BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR --- New List  FORTUNE Magazine -- 2001 List      Top 100 - 2009

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR --- From Working Mother Magazine -- 2003 List

25 Hot Places to work after age 50  ---  From AARP Magazine -- 2003 List

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR --- From Great Place to Work® Institute -- 2004 List

 

 

America's Top Employers Dec. 2001

 

It's not easy being good these days, at least if you're an employer. Suffering through the recession, American businesses have cut back on everything, which means they've slashed perks and fired lots of workers. In this dark time of cuts and layoffs, what makes a company fit for FORTUNE's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For? We gave companies credit for coming up with creative ways to keep employees satisfied, and for offering generous severance and compassion when they had to make cuts. These companies also rose to the occasion following the tragedy of Sept.11, and that is what being one of 100 Best is all about.

 

Rank Company 

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Number of Employees Website:

Clicking on http's will take you to the listed company website

1 Edward Jones 27,092 http://www.edwardjones.com
2 Container Store 1,987 http://www.containerstore.com
3 SAS Institute 8,309 http://www.sas.com
4 TDIndustries 1,368 http://www.tdindustries.com
5 Synovus Financial Corp. 11,022 http://www.synovus.com
6 Xilinx 2,649 http://www.xilinx.com
7 Plante & Moran 1,240 http://www.plante-moran.com
8 Qualcomm 6,314 http://www.qualcomm.com
9 Alston & Bird 1,338 http://www.alston.com
10 Baptist Health Care 4,068 http://www.ebaptisthealthcare.org
11 Frank Russell 1,397 http://www.russell.com
12 Hypertherm 604 http://www.hypertherm.com
13 CDW Computer Centers 2,781 http://www.cdw.com
14 Fenwick & West 626 http://www.fenwick.com
15 Cisco Systems 37,546 http://www.cisco.com
16 Granite Rock 792 http://www.graniterock.com
17 Beck Group 652 http://www.beckgroup.com
18 East Alabama Medical Center 1,846 http://www.eamc.org
19 Goldman Sachs Group 22,585 http://www.gs.com
20 JM Family Enterprises 3,227 http://www.jmfamily.com
21 International Data Group (IDG) 11,113 http://www.idg.com
22 Stew Leonard's 1,729 http://www.stewleonards.com
23 American Century 2,937 http://www.americancentury.com
24 J.M. Smucker 2,380 http://www.smucker.com
25 Vision Service Plan 2,283 http://www.vsp.com
26 MBNA 27,907 http://www.mbna.com
27 Adobe Systems 3,017 http://www.adobe.com
28 Microsoft 49,675 http://www.microsoft.com
29 Valassis Commun. 1,546 http://www.valassis.com
30 Duncan Aviation 1,898 http://www.duncanaviation.com
31 Agilent Technologies 40,795 http://www.agilent.com
32 Capital One Financial 19,868 http://www.capitalone.com
33 AFLAC 5,744 http://www.aflac.com
34 W.L.Gore & Associates 6,099 http://www.gore.com
35 Deloitte & Touche 29,154 http://www.us.deloitte.com
36 Third Federal S&L 1,017 http://www.thirdfederal.com
37 SRA International 1,746 http://www.sra.com
38 VHA 1,417 http://www.vha.com
39 Pella 6,884 http://www.pella.com
40 MITRE 4,907 http://www.mitre.org
41 Patagonia 812 http://www.patagonia.com
42 Paychex 7,406 http://www.paychex.com
43 Griffin Hospital 1,111 http://www.griffinhealth.org
44 SEI Investments 1,963 http://www.seic.com
