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The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017

Fortune’s annual list of companies in the U.S. doing the most to create inclusive cultures for minorities, LGBT employees, and women.

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The Best Workplaces in Diversity offer the very best workplace experiences according to the diverse employees who work there. To determine the list, Great Place to Work got feedback from 442,624 employees on more than 50 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

For the purposes of this list, “diverse” employees were anyone who identified as a racial/ethnic minority, female, LGBTQ, disabled, or who was born in 1964 or earlier. We compared the experiences these employees reported to that of their colleagues, focusing on areas that the data revealed the most differentiation in their daily workplace experience. We also considered the degree of representation in the organization.

Rankings were driven by diverse employees’ feedback. To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard, have at least 50 employees, and their survey results needed at least a 95% confidence level, and a 5% margin of error or better.

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Fortune’s annual list of companies in the U.S. doing the most to create inclusive cultures for minorities, LGBT employees, and women.

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“The work atmosphere is amazing. Everyone is excited and happy which makes the customers very excited and happy. I have never worked in such a place in my 27 years in retail; even when I’m down, this place picks me up. I love it.”


“Everyone at every level knows directives, future goals, etc. It’s very refreshing and very inclusive. Everyone is made to feel that their role is important. And part-time is just as important as full-time. They really don’t make a distinction.”


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Company Info

HQ Location Coppell, Texas
Industry Retail
Employees 4185
Year Founded 1978
# Work Sites 88
Web Address
Revenue (Most Recent Year) $820 million


Minorities 31%
Minority Executives 5%
Minority front-line managers 20%
Minority mid-level managers 11%
Women 66%
Women Executives 58%
Women front-line managers 61%
Women mid-level managers 60%
Boomers or older 30%

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