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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.

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    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