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Hugs, smiles, and high fives “set the tone” at this family-owned ­grocery chain. “We’re like the Disneyland of grocery stores,” says one staffer. Even part-timers pay zero health premiums, and everyone gets a 4% 401(k) match. Here managers feel like “just another friend at work” who “happen to assign what you do.”

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Company Info

Rank last year13
Years on list
12
HQ location
Woodland, Calif.
Total employees1,818
Job openings (as of February 2017)96
Industry
Retail
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$315.0 million
Year founded
1926
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites19
Websitehttp://www.nuggetmarket.com

Perks

100% health coverage
yes
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
no
Job sharing
no
Compressed work weeks
no
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
no
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
no
College tuition reimbursement
no

Diversity

% Women46%
% Minorities44%
% African-American/Black3%
% Asian6%
% Caucasian/White54%
% Hispanic/Latino28%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Two or more races
5%
% Unknown ethnicity
2%

Paid Time Off

General PTO11
Total PTO after 5 years
31
# Sick days
5
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers
11
# Sick days for part-timers
5

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Store Director
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Checker
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %6%
# of job applicants13,637
Avg. # of applicants per opening18
FT voluntary turnover15%
Jobs filled internally230
% Jobs filled by referral18
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)150
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)40