100 Best Companies to Work For
Wm. Wrigley Jr.
Rank: 95 (2005 rank: 77)
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Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Industry: Consumer Food Products
Midsized Companies Rank: 34
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 3,648
U.S. Sites: 10
Website: http://www.wrigley.com
What makes it so great?
Traditions endure under CEO Bill Wrigley, who is great-grandson of the founder. Every month the Gum Lady distributes free gum at company HQ. One-third of employees have been here more than 15 years.
U.S. employees 3,372
Employees outside U.S. 11,978
% minorities 30
% women 38
New jobs (1 year) -85
% job growth (1 year) -2
Professional training (hrs./yr.) N.A.
% voluntary turnover 4
Applicants 22,898
Most common job (salaried) Territory Manager $56,936
Most common job (hourly) Wrapping Machine Operator $47,110
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.