Top companies: By size
Rank Company Best Cos. rank U.S. employees
1 SAS 1 5,629
2 NetApp 5 5,455
3 Recreational Equipment (REI) 9 9,380
4 Scottrade 12 2,884
5 JM Family Enterprises 16 3,688
6 Container Store 21 3,338
7 Quicken Loans 29 3,179
8 W. L. Gore & Associates 31 5,770
9 Chesapeake Energy 32 8,529
10 Devon Energy 41 3,508
11 Intuit 44 6,475
12 Novo Nordisk 47 3,340
13 Build-A-Bear Workshop 48 4,250
14 Salesforce.com 52 2,725
15 Atlantic Health 54 7,418
16 Aflac 57 4,400
17 Hasbro 59 3,055
18 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 60 6,521
19 Adobe Systems 65 4,788
20 Stryker 68 8,389
21 Mattel 69 5,161
22 S.C. Johnson & Son 70 3,310
23 Arkansas Children's Hospital 75 3,776
24 National Instruments 79 2,545
25 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 80 3,557
26 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 83 6,735
27 Meridian Health 88 8,004
28 Brocade Communications Systems 89 3,112
29 J. M. Smucker 93 4,157
30 MITRE 96 6,686
From the Feb. 7, 2011 issue
Notes:
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.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
We define large companies here as having more than 10,000 employees. Midsized companies have 2,500 to 10,000 and small companies have less than 2,500.
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