Careers The Best Retail Companies to Work For  

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

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154 113
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

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117 95
Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Barnes & Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

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121 100
REI is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
REI

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88 78
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

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49 34
Trader Joe's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Trader Joe's

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118 131
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider

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94 116
American Eagle Outfitters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
American Eagle Outfitters Family Clothing Stores, Clothing

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92 114
Gap Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Gap Inc. Family Clothing Stores, Retail

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46 51
Wegmans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
joe-ahearn added Wegmans

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34 43
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
david-knight added Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

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108 157
Target is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For

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44 68
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Walgreens Retail

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42 69
Kroger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Kroger Supermarket, Retail

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19 32
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

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31 61
Petsmart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
dark wish added Petsmart

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42 87
J.Crew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
J.Crew Retail, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores

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40 84
Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
anne.the.artist.porter added Kohl's Department store, Retail

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9 26
Academy Sports + Outdoors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Academy Sports + Outdoors Retail

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39 85
Victoria's Secret is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Victoria's Secret Clothing, Women's Clothing Stores

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27 65
OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
OfficeMax Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail

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12 36
Giant Eagle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
catluver9999 added Giant Eagle Supermarket

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12 37
Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Office Depot Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

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14 42
Old Navy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
ChloeFletcher added Old Navy

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22 60
Rite Aid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Rite Aid Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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13 30
Heb Grocery Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Robles added Heb Grocery Company

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7 19
Nordstrom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Lori Anderson added Nordstrom Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail - High end department store

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21 59
Sleepy's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Sleepy's Retail

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20 58
American Apparel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added American Apparel Clothing, Retail, Manufacturing

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18 53
Banana Republic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Banana Republic Retail, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing

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12 40
Running Specialty Group is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
airman0078 added Running Specialty Group

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12 43
Agent Provocateur is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
averagej123 added Agent Provocateur Women's Clothing Stores, Other Clothing Stores

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1 8
Speedway LLC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
Doreen Rebecca Gooding added Speedway LLC Petroleum industry, Retail

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9 38
Migros is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
rickezwack added Migros Retail

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3 16
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
mary22 added Fuddruckers Restaurant

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3 17
Sheetz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
wwaryck added Sheetz Fast food

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34 121
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Retail Companies to Work For
mary22 added Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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35 147
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