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Aggie Brooks

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The Container Store

The specialty retailer’s mantra that “One great person equals three good people” creates a culture that “brings out the best” in employees, who feel that “everyone matters” here. Staffers say they’re “valued and respected,” and they enjoy higher hourly wages than the industry average.

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

14

Years on list

18

HQ location

Coppell, Texas

Total employees

4,895

Job openings (as of February 2017)

291

Industry

Retail

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$794.6 million

Year founded

1978

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

86

Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
Diversity
% Women65%
% Minorities32%
% African-American/Black11%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White68%
% Hispanic/Latino13%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity< 1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO22
Total PTO after 5 years27
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Store Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$72,710
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$1,946
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$74,656
Most common job (for hourly employee)Sales
Avg. base pay (hourly)$47,037
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$511
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$47,548
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %8%
# of job applicants37,949
Avg. # of applicants per opening17
FT voluntary turnover13%
Jobs filled internally-
% Jobs filled by referral31
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)263
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)263

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