100 Best Companies to Work For
Rank: 64 (2005 rank: 96)
Get quote: FDX
Headquarters: Memphis, TN
Industry: Mail, Package, Freight Delivery
Large Companies Rank: 20
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 29,363
U.S. Sites: 3,419
Website: http://www.fedex.com
What makes it so great?
Promotion from within is gospel at the overnight courier: Ninety-two percent of managers came up from the ranks. FedEx has more than doubled in size since it debuted on our list in 1998, and founder Fred Smith is still at the helm.
U.S. employees 212,241
Employees outside U.S. 29,639
% minorities 41
% women 29
New jobs (1 year) 8,246
% job growth (1 year) 7
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 34
% voluntary turnover 7
Applicants 460,742
Most common job (salaried) Operations Manager $74,070
Most common job (hourly) Courier $37,351
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.