American Express celebrates its 22nd year on the list, thanks in part to its flexible work policies, generous benefits, and a $1 billion diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. Between late October 2020 and mid-2021, the company spent over $450 million on contracts with diverse suppliers, providing financial assistance and resources to minority-owned businesses, and improving pay equity internally, among other actions outlined in its first-ever DEI report. An outlier among the major financial firms, the company has also taken its workers’ calls for greater flexibility to heart. Employees haven’t been required to return to the office full-time; instead, more than 40% of staffers say they plan to stay remote, and the company is updating its offices and technology to make hybrid work easier for the rest, who will be required to come in two days a week at most. Read the Great Place to Work review.
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Company Information

As of 2/1/2023
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
New York City
Industry
Consumer Credit Card and Related Services
CEO
Stephen J. Squeri
Company Type
Public
Ticker
AXP
Revenues ($M)
$55,625
Profits ($M)
$7,514
Market Value ($M)
$113,280
Employees
64,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2022. Market value as of Jan. 20, 2023. Sources: Bloomberg; S&P Global.

Best Companies

Rank last year
10
Years on list
22
Employees (as of March 2022)
22,108
Job openings (as of March 2022)
5,788
Year founded
1850
Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.

Perks
As of 8/3/2021

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Telecommuting
confidential
Job sharing
yes
Subsidized childcare
confidential
Compressed work weeks
confidential
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
yes
On-site medical care facility
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes
Student loan debt repayment
yes
Medical facility at all locations
headquarters only

Diversity
As of 8/3/2021

% 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: Full-Time Employees
As of 8/3/2021

PTO limit (days)
33
# Sick days
6

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

# of job applicants
1,249,639
Avg. # of applicants per opening
131
# New graduates hired
-
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