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All employees at Build-a-Bear start training in the same spot: working at one of the company’s 244 stores across the U.S. Everyone “experiences serving our guests,” says Arvetta Powell, the company’s director of “dibearsity.” To help move careers forward, there’s a formal mentor program that enables junior employees to pick an area of the company where they want to work. A mentor provides formal guidance for one year. Read the Great Place to Work review.

Company Information

HQ Location
St. Louis, Mo.
Industry
Retail
Type of Organization
Public
Year Founded1,997
Web Addresshttp://www.buildabear.com
Total # of Employees
4,216
Best Companies Rank59
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Diversity

% of Women87%
% of Women in Executive Positions57%
% of Women in Manager Positions77%
% of Minorities35%
% of Minorities in Executive Positions-
% of Minorities in Manager Positions16%

Race and Ethnicity Groups

% African-American/Black10%
% Asian2%
% Hispanic/Latino16%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.21%
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.37%
% Two or More Races5%
% Caucasian/White66%