71. AstraZeneca (AZN)
What makes it so great?
U.S. arm of British-based pharmaceutical giant works hard to align staffers via town hall meetings, newsletters, road shows, and breakfasts with the U.S. CEO, making it feel like ìa down-home family-run outfit.î

Headquarters: Wilmington, Del.
Top 3 (of 10) U.S. locations: Wilmington , Westborough , Newark
2005 revenue ($ millions): 23,950
U.S. employees 12,263
Employees outside U.S. 52,737
New jobs (1 year) 174
% job growth (1 year) 1
% voluntary turnover 7
Applicants 109,861
Most common job (salaried):
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist
Most common job (hourly):
Product Operator
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 74
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 18%
% women 54%
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.