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Whole Foods Market

“Respect” is one of the “key ingredients” at this ­famously green grocery chain, which makes employees “feel welcome,” “appreciates” their contributions, and pays staffers in stores “fairly” with gain sharing and bonuses when they come in under budget on labor costs.

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Rank last year

75

Years on list

20

HQ location

Austin

Total employees

86,645

Job openings (as of February 2017)

3,600

Industry

Retail

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$14.9 billion

Year founded

1980

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

508

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Perks
offers
100% health coverage
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
does not offer
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
Diversity
% Women45%
% Minorities43%
% African-American/Black14%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White48%
% Hispanic/Latino20%
% Native American/Alaska Native1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity7%
Paid Time Off
General PTO10
Total PTO after 5 years19
# Sick daysConfidential
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers4
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Associate Store Team Leader
Avg. base pay (salaried)$71,726
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$10,049
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$81,774
Most common job (for hourly employee)Prepared Foods Service Team Member
Avg. base pay (hourly)$28,944
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$678
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$29,622
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %-4%
# of job applicants900,000
Avg. # of applicants per opening-
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally6,354
% Jobs filled by referral-
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)33
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)35

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