100 Best Companies to Work For
Best compensation
 
1 Russell Investment Group 63 $574,373
2 Morrison & Foerster 88 $182,905
3 Bingham McCutchen 82 $173,391
4 Republic Bancorp 17 $165,000
5 Nixon Peabody 49 $154,719
6 Perkins Coie 48 $139,112
7 Arnold & Porter 54 $133,593
8 Cisco Systems 25 $131,580
9 Alston & Bird 19 $131,239
10 Network Appliance 27 $128,317
11 Goldman Sachs 26 $127,000
12 Autodesk 81 $125,527
13 Robert W. Baird 31 $122,500
14 Boston Consulting Group 11 $120,776
15 JM Family Enterprises 40 $118,950
16 Yahoo 73 $117,245
17 Nugget Markets 33 $113,671
18 Texas Instruments 83 $111,752
19 MITRE 66 $109,849
20 Microsoft 42 $107,300
21 American Century Investments 22 $105,500
22 Alcon Laboratories 32 $105,083
23 S.C. Johnson 10 $102,161
24 Intel 97 $101,816
25 Publix Super Markets 56 $101,800
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
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Best companies by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's Top Employers.
California 16
Texas 10
Washington 7
Job growth
Quicken Loans added 1,093 jobs last year, making it the fastest-growing of our Best Companies.
Quicken Loans 60
CH2M Hill 48
Yahoo 29
Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: SAS Institute
Telecommuting: Republic Bancorp
Work-life balance: American Century Investments
How we pick the 100 best
To choose the 100 Best Companies to Work for, we rely on two things: our evaluation of the policies and culture of each company and the opinions of the company's own employees. (more)