Fortune 1000 rank: 197Best Companies rank: 72No. of U.S. employees:
123,203Most common salaried job:
Sales ManagerAvg. pay in that job:
$56,382What makes it so great?
J.W. Marriott Jr., the 75-year-old CEO, visits some 250 hotels a year, meeting with employees. The hotel chain's turnover rate is among the lowest in the field (18%). NEXT: General Mills