Adobe Systems San Jose (HQ) 1,893
Adobe Systems San Francisco 669
Alcon Laboratories Irvine 584
American Century Invest. Mountain View 113
American Fidelity Assur. Ontario 42
Amgen Thousand Oaks (HQ) 7,784
Arnold & Porter Los Angeles 135
Bain & Co. San Francisco 243
Bingham McCutchen San Francisco 359
Booz Allen Hamilton San Diego 680
Bright Horizons San Francisco 235
Cisco Systems San Jose (HQ) 14,066
Four Seasons Hotels Los Angeles 1,312
Four Seasons Hotels Carlsbad 916
Genentech South San Francisco (HQ) 7,408
Genentech Vacaville 844
Genentech Oceanside 507
Google Mountain View (HQ) 4,132
Granite Construction Watsonville (HQ) 519
Granite Construction Sacramento 341
IKEA North America Los Angeles 1,229
Intuit Mountain View (HQ) 1,561
Intuit San Diego 1,185
Marriott International San Francisco 5,654
Medtronic Northridge 1,601
Microsoft Mountain View 1,195
Network Appliance Sunnyvale (HQ) 1,931
Nordstrom San Diego 1,541
Nordstrom San Francisco 1,220
Nugget Market Woodland (HQ) 304
Nugget Market Davis 248
Nugget Market West Sacramento 133
Qualcomm San Diego (HQ) 7,559
Qualcomm Campbell 216
Russell Investment Grp. San Francisco 31
S.C. Johnson & Son Fresno 74
Standard Pacific Irvine (HQ) 386
Timberland Ontario 133
Vision Service Plan Rancho Cordova (HQ) 1,627
Vision Service Plan Long Beach 15
Yahoo Sunnyvale (HQ) 4,012
Yahoo Burbank 1,067
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.
Highest pay
Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
Nixon Peabody $181,099
Bingham McCutchen $180,050
Alston & Bird $166,300
Best companies by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's Top Employers.
California 13
Texas 11
New York 9
Job growth
Google added 2,229 jobs last year, making it the fastest-growing of our Best Companies.
Google 67
Capital One Financial 59
Adobe Systems 33
Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: Men's Wearhouse
Telecommuting: Cisco Systems
Work-life balance: Recreational Equipment (REI)
How we pick the 100 best
To choose the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we partner with Great Place to Work® Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. More than 105,000 employees from 446 companies responded to a 57-question survey. (more)