31. Adobe Systems (ADBE)
What makes it so great?
The bocce court is just one benefit at this Silicon Valley stalwart, which makes graphics software. After the 2006 Macromedia acquisition, every employee was given an iPod Shuffle for a job well done.

Headquarters: San Jose
Top 3 (of 21) U.S. locations: San Jose , San Francisco , Seattle
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,996
Website: www.adobe.com
U.S. employees 3,604
Employees outside U.S. 2,074
New jobs (1 year) 883
% job growth (1 year) 33
% voluntary turnover 6
Applicants 78,434
Most common job (salaried):
Senior Computer Scientist
$161,127
Most common job (hourly):
Senior Administrative Assistant
$70,569
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 56
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 30%
% women 36%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
Notes:
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.