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    72. Microsoft

    Rank: 72 (Previous rank: 51)
    What makes it so great?
    Employees enjoy a range of legendary perks including dry cleaning, a Wi-Fi-enabled shuttle service, and valet parking at some buildings.
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 60,420
    Website: www.microsoft.com
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    U.S. employees 53,410
    Employees outside U.S. 34,874
    New jobs (1 year) -2,364
    % job growth (1 year) -4%
    % voluntary turnover 5%
    Applicants 137,270
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 6,338
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Engineering - Software Development Engineer in Test
    Most common job (hourly):
    Business Services - Business Support - Business Administrator
    Paid sabbaticals Yes
    Onsite child care No
    100% health-care coverage Yes
    Onsite fitness center No
    Subsidized gym membership Yes
    Job sharing program Yes
    Compressed workweek Yes
    Telecommuting Yes
    % minorities 33%
    % women 24%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
    * Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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