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American Express

Employees at the financial services giant, founded in 1850, feel an “extreme sense of pride” working for one of the world’s “most respected” brands. Benefits like 100 days paid parental leave (and up to 140 days for birth moms) come with the chance to offer “best-in-class service.” Says a staffer: “It’s more than a job. It’s a higher calling.”

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Rank last year


Years on list


HQ location

New York City

Total employees


Job openings (as of February 2017)



Financial Services & Insurance

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$32.8 billion

Year founded


Type of organization


Number of work sites


Onsite fitness center
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Onsite childcare
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
% Women-
% Minorities-
% African-American/Black-
% Asian-
% Caucasian/White-
% Hispanic/Latino-
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races-
% Unknown ethnicity-
Paid Time Off
General PTO-
Total PTO after 5 years35
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Most common job (for salaried employee)Confidential
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)Confidential
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %-
# of job applicants-
Avg. # of applicants per opening-
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally-
% Jobs filled by referral-
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,700
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)40
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)40

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