Posted on 10 November 2008


What Are The Best Companies to Work For in America?



Annually, Fortune Magazine highlights the 100 best companies to work for in the US. Thanks to the economic downturn, many people are looking to recession-proof their jobs, and part of that includes changing jobs.

Here’s the latest list (below), from the February 4, 2008 edition.  Find the full Fortune 100 list online.

It’s worth noting that eBay is the only company listed on the Fortune 100 that is in Utah.

           

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Rank Company Job growth U.S. employees  

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1 Google 60% 8134  

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2 Quicken Loans 68% 4920  

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3 Wegmans Food Markets 4% 35302  

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4 Edward Jones 5% 31451  

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5 Genentech 9% 10842  

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6 Cisco Systems 17% 32160  

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7 Starbucks 15% 134013  

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8 Qualcomm 15% 10095  

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9 Goldman Sachs 10% 13764  

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10 Methodist Hospital System 11% 10481  

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11 Boston Consulting Group 8% 1543  

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12 Nugget Markets 20% 1322  

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13 Umpqua Bank 25% 1788  

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14 Network Appliance 25% 4481  

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15 W. L. Gore & Associates 6% 5211  

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16 Whole Foods Market 11% 41385  

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17 David Weekley Homes -11% 1450  

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18 OhioHealth 4% 11254  

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19 Arnold & Porter -3% 1272  
           

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20 Container Store 5% 3019  

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21 Principal Financial Group 3% 13438  

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22 American Century Investments -5% 1694  

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23 JM Family Enterprises 4% 4609  

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24 American Fidelity Assurance 1% 1376  

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25 Shared Technologies 28% 1401  

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26 Stew Leonard’s 13% 2282  

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27 S.C. Johnson & Son 0% 3419  

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28 QuikTrip -5% 9630  

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29 SAS Institute -1% 5153  

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30 Aflac 5% 4475  

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31 Alston & Bird 0% 1762  

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32 Rackspace Managed Hosting 38% 1443  

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33 Station Casinos 6% 14920  

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34 Recreational Equipment (REI) 19% 9137  

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35 TDIndustries 19% 1595  

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36 Nordstrom 0% 49769  

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37 Johnson Financial Group 12% 1259  

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38 Kimley-Horn & Associates 9% 2368  

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39 Robert W. Baird 0% 2093  
           

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40 Adobe Systems 8% 3900  

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41 Bingham McCutchen 0% 1652  

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42 MITRE 5% 6037  

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43 Intuit 11% 7635  

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44 Plante & Moran 0% 1522  

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45 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 3% 5427  

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46 CarMax 13% 14223  

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47 J. M. Smucker 7% 3042  

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48 Devon Energy 15% 3368  

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49 Griffin Hospital 4% 1133  

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50 Camden Property Trust -5% 1894  

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51 Paychex 7% 11622  

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52 FactSet Research Systems 21% 1102  

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53 Vision Service Plan 6% 2052  

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54 CH2M HILL -2% 15674  

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55 Perkins Coie 6% 1629  

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56 Scripps Health 6% 11223  

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57 Ernst & Young 4% 25947  

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58 Scottrade 13% 1584  

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59 Mayo Clinic 4% 41004  
           

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60 Alcon Laboratories 6% 6848  

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61 Chesapeake Energy 15% 5752  

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62 American Express 4% 30162  

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63 King’s Daughters Medical Center 13% 2934  

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64 EOG Resources 17% 1388  

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65 Russell Investments 5% 1267  

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66 Nixon Peabody 9% 1728  

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67 Valero Energy -8% 17488  

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68 eBay 13% 7769  

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69 General Mills -2% 17090  

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70 Mattel 2% 5000  

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71 KPMG 8% 22857  

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72 Marriott International -2% 123203  

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73 David Evans & Associates 9% 1085  

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74 Granite Construction 6% 4650  

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75 Southern Ohio Medical Center 7% 2032  

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76 Arkansas Children’s Hospital 8% 3283  

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77 PCL Construction Enterprises 18% 3558  

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78 Navy Federal Credit Union 15% 6069  

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79 National Instruments 3% 2353  
           

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80 Healthways 42% 3730  

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81 Booz Allen Hamilton 7% 17650  

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82 Nike 4% 14570  

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83 AstraZeneca 5% 12810  

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84 Stanley 7% 2756  

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85 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 9% 8420  

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86 Microsoft 8% 47645  

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87 Yahoo 16% 7915  

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88 Four Seasons Hotels 21% 12851  

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89 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 7% 14660  

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90 PricewaterhouseCoopers 5% 29818  

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91 Publix Super Markets 5% 142084  

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92 Milliken -8% 8800  

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93 Erickson Retirement Communities 14% 10248  

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94 Baptist Health South Fla. 4% 9838  

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95 Deloitte & Touche USA 7% 36517  

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96 Herman Miller 14% 6063  

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97 FedEx 8% 228211  

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98 Sherwin-Williams 1% 29554  

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99 SRA International 6% 5200  
           

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100 Texas Instruments -1% 15051  

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 2006 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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