By Fortune Editors
December 3, 2013

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:
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


Apple

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Ranked:
6 on Fortune 500
19 on Global 500
1 in Computers on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 1 overall)
38 on Fastest-Growing Companies
3 on 100 Top MBA employers


Goldman Sachs

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:
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


Google

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Ranked:
55 on Fortune 500
189 on Global 500
1 in Internet Services and Retailing on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 2 overall)
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:
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


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:
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


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:
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


Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories Ranked: 70 on Fortune 500 261 on Global 500 3 in Pharmaceuticals on World's Most Admired Companies 77 in Top MBA Employers
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Ranked:
70 on Fortune 500
261 on Global 500
3 in Pharmaceuticals on World’s Most Admired Companies
77 in 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:
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


Aflac

Aflac Ranked: 118 on Fortune 500 462 on Global 500 1 in Insurance: Life and Health on World's Most Admired Companies 84 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
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Ranked:
118 on Fortune 500
462 on Global 500
1 in Insurance: Life and Health on World’s Most Admired Companies
84 on 100 Best Companies to Work For


Amazon

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Ranked:
49 on Fortune 500
149 on Global 500
2 in Internet Services and Retailing on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 3 overall)
4 in 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
34 on Global 500
2 in Telecommunications on World’s Most Admired Companies
91 in Top MBA Employers


Caterpillar

Caterpillar Ranked: 42 on Fortune 500 136 on Global 500 1 in Industrial and Farm Equipment on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 20 overall) 81 on 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
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Ranked:
42 on Fortune 500
136 on Global 500
1 in Industrial and Farm Equipment on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 20 overall)
81 on 100 Fastest-Growing Companies


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
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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


Chevron

Chevron Ranked: 3 on Fortune 500 11 on Global 500 3 in Petroleum Refining on World's Most Admired Companies 52 on Top MBA Employers
Chevron Ranked: 3 on Fortune 500 11 on Global 500 3 in Petroleum Refining on World's Most Admired Companies 52 on Top MBA Employers

Ranked:
3 on Fortune 500
11 on Global 500
3 in Petroleum Refining on World’s Most Admired Companies
52 on 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:
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


Coca-Cola

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Ranked:
57 on Fortune 500
208 on Global 500
2 in Beverages on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 4 overall)
21 on 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:
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


FedEx

FedEx Ranked: 63 on Fortune 500 245 on Global 500 2 in Delivery on World's Most Admired Companies (No. 10 overall) 98 in 100 Best Companies to Work For
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Ranked:
63 on Fortune 500
245 on Global 500
2 in Delivery on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 10 overall)
98 in 100 Best Companies to Work For


General Electric

A General Electric sign.
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Ranked:
8 on Fortune 500
24 on Global 500
1 in Electronics on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 11 overall)
20 in 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:
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


JPMorgan Chase

Investors think the big banks are being penalized for being big, but less so than a few years ago.
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Ranked:
18 on Fortune 500
55 on Global 500
1 in Megabanks on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 28 overall)
12 on Top MBA Employers


Johnson & Johnson

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Ranked:
41 on Fortune 500
132 on Global 500
4 in Pharmaceuticals on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 23 overall)
16 in Top MBA Employers


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Ranked: 59 on Fortune 500 216 on Global 500 3 in Aerospace and Defense on World's Most Admired Companies 83 on Top MBA Employers
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Ranked:
59 on Fortune 500
216 on Global 500
3 in Aerospace and Defense on World’s Most Admired Companies
83 on 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:
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


Merck

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Ranked:
58 on Fortune 500
214 on Global 500
2 in Pharmaceuticals on World’s Most Admired Companies
98 in Top MBA Employers


Nike

Nike's quarterly revenue increased 8% but the sales increase for the quarter wasn't as strong as analysts had expected.
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Ranked:
126 on Fortune 500
484 on Global 500
1 in Apparel on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 18 overall)
7 in Top MBA Employers


Nordstrom

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Ranked:
227 on Fortune 500
1 in General Merchandisers on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 16 overall)
88 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
30 on 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:
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


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
Courtesy: 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


Publix Super Markets

Publix Super Markets Ranked: 108 on Fortune 500 418 on Global 500 2 in Food and Drug Stores on World's Most Admired Companies 77 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
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Ranked:
108 on Fortune 500
418 on Global 500
2 in Food and Drug Stores on World’s Most Admired Companies
77 on 100 Best Companies to Work For


Starbucks

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Ranked:
208 on Fortune 500
1 in Food Services on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 5 overall)
94 on 100 Best Companies to Work For
15 on Top MBA Employers


Target

Trouble in store? Cornell has a handful of strategic issues to sort out, from Canada to e-commerce.
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Ranked:
36 on Fortune 500
113 on Global 500
2 in General Merchandisers on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 22 overall)
35 on Top MBA Employers


Wal-Mart Stores

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Ranked:
1 on Fortune 500
2 on Global 500
3 in General Merchandisers on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 27 overall)
100 on Top MBA Employers


Walt Disney

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Ranked:
66 on Fortune 500
248 on Global 500
1 in Entertainment on World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 9 overall)
8 on 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:
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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