100 Best Companies to Work For
Alston & Bird
Rank: 19 (2005 rank: 9)
  
Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Industry: Legal Services
Small Companies Rank: 7
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 402
U.S. Sites: 5
Website: http://www.alston.com
What makes it so great?
Open discussion and communication are vital at this national law firm, based in Atlanta. Everyone is kept in the loop via monthly firm meetings, fireside chats, "town hall" meetings, and a daily online newsletter.
U.S. employees 1,509
Employees outside U.S. 0
% minorities 24
% women 56
New jobs (1 year) 48
% job growth (1 year) 3
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 50
% voluntary turnover 12
Applicants 16,098
Most common job (salaried) Associate Attorney $131,239
Most common job (hourly) Legal Secretary $59,088
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.