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72. Microsoft

Rank: 72 (Previous rank: 51)
What makes it so great?
Employees enjoy a range of legendary perks including dry cleaning, a Wi-Fi-enabled shuttle service, and valet parking at some buildings.
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
2009 revenue ($ millions): 60,420
Website: www.microsoft.com
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Is Microsoft a great employer, or what?
U.S. employees 53,410
Employees outside U.S. 34,874
New jobs (1 year) -2,364
% job growth (1 year) -4%
% voluntary turnover 5%
Applicants 137,270
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 6,338
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Engineering - Software Development Engineer in Test
Most common job (hourly):
Business Services - Business Support - Business Administrator
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 33%
% women 24%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* 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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