L.L. Bean
Various shirts is seen at the L.L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine on Thursday, March 24, 2011. A spokesman at the outdoors and clothing retailer announced that the company is offering permanent, no-strings-attached free shipping. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)Photograph by Pat Wellenbach — AP

    Maine's legendary outdoor apparel retailer has an unbelievably low turnover among full-time employees at 3%, while part-time turnover is only low at 11%. Employees like their discount of 33 to 40 percent on LLBean items. And the 103-year-old company also sponsors a club that plans excursions like sea kayaking, camping and snowshoeing.

    Company Info

    CEO/Top ExecutiveChristopher McCormick
    Rank last year-
    # of years on list3
    F500 Rank-
    Year founded1,912
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)$1.6 billion
    Web addresswww.llbean.com
    Total US employees4,966
    Full-Time jobs added in last year54
    Number of work sites-


    Offers compressed work weeksYes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Offers paid time off for volunteeringYes
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsYes
    Onsite medical care facilityNo
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employeesYes


    % Women58.60%
    % Minorities5.16%
    % African-American1.83%
    % Asian1.79%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander-
    % Caucasian or White94.64%
    % Hispanic/Latino0.87%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.32%
    % Two or more races0.34%
    Same-Sex BenefitsYes
    Non-discrimination policyYes

    Paid Time Off

    Sick daysSet
    General PTO-


    Most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)-
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)-
    Most common job (salaried)-
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)-
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)-


    FT voluntary turnover3.00%
    # of job applicants9,026
    Avg. # of applicants per opening62
    # of jobs filled292
    Jobs filled internally154
    % of jobs filled by referral5.00%
    # new graduates hired10
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)50