100 Best Companies to Work For
FORTUNE's annual ranking of companies that rate high with employees
Microsoft Redmond 37,746
Nordstrom Seattle 45,112
Perkins Coie Seattle 1,553
Recreational Equipment (REI) Kent 7,443
Russell Investment Group Tacoma 1,092
Starbucks Seattle 91,056
Washington Mutual Seattle 54,396
Quad/Graphics Pewaukee 10,399
Robert W. Baird Milwaukee 2,125
S.C. Johnson Racine 3,404
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.
Highest pay
Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
Russell Investment Group $574,373
Morrison & Foerster $182,905
Bingham McCutchen $173,391
Job growth
Quicken Loans added 1,093 jobs last year, making it the fastest-growing of our Best Companies.
Quicken Loans 60
CH2M Hill 48
Yahoo 29
Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: SAS Institute
Telecommuting: Republic Bancorp
Work-life balance: American Century Investments
How we pick the 100 best
To choose the 100 Best Companies to Work for, we rely on two things: our evaluation of the policies and culture of each company and the opinions of the company's own employees. (more)