2006 Revenues: $15.2 billion
Full-time employees: 32,000
Get quote: COF
Type of company: Banking and finance
What makes it so great? A highly competitive application process involving interviews and placement testing sorted out 190 candidates last year from a pool of 10,000 applicants hoping to work as analysts, data analysts or statisticians. The reason? Salaries for new graduates start at $53,000 per year along with a competitive bonus and benefits package. New hires are given three weeks' vacation and 10 company holidays, plus they have the option to purchase an additional week off. Associates are encouraged to manage their work and personal life with flexible schedules.