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    It’s not all about money at American Express. Proof that the financial services firm has a heart was on display this June, when thousands of employees gathered at the New York Metropolitan Opera House for a memorial service in honor of deceased executive Ed Gilligan. The tribute also was broadcast live to offices ranging from Fort Lauderdale to Sydney. Gilligan began as an intern 35 years ago and became president in 2013, and speeches at the tribute remembered him as a champion of diversity, mentorship, and employee development. New York, Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale employee choirs closed the service with a Gilligan favorite, “Stand by Me.” AmEx has that stand-by-me feel in general. Says an employee in India: “It’s home away from home.” Read the Great Place to Work review.

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