17. Quicken Loans
What makes it so great?
Michigan-based mortgage lender celebrated its 20th anniversary with a bash at the Quicken Loans Arena (home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, owned by founder Dan Gilbert). The special guests? The Black Eyed Peas.

Headquarters: Livonia, Mich.
Top 3 (of 13) U.S. locations: Livonia , Troy , Farmington Hills
2005 revenue ($ millions): 554
U.S. employees 3,512
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 554
% job growth (1 year) 19
% voluntary turnover 26
Applicants 45,000
Most common job (salaried):
Mortgage Banker
Most common job (hourly):
Client Care Specialist
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 250
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 18%
% women 49%
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.