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    The financial services giant, a 16-year veteran of this list, is going through a rough spell and expects to have layoffs this year as a result of cutting $1 billion in costs by 2018. AmEx says less than 20% of staff will be affected. The company returns to this list this year with strong comments from employees, who tout its strong programs supporting working parents. AmEx offers 40 days paid maternity leave, 30 days for new fathers and adoptive parents. Surrogacy benefits were doubled in the past year to $10,000, on par with adoption benefits. A Fatherhood Breakfast series has been held for the past five years, giving employees an opportunity to hear from leaders in the company on how they balance work with raising a family. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year51
    # of years on list
    16
    Industry
    Financial Services & Insurance
    Year founded1,850
    CEO/Top executive
    Kenneth I Chenault
    HQ location
    New York, New York
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $34.3 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.americanexpress.com
    Total U.S. employees
    20,620
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    31,792
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    -978
    FT job growth in the past year
    -5%
    Number of work sites
    55

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    yes
    Offers onsite childcare
    yes
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $7,500
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering
    -

    Diversity

    % Women57
    % Minorities-
    % African-American/Black-
    % Asian-
    % Caucasian/White-
    % Hispanic/Latino-
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races-
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    -
    Vacation
    -
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    28
    Total PTO after 5 years
    43

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay (salaried position)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay (hourly position)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)734
    # of job applicants
    350,826
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    53
    FT voluntary turnover
    1%
    # of jobs filled
    7,013
    Jobs filled internally
    3,711
    % of jobs filled by referral
    11%
    # new graduates hired221

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)40
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)40