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Maine’s legendary outdoor apparel retailer has an unbelievably low turnover among full-time employees at 3%, while part-time turnover is only low at 11%. Employees like their discount of 33 to 40 percent on LLBean items. And the 103-year-old company also sponsors a club that plans excursions like sea kayaking, camping and snowshoeing.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Christopher McCormick
Rank last year-
# of years on list3
F500 Rank-
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,912
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$1.6 billion
Web addresshttp://www.llbean.com
Total US employees4,966
Full-Time jobs added in last year54
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
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
yes

Diversity

% Women58.60%
% Minorities5.16%
% African-American1.83%
% Asian1.79%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.00%
% Caucasian or White94.64%
% Hispanic/Latino0.87%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.32%
% Two or more races0.34%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
11
Vacation
12.5
Sick days
Set
General PTO-

Compensation

Most common job (hourly)-
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
Most common job (salaried)-
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover3.00%
# of job applicants9,026
Avg. # of applicants per opening62
# of jobs filled292
Jobs filled internally154
% of jobs filled by referral5.00%
# new graduates hired10
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)50