Fortune’s Blue-Ribbon Companies

December 3, 2013, 12:14 PM UTC
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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