50. Microsoft (MSFT)
What makes it so great?
New perks in 2006 included free grocery delivery, dry-cleaning service, and valet parking (itís a big campus!). Annual summer picnic drew 30,000 employees and family members to the Cascade Mountains.

Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.
Top 3 (of 169) U.S. locations: Redmond, Issaquah , Mountain View
2005 revenue ($ millions): 39,788
U.S. employees 44,298
Employees outside U.S. 27,255
New jobs (1 year) 5,203
% job growth (1 year) 13
% voluntary turnover 6
Applicants 947,250
Most common job (salaried):
Software Developer
Most common job (hourly):
Administrative Support
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) N.A.
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 29%
% women 25%
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.