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Published together with our partner Great Place to Work, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies.

Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

To see the schedule for all of our Best Workplaces lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website

Fortune’s second annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women highlights companies with generous benefits, flexible schedules, and an emphasis on balancing work and life. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and the representation of women within the organizations.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop

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Employees say:

 

“Build-A-Bear workshop has helped me grow as a person. I was taught how to talk to people and really be myself. Working here reminds me how something like a teddy bear can make a kid happy, and that gives me an amazing feeling when I come to work. I have made some great friends. This is definitely a second home.”

 

“There is such a sense of family here, throughout the entire company. I have never worked someplace where even members of corporate know you, and interact with you and are super friendly. This is without a doubt the best company I have ever worked for. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Industry Retail
Sector Specialty
HQ Location St. Louis
Company Type Public
# Work Sites 244
U.S. Employees 3334
Web Address http://www.buildabear.com
Best Companies
Best Companies Rank 45
Best Companies URL http://fortune.com/best-companies/build-a-bear-workshop-45/

Women in the Organization

% of Women in the Company 88%
% of Women in Executive/Manager Positions 77%
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