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Marriott International
Marriott International
Fortune 1000 rank: 197
Best Companies rank: 72
No. of U.S. employees: 123,203
Most common salaried job: Sales Manager
Avg. pay in that job: $56,382

What makes it so great? J.W. Marriott Jr., the 75-year-old CEO, visits some 250 hotels a year, meeting with employees. The hotel chain's turnover rate is among the lowest in the field (18%).

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET