48. SAS Institute
What makes it so great?
CEO-founder Jim Goodnight insists that everyone on the software companyís campus be an employee, including food servers. During a 2006 Town Hall, a landscaper queried how SAS calculated profitability.

Headquarters: Cary, N.C.
Top 3 (of 40) U.S. locations: Cary , Middleton , Austin
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,685
Website: www.sas.com
U.S. employees 5,239
Employees outside U.S. 4,757
New jobs (1 year) 118
% job growth (1 year) 2
% voluntary turnover 4
Applicants 34,761
Most common job (salaried):
Systems developer
Most common job (hourly):
Office administrator
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 25
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 15%
% 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.