10 Most Admired for managing talent

BMW and Walt Disney are among the companies that get top marks for people management.

Starbucks
Starbucks
Management rank: 4*
Industry rank in Food Services: 2

"How Starbucks Saved My Life," was a best-selling account published last year of how the company did just that for a former advertising man. Of course, the employees at the ubiquitous coffee shops -- more than 11,000 of them in 43 countries -- don't necessarily look for the company to save their lives. But they do value the company's excellent benefits (even if the stock is slumping). Starbucks is regularly named as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

See how Starbucks rates in 8 key areas
Last updated March 04 2008: 10:52 AM ET

Medco

BMW

Disney

Fortune Brands

Starbucks

GE

Accenture

International Paper

Herman Miller

P&G
* Tied with Fortune Brands
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