18. Station Casinos (STN)
What makes it so great?
Employees hit the jackpot with dealers averaging base pay of $15,000, supplemented by an average $40,000 in tips. Plus they get discounted child care for as long as the casino is openó24 hours, seven days a week.

Headquarters: Las Vegas
Top 3 (of 26) U.S. locations: Las Vegas , N.A., N.A.
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,108
U.S. employees 13,957
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 2,465
% job growth (1 year) 27
% voluntary turnover 18
Applicants 107,854
Most common job (salaried):
Casino Floorperson
Most common job (hourly):
Table Games Dealer
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 66
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 50%
% 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.