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DIY teddy bear retailer recently added “DiBEARsity” as a core value, backing up it with a push to hire Spanish-speaking employees in stores and the “Bearquarters” call center. Nearly one-third of workers are minorities.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Sharon John
Rank last year63
# of years on list7
F500 Rank-
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,997
Type of organization
Public
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$379 million
Web addresshttp://www.buildabear.com
Total US employees3,273
Full-Time jobs added in last year-34
Number of work sites-

Perks

Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
no

Diversity

% Women86.74%
% Minorities32.05%
% African-American10.14%
% Asian2.32%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.21%
% Caucasian or White67.80%
% Hispanic/Latino14.12%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.37%
% Two or more races4.89%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
6
Vacation-
Sick days-
General PTO
15

Compensation

Most common job (hourly)
Assistant Workshop Manager
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$34,174
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)$506
Most common job (salaried)
Chief Workshop Manager
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$47,477
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)$1,117

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover16.00%
# of job applicants105,991
Avg. # of applicants per opening30
# of jobs filled574
Jobs filled internally341
% of jobs filled by referral9.00%
# new graduates hired6
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)29