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94. Build-A-Bear Workshop
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 94 (Previous rank: N.A.)
What makes it so great?
Employees gush about working in the 375 mostly mall-based stores and interacting with parents and their kids who create their own stuffed teddy bears. "I love my job. It keeps me young and happy," said one.
Headquarters: 1954 Innerbelt Business Ctr Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63114
2007 revenue ($ millions): 474
U.S. employees 4,886
Employees outside U.S. 1,294
New jobs (1 year) 16
% job growth (1 year) 2%
% voluntary turnover 30%
Applicants 11,209
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 25
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Chief Workshop Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Assistant Workshop Manager
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
% minorities 29%
% women 86%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 55
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 35
From the February 2, 2009 issue
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 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data 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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