14. Qualcomm (QCOM)
What makes it so great?
Got a great idea? Any employee can submit new product concepts or anything else via the cellphone companyís online network. Other perks: fitness centers, great health care, and catered dinner if you work late.

Headquarters: San Diego
Top 3 (of 21) U.S. locations: San Diego, Campbell , Boulder
2005 revenue ($ millions): 5,673
Website: www.qualcomm.com
U.S. employees 8,860
Employees outside U.S. 1,433
New jobs (1 year) 1,281
% job growth (1 year) 17
% voluntary turnover 1
Applicants 75,271
Most common job (salaried):
Engineer, Senior
Most common job (hourly):
IT Engineer
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 20
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 47%
% women 25%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
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.