What makes it so great?
The privately held, team-based chemical company (maker of Elixir guitar strings and Gore-Tex fabrics) does things a bit differently by abolishing hierarchy. Without traditional job titles or executives, workers manage one another. And for the past 14 years a rich stock-ownership plan has awarded a 12%-of-pay contribution.
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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 2012 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2013 and 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.
These 24 companies on the list are each planning to fill 1,000 or more jobs in the coming year.