions): 1,113
Website: www.mitre.org
U.S. employees 6,420
Employees outside U.S. 65
New jobs (1 year) 326
% job growth (1 year) 6%
% voluntary turnover 4%
Applicants 35,444
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 250-300
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Lead Information Systems Engineer
Most common job (hourly):
Office Administration Specialist
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 15%
% women 31%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the February 2, 2009 issue
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 2007 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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