Best Workplaces in Retail™ 2019
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1Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
- Rochester, NY, US
I feel a unique sense of opportunity in this workspace, as if managers are always inviting their employees to learn, and that anyone, from even the lowest positions, can advance and create a career for themselves if they prove capable.
To work at a place where you know the hard work you're putting in serves a greater purpose than just profitability and is actually helping improve the day to day lives of those in need is a remarkable feeling.
2Publix Super Markets Inc.
- Lakeland, FL, US
My opinions matter; I am treated with respect by management and co-workers; when a mistake is made I am counselled with concern, patience, compassion and options for further assistance if needed to ensure my success at my job.
You are given opportunities from day one that at other companies would not occur until managerial or above levels. Managers really care about helping you develop your career. The energy is high in the office and everyone you encounter is friendly.
- Richmond, VA, US
I believe the people that are hired here are not just hired by credentials, but also integrity, which plays a big part in creating the Carmax atmosphere it has. There is plenty of room for growth and opportunity for many people.
The company does a great job of defining it's purpose, aligning employees on how their efforts work towards that purpose, provide them with growth opportunities as well as the autonomy to execute on initiatives the way that they see fit.
4Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
- Kent, WA, US
The co-op aspect gives a sense of community between customers, employees and other guests. The discount benefits, learning opportunities through offered classes and training, and general sense of community make REI the best retail job I've had.
Zoro involves employees in nearly every decision, regardless of how important or insignificant it may feel. That makes us feel like we're valued and trusted.
5Nugget Market, Inc.
- Woodland, CA, US
It's the only job that I've had that makes me feel like Im a real contributor to the workplace, not just another worker bee. My hard work is noticed and rewarded both with in store awards but also through raises and promotions.
Our company is deeply rooted in our values system and it is real. We try to make decisions based that system and never compromise. We also have fun doing it! We believe that this translates to the relationship we have with our customers.
- Altoona, PA, US
This company is like a family. Even though we are growing, everyone knows everyone. We band together through our struggles, and we celebrate our victories, together.
- Fairfax, VA, US
Custom Ink is a truly caring company that cares not only for the profit their employees pull in, but whatever is needed to better their employees lives. Our physical, mental and work life health is taken into consideration.
- Ventura, CA, US
Work for purpose and profit. It's not just about earning a salary at Patagonia; people believe that the work they are doing is improving our planet and we are lucky to spend our working hours striving towards a meaningful goal.
9Cumberland Farms, Inc.
- Westborough, MA, US
We are all very motivated to learn and succeed. We care about each other professionally and personally so it makes for a much better work environment. Coming to work and seeing the smiling faces of my other employees is a terrific feeling.
10Burlington Stores, Inc.
- Burlington, NJ, US
There is a smile on most associates faces and the offices in general have a upbeat nature to it. We are given the opportunity to grow and it shows through Burlington's effort for employee engagement and development.
11Foot Locker, Inc.
- New York, NY, US
The energy that's present its amazing. Nobody in the mall can match the type of connections we make with the customers and the employees. We do actually feel like a family here.
- Boston, MA, US
Wayfair provides you the opportunity to grow and push yourself to new heights. You're handed a lot of responsibility early on, and given the road map to succeed and rise up the ranks. If you have an idea, you can give it a shot.
- Maryville, TN, US
I love that it's a faith and mission rooted store. Being able to tell people that we are more than cute boutique really surprises them and I feel as though we can make more personal relationships with our customers because of it.
- San Francisco, CA, US
This company embodies what it stands for: Family, Fun & Fashion. Coming to work when you walk through the doors, you feel excited and pumped to be at work. Everyone is collaborative, eager to learn new things and knows when to have fun.
15The Container Store
- Coppell, TX, US
The collection of people who work here are passionate, talented and caring - more than I've seen in many organizations. There is a family feel with co-workers; people truly care about each other both at work and in their personal lives.