20. QuikTrip
What makes it so great?
QuikTrip, which operates 467 gasoline and convenience stores in nine states, creates careers. Retirement plans reward long tenures, and turnover among full- and part-timers is far below industry averages.

Headquarters: Tulsa
Top 3 (of 493) U.S. locations: Atlanta , Kansas City , Tulsa
2005 revenue ($ millions): 7,664
Website: www.quiktrip.com
U.S. employees 7,833
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 0
% job growth (1 year) 0
% voluntary turnover 17
Applicants 131,622
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Night Assistant Manager
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 20
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 24%
% women 36%
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.