18 employers have been on the Best Companies to Work For list every year since it launched in 1998.
Wegmans Food Markets 3
Whole Foods Market 5
W. L. Gore & Associates 10
Cisco Systems 11
Nordstrom 24
Recreational Equipment (REI) 27
Goldman Sachs 36
J. M. Smucker 39
First Horizon National 46
SAS Institute 48
Microsoft 50
Four Seasons Hotels 53
Publix Super Markets 57
Timberland 78
TDIndustries 79
Marriott International 89
Synovus 98
A. G. Edwards 99
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.
Highest pay
Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
Nixon Peabody $181,099
Bingham McCutchen $180,050
Alston & Bird $166,300
Best companies by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's Top Employers.
California 13
Texas 11
New York 9
Job growth
Google added 2,229 jobs last year, making it the fastest-growing of our Best Companies.
Google 67
Capital One Financial 59
Adobe Systems 33
Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: Men's Wearhouse
Telecommuting: Cisco Systems
Work-life balance: Recreational Equipment (REI)
How we pick the 100 best
To choose the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we partner with Great Place to Work® Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. More than 105,000 employees from 446 companies responded to a 57-question survey. (more)