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Whole Foods Market

What makes it so great?
Attacked from the right (too elitist, too New Age) and the left (too pricey, too anti-union), the grocery chain added 14 new stores in 2009, attracting a workforce that is young and idealistic. Salary cap limits top earner to 19 times the average hourly wage of $16.98. CEO John Mackey draws a salary of $1 a year.

Headquarters: 550 Bowie Street, Austin, TX 78703

2008 revenue ($ millions): 7,954

Career website: Whoe Foods Market Careers