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The Times 100: The Best Companies In California : The Human Factor : Top 100 Employers Worldwide

April 24, 1988

Ranks total worldwide employees of California-based companies at fiscal year-end 1987.

Total % change Rank Company employees from 1986 1 Beverly Enterprises 109,700 -5 2 Lockheed Corp. 99,300 2 3 Hewlett-Packard 82,000 0 4 Pacific Telesis Group 71,877 -4 5 Natl. Medical Enterprs. 71,000 -14 6 BankAmerica Corp. 65,151 -11 7 Wickes Cos. 64,800 8 8 Litton Industries 54,200 -2 9 Chevron Corp. 51,697 1 10 Occidental Petroleum 50,300 -1 11 American Medical Intl. 47,000 0 12 Northrop 46,000 -2 13 Teledyne 44,400 -1 14 Security Pacific (1) 43,500 24 15 Castle & Cooke 39,000 13 16 Lucky Stores 39,000 -11 17 First Interstate Bncp. 36,253 2 18 National Semi. 36,000 23 19 Carter Hawley Hale (2) 35,000 -24 20 Hilton Hotels 35,000 0 21 Amer. Bldg. Maint. 32,000 14 22 Walt Disney Co. 30,000 -6 23 Pacific Enterprises 28,000 5 24 Times Mirror 27,915 0 25 Pacific Gas & Electric 27,300 -7 26 Consolidated Frtwys. 26,300 7 27 Atlantic Richfield 25,800 -3 28 Collins Foods Intl. 25,000 3 29 Foodmaker Inc. 23,331 2 30 Vons Cos. 21,300 1 31 Henley Group 21,000 -6 32 Intel 20,000 10 33 Wells Fargo 19,995 -7 34 Computer Sciences 19,276 6 35 Unocal 18,130 1 36 Advanced Micro Devices 18,000 41 37 Amfac 18,000 -10 38 Seagate Technology 17,764 92 39 Transamerica Corp. 17,600 11 40 So. Calif. Edison Co. 17,083 -2 41 McKesson 17,000 0 42 MCA Inc. 16,800 5 43 The Gap 15,700 31 44 Farmers Group 15,508 0 45 Fluor Corp. 14,351 -36 46 Carl Karcher Enterpr. 14,000 18 47 Mattel 12,700 -37 48 KaiserTech Ltd. 12,500 -5 49 Firemans Fund 12,332 -3 50 Longs Drug Stores 12,300 7 51 Avery Intl. 11,960 7 52 Varian Associates 11,900 3 53 Magnetek 11,640 96 54 Grt Western Financial 11,547 -7 55 Care Enterprises 11,000 -2 56 H.F. Ahmanson & Co. 10,526 15 57 Rohr Industries 10,300 23 58 Fleetwood Enterprises 10,000 0 59 Caesars World 9,981 3 60 Raychem 9,899 0 61 Intermark 9,700 28 62 Cooper Cos. 9,400 64 63 Syntex Corp. 9,300 1 64 Price Co. 9,236 27 65 Sizzler Restaurants 9,100 8 66 Science Applications 8,177 19 67 Potlatch 8,000 0 68 GlenFed 7,829 31 69 Amdahl Corp. 7,600 6 70 House of Fabrics 7,527 0 71 Apple Computer 7,228 29 72 Tandem Computers 7,077 22 73 Applied Magnetics 6,940 71 74 CalFed 6,837 1 75 Maxicare Health Plans 6,800 23 76 Xidex 6,800 6 77 Fisher Scientific Group 6,654 -4 78 Tiger Intl. 6,525 5 79 Summit Health Ltd. 6,400 -3 80 Fin. Corp. of America 5,819 -1 81 First Amer. Fin.-Calif. 5,792 -4 82 Craig Corp. (3) 5,760 NM 83 Jacobs Engineering Grp. 5,600 68 84 Comnity Psych. Cntrs. 5,438 20 85 National Education 4,985 0 86 Ross Stores 4,800 -4 87 Rykoff-Sexton 4,800 0 88 Boys Markets 4,750 36 89 Shaklee Corp. (4) 4,700 370 90 SD Gas & Electric 4,651 -4 91 Cubic Corp. 4,600 2 92 Nu-Med 4,600 -10 93 Clorox 4,500 -12 94 Cannon Group Inc. 4,300 -8 95 Comprehensive Care 4,242 -7 96 Grt. Am. First Sav. Bank 4,210 13 97 Pic 'N' Save 4,200 40 98 Wherehouse Entertain. 4,200 0 99 Home Federal S&L-SD 4,100 13 100 Triton Group Ltd. 4,100 -16

(1) Acquired Rainier Bancorp. and Oregon Bancorp. in 1987. (2) Restructuring and fiscal year-end change render data not comparable.

(3) In fiscal 1987, Craig Corp. acquired approximately 51% of Stater Bros. Comparison not meaningful.

(4) Reflects change of fiscal year-end to calendar year-end and acquisition of Bear Creek Corp. and Jackson Perkins.

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