100 Best Companies to Work For 

Company City U.S. employees
Adobe Systems San Jose (HQ) 2,057
Adobe Systems San Francisco 940
Alcon Laboratories Irvine 680
American Fidelity Assurance Ontario 36
Arnold & Porter Los Angeles 115
Bingham McCutchen San Francisco 289
Build-A-Bear Workshop Anaheim 109
CarMax Los Angeles 1,329
Cisco Systems San Jose (HQ) 17,846
DreamWorks Animation SKG Glendale (HQ) 1,165
DreamWorks Animation SKG Redwood City 438
eBay San Jose 4,097
eBay San Jose (HQ) N.A.
Four Seasons Hotels Los Angeles 1,349
Four Seasons Hotels Carlsbad 921
Genentech South San Francisco (HQ) 8,180
Genentech Vacaville 908
Genentech Oceanside 566
Google Mountain View (HQ) 7,080
Google San Francisco 573
Intuit Mountain View (HQ) 1,560
Intuit San Diego 1,177
Juniper Networks Sunnyvale (HQ) 2,322
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants San Francisco 1,535
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants San Francisco (HQ) N.A.
Marriott International San Francisco 5,760
Mattel El Segundo (HQ) 1,780
Microsoft Mountain View 1,636
NetApp Sunnyvale (HQ) 2,469
Nordstrom San Diego 1,404
Nordstrom San Francisco 1,120
Nugget Market Woodland 316
Nugget Market Davis 264
Nugget Market El Dorado Hills 152
Nugget Market Woodland (HQ) N.A.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe San Francisco 429
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Menlo Park 250
PCL Construction Enterprises Bakersfield 346
Qualcomm San Diego (HQ) 9,888
Qualcomm Campbell 309
S.C. Johnson & Son Fresno 77
Salesforce.com San Francisco (HQ) 1,326
Salesforce.com San Mateo 167
Scripps Health La Jolla 2,188
Scripps Health San Diego 2,140
Scripps Health San Diego County 1,950
Scripps Health San Diego (HQ) N.A.
From the February 2, 2009 issue
Company headquarters and top 3 locations by size are listed on state pages.
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 2007 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 full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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