100 Best Companies to Work For
IKEA (U.S.)
Rank: 96 (2005 rank: 62)
  
Headquarters: Plymouth Meeting, PA
Industry: Specialty Retailers
Midsized Companies Rank: 35
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 18,300
U.S. Sites: 31
Website: http://www.ikea-usa.com
What makes it so great?
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! The Swedish retailer expanded its U.S. payroll by 2,500 last year, and is adding three to five stores a year in the U.S. Eighty percent of employees agree that "people are given a lot of responsibility here."
U.S. employees 9,499
Employees outside U.S. 0
% minorities 53
% women 51
New jobs (1 year) 940
% job growth (1 year) 18
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 40
% voluntary turnover 34
Applicants 31,000
Most common job (salaried) Sales Manager $57,268
Most common job (hourly) Sales Coworker $18,300
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.