45 Intuit 6,587 http://www.intuit.com
46 Charles Schwab 19,477 http://www.schwab.com
47 Alcon Laboratories 11,695 http://www.alconlabs.com
48 Whole Foods Market 21,514 http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
49 Intel 89,792 http://www.intel.com
50 Sun Microsystems 39,020 http://www.sun.com
51 David Weekley Homes 1,037 http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com
52 Arbitron 1,105 http://www.arbitron.com
53 Lands' End 5,131 http://www.landsend.com
54 McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen 702 http://www.mccutchen.com
55 Continental Airlines 40,115 http://www.continental.com
56 Lenscrafters 16,999 http://www.lenscrafters.com
57 Pfizer 89,936 http://www.pfizer.com
58 Starbucks 59,541 http://www.starbucks.com
59 Genentech 4,859 http://www.genentech.com
60 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 12,303 http://www.brighthorizons.com
61 Four Seasons Hotels 25,321 http://www.fourseasons.com
62 REI 6,195 http://www.rei.com
63 Kingston Technology 1,015 http://www.kingston.com
64 American Cast Iron Pipe 2,313 http://www.acipco.com
65 Timberland 5,248 http://www.timberland.com
66 First Tennessee National Corp. 6,875 http://www.firsttennessee.com
67 A.G. Edwards 17,595 http://www.agedwards.com
68 Wegmans Food Markets 29,072 http://www.wegmans.com
69 Barton Protective Svcs. 12,189 http://www.bartonsolutions.com
70 MFS 2,802 http://www.mfs.com
71 National Instruments 2,900 http://www.ni.com
72 Acxiom 5,291 http://www.acxiom.com
73 Medtronic 25,830 http://www.medtronic.com
74 Harley-Davidson 7,858 http://www.harley-davidson.com
75 Stratus 1,114 http://www.stratus.com
76 Ukrop's Super Markets 5,943 http://www.ukrops.com
77 ACUITY 646 http://www.acuityfin.com
78 Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison 1,760 http://www.brobeck.com
79 Fannie Mae 4,455 http://www.fanniemae.com
80 Guidant 10,259 http://www.guidant.com
81 Carlson Companies 46,596 http://www.carlson.com
82 Merck 75,399 http://www.merck.com
83 Publix Super Markets 128,742 http://www.publix.com
84 Nordstrom 42,133 http://www.nordstrom.com
85 FedEx 200,676 http://www.fedex.com
86 St. Luke's Episcopal 3,886 http://www.sleh.com
87 Ernst & Young 83,184 http://www.ey.com
88 Vanguard Group 10,886 http://www.vanguard.com
89 Discovery Communications 2,018 http://www.discovery.com
90 Marriott International 139,500 http://www.marriott.com
91 American Express 81,489 http://www.americanexpress.com
92 Kimberly-Clark 62,501 http://www.kimberly-clark.com
93 Eli Lilly 39,823 http://www.lilly.com
94 Wal-Mart Stores 1,269,585 http://www.wal-mart.com
95 Texas Instruments 34,857 http://www.ti.com
96 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco 8,216 http://www.rjrt.com
97 Procter & Gamble 106,000 http://www.pg.com
98 Johnson & Johnson 99,863 http://www.jnj.com
99 Worthington Industries 6,826 http://www.worthingtonindustries.com
100 Men's Wearhouse 8,370 http://www.menswearhouse.com

 

Number of employees includes part-time employees; data as of Dec.1, 2001. FORTUNE's usual summer-to-summer calculations for employee growth and turnover were extended to 17 months to capture layoffs after September 11.
February 4, 2002 ---- BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR --- From FORTUNE Magazine

 

From Working Mother Magazine

     
 

 

