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    24. Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods Market
    Rank: 24 (Previous rank: 18)
    What makes it so great?
    Employees are buoyed by the wholesome grocer's mission to promote a healthy lifestyle. New hires get a 20% discount card for all products sold in the stores; employees who meet the goals of a healthy-living challenge get up to 30%.
    Headquarters:
    550 Bowie Street
    Austin, TX 78703
    2009 revenue ($ millions): 8,032
    Website: www.wholefoodsmarket.com
     
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    Employees  
    U.S. employees 52,915
    Employees outside U.S. 1,938
    Jobs  
    New jobs (1 year) 1,333
    % job growth (1 year) 3%
    % voluntary turnover 9%
    Applicants 299,898
    Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 1,800
    Pay Avg. annual pay*
    Most common job (salaried):
    Associate Store Team Leader
    $72,372
    Most common job (hourly):
    Cashier
    $18,191
    Benefits  
    Paid sabbaticals No
    Onsite child care No
    Health  
    100% health-care coverage Yes
    Onsite fitness center No
    Subsidized gym membership Yes
    Work-life  
    Job sharing program No
    Compressed workweek Yes
    Telecommuting No
    Diversity  
    % minorities 44%
    % women 44%
    Has nondiscrimination policy
    that includes sexual orientation?
    Yes
    Offers domestic partner benefits
    for same-sex couples?
    Yes
    Professional training  
    Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
    Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 60
    From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
    * 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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