53. Four Seasons Hotels (FS)
What makes it so great?
Luxury hotel chainówhich may go private in 2007óhas such a great reputation that more than 40,000 people applied for jobs last year. Offers were made to 111 recent college grads; 74% accepted.

Headquarters: Toronto
Top 3 (of 24) U.S. locations: Los Angeles , Chicago , Carlsbad
2005 revenue ($ millions): 2,552
U.S. employees 11,584
Employees outside U.S. 17,000
New jobs (1 year) 974
% job growth (1 year) 10
% voluntary turnover 19
Applicants 40,459
Most common job (salaried):
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
Most common job (hourly):
AM Guest Room Attendant
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 98
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 64%
% women 44%
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.