78. Timberland (TBL)
What makes it so great?
Workers are encouraged to give back at Timberland: All staff can devote 40 hours per year of paid time off to volunteer, and now up to 30 employees can spend two to three weeks a year to help with disaster relief.

Headquarters: Stratham, N.H.
Top 3 (of 85) U.S. locations: Stratham , Danville, Ontario
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,566
U.S. employees 2,016
Employees outside U.S. 3,402
New jobs (1 year) 84
% job growth (1 year) 6
% voluntary turnover 15
Applicants 50,000
Most common job (salaried):
Manager Store Sales
Most common job (hourly):
Assistant Manager Sales
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 43
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 30%
% 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.