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41. QuikTrip
QuikTrip
Rank: 41 (Previous rank: 27)
What makes it so great?
New employees at this Midwest chain of convenience stores are taken under the wing of mentors, who work with them for two weeks.

Full-time turnover is 12% (unheard of in the industry), and the company maintains an IT staff of 79 to keep things running smoothly.

Sales per store are the highest of any convenience store in the U.S.

Headquarters: 4777 S. 129th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74134
2008 revenue ($ millions): 8,509
Website: www.quiktrip.com

Is QuikTrip a great employer, or what?
QuikTrip stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 10,311
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 314
% job growth (1 year) 5%
% voluntary turnover 12%
Applicants 185,611
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 82
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Manager
$69,560
Most common job (hourly):
Relief Assistant
$44,084
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 30%
% women 37%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 24
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 30
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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