100 Best Companies to Work For
Granite Construction
Rank: 91 (2005 rank: 79)
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Headquarters: Watsonville, CA
Industry: Engineering, Construction
Midsized Companies Rank: 33
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 2,136
U.S. Sites: 130
Website: http://www.graniteconstruction.com
What makes it so great?
The major highway builder allocates up to 2% of profits for charitable contributions and allows employee committees to select the recipients. In 2004, $1.1 million was donated to causes like Boys and Girls Clubs and Habitat for Humanity.
U.S. employees 4,300
Employees outside U.S. 0
% minorities 29
% women 13
New jobs (1 year) 92
% job growth (1 year) 6
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 38
% voluntary turnover 10
Applicants 14,750
Most common job (salaried) Engineering $68,803
Most common job (hourly) Journeyman $35,310
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.