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    Communication means leadership at the organizational products retailer, where every full-time employee receives 270 hours of training the first year. But there’s also freedom to teach while on the retail floor. If employees see a colleague needing help, they are encouraged to provide advice, says Sunni McGarity, who works at a store in San Francisco. Employees also come to each other’s assistance in times of personal need. The Container Store has created an Employee First Fund, which allows workers struggling with a hardship to apply for financial assistance. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Information

    HQ Location
    Coppell, Texas
    Industry
    Retail
    Type of Organization
    Public
    Year Founded1,978
    Web Addresshttp://www.containerstore.com
    Total # of Employees
    4,905
    Best Companies Rank27
    Best Companies URL/best-companies/the-container-store-27/

    Diversity

    % of Women65%
    % of Women in Executive Positions64%
    % of Women in Manager Positions66%
    % of Minorities30%
    % of Minorities in Executive Positions9%
    % of Minorities in Manager Positions19%

    Race and Ethnicity Groups

    % African-American/Black11%
    % Asian5%
    % Hispanic/Latino13%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.49%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.26%
    % Two or More Races2%
    % Caucasian/White70%