74. American Express (AXP)
What makes it so great?
Credit card behemoth breeds loyalty: Nearly a quarter of employees have been with the company more than 15 years. ìIt is my honor to serve my brand, my creed, my company,î says one.

Headquarters: New York
Top 3 (of 738) U.S. locations: Phoenix , New York, Fort Lauderdale
2005 revenue ($ millions): 24,267
U.S. employees 29,145
Employees outside U.S. 36,665
New jobs (1 year) -12,661
% job growth (1 year) -4
% voluntary turnover 17
Applicants 245,462
Most common job (salaried):
Project Manager-Technologies
Most common job (hourly):
Travel Counselor
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 20
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 34%
% women 67%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.