93. Milliken
What makes it so great?
Ninety-five percent of promotions are from within at the big textile maker, which boasts more than 100 Ph.D.s on staff. New CEO Ashley Allen, a 37-year company vet, is the first non-Milliken to head the firm in its 141 years.

Headquarters: Spartanburg, S.C.
Top 3 (of 55) U.S. locations: LaGrange, Spartanburg, Union
2005 revenue ($ millions): N.A.
Website: www.milliken.com
U.S. employees 9,500
Employees outside U.S. 1,600
New jobs (1 year) 100
% job growth (1 year) 1
% voluntary turnover 12
Applicants N.A.
Most common job (salaried):
Product/Process Improvement
Most common job (hourly):
Senior Machine Operator
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 70
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 40%
% women 38%
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.