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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
Type of Organization
Year Founded1,978
Web Address
Total # of Employees
Best Companies Rank27
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% 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
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Two or More Races2%
% Caucasian/White70%