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22. The Container Store

The Container Store
Rank: 22 (Previous rank: 21)
What makes it so great?
Employees here heap praise on management for avoiding layoffs during the recession and for an attentiveness to well-being that includes handing out cold water at distribution centers during the summer months.
Headquarters:
500 Freeport Parkway
Coppell, TX 75019
2010 revenue ($ millions): 569
Website: www.containerstore.com
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Employees  
U.S. employees 3,495
Employees outside U.S. 650
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 99
% job growth (1 year) 11%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 52,261
Job openings (as of 1/2/12) 150
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Managers
$70,539
Most common job (hourly):
Sales
$44,981
Benefits  
Fully paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership No
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 28%
% women 66%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 263
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 263
From the Feb. 6, 2012 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2010 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2011 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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