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Led by CEO Sharon Price John, the DIY stuffed animal retailer is 87% staffed by women, who hold 74% of manager positions. Many cite the company’s training, fair pay, and personally challenging work environment as reasons for calling it a great workplace. In the past year it held an International Day of Party Training for employees to share ideas for celebrations. “I love that they offer convenient services such as on-the-spot oil changes, massages, and yoga at the office,” says one employee at its St. Louis headquarters. Read the Great Place to Work review.

Company Info

Industry Sector
HQ Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Year Founded1,997
Company Type
$379.1 million
Web Address
Best Companies Rank
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Total Number of Employees
Number of Female Employees2,839
% of Women in the Company87%
% of Women in Executive Positions50%
% of Women in Manager Positions74%