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19. Adobe Systems
Adobe Systems
Average total pay: $123,599
For: Computer Scientist, Software Development 4*
Best companies rank: 65

You don't have to be a manager to earn big benefits at Adobe Systems, maker of software like Flash and Photoshop. The company provides "Dual Career Ladders," enabling top subject-matter experts to earn generous incentives and rewards without having to approve a single vacation request.

Everyone at the company is eligible for a 4- to 6-week sabbatical after every five years of service. Adobe also gives each new hire stock options and matches 401(k) contributions at 50%, up to 6% of salary. At the end of the year, the company even "matches-up" the contributions of those who don't reach their maximums. Employees over the age of 50 can earn an additional $5,000 through the plan's catch-up provision.

Adobe provides a $20 subsidy per month for commuting to work via bicycle, and employees in Seattle are given $30 vouchers for kayaking to work. The company provides all U.S. employees with a $100-per-month subsidy for public transit.



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Last updated January 26 2011: 2:26 PM ET
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