89. Marriott International (MAR)
What makes it so great?
Hotelkeeperís Living Our Core Values initiative has unleashed a torrent of training and development programs, including ESL classes. More than 3,000 Marriott managers started in an hourly position.

Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
Top 3 (of 2,349) U.S. locations: Washington , San Francisco, Atlanta
2005 revenue ($ millions): 11,550
Website: www.marriott.com
U.S. employees 124,350
Employees outside U.S. 17,000
New jobs (1 year) -681
% job growth (1 year) -1
% voluntary turnover 20
Applicants N.A.
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 112
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 60%
% women 54%
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.