65. Alcon Laboratories (ACL)
What makes it so great?
Employee health is a high priority at this eye-care company. Alcon pays 90% of the health insurance premium, runs a 24-hour fitness center, and pays workers $200 if they do an exercise program for ten weeks.

Headquarters: Fort Worth
Top 3 (of 9) U.S. locations: Fort Worth , Irvine, Sinking Spring
2005 revenue ($ millions): 4,368
U.S. employees 6,460
Employees outside U.S. 6,519
New jobs (1 year) 237
% job growth (1 year) 4
% voluntary turnover 3
Applicants 74,576
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Representative
$100,998
Most common job (hourly):
Operator
$37,433
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 49
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 26%
% women 47%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
Notes:
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.