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73. American Express
American Express
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 73 (Previous rank: N.A.)
What makes it so great?
Employees by and large blame the economy, not AmEx, for the layoffs of 4,000 colleagues in 2009 and a temporary suspension of 401(k) matches and other benefits.
Headquarters: 200 Vesey St.
New York, NY 10285
2008 revenue ($ millions): 28,365

Is American Express a great employer, or what?
American Express stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 27,265
Employees outside U.S. 35,338
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -2,853
% job growth (1 year) -10%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 86,712
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 1,300
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Manager Finance
$101,360
Most common job (hourly):
Travel Counselor
$38,150
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 36%
% women 66%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
Notes:
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 2008 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 full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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