5. Whole Foods Market (WFMI)
What makes it so great?
Whole Foods has long had a salary cap limiting pay of top execs, currently at 19 times average full-time pay. But founder and CEO John Mackey went further, reducing his salary to $1 and forgoing all future stock options.

Headquarters: Austin
Top 3 (of 223) U.S. locations: New York, Austin , Washington
2005 revenue ($ millions): 5,607
U.S. employees 37,806
Employees outside U.S. 1,146
New jobs (1 year) 4,389
% job growth (1 year) 15
% voluntary turnover 27
Applicants N/A
Most common job (salaried):
Associate Store Team Leader
$72,894
Most common job (hourly):
Service Team Member
$27,803
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 125
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 45%
% women 44%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
Footnote:
‡Fiscal year 2006 revenues.
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 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.
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