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SAS Tops Fortune Magazine’s 2011 List of the Best Companies to Work For

Google finished 4th in Fortune's 2011 rankings of the best companies to work for.Fortune Magazine recently released its annual assessment of the best companies to work for, and for the second year in a row SAS tops the list – thanks to some out-of-this-world extras that the software company offers its employees.

When formulating the list, Fortune’s writers judged companies based on a wide assortment of criteria, including the average salary, health care and other benefits and the corporate culture as a whole. The magazine also looked at the number of job openings currently available at the corporate giants.

If you’re in the market for a new job, maybe you should try one of these out.

1. SAS
The perks there are simply outstanding: Employees are treated to on-site healthcare, childcare up to $410 per month, summer camp for kids, car cleaning and even a beauty salon.

2. Boston Consulting Group
The consulting powerhouse hired its largest-ever recruiting class in 2010 – even as its main competitors scaled back their operations. The company also offers employees the chance to work with nonprofits and social work groups, like Save the Children.

3. Wegmans Food Markets
The grocery giant is known for treating its employees well. Last year, employees competed in a contest to eat five cups of fruit and vegetables a day, while Wegmans also offered health screenings where flu shots were administered for free to 8,000 workers.

4. Google
The perennial technology powerhouse is famed for its quirky working atmosphere and startup mentality. The world’s most popular search engine gave each of its employees a 10 percent pay raise last year after revenue surged more than 20 percent.

5. NetApp
The data storage firm hired hundreds of brand new employees in 2010 and watched as its revenue climbed by 33 percent. The pay is also generous: Executive assistants make a base salary of $76,450 annually, with a bonus of $21,917.

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