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Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Companies

Nov 30, 2012
<h1>American Express</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/2493.html" title="">90</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/2493.html" title="">331</a> on Global 500

1 in Consumer Credit Card and Related Services on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/2493.html" title="">13</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/51.html" title="">51</a> on 100 Best Companies to Work For

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">26</a> on 100 Top MBA employers

American Express

Ranked: 90 on Fortune 500 331 on Global 500 1 in Consumer Credit Card and Related Services on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 13 overall) 51 on 100 Best Companies to Work For 26 on 100 Top MBA employers
Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty

American Express

Ranked:

95 on Fortune 500
344 on Global 500
2 in Consumer Credit Card and Related Services on World's Most Admired Companies
60 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
25 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photo courtesy: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty

Google

Ranked:
73 on Fortune 500
277 on Global 500
1 in Internet Services and Retailing on World's Most Admired Companies
1 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
1 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Intel</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/642.html" title="">54</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/642.html" title="">183</a> on Global 500

1 in Semiconductors on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/642.html" title="">42</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/68.html" title="">68</a> on 100 Best Companies to Work For

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">47</a> on Top MBA Employers

Intel

Ranked: 54 on Fortune 500 183 on Global 500 1 in Semiconductors on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 42 overall) 68 on 100 Best Companies to Work For 47 on Top MBA Employers
Photo: Jim Castel/CNN

Intel

Ranked:
51 on Fortune 500
173 on Global 500
1 in Semiconductors on World's Most Admired Companies
46 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
28 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Microsoft</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/3063.html" title="">35</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/3063.html" title="">110</a> on Global 500

6 in Computer Software on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/3063.html" title="">17</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/75.html" title="">75</a> in 100 Best Companies to Work For

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/snapshots/14.html" title="">14</a> in Top MBA Employers

Microsoft

Ranked: 35 on Fortune 500 110 on Global 500 6 in Computer Software on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 17 overall) 75 in 100 Best Companies to Work For 14 in Top MBA Employers
Photo: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg/Getty

Microsoft

Ranked:
37 on Fortune 500
119 on Global 500
5 in Computer Software on World's Most Admired Companies
76 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
17 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Cisco Systems</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/5009.html" title="">60</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/5009.html" title="">220</a> on Global 500

2 in Network and Other Communications Equipment on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/5009.html" title="">49</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">67</a> in Top MBA Employers

Cisco Systems

Ranked: 60 on Fortune 500 220 on Global 500 2 in Network and Other Communications Equipment on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 49 overall) 67 in Top MBA Employers
Courtesy: Cisco

Cisco Systems

Ranked:
64 on Fortune 500
237 on Global 500
2 in Network and Other Communication s Equipment on World's Most Admired Companies
90 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
68 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>3M</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/284.html" title="">101</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/284.html" title="">382</a> on Global 500

1 in Medical Equipment on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/284.html" title="">21</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">24</a> in Top MBA employers

3M

Ranked: 101 on Fortune 500 382 on Global 500 1 in Medical Equipment on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 21 overall) 24 in Top MBA employers
Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty

3M

Ranked:
102 on Fortune 500
368 on Global 500
18 in World's Most Admired Companies
37 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Accenture</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/11019.html" title="">385</a> on Global 500

2 in Information Technology Services on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/11019.html" title="">44</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/91.html" title="">91</a> in Best Companies to Work For

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">29</a> in Top MBA Employers

Accenture

Ranked: 385 on Global 500 2 in Information Technology Services on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 44 overall) 91 in Best Companies to Work For 29 in Top MBA Employers
Photo: PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty

Accenture

Ranked:
405 on Global 500
2 in Information Technology Services on World's Most Admired Companies
92 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
32 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amazon.com

Ranked:
56 on Fortune 500
206 on Global 500
2 in Internet Services and Retailing on World's Most Admired Companies
6 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photo: Ed Ou

Apple

Ranked:
17 on Fortune 500
1 in Computers on World's Most Admired Companies
8 on 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
3 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>AT&amp;T</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/2756.html" title="">11</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/2756.html" title="">34</a> on Global 500

2 in Telecommunications on World's Most Admired Companies

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">91</a> in Top MBA Employers

AT&T

Ranked: 11 on Fortune 500 34 on Global 500 2 in Telecommunications on World's Most Admired Companies 91 in Top MBA Employers
Photo: John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

AT&T

Ranked:
11 on Fortune 500
32 on Global 500
2 in Telecommunications on World's Most Admired Companies
93 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Boeing</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/59.html" title="">30</a> in Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/59.html" title="">95 </a>in Global 500

1 in Aerospace and Defense on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/59.html" title="">26</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">50</a> in Top MBA Employers

Boeing

Ranked: 30 in Fortune 500 95 in Global 500 1 in Aerospace and Defense on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 26 overall) 50 in Top MBA Employers
Courtesy: Boeing

Boeing

Ranked:
39 on Fortune 500
123 on Global 500
3 in Aerospace and Defense on World's Most Admired Companies
48 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Exxon Mobil</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/387.html" title="">2</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/387.html" title="">3</a> on Global 500

1 in Petroleum Refining on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/387.html" title="">25</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">34</a> on Top MBA Employers

Exxon Mobil

Ranked: 2 on Fortune 500 3 on Global 500 1 in Petroleum Refining on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 25 overall) 34 on Top MBA Employers
photo: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg/Getty

Exxon Mobil

Ranked:
1 on Fortune 500
2 on Global 500
2 in Petroleum Refining on World's Most Admired Companies
33 on 100 Top MBA Employers

A General Electric sign.
A General Electric sign.Courtesy: General Electric

General Electric

Ranked:
6 on Fortune 500
22 on Global 500
1 in Electronics on World's Most Admired Companies
16 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>General Mills</h1>


<a href="http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=GIS&amp;source=story_quote_link" title="">General Mills</a> tries to hold on to top talent -- 85% of its officers have been promoted from within the massive food company. The company is responsible for 39,000 employees across five different countries. One way of keeping them all in touch is through "Connect," an internal global social networking site open to anyone who works there. Already, workers have used it to form more than 600 online communities.

