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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1
178 117
Apple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For

2
133 92
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

3
110 82
REI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
REI

4
101 80
Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Barnes & Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

5
103 101
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

6
71 60
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

7
37 24
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Trader Joe's

8
89 96
Gap Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Gap Inc. Family Clothing Stores, Retail

9
39 37
Wegmans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
joe-ahearn added Wegmans

10
90 102
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
95 134
Target is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For

12
26 35
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
33 49
Kroger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Kroger Supermarket, Retail

14
35 54
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Walgreens Retail

The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

15
14 23
Books-A-Million is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Books-A-Million Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

16
21 41
Petsmart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
dark wish added Petsmart

17
11 24
Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Office Depot Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

18
40 75
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
12 28
Old Navy (ITM) Inc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Old Navy (ITM) Inc

20
22 47
Rite Aid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Rite Aid Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores

21
11 19
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
33 68
Victoria's Secret is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Victoria's Secret Clothing, Women's Clothing Stores

23
25 54
OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
OfficeMax Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail

24
35 71
Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
anne.the.artist.porter added Kohl's Department store, Retail

25
10 27
Giant Eagle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
catluver9999 added Giant Eagle Supermarket

26
5 18
Academy Sports + Outdoors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Academy Sports + Outdoors Retail

27
12 32
Running Specialty Group is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
airman0078 added Running Specialty Group

28
21 50
Sleepy's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Sleepy's Retail

The Dumbest Questions Ever Asked To Retail Workers

29
3 9
Nordstrom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Lori Anderson added Nordstrom Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail - High end department store

30
2 8
Sheetz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
wwaryck added Sheetz Fast food

31
19 49
American Apparel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added American Apparel Clothing, Retail, Manufacturing

32
16 44
Banana Republic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Banana Republic Retail, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing

33
10 34
Agent Provocateur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Agent Provocateur Women's Clothing Stores, Other Clothing Stores

34
1 7
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
mary22 added Fuddruckers Restaurant

35
7 31
Migros is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
rickezwack added Migros Retail

36
22 68
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
mary22 added Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

37
30 133
Abercrombie & Fitch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Abercrombie & Fitch Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail