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49. American Express

American Express
Rank: 49 (Previous rank: 73)
What makes it so great?
Women hold more than 30% of the top 500 positions at Amex, high for financial services. All employees have access to on-site medical services as well as a "health navigation concierge" to help maximize their benefits.
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10285
2009 revenue ($ millions): 24,500
Website: www.americanexpress.com
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Is American Express a great employer, or what?
U.S. employees 26,329
Employees outside U.S. 31,760
New jobs (1 year) -742
% job growth (1 year) -3%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 938,184
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 1,813
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Manager - Finance
Most common job (hourly):
Customer Care Professional
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 36%
% women 65%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 40
From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* 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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