careers The Best Retail Companies to Work For  

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List Rules Any place of business that sells consumer goods

Looking for a list of top retail companies to work for? These are the best retail companies to work for as ranked by retail employees themselves. If you're looking for a new retail job and wondering, "what retail company should I work for?", there are many things to consider, like available hours, flexibility of schedule, and benefits plans offered to employees. The top retail stores to work for tend the be the ones that offer a mix of these options while allowing employees room for upward mobility and job promotion.

Not everyone has the same opinions about what makes a company one of the best retailers to work for. The best place to work for one person might be the company that offers the most paid time off. Others would seek available jobs with retail companies that have the best benefits packages (including health and wealth packages). Others still look for a retail job with flexible hours for school. There are many factors that contribute to the makings of a great retail job (like a chance to be promoted to management and locations in multiple cities), but every person has their own opinions to share on this list of the best retail companies to work for.

What are the best retail companies to work for? Who are the top retail employers? What is the best retail company to get a job with? What retail company offers the best benefits for employees? Many of these factors contribute to choosing the top retail company to work for. If you have worked for one of these places and have an opinion on which retail treats its employees best with regards to salary, management, and time off, vote for them here (up or down).

If you're of the belief that a happy employee gives the best customer service, you might want to augment your decision about the top retail company to work for with the lists of the companies with the best customer service and the companies with the worst customer service.
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194 122
Apple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For

2
142 101
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

3
115 90
REI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
REI

4
108 84
Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Barnes & Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

5
79 65
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

6
111 108
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

7
42 27
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Trader Joe's

8
43 42
Wegmans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
joe-ahearn added Wegmans

9
89 104
Gap Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Gap Inc. Family Clothing Stores, Retail

10
91 108
American Eagle Outfitters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
American Eagle Outfitters Family Clothing Stores, Clothing

11
101 141
Target is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For

12
30 37
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
david-knight added Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

13
17 25
Books-A-Million is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Books-A-Million Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

14
37 57
Kroger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Kroger Supermarket, Retail

The Best HBO Dramas of All Time

15
37 59
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Walgreens Retail

16
1 0
Speedway LLC is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Doreen Rebecca Gooding added Speedway LLC Petroleum industry, Retail

17
25 50
Petsmart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
dark wish added Petsmart

18
41 80
J.Crew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
J.Crew Retail, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores

19
37 73
Victoria's Secret is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Victoria's Secret Clothing, Women's Clothing Stores

20
12 29
Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Office Depot Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

21
13 22
Heb Grocery Company is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Robles added Heb Grocery Company

The Best Automotive Exterior Accessory Brands

22
7 21
Academy Sports + Outdoors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Academy Sports + Outdoors Retail

23
36 74
Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
anne.the.artist.porter added Kohl's Department store, Retail

24
22 50
Rite Aid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Rite Aid Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores

25
26 58
OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
OfficeMax Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail

26
6 13
Nordstrom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Lori Anderson added Nordstrom Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail - High end department store

27
10 30
Giant Eagle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
catluver9999 added Giant Eagle Supermarket

28
12 34
Old Navy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Old Navy

The Dumbest Questions Ever Asked To Retail Workers

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21 52
Sleepy's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Sleepy's Retail

30
12 34
Running Specialty Group is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
airman0078 added Running Specialty Group

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3 10
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
mary22 added Fuddruckers Restaurant

32
18 48
Banana Republic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Banana Republic Retail, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing

33
19 52
American Apparel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added American Apparel Clothing, Retail, Manufacturing

34
11 37
Agent Provocateur is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Agent Provocateur Women's Clothing Stores, Other Clothing Stores

35
2 10
Sheetz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
wwaryck added Sheetz Fast food

36
8 33
Migros is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
rickezwack added Migros Retail

37
27 84
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
mary22 added Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

38
32 139
Abercrombie & Fitch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Abercrombie & Fitch Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail