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    33. Qualcomm

    Qualcomm
    Rank: 33 (Previous rank: 9)
    What makes it so great?
    In an apparent bid to displace Google as the most innovative feeder of employees, the wireless-technology leader imported a New York City chef to oversee its cafés, which feature fresh foods sourced from local farmers and no canned foods.
    Headquarters:
    5775 Morehouse Drive
    San Diego, CA 92121
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 10,990
    Website: www.qualcomm.com
     
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    Employees  
    U.S. employees 12,520
    Employees outside U.S. 3,829
    Jobs  
    New jobs (1 year) 275
    % job growth (1 year) 2%
    % voluntary turnover 3%
    Applicants 89,000
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Engineer, Staff
    $134,211
    Most common job (hourly):
    Building Service Attendant I
    $24,001
    Benefits  
    Paid sabbaticals No
    Onsite child care No
    Health  
    100% health-care coverage Yes
    Onsite fitness center Yes
    Subsidized gym membership Yes
    Work-life  
    Job sharing program Yes
    Compressed workweek Yes
    Telecommuting Yes
    Diversity  
    % minorities 55%
    % women 24%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Yes
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Yes
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 30
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 24
    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, except job openings, which are worldwide.
    * 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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