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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.

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    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