What makes it so great? The retailer, which is organized as a co-op and sells top-of-the-line outdoor equipment, has nearly doubled in size since it first appeared on our list in 1998. Last year it began offering health insurance to all part-timers.
Headquarters: Kent, Wash.
Top 3 (of 86) U.S. locations: Kent , Sumner , Seattle
Has nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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 2005 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 salaried and hourly employees.