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Chair­man & CEO Ken­neth Chenault Ex­ec­u­tive VP & Chief HR Of­fi­cer Kevin Cox Go­ing back to school is tempt­ing when you work for this fi­nan­cialser­vices com­pany, where em­ploy­ees are el­i­gi­ble for up to $7,500 in tu­ition aid for grad­u­ate-school cour­ses ev­ery year. More than 1,000 peo­ple take ad­van­tage of this perk an­nu­ally; flex­i­ble work ar­range­ments help them find time for class. Schol­ar­ships to­tal­ing up to $16,000 off­set kids’ col­lege costs; free financial coach­ing helps their par­ents fig­ure out how to pay the bal­ance. New moms now get 20 fully paid weeks off; those who adopt, use a sur­ro­gate or try fer­til­ity treat­ments tap ben­e­fits worth $35,000.

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