Top companies: By size
Rank Company Best Cos. rank U.S. employees
1 Google 1 18,500
2 Wegmans Food Markets 4 41,717
3 Edward Jones 5 36,937
4 Recreational Equipment (REI) 8 10,466
5 Chesapeake Energy 18 10,502
6 USAA 20 23,211
7 Qualcomm 23 13,353
8 Whole Foods Market 32 60,213
9 Baptist Health South Florida 42 13,302
10 Intel 46 44,209
11 Pricewaterhouse Coopers 48 30,569
12 Methodist Hospital 53 12,152
13 Men's Wearhouse 55 14,784
14 Scripps Health 56 12,006
15 Marriott International 57 108,939
16 Ernst & Young 59 24,347
17 American Express 60 27,235
18 Nordstrom 61 52,431
19 General Mills 63 16,939
20 QuikTrip 66 11,615
21 Deloitte 67 41,125
22 Genentech 68 11,592
23 Mayo Clinic 71 41,949
24 Starbucks 73 109,477
25 Microsoft 76 53,410
26 Publix Super Markets 78 147,760
27 Stryker 80 10,368
28 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 83 14,343
29 Booz Allen Hamilton 84 24,819
30 Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts 85 12,439
31 OhioHealth 88 12,924
32 Cisco 90 34,847
33 CarMax 91 15,565
34 Accenture 92 34,000
35 KPMG 94 20,823
36 Capital One 98 27,912
37 Darden Restaurants 99 169,516
38 Intercontinental Hotels Group 100 14,508
From the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
Notes:
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 2010 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 full-time salaried and hourly employees.
We define large companies here as having more than 10,000 employees. Midsized companies have 2,500 to 10,000 and small companies have less than 2,500.
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