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60. American Express

American Express
Rank: 60 (Previous rank: 49)
What makes it so great?
AmEx employees stay for the long haul. Turnover is a low 7% for full-timers, 9% for part-timers; 16% of its U.S. workforce has been there 20 years.
Headquarters:
200 Vesey St
New York, NY 10285
2010 revenue ($ millions): 27,819
Website: www.americanexpress.com
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Employees  
U.S. employees 27,235
Employees outside U.S. 35,041
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 936
% job growth (1 year) 4%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 327,183
Job openings (as of 1/2/12) 300
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Manager-Finance
$113,880
Most common job (hourly):
Customer Care Professional
$35,080
Benefits  
Fully paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 37%
% women 63%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2010 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2011 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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