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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