22 companies on this year's list offer fully paid sabbaticals.
Adobe Systems 31
Alston & Bird 19
American Century Investments 15
American Express 74
Bain & Co. 45
Bingham McCutchen 1 94
Boston Consulting Group 8
CDW 82
Container Store 4
Edward Jones 29
Genentech 2
Goldman Sachs 2 36
Men's Wearhouse 90
Nike 69
Perkins Coie 64
Plante & Moran 3 32
PricewaterhouseCoopers 4 58
Quad/Graphics 75
QuikTrip 20
Recreational Equipment (REI) 27
Russell Investment Group 30
Timberland 5 78
From the January 22, 2007 issue
1 Partners Only
2 Goldman Sachs offers the Public Service Program which allows a select number of Vice Presidents and Managing Directors to take a paid leave of absence to work with a public service or charitable organization for six months to one year.
3 Partners are eligible for the sabbatical program.
4 Staff are eligible for up to 40% of their normal salary for sabbaticals.
5 To provide employees with options, sabbaticals program was expanded to include a disaster-response mini-sabbatical and a skills-based mini-sabbatical that last for 3 weeks.
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. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.
Highest pay
Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
Nixon Peabody $181,099
Bingham McCutchen $180,050
Alston & Bird $166,300
Best companies by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's Top Employers.
California 13
Texas 11
New York 9
Job growth
Google added 2,229 jobs last year, making it the fastest-growing of our Best Companies.
Google 67
Capital One Financial 59
Adobe Systems 33
Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: Men's Wearhouse
Telecommuting: Cisco Systems
Work-life balance: Recreational Equipment (REI)
How we pick the 100 best
To choose the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we partner with Great Place to Work® Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. More than 105,000 employees from 446 companies responded to a 57-question survey. (more)