Unusual Perks
From time off to tip-off, here are some of the perks employees enjoyed this year.
Methodist Hospital System 9 Need fuel? Every employee got a $250 gas card in ë06.
Quicken Loans 17 LeBron James fans, rejoice! Workers in Michigan can hop on company-sponsored buses to see the Cavaliers play ball (CEO Dan Gilbert owns the team).
Arnold & Porter 26 Know any whiz kids? The law firms offer referral fees of $15,000 if you recommend an employee they end up hiring.
Goldman Sachs 36 Who says bankers work all the time? Employees who get married or register a domestic partnership are given an extra week of vacation.
Microsoft 50 The tech giant piles on perks like free grocery delivery, valet parking, and a dollar-for-dollar match of employee charitable contributions up to $12,000.
AstraZeneca 71 Working here might actually be good for your health: All prescription drugs made by the company are free to employees.
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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)