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16. Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive
Average total pay: $132,000
For: Manager*
Best companies rank: 100

Employees at this consumer products company, the world's leading seller of toothpaste, have a lot to smile about. On top of regular pay, which is benchmarked to match competitors' in New York, they get up to 2.5% of pay in preferred stock each year. Colgate also offers an array of bonus plans.

Staffers also enjoy rich benefits, including 14 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 a year, and discounted interest rates on mortgages. Employees can contribute up to 15% of their pay to a 401(k), and also participate in a Personal Retirement Account which Colgate funds from 2.5% to 11.25% of pay, depending on length of service. No wonder 30% of employees have been at the company more than 15 years.

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