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    “Respect” is one of the “key ingredients” at this ­famously green grocery chain, which makes employees “feel welcome,” “appreciates” their contributions, and pays staffers in stores “fairly” with gain sharing and bonuses when they come in under budget on labor costs.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year75
    Years on list
    20
    HQ location
    Austin
    Total employees86,645
    Job openings (as of February 2017)3,600
    Industry
    Retail
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
    $14.9 billion
    Year founded
    1980
    Type of organization
    Public
    Number of work sites508
    Websitehttp://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    yes
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    n/a
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    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

    % Women45%
    % Minorities43%
    % African-American/Black14%
    % Asian5%
    % Caucasian/White48%
    % Hispanic/Latino20%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    1%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    7%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO10
    Total PTO after 5 years
    19
    # Sick days
    Confidential
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers
    4
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Associate Store Team Leader
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$71,726
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$10,049
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$81,774
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Prepared Foods Service Team Member
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$28,944
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$678
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)$29,622
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %-4%
    # of job applicants900,000
    Avg. # of applicants per opening-
    FT voluntary turnover-
    Jobs filled internally6,354
    % Jobs filled by referral-
    # New graduates hired-
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)33
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)35