2009 Best Companies rank: 38
Top 3 locations: Redmond, WA; Issaquah, WA; Mountain View, CANumber of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009): Thousands
What they're looking for: Microsoft announced Jan. 22 that it would be cutting up to 5,000 jobs in the next year and a half. But it's still looking for software design engineers, financial analysts, human resources, administrative and marketing and sales talent, particularly in online ad sales.
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