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The retailer of storage solutions and home-keeping hires only about 3% of applicants, but those who make the cut are rewarded with higher-than-average pay and a fun-loving culture, with traditions like “We Love Our Employees Day,” chili cook-offs, and a soap box derby. Every part-time worker has access to health insurance, and based on employee feedback, the company recently lowered the amount workers have to kick in for co-pays and deductibles. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year27
# of years on list
17
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,978
CEO/Top executive
Kip Tindell
HQ location
Coppell, Texas
Type of organization
Public
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$781.9 million
Web addresshttp://www.containerstore.com
Total U.S. employees
4,281
Total employees outside the U.S.
624
Full-time jobs added in last year
48
FT job growth in the past year
3%
Number of work sites
73

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
no
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
no
Max tuition
-
Offers paid time off for volunteering
no
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women65
% Minorities30
% African-American/Black
10.6
% Asian
4.7
% Caucasian/White
69.8
% Hispanic/Latino
12.5
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.3
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.5
% Two or more races
1.6
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
8
Vacation
-
Sick days
Set
General PTO
8.5
Total PTO after 5 years
29

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Store Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$73,470
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$1,864
Total pay (salaried position)$75,334.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Sales
Avg. base pay (hourly)$47,816
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$427
Total pay (hourly position)$48,243

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)2,272
# of job applicants
50,291
Avg. # of applicants per opening
110
FT voluntary turnover
8%
# of jobs filled
1,954
Jobs filled internally
-
% of jobs filled by referral
30%
# new graduates hired-

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)266
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)266