1. Google (GOOG)
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Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.
Top 3 (of 16) U.S. locations: Mountain View, New York , Kirkland
2005 revenue ($ millions): 6,138
Website: www.google.com
U.S. employees 6,500
Employees outside U.S. 3,000
New jobs (1 year) 2,229
% job growth (1 year) 67
% voluntary turnover N.A.
Applicants 1,145,000
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 100
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 36%
% women 31%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
ÜData from Sept. 30, 2006
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.