Working as a Retail Associate
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“Great welcome to my Samsung exclusive store may I happy to help you to purchase the smart phone”
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“Caring and hardworking manager/owner happy to teach and open to suggestions and criticism”
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Top Companies for Retail Associate
Macy's, Inc., one of America’s most enduring, storied brands, has grown into a digitally led omnichannel retailer, powered by our award-winning eCommerce platforms, stores, distribution centers and support teams across the country. Headquartered in our iconic Herald Square location on W. 34th St. in New York City, the company operates more than 700+ locations under the Macy’s, Inc. umbrella: Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. Our approximately 90,000 colleagues carry on the Macy’s tradition, more than 160 years strong of serving customers at every stage of their lives and delivering them fashion, style, value and celebration. Learn more about us at macysinc.com. Learn about open job opportunities at macysJOBS.com.
Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. Kohl's business is built on a solid foundation of more than 65 million customers, an unmatched brand portfolio, industry-leading loyalty and Kohl's Card programs, a convenient and accessible nationwide store footprint, and large digital business on Kohls.com and the Kohl's mobile app.
What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs over 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world. Working at Walmart Our people make the difference. That phrase started as a meeting theme in 1979 and has since been our way of thinking. We couldn’t serve our customers without the continued support of our greatest asset: our associates. We’re proud to support them by offering jobs at all levels – and investing in our workforce through training and skills development so that all jobs lead to careers. At Walmart, we remind ourselves each day that our work isn’t just about what we achieve but how we achieve it. The way we conduct our business is as important as the products we sell and the services we provide. That means complying with the laws of the communities where we do business. But that is not enough. Associates who work at Walmart are expected to operate based on our high standards and values—respect, service, excellence, and integrity. Acting consistently with these values demands that a culture of integrity guides all our decisions. Our Code of Conduct reflects who we are as a company and how we bring our culture to life in our work every day. It applies to every Walmart associate. We also expect our business partners to embrace our values and meet these high standards. Associates and partners who do not share these values do not belong at Walmart. Our commitment to integrity is reflected in our actions. From ensuring the food and products we sell are safe; to using technology and data ethically and responsibly; to investigating concerns raised by our customers, associates, and stakeholders. Our commitments are embedded into every action we take. Integrity builds trust. That’s why our associates, customers, investors, suppliers, and business partners choose Walmart—they know we are a business they can trust.
For the past 40 years, Ross Stores, Inc. has grown from a six-store chain into a $18.9 billion, Fortune 500 Company. Our business model is resilient. By keeping costs low and offering exciting brands, we deliver value to our customers. Our unique off-price model enables us to continue opening new stores across the country, outpacing traditional retailers for three years running.
Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. Serving guests at over 1,800 stores nationwide and on Target.com, we make Target our guests’ preferred shopping destination by offering outstanding value, inspiration, innovation and an exceptional guest experience that no other retailer can deliver. Target is committed to responsible corporate citizenship, ethical business practices, environmental stewardship and generous community support. Since 1946, we have given 5 percent of our profits back to our communities. Our goal is to work as one team to fulfill our unique brand promise to our guests, wherever and whenever they choose to shop.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 35 home improvement company serving approximately 19 million customers a week in the United States. With the fiscal year 2022 sales of nearly $97 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 1,700 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
All Amazon teams and businesses, from Prime delivery to AWS, are guided by four key tenets: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that transform the way our customers live their lives and run their businesses.
The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, values and rewards dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals. We operate over 2,300 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada, and Mexico. All of our associates have one thing in mind — helping our customers build and improve their homes. Join The Home Depot team today and see for yourself why we are consistently ranked as a top Fortune 500 company.
T.J. Maxx was founded in 1976, and together with Marshalls in the U.S., forms Marmaxx, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. With stores across the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, T.J. Maxx also operates an e-commerce site, tjmaxx.com, launched in 2013.
THE STORY BEGINS... DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18-year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened. Dick’s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him, “Do it yourself.” Dick used that money and his relentless work-ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By the late 1970's, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today. AND LIVES ON... Today, headquartered in Pittsburgh, DICK'S Sporting Goods is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The company serves and inspires athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a combination of its dedicated teammates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. DICK'S Sporting Goods also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, live scorekeeping and video streaming. DICK'S Sporting Goods offers its products through a dynamic eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.