39. J.M. Smucker (SJM)
What makes it so great?
Family that started the old-fashioned food manufacturer 110 years ago still operates in a rural area of Ohio. Smucker brothers Tim and Richard encourage face-to-face communication to preserve a unique culture.

Headquarters: Orrville, Ohio
Top 3 (of 14) U.S. locations: Orrville , Scottsville , Toledo
2005 revenue ($ millions): 2,155
Website: www.smuckers.com
U.S. employees 2,853
Employees outside U.S. 1,015
New jobs (1 year) -114
% job growth (1 year) -4
% voluntary turnover 6
Applicants 9,500
Most common job (salaried):
Production Supervisor
Most common job (hourly):
Customer Service Representative
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 85
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 20%
% women 42%
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.