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Retailer of storage containers went public in 2013. A quarter of its employees own stock in the company thanks to a direct share program that set aside 14% of the company’s total shares at the time of the company’s IPO. The 70-store chain said it would stick to its game plan. There were no layoffs and full-time, front-line workers continue to be paid an average of nearly $50,000 a year, double the retail average. On the 2015 docket are new stores in Glendale, Phoenix, Tucson and Milwaukee.

Company Info

CEO/Top Executive
Kip Tindell
Rank last year28
# of years on list16
F500 Rank-
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,978
Type of organization
Public
Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
$749 million
Web addresshttp://www.containerstore.com
Total US employees4,240
Full-Time jobs added in last year199
Number of work sites-

Perks

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

Diversity

% Women63.58%
% Minorities29.72%
% African-American10.07%
% Asian4.86%
% Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.50%
% Caucasian or White70.28%
% Hispanic/Latino12.45%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.31%
% Two or more races1.53%
Same-Sex Benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off

Holidays
10
Vacation-
Sick days
Set
General PTO
14

Compensation

Most common job (hourly)
Sales
Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$47,443
Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)$644
Most common job (salaried)
Store Manager
Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$74,730
Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)$2,019

Hiring/Staffing

FT voluntary turnover9.00%
# of job applicants49,441
Avg. # of applicants per opening118
# of jobs filled2,070
Jobs filled internally-
% of jobs filled by referral39.00%
# new graduates hired-
# of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)294