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To refresh its high-energy culture, this Sacramento-area grocery chain rented out a school last year and converted it to “Nugget High,” taking their managers back to school for a day. The “students” followed a typical high school schedule but the courses were not. The “Drama” class, for example, involved role-playing service scenarios that often occur in stores. In a nod to Fast Times at Ridgemont High, fun-loving Nugget had pizzas delivered to class, interrupting the teachers.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Eric Stille
Rank last year36
# of years on list10
F500 Rank-
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,926
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$275 million
Web addresshttp://www.nuggetmarket.com
Total US employees1,213
Full-Time jobs added in last year7
Number of work sites-

Perks

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

Diversity

% Women47.40%
% Minorities38.91%
% African-American2.64%
% Asian7.67%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.66%
% Caucasian or White60.02%
% Hispanic/Latino24.15%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.41%
% Two or more races3.38%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
6
Vacation
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 turnover9.00%
# of job applicants10,408
Avg. # of applicants per opening-
# of jobs filled273
Jobs filled internally111
% of jobs filled by referral26.00%
# new graduates hired-
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)22