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Fortune 1000 rank: 68
Best Companies rank: 97
No. of U.S. employees: 228,211
Most common salaried job: Operations Manager-FedEx Express
Avg. pay in that job: $76,751

What makes it so great? Firm continues a no-layoff philosophy, offers health insurance to retirees and part-timers, and promotes from within (90% of FedEx Express managers worked their way up).

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Last updated April 24 2008: 10:56 AM ET