Top companies: By size
    Rank Company Best Cos. rank U.S. employees
    1 SAS 1 5,629
    2 NetApp 5 5,455
    3 Recreational Equipment (REI) 9 9,380
    4 Scottrade 12 2,884
    5 JM Family Enterprises 16 3,688
    6 Container Store 21 3,338
    7 Quicken Loans 29 3,179
    8 W. L. Gore & Associates 31 5,770
    9 Chesapeake Energy 32 8,529
    10 Devon Energy 41 3,508
    11 Intuit 44 6,475
    12 Novo Nordisk 47 3,340
    13 Build-A-Bear Workshop 48 4,250
    14 Salesforce.com 52 2,725
    15 Atlantic Health 54 7,418
    16 Aflac 57 4,400
    17 Hasbro 59 3,055
    18 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 60 6,521
    19 Adobe Systems 65 4,788
    20 Stryker 68 8,389
    21 Mattel 69 5,161
    22 S.C. Johnson & Son 70 3,310
    23 Arkansas Children's Hospital 75 3,776
    24 National Instruments 79 2,545
    25 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 80 3,557
    26 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 83 6,735
    27 Meridian Health 88 8,004
    28 Brocade Communications Systems 89 3,112
    29 J. M. Smucker 93 4,157
    30 MITRE 96 6,686
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 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.
    We define large companies here as having more than 10,000 employees. Midsized companies have 2,500 to 10,000 and small companies have less than 2,500.
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