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FedEx
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MOST ADMIRED
Top 50 rank: 7**
Rank in Delivery: 1 (Previous rank: 2*)
Overall score: 7.56
Why it's admired
The package delivery giant, considered a barometer of the economy, weathered a tough year. High gas prices and the recession took a toll and more than 1,400 layoffs were announced. To keep costs under control and help save jobs, the Memphis-based company also eliminated employees' 401(K) plan matches for 2009 and cut pay 5% across the board. CEO Fred Smith sliced his own base pay 20%. No wonder FedEx also made Fortune's Best Companies to Work For list this year. -A.A.

Address: 942 S. Shady Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: 901-818-7500
Website: www.fedex.com
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 1
People management 1
Use of corporate assets 1
Social responsibility 2
Quality of management 1
Financial soundness 1
Long-term investment 1
Quality of products/services 1
Global competitiveness 1
Industry: Delivery
Most Admired
1 FedEx 7.56
2 United Parcel Service 7.39
3 TNT 5.87
4 Deutsche Post (DHL) 5.41
4 Japan Post 5.41
Contenders
Rank Company Overall score
6 U.S. Postal Service 5.18
7 Nippon Express 5.17
8 Poste Italiane 5.14
9 Royal Mail Holdings 4.85
10 La Poste 4.72
From the March 16, 2009 issue
***This year companies whose industry scores are equal when rounded to two places will receive the same rank, i.e., they will tie. In cases of ties, companies are listed in alphabetical order.
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