The 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers List 2003

Abbott Laboratories *Top Ten
Accenture
AFLAC Incorporated
Allstate Insurance Company
America Online
American Express Company
Arnold Worldwide
AstraZeneca
Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Avon Products, Inc.
Bank of America, N.A.
Bank One Corporation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Booz Allen Hamilton *Top Ten, *Best in Class
BP America Incorporated
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company *Top Ten
Bronson Healthcare Group, Inc.
Calvert Group, Ltd.
Carlson Companies
Cinergy Corp.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citigroup
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Computer Associates International, Inc.
Corning Inc.
Credit Suisse First Boston, LLC
Cross Country TravCorps
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Deutsche Bank
Discovery Communications Inc. *Best in Industry
DuPont
Eastman Kodak Company
Eli Lilly and Company *Top Ten, *Best in Industry
Ernst & Young
Fannie Mae *Top Ten
First National Bank
First Tennessee National Corporation
FleetBoston Financial
Fleishman-Hillard International Communications
Freddie Mac
Gannett Co. Inc.
General Electric Company
General Mills *Top Ten
GlaxoSmithKline
Harvard University
Household International
IBM Corporation *Top Ten, *Best in Class, *Best in Industry
IKEA *Family Champion
Inova Health System
Intel Corporation
JFK Medical Center
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase *Best in Class
King's Daughters Medical Center
KPMG LLP
Kraft Foods Inc.
LaSalle Bank Corporation
LEGO Systems Inc.
Lincoln Financial Group
Liz Claiborne, Inc. *Best in Class
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Marriott International, Inc.
MasterCard International
MBNA America Bank, N.A.
MetLife, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
MITRE Corporation
Morgan Stanley
New York Life Insurance Company
Noel Group *Best in Industry
Northern Trust Corporation
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare *Best in Industry
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Patagonia, Inc.
Pearson Education
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
The PNC Financial Services Group
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Principal Financial Group
Prudential Financial Inc. *Top Ten
Republic Bancorp Inc.
Sallie Mae
S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. *Top Ten, *Best in Class, *Best in Industry
Schering-Plough Corporation
St. Mary's Medical Center
Target Corporation
Texas Instruments Inc.
Thomson West
TIAA-CREF
UBS Investment Bank
Union Pacific Railroad Corporation
USAA
Verizon Wireless
Wachovia Corporation *Top Ten, *Best in Class, *Best in Industry
Wells Fargo & Company
Wyeth
Zurich North America

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From AARP Magazine

Great Jobs—Our Annual List

By Russell Wild, November-December 2003

Check out our exclusive list of the 25 hot places to work after age 50. Plus, three fields that are eager for experienced workers

Annie Abernathy is 72, and she works in her garden, and bakes fresh bread, and travels three months a year in a motor home with her husband. But before you slap her with the Classic All-American Domestic Grandmother label, remember this: Annie wants a paycheck. That 38-foot motor home doesn't come cheap. Plus, the Abernathys share their three-bedroom ranch home with their 18-year-old grandson, Chris, who just started classes at the local community college. But this isn't just about making ends meet. Annie likes to work. And as a nurse, her skills are in demand.

 
 

Chart: The 25 Best Employers—and How They Stack Up

Methodology for Picking the Best Employers

Reverse Mentoring Explained

AARP's Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Program (AARP.org)

Apply for the 2004 Best Employers List (AARP.org)

10 Job Ideas for Older Workers (AARP Bulletin)

7 Fundamental Rules for Crafting a Rock-Solid Resume (AARP Bulletin)

8 Interview Questions for Older Workers to Anticipate (AARP Bulletin)

Part-timers like Annie Abernathy are an increasingly common force in the workplace, balancing leisure with lunch pails. Sixty-eight percent of workers between the ages of 50 and 70 plan to work in retirement or never retire, and by 2015 about 20 percent of America's work force will be 55 or older (in 2000 it was 13 percent).

In fact, a greater percentage of people between 55 and 64 had jobs this year than in the boom year of 2000—bucking the national trend. And their wages are rising faster than any other age group's, suggesting that employers have begun to recognize the value of experienced workers. Naturally, those workers also recognize the value of a paycheck; for some, it's a necessity. "Most members of the baby boom generation haven't saved enough for retirement," says former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Plus, a lot of boomers started families later, so they're paying for their kids' college. But the refuse-to-accept-a-gold-watch movement isn't just about money. Americans are living longer, living better—why stop working? The key is finding a job that complements your life without consuming it and finding a company that embraces older workers—and casts aside the old stereotypes.

