The women’s clothing and accessories retailer prides itself on a “people-first” ethos that encompasses customers as well as the company’s 2,700 employees.
- All sales associates, including part-time and seasonal employees, received a quarterly bonus of at least 10% of base pay in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, based on company performance.
- The Bright Ideas email initiative encourages all associates to share suggestions for improvement with company leaders, who respond regardless of whether an idea will be implemented.
- District leaders work in pairs and oversee an average of 10 store locations, which allows for frequent in-person visits and plenty of accessibility.
- Altar’d State employees can take up 48 hours of paid volunteer time per year. “We care about the community,” said one employee. “Our give-back is very important, and is unlike any other company.”
Courtesy of Altar'd State
As of 4/4/23
Specialty Retailers: Apparel
Market Value ($M)
Rank last year
Years on list
Employees (as of March 2023)
Job openings (as of March 2023)
Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
BenefitsAs of 7/30/22
100% health coverage
Compressed work weeks
did not disclose
Option to work remotely
Minimum requirement in-office attendance (days per week)
Percentage of health care premiums covered
Mental health coverage
Free mental health sessions (per year)
Free backup childcare time off (days)
Maximum $ amount covered for fertility services
did not disclose
Fully paid maternal leave (days)
Fully paid paternal leave (days)
Fully paid adoptive leave (days)
Maternal leave in addition to regular time off (days)
Paid days off for volunteering
DiversityAs of 7/30/22
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
% Two or more races
% Unknown ethnicity