100 Best Companies to Work For
MITRE
Rank: 66 (2005 rank: 53)
  
Headquarters: McLean, VA
Industry: Diversified Outsourcing
Midsized Companies Rank: 26
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 871
U.S. Sites: 58
Website: http://www.mitre.org
What makes it so great?
The golden years really are golden at this nonprofit, which runs research centers for the government. Its generous retirement plan allows employees to replace up to 75% or more of full pay when they stop working.
U.S. employees 5,575
Employees outside U.S. 65
% minorities 13
% women 31
New jobs (1 year) 191
% job growth (1 year) 4
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 45
% voluntary turnover 5
Applicants 24,753
Most common job (salaried) Information Systems Engineer Lead $109,849
Most common job (hourly) Technical Project Support III $47,840
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.