Which brings us to a refreshing new trend. As America's 50-and-older population skyrockets, a small but growing number of companies are not just welcoming older workers, they're enticing them with age-friendly benefits. These are the types of companies that make up the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list. The annual listing honors companies that have "employment policies and practices favorable to older workers" and grades them in several categories, including workplace culture and training opportunities. The number one company on this year's list—and the winner of three consecutive titles—is Annie Abernathy's employer, Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit health care organization that runs five facilities in and around Miami.

What makes Baptist Health a three-time champ? Great benefits, including plenty aimed at older employees. "What blew me away about Baptist Health was how they're looking into new technologies, such as hydraulics to help lift patients off beds, so that older workers who lose strength can keep doing their jobs," says Deborah Russell, manager of economic security and work for AARP. No adverse action can be taken against an employee with more than 15 years of service without the approval of a review committee, and employees with 10 years of service can start receiving retirement income at 55.

Baptist Health doesn't do this to be nice. It's a business decision. With a health care worker shortage made more acute by Florida's elderly demographic, Baptist Health needs to attract skilled older workers and retain current employees as they age. Other companies are finding themselves in the same position. Among the benefits offered by employers on our list:

> Financial Services Most companies offer some sort of retirement plan, but the best ones provide workshops, seminars, and counseling. Great Example: First Tennessee National Corp., a financial services firm in Memphis, assigns advisers to help employees devise retirement plans, and retirees have their own dedicated financial specialist.

> Health Benefits Most of the employers on our list offer not only basic benefits—prescription drugs and health, vision, and dental care—but long-term care insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance. Some even offer wellness programs. Great Example: Roche Inc., a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, offers a program that includes free health screenings and customized fitness programs.

> Training Opportunities This includes everything from skill development to career counseling. Great Example: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers career training to all employees and courses specifically for workers over 50.

> Mentoring Ideally it works two ways: 1) Experienced employees help train younger workers, and 2) Older workers return to the company and receive a mentor to help retrain them. (See our web-exclusive sidebar Reverse Mentoring Explained.) Great Example: At Baptist Health, older employees receive bonuses for mentoring new employees.

> Flexible Schedules Forget the punch clock: 28.8 percent of American workers now have a flexible schedule, nearly twice as many as 10 years ago. Great Example: SSM Health Care in St. Louis, Missouri, offers time off for dependent care, and spouses of retirees can take summers off to travel.

> Phased Retirement Rather than quit cold turkey, many employees prefer to ease into retirement. Great Example: Bon Secours Richmond Health Systems in Richmond, Virginia, lets workers shift to part-time or on-call status—and they have to work only 16 hours per two-week pay period to retain benefits.

> Welcome Back Policies Some companies allow retirees to return to work after they've left the job. Great Example: The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit systems engineering and information technology company based in Massachusetts and Virginia, offers Reserves at the Ready, a program that allows retirees to be on call for part-time work.

In many cases, a company's attitude toward older workers has a lot to do with the industry. Age bias is especially pronounced in youth-oriented sectors like advertising, technology, and securities, says AARP's Russell. "When you have a company like a dot-com with predominantly younger workers, you tend to find more age bias," she says. "Younger managers often have a difficult time supervising older workers. One young manager at a focus group said it was like managing his father."

High-tech may still be high-bias, but other industries are actively recruiting older workers. The big three:

1. Health Care
Five of the top 10 companies in the list are health care firms. No surprise there: Nationwide there's a growing shortage of nurses. Thirty states have reported a dearth of registered nurses; by 2020 it's expected to be 40 states. Plus, health care is a profession that values experience. "When things are going right, the older workers are so good to have on staff," says Tom Moore, 57, head of Baptist Health's employee health office. "But it's when things go wrong—that's when you come to really appreciate the older workers. They're the ones who know what needs to be done."

