98. Synovus (SNV)
What makes it so great?
Banking and credit card services firm offers rich retirement and profit-sharing contributions to every employee. In 2005 the supplement was 15% of pay for banking employees, 20% for credit card employees.

Headquarters: Columbus, Ga.
Top 3 (of 707) U.S. locations: Columbus, Alpharetta, Birmingham
2005 revenue ($ millions): 2,575
Website: www.synovus.com
U.S. employees 12,474
Employees outside U.S. 410
New jobs (1 year) 433
% job growth (1 year) 4
% voluntary turnover 13
Applicants 15,095
Most common job (salaried):
Program Analyst
Most common job (hourly):
Machine Operator 1
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 47
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 26%
% women 63%
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.