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100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR - Odyssee - 07-31-2009

Fortune Magazine has recently published its annual list of 100 best companies to work for. The list for the year 2009 is available on the following link.

The list is however US specific, but it might interest all of us.

Where do the Big4 Audit firms rank on the list?

<font size="2"><b>51. Ernst & Young</b></font id="size2">

Rank 51 (Previous rank 57)
<b><i>What makes it so great?</i></b>
One-quarter of all manager hires and above are "boomerangs," ex-employees who get credit for their previous time in computing vacation and retirement. One new benefit zero costs for hospital stays.
Headquarters 5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
2007 revenue ($ millions) 21,104

<font size="2"><b>56. KPMG</b></font id="size2">

Rank 56 (Previous rank 71)
<i><b>What makes it so great?</b></i>
Employees received wage hikes averaging 6.7% in October, while the accounting firm passed out bonuses totaling $108 million. Year-end gift was shelved in favor of a donation to a food bank.
Headquarters 345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154
2007 revenue ($ millions) 22,690

<font size="2"><b>58. PricewaterhouseCoopers</b></font id="size2">

Rank 58 (Previous rank 90)
<i><b>What makes it so great?</b></i>
Dennis Nally, the audit firm's chairman, issued updates to employees, saying, "We have no plans to downsize, rightsize, or reduce our staffing levels."
Headquarters 300 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10017
2007 revenue ($ millions) 25,150

<font size="2"><b>61. Deloitte
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Rank 61 (Previous rank 95)
<i><b>What makes it so great?</b></i>
Women now hold 22% of top positions at this accounting firm, compared with 6% in 1993. Minorities account for 8% of top positions, vs. 4% in 1998.
Headquarters 1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
2007 revenue ($ millions) 27,000

Complete stats are available about the average salary, benefits, diversity and work-life-balance provided by the aforementioned companies in the links above.