2. Retail and Customer Service
Retailers aren't immune to age discrimination charges—Foot Locker settled with a group of workers for $3.5 million late in 2002—but they're also fishing in a shallow labor pool for sales staff. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that retail will be in the top 10 in job growth by the year 2008 due to worker shortages. "It's like health care—an industry that's growing fast and needs workers," says Russell. "It's also an industry where human contact is important, and older workers tend to be seen as being good with people." They're also considered less risky and more loyal. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median tenure of workers 55 to 64 is three and a half times higher than workers 25 to 34. But just because retailers need you, doesn't mean you need them. Low profit margins and a competitive market mean that most retail jobs pay poorly and offer few benefits.

3. Education
Shortages are also a problem for the nation's schools, where demand for teachers is rising fast. Teachers' organizations predict 150,000 to 250,000 openings in elementary and secondary schools by 2010, as public school enrollment jumps by nearly two million. The need is especially acute in states with growing populations such as California, Texas, Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida. Subjects where teachers are especially needed: math, science, special education, and English as a second language. The pay is modest, but most school systems offer good benefits and pensions.

As for the job market as a whole, take heart. Once the economy gains steam, worker shortages will be the top concern for employers, predicts HR Magazine, a publication for human resource professionals. When that happens, older workers will be more in demand. It's simple mathematics—the pool of young workers isn't big enough to fill all the available jobs. And that means more companies may be vying for your skills.

Russell Wild writes frequently for AARP The Magazine.

 