General Mills

General Mills tries to hold on to top talent -- 85% of its officers have been promoted from within the massive food company. The company is responsible for 39,000 employees across five different countries. One way of keeping them all in touch is through "Connect," an internal global social networking site open to anyone who works there. Already, workers have used it to form more than 600 online communities.

General Mills

Ranked:
181 on Fortune 500
6 in Consumer Food Products on World's Most Admired Companies
63 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
50 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Goldman Sachs</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/10777.html" title="">68</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/10777.html" title="">254</a> on Global 500

3 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/10777.html" title="">34</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/93.html" title="">93</a> on 100 Best Companies to Work For<br />
<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/snapshots/10.html" title="">10</a> on 100 Top MBA employers

Goldman Sachs

Ranked: 68 on Fortune 500 254 on Global 500 3 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 34 overall) 93 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
10 on 100 Top MBA employers
photo: john r. coughlin/cnnmoney

Goldman Sachs Group

Ranked:
80 on Fortune 500
290 on Global 500
2 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies
7 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>IBM</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/225.html" title="">20</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/225.html" title="">62</a> on Global 500

1 in Information Technology Services on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/225.html" title="">6</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">19</a> in Top MBA Employers

IBM

Ranked: 20 on Fortune 500 62 on Global 500 1 in Information Technology Services on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 6 overall) 19 in Top MBA Employers
Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

IBM

Ranked:
19 on Fortune 500
57 on Global 500
1 in Information Technology Services on World's Most Admired Companies
22 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Investors think the big banks are being penalized for being big, but less so than a few years ago.
Investors think the big banks are being penalized for being big, but less so than a few years ago.Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Getty

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Ranked:
16 on Fortune 500
51 on Global 500
1 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies
10 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photo: View Pictures/UIG/Getty

Johnson & Johnson

Ranked:
42 on Fortune 500
138 on Global 500
5 in Pharmaceuticals on World's Most Admired Companies
15 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Marriott International</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/10664.html" title="">230</a> on Fortune 500

1 in Hotels, Casinos, Resorts on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/10664.html" title="">36</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/64.html" title="">64</a> on 100 Best Companies to Work For

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">60</a> on Top MBA Employers

Marriott International

Ranked: 230 on Fortune 500 1 in Hotels, Casinos, Resorts on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 36 overall) 64 on 100 Best Companies to Work For 60 on Top MBA Employers
Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty

Marriott International

Ranked:
217 on Fortune 500
5 in Hotels, Casinos, Resorts on World's Most Admired Companies
57 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
65 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images

Oracle

Ranked:
82 on Fortune 500
300 on Global 500
4 in Computer Software on World's Most Admired Companies
100 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>PepsiCo</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/321.html" title="">43</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/321.html" title="">137</a> on Global 500

3 in Consumer Food Products on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/321.html" title="">37</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">40</a> on Top MBA Employers

PepsiCo

Ranked: 43 on Fortune 500 137 on Global 500 3 in Consumer Food Products on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 37 overall) 40 on Top MBA Employers
Courtesy: PepsiCo

PepsiCo

Ranked:
41 on Fortune 500
133 on Global 500
2 in Consumer Food Products on World's Most Admired Companies
27 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Procter &amp; Gamble</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/334.html" title="">28</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/334.html" title="">89</a> on Global 500

2 in Soaps &amp; Cosmetics on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/334.html" title="">15</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">18</a> on Top MBA Employers

Procter & Gamble

Ranked: 28 on Fortune 500 89 on Global 500 2 in Soaps & Cosmetics on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 15 overall) 18 on Top MBA Employers
Courtesy: Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Ranked:
27 on Fortune 500
86 on Global 500
2 in Consumer Food Products on World's Most Admired Companies
18 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photograph by John R. Coughlin/CNNMoney

Starbucks

Ranked:
227 on Fortune 500
2 in Food Services on World's Most Admired Companies
73 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
20 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Trouble in store? Cornell has a handful of strategic issues to sort out, from Canada to e-commerce.
Trouble in store? Cornell has a handful of strategic issues to sort out, from Canada to e-commerce. Courtesy: target

Target

Ranked:
38 on Fortune 500
120 on Global 500
1 in General Merchandisers on World's Most Admired Companies
38 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty

Wal-Mart Stores

Ranked:
2 on Fortune 500
3 on Global 500
3 in General Merchandisers on World's Most Admired Companies
83 on 100 Top MBA Employers

Photograph by Robert Alexander/Getty

Walt Disney

Ranked:
66 on Fortune 500
249 on Global 500
1 in Entertainment on World's Most Admired Companies
12 on 100 Top MBA Employers

<h1>Wells Fargo</h1>
<strong>Ranked:</strong>

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/2578.html" title="">25</a> on Fortune 500

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2013/snapshots/2578.html" title="">78</a> on Global 500

2 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies (No. <a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/2013/snapshots/2578.html" title="">38</a> overall)

<a href="http://money.cnn.com/news/economy/mba100/2013/full_list/" title="">87</a> on Top MBA Employers

Wells Fargo

Ranked: 25 on Fortune 500 78 on Global 500 2 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 38 overall) 87 on Top MBA Employers
Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Wells Fargo

Ranked:
26 on Fortune 500
80 on Global 500
3 in Megabanks on World's Most Admired Companies
67 on 100 Top MBA Employers

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