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83. eBay
eBay
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 83 (Previous rank: 68)
What makes it so great?
Online auctioneer and owner of Skype and PayPal reduced its global workforce by 10%. Departing workers got at least five months' pay and three months of outplacement services.
Headquarters: 2145 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
2007 revenue ($ millions): 7,672
Website: www.ebay.com
Employees  
U.S. employees 9,089
Employees outside U.S. 6,382
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 773
% job growth (1 year) 9%
% voluntary turnover 12%
Applicants 58,048
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 300
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Software Engineer 4
$129,099
Most common job (hourly):
Customer Contact Agent 2
$30,212
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 38%
% women 42%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 44
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 100
From the February 2, 2009 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 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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