100 Best Companies to Work for in America

2004

Rank  Companies
1  J.M. Smucker
2585 employees
 www.smucker.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Food products
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
2  Alston & Bird
1450 employees
 www.alston.com
Industry: Professional Services - Legal
Ownership: Private
3  Container Store
1832 employees
 www.containerstore.com
Industry: Retail - Specialty
Ownership: Private
4  Edward Jones
27092 employees
 www.edwardjones.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Investments
Ownership: Private
5  Republic Bancorp
1360 employees
 www.rbmi.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
6  Adobe Systems
2368 employees
 www.adobe.com
Industry: Information Technology - Software
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
7  TDIndustries
1393 employees
 www.tdindustries.com
Industry: Construction & Real Estate
Ownership: Private
8  SAS Institute
4927 employees
 www.sas.com
Industry: Information Technology - Software
Ownership: Private
9  Wegmans Food Markets
28561 employees
 www.wegmans.com
Industry: Retail - Food/Grocery
Ownership: Private
10  Xilinx
2037 employees
 www.xilinx.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Electronics
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
11  CDW Computer Centers
3694 employees
 www.cdw.com
Industry: Retail - Computers/electronics
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
12  W.L. Gore & Associates
4012 employees
 www.gore.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production
Ownership: Private
13  Quicken Loans
1669 employees
 www.quicken.com
Industry: Information Technology - Software
Ownership: Private
14  Third Federal Savings and Loan
1065 employees
 www.thirdfederal.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Private
15  Genentech
6110 employees
 www.gene.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Biotechnology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
16  Milliken
10000 employees
 www.milliken.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Textiles and textile products
Ownership: Private
17  Vision Service Plan
2072 employees
 www.vsp.com
Industry: Health Care - Services
Ownership: Non-profit
18  Plante & Moran
1167 employees
 www.plante-moran.com
Industry: Professional Services - Consulting - Management
Ownership: Private
19  J.M. Family Enterprises
3232 employees
 www.jmfamily.com
Ownership: Private
20  Synovus Financial
11822 employees
 www.synovus.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
21  Bronson Healthcare
2902 employees
 www.bronsonhealth.com
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
22  Pella Corporation
7412 employees
 www.pella.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Building Materials
Ownership: Private
23  S.C. Johnson
3381 employees
 www.scjohnson.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Personal and Household goods
Ownership: Private
24  REI
6346 employees
 www.rei.com
Industry: Retail - Specialty
Ownership: Cooperative
25  Microsoft
36665 employees
 www.microsoft.com
Industry: Information Technology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
26  Griffin Hospital
1193 employees
 www.griffinhealth.org
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
27  Sterling Bank
1140 employees
 www.sterlingbancorp.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
28  Cisco Systems
24622 employees
 www.cisco.com
Industry: Information Technology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
29  SEI Investments
1651 employees
 www.seic.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Investments
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
30  Stew Leonard’s
1794 employees
 www.stew-leonards.com
Industry: Retail - Food/Grocery
Ownership: Private
31  American Fidelity Assurance
1333 employees
 www.af-group.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - General Insurance
Ownership: Private
32  Valero Energy
17033 employees
 www.valero.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Gasoline/Retail Marketer
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
33  Amgen
9263 employees
 www.amgen.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Biotechnology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
34  Starbucks
60447 employees
 www.starbucks.com
Industry: Retail - Food/Grocery
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
35  Mayo Clinic
37151 employees
 www.mayo.edu
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
36  American Express
43477 employees
 www.americanexpress.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
37  VHA
1389 employees
 www.vha.com
Industry: Health Care - Services
Ownership: Cooperative
38  MITRE
4997 employees
 www.mitre.org
Industry: Social Services and Government Agencies
Ownership: Non-profit
39  HomeBanc Mortgage
1091 employees
 www.homebanc.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Private
40  SRA International
2545 employees
 www.sra.com
Industry: Information Technology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
41  Goldman Sachs
11610 employees
 www.gs.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Investments
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
42  Arnold & Porter
1473 employees
 www.aporter.com
Industry: Professional Services - Legal
Ownership: Private
43  Baptist Health Care
4151 employees
 www.bhcpns.org
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
44  Hot Topic
5471 employees
 www.hottopic.com
Industry: Retail - Specialty
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
45  American Cast Iron Pipe Company
2426 employees
 www.acipco.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Basic metals and fabricated metal products
Ownership: Private
46  Intel Corporation
49015 employees
 www.intel.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Electronics
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
47  Whole Foods Market
25052 employees
 www.wholefoods.com
Industry: Retail - Food/Grocery
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
48  Network Appliance
1791 employees
 www.netapp.com
Industry: Information Technology - Storage/Data Management
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
49  Monsanto
6824 employees
 www.monsanto.com
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
50  Timberland
2116 employees
 www.timberland.com
Industry: Retail - Specialty
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
51  Baptist Health South Florida
9093 employees
 www.baptisthealth.net
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
52  Fannie Mae
5011 employees
