Which companies were on the most Fortune lists -- including the Fortune 500, Fastest-Growing and Best Companies to Work For -- this year? Here are 2012's all-star companies.

By Fortune Editors
November 30, 2012

American Express

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
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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


Google

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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


Intel

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
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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


Microsoft

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
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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


Cisco Systems

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
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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


3M

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


Accenture

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
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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


Amazon.com

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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


Apple

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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


AT&T

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


Boeing

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

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


Exxon Mobil

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
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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


General Electric

A General Electric sign.
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Ranked:
6 on Fortune 500
22 on Global 500
1 in Electronics on World’s Most Admired Companies
16 on 100 Top MBA Employers


General Mills

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 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.

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


Goldman Sachs Group

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


IBM

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
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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


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

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


Johnson & Johnson

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


Marriott International

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
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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


Oracle

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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


PepsiCo

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

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


Procter & Gamble

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
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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


Starbucks

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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


Target

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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


Wal-Mart Stores

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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


Walt Disney

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


Wells Fargo

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
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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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