34. Umpqua Bank (UMPQ)
What makes it so great?
Community bank with 131 offices on the West Coast allows employees 40 paid hours a year for volunteering. Lobbies of some ìstoresî offer free Internet access and complimentary coffee (Umpquaís own blended roast).

Headquarters: Portland, Ore.
Top 3 (of 139) U.S. locations: Roseburg , Portland , Eugene
2005 revenue ($ millions): 257
U.S. employees 1,435
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 95
% job growth (1 year) 8
% voluntary turnover 20
Applicants 1,818
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Universal Associate
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 42
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 11%
% women 77%
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.