 www.fanniemae.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
53  QuikTrip
6462 employees
 www.quiktrip.com
Industry: Retail
Ownership: Private
54  Memorial Health
3668 employees
 www.memorialhealth.com
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
55  QUALCOMM
5382 employees
 www.qualcomm.com
Industry: Telecommunciations
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
56  First Tennessee Bank
11781 employees
 www.ftb.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
57  AFLAC
3726 employees
 www.aflac.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - General Insurance
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
58  SCOOTER Store
1361 employees
 www.thescooterstore.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Healthcare
Ownership: Private
59  Alcon Laboratories
6026 employees
 www.alconlabs.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
60  St. Luke’s Episcopal Health
6805 employees
 www.sleh.com
Industry: Health Care - Hospital
Ownership: Non-profit
61  Nvidia
1531 employees
 www.nvidia.com
Industry: Information Technology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
62  Continental Airlines
36283 employees
 www.continental.com
Industry: Transportation - Airline/Commercial Aviation
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
63  National Instruments
2020 employees
 www.ni.com
Industry: Information Technology - Software
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
64  General Mills
19602 employees
 www.generalmills.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Food products
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
65  ARUP Laboratories
1555 employees
 www.arup-lab.com
Industry: Health Care - Services
Ownership: Private
66  Four Seasons Hotels
11982 employees
 www.fourseasons.com
Industry: Hospitality - Hotel/Resort
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
67  American Century Investments
1871 employees
 www.americancentury.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Investments
Ownership: Private
68  Valassis Communications
1625 employees
 www.valassis.com
Industry: Media
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
69  Eli Lilly
22130 employees
 www.lilly.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceuticals
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
70  Merck
33071 employees
 www.merck.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceuticals
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
71  Arbitron
1113 employees
 www.arbitron.com
Industry: Media
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
72  IBM
140859 employees
 www.ibm.com
Industry: Information Technology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
73  Robert W. Baird
2187 employees
 www.rwbaird.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Ownership: Private
74  Medtronic
18820 employees
 www.medtronic.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Biotechnology
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
75  Ukrop’s Super Markets
5500 employees
 www.ukrops.com
Industry: Retail - Food/Grocery
Ownership: Private
76  Barton Protective Services
12526 employees
 www.bartonsolutions.com
Industry: Professional Services - Security
Ownership: Private
77  Duncan Aviation
1754 employees
 www.duncanaviation.com
Industry: Transportation - Airline/Commercial Aviation
Ownership: Private
78  Intuit
6064 employees
 www.intuit.com
Industry: Information Technology - Software
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
79  Harley-Davidson
8180 employees
 www.harley-davidson.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Automotive
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
80  Bright Horizons
12368 employees
 www.brighthorizons.com
Industry: Education & Training
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
81  Procter & Gamble Company
37491 employees
 www.pg.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Personal and Household goods
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
82  MBNA
21838 employees
 www.mbnainternational.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
83  Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
4382 employees
 www.northwesternmutual.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Ownership: Cooperative
84  Marriott International
105663 employees
 www.marriott.com
Industry: Hospitality - Hotel/Resort
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
85  A.G. Edwards & Sons
16482 employees
 www.agedwards.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Investments
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
86  Men’s Wearhouse
7249 employees
 www.menswarehouse.com
Industry: Retail - Clothing
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
87  Perkins Coie
1424 employees
 www.perkinscoie.com
Industry: Professional Services - Legal
Ownership: Private
88  Hyperion Solutions
1752 employees
 www.hyperion.com
Industry: Information Technology - Software
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
89  AstraZeneca
11940 employees
 www.astrazeneca.com
Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals - Pharmaceuticals
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
90  Granite Construction
4110 employees
 www.graniteconstruction.com
Industry: Construction & Real Estate
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
91  Texas Instruments
17087 employees
 www.ti.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Electronics
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
92  Washington Mutual
60757 employees
 www.washingtonmutual.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance - Banking/Credit  Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
93  Paychex
8855 employees
 www.paychex.com
Industry: Professional Services
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
94  International Data Group
1585 employees
 www.idg.com
Industry: Media - Publishing and printing
Ownership: Private
95  Principal Financial
13402 employees
 www.principal.com
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
96  Federal Express
175592 employees
 www.fedex.com
Industry: Transportation - Package Transport
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
97  Ernst & Young
23399 employees
 www.ey.com
Industry: Professional Services - Consulting-Actuarial/Risk Assessment
Ownership: Private
98  Publix Super Markets
121534 employees
 www.publix.com
Industry: Retail - Food/Grocery
Ownership: Private
99  Nordstrom
40319 employees
 www.nordstrom.com
Industry: Retail
Ownership: Publicy quoted/held
100  Simmons
2948 employees
 www.backcare.com
Industry: Manufacturing & Production - Furniture
Ownership: Private

