100 Best Companies to Work For
Ernst & Young
Rank: 67 (2005 rank: 80)
  
Headquarters: New York, NY
Industry: Financial Services
Large Companies Rank: 21
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 16,900
U.S. Sites: 95
Website: http://www.ey.com
What makes it so great?
The "people first" culture at this Big Four accounting firm emphasizes diversity. Today minorities make up 24% of its workforce, up from 16% in 1996. The firm's nondiscrimination policy now includes gender identity.
U.S. employees 23,657
Employees outside U.S. 76,343
% minorities 24
% women 49
New jobs (1 year) 1,059
% job growth (1 year) 5
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 97
% voluntary turnover 23
Applicants 298,870
Most common job (salaried) Senior - a client serving position $61,905
Most common job (hourly) Administrative Assistant $55,258
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.