40. Amgen (AMGN)
What makes it so great?
Hard-working employees at the biotech leader also get lots of time to recharge: Vacation begins accruing upon starting, totaling three weeks after one year, plus an additional 17 paid holidaysóthe highest on the list.

Headquarters: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Top 3 (of 11) U.S. locations: Thousand Oaks , West Greenwich , Boulder
2005 revenue ($ millions): 12,430
Website: www.amgen.com
U.S. employees 13,554
Employees outside U.S. 5,019
New jobs (1 year) 2,316
% job growth (1 year) 21
% voluntary turnover N.A.
Applicants 72,352
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 80
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 30%
% women 46%
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.