100 Best Companies to Work For 

Company City U.S. employees
Adobe Systems San Jose (HQ) 1,914
Adobe Systems San Francisco 938
American Fidelity Assurance Co. Ontario 46
Arnold & Porter Los Angeles 107
Bingham McCutchen San Francisco 311
Brocade Communications Systems San Jose (HQ) 1,294
Brocade Communications Systems Santa Clara 459
Build-A-Bear Workshop Anaheim 92
Cisco San Jose (HQ) 17,820
DPR Construction Redwood City (HQ) 256
DPR Construction San Diego 177
DPR Construction Sacramento 106
DreamWorks Animation SKG Glendale (HQ) 1,362
DreamWorks Animation SKG Redwood City 457
FedEx Los Angeles 8,330
Four Seasons Hotels Los Angeles 1,652
Four Seasons Hotels Carlsbad 698
Genentech South San Francisco (HQ) 8,419
Genentech Vacaville 820
Genentech Oceanside 480
Google Mountain View (HQ) 7,230
Intel Folsom 5,288
Intel Santa Clara (HQ) N.A.
Intuit Mountain View (HQ) 1,441
Intuit San Diego 1,171
Marriott International San Francisco 5,216
Mattel El Segundo (HQ) 1,604
NetApp Sunnyvale (HQ) 2,519
Nordstrom San Diego 1,213
Nordstrom San Francisco 945
Nugget Market Woodland 292
Nugget Market Davis 243
Nugget Market West Sacramento 121
Nugget Market Woodland (HQ) N.A.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe San Francisco (HQ) 381
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Menlo Park 200
PCL Construction Enterprises Bakersfield 366
Qualcomm San Diego (HQ) 10,134
Qualcomm Santa Clara 527
S. C. Johnson & Son Fresno 79
Salesforce.com San Francisco (HQ) 1,612
Salesforce.com San Mateo 201
Scooter Store Los Angeles 31
Scripps Health La Jolla 2,547
Scripps Health San Diego 2,512
Scripps Health San Diego 2,221
Scripps Health San Diego (HQ) N.A.
From the Feb. 8, 2010 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 2008 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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