70. Paychex (PAYX)
What makes it so great?
This payroll specialist, serving 543,000 small and medium-sized companies, recently added new benefits such as two extra holidays, $4,000 in adoption aid, new flex schedules, and an increase in tuition reimbursement.

Headquarters: Rochester, N.Y.
Top 3 (of 134) U.S. locations: Rochester , Piscataway , St. Petersburg
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,675
Website: www.paychex.com
U.S. employees 10,911
Employees outside U.S. 33
New jobs (1 year) 866
% job growth (1 year) 9
% voluntary turnover 16
Applicants 70,102
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Representative
Most common job (hourly):
Payroll Specialist
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 121
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 17%
% women 62%
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.