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36. Container Store
Container Store
Rank: 36 (Previous rank: 32)
What makes it so great?
Women play key roles at this storage and organizer retailer: Females constitute 63 of 111 store managers, 12 of 14 vice presidents, and 30 of the 52 directors.
Headquarters: 500 Freeport Parkway
Coppell, TX 75019
2008 revenue ($ millions): 551

Is Container Store a great employer, or what?
Container Store stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 3,233
Employees outside U.S. 596
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -99
% job growth (1 year) -9%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 54,552
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 115
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Sales
$45,299
Most common job (hourly):
Distribution Center
$33,382
Benefits  
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 26%
% women 67%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): N.A.
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 241
From the Feb. 8, 2010 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 2008 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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