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11 Best Retail Companies to Work For

You aren’t looking for a retail job just for the employee discount. (Though no one here is saying that shouldn’t be a factor!) You want to work somewhere that treats its employees well—with benefits, to boot. These 11 retailers earned top spots on our annual Best Places to Work list, so you can feel comfortable applying at any of them or all of them, if you want.

1. Lululemon

Best Places to Work Rank: 6

Overall Rating: 4.6

What Employees Say: “The workout benefits are my favorite. They pay for your fitness classes. The amount varies full-time to part-time. The culture is amazing. I see how from the outside it could look cult like – but everyone within the company genuinely cares about your personal well-being and the goals you want to achieve in life. Also, day to day work on the retail floor is fun!” — Current Employee

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2. H E B

Best Places to Work Rank: 20

Overall Rating: 4.5

What Employees Say: “H-E-B is a fantastic company! Wonderful benefits, great work environment, people-focused culture, open-door policy to address concerns—not to mention, great food!” — Current Employee

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3. Wegmans Food Markets

Best Places to Work Rank: 29

Overall Rating: 4.3

What Employees Say: “Awesome pay, all the over time you could want, but only if you want. No mandatory overtime, free uniforms, gift cards for offering over time, excellent health benefits, flexible schedule, part time can dictate their schedule, if you have appointments you can go in early so you don’t have to lose hours.” — Current Employee

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4. Discount Tire

Best Places to Work Rank: 51

Overall Rating: 3.9

What Employees Say: “Unlimited potential. Every employee starts out changing tires and works up from there. They support their people in times of hardship and they are growing fast. The leaders are looking to the future and they are making changes to meet the new higher expectations of the customer.” — Current Employee

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5. NIKE

Best Places to Work Rank: 53

Overall Rating: 4.0

What Employees Say: “Every day is different and you get the challenge yourself and teammates to give quality customer service. The waitlist of people who work for the company are usually nice and helpful.” — Current Employee

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6. REI

Best Places to Work Rank: 61

Overall Rating: 3.8

What Employees Say: “It’s great to work in a place with high values, respect and kindness from the whole team of employees and management. If you work hard and are interested in the company and what it stands for, you will go far. but if you treat it like a job at a fast food joint, then you won’t get full time. They are great about giving you the hours and schedule you want if you work hard and take pride in your work.” — Current Employee

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7. Kwik Trip

Best Places to Work Rank: 64

Overall Rating: 3.9

What Employees Say: “Great culture, opportunities for advancement, solid ownership and executive management.” — Current Employee

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8. Trader Joe’s

Best Places to Work Rank: 70

Overall Rating: 4.0

What Employees Say: “Absolute best company to work for. Great environment. They offer insurance and 401k to part time employee’s. It’s easy to advance within.” — Former Employee

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9. J. Crew

Best Places to Work Rank: 75

Overall Rating: 3.8

What Employees Say: “J. Crew was a good place to work overall. The benefits were great, the time off was great, the wellness great, and the corporate discount great. The morals of the company also good – a forward thinking company. I thought the review process was great as well—a process where peers review peers and employees review managers in addition to being reviewed by managers.” — Former Employee

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10. QuikTrip

Best Places to Work Rank: 86

Overall Rating: 3.8

What Employees Say: “Your starting hourly rate is more than minimum wage, they work with your schedule, you have some great coworkers, great job a college student, you can work at any store in your area so there is always an abundance of hours you can work, [and] they pay overtime.” — Current Employee

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11. Adidas

Best Places to Work Rank: 93

Overall Rating: 3.9

What Employees Say: “Outstanding 401k company matching program, great salary and compensation. Family oriented, with flex time to meet your family needs. Outstanding vacation benefits.” — Former Employee

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