 

 

Rank Company Job
growth
U.S.
employees
1 NetApp 12% 5,014
2 Edward Jones 9% 34,496
3 Boston Consulting Group 10% 1,680
4 Google 40% 12,580
5 Wegmans Food Markets 6% 37,195
6 Cisco Systems 7% 37,123
7 Genentech 5% 10,969
8 Methodist Hospital System 1% 10,535
9 Goldman Sachs 2% 14,088
10 Nugget Market 22% 1,536
11 Adobe Systems 9% 4,255
12 Recreational Equipment (REI) 11% 9,780
13 Devon Energy 11% 3,752
14 Robert W. Baird 4% 2,184
15 W. L. Gore & Associates 5% 5,481
16 Qualcomm 19% 11,932
17 Principal Financial Group -1% 13,343
18 Shared Technologies 12% 1,568
19 OhioHealth 7% 11,858
20 SAS 5% 5,381
21 Arnold & Porter 3% 1,296
22 Whole Foods Market 22% 51,967
23 Zappos.com 39% 1,655
24 Starbucks -6% 146,700
25 Johnson Financial Group 4% 1,300
26 Aflac 1% 4,493
27 QuikTrip 33% 10,159
28 PCL Construction Enterprises 24% 4,420
29 Quicken Loans -41% 2,890
30 Bingham McCutchen -2% 1,605
31 CarMax 14% 16,107
32 Container Store 4% 3,286
33 JM Family Enterprises -1% 4,577
34 Umpqua Bank -4% 1,707
35 Kimley-Horn & Associates -8% 2,190
36 Alston & Bird 7% 1,718
37 TDIndustries 7% 1,713
38 Microsoft 15% 55,237
39 Paychex 5% 12,207
40 EOG Resources 30% 1,803
41 Camden Property Trust -1% 1,849
42 Plante & Moran 4% 1,558
43 Rackspace Hosting 59% 1,992
44 NuStar Energy 23% 1,319
45 King's Daughters Medical Cntr. 4% 3,041
46 American Fidelity Assurance 10% 1,509
47 DreamWorks Animation SKG 18% 1,614
48 Mattel N.A.% 5,552
49 Intuit 0% 7,637
50 Burns & McDonnell 16% 2,840
51 Ernst & Young 0% 26,090
52 Booz Allen Hamilton 9% 19,243
53 Stew Leonard's -2% 2,219
54 Erickson Retirement Communities 18% 10,871
55 Salesforce.com 24% 1,958
56 KPMG 7% 24,442
57 Novo Nordisk 11% 3,053
58 PricewaterhouseCoopers -2% 29,144
59 Scripps Health 6% 10,374
60 Scottrade 25% 1,946
61 Deloitte 7% 38,903
62 Griffin Hospital -2% 1,143
63 Mayo Clinic 3% 41,955
64 Milliken -6% 8,150
65 Texas Instruments -4% 14,379
66 MITRE 6% 6,420
67 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 8% 5,850
68 Southern Ohio Medical Center 4% 2,188
69 National Instruments 8% 2,527
70 Stanley 65% 4,590
71 Men's Wearhouse -1% 16,477
72 Nordstrom -8% 49,236
73 Chesapeake Energy 23% 6,850
74 Alcon Laboratories 5% 7,160
75 Atlantic Health 2% 6,968
76 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 6% 8,897
77 Northwest Community Hospital -3% 3,372
78 Marriott International 2% 124,247
79 Baptist Health South Florida 9% 10,641
80 Bright Horizons -1% 14,437
81 S.C. Johnson & Son -1% 3,368
82 Perkins Coie 3% 1,696
83 eBay 9% 9,089
84 Juniper Networks 15% 3,743
85 Arkansas Children's Hospital 6% 3,527
86 CH2M HILL 14% 19,011
87 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 8% 1,609
88 Publix Super Markets 3% 141,314
89 Herman Miller -7% 5,646
90 FedEx -1% 233,457
91 Gilbane 12% 2,169
92 Four Seasons Hotels 4% 13,401
93 Valero Energy -4% 16,881
94 Build-A-Bear Workshop 2% 4,886
95 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 4% 6,298
96 T-Mobile 12% 39,822
97 Accenture 7% 32,318
98 Vanderbilt University 5% 21,041
99 General Mills -1% 17,018
100 SRA International 21% 6,266

 

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