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11 Companies Hiring Just in Time for the Holiday Season With Awesome Perks

Posted by Emily Moore

October 31, 2017

Great news for those in the retail industry — according to Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports, the salaries for several key retail roles are on the rise, outpacing many other job titles and industries. In fact, store managers (up 4.0 percent to $48,616), cashiers (up 3.7 percent to $27,549), warehouse associates (up 4.3 percent to $42,893) and truck drivers (up 4.1 percent to $52,629) have some of the fastest-growing salaries, fueled largely by the seasonal demand for retail workers.

But beyond just salaries, many retailers are offering competitive benefits in order to attract the talent they need during this busy time. Given this, it’s hard to imagine a better time to find a job in retail than right now. So if you need some extra cash for the holidays and want to work for a company that offers a total compensation package, consider a job at one of the following companies.

1. Starbucks

Company Rating: 3.9

Benefits: Starbucks calls their total pay package “Your Special Blend,” and it includes tailored benefits that may include bonuses, 401(k) matching and discounted stock purchase options for those working 20 or more hours a week. In addition, their Starbucks College Achievement Plan allows employees to earn a fully-paid bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program.


What Employees Say: “Company perks like Insurance for part-time employees, College assistance programs, Flexible Hours, Fun environment.” —Former Shift Supervisor

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2. Sephora

Company Rating: 3.6

Benefits: Sephora employees are never left wanting for great beauty products. Team members get free products throughout the year, as well as generous discounts. And no matter your role — full-time, part-time, seasonal, etc. — you’re eligible for a bonus based on company performance.

What Employees Say: “always opportunities to grow within the company. your career path is always top of mind and the company invest so much in making sure you get where you want to go. the development is amazing. never have i worked for [an] employer that cares nearly as much. they really want to see you win and i love that about this company.” —Current Education Lead

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3. Amazon

Company Rating: 3.7

Benefits: Employees who work 20 or more hours per week at Amazon get a range of benefits, including “life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance with premiums paid in full by Amazon, and funding towards medical insurance,” says Business Insider. They can also become eligible for Amazon’s Career Choice program, which offers tuition assistance for training in high-demand careers.

What Employees Say: “Pros: 1. The pay is Great 2. The cool coworkers 3. Nice management 4. Good hours 5. Part timers get benefits.” —Current Warehouse Worker

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4. Target

Company Rating: 3.4

Benefits: 10 percent discount at Target and with a 20 percent wellness discount on select food and products, flexible scheduling and competitive pay.

What Employees Say: “Lots of learning, developing as well as challenging the status quo. Learn to work through big picture problems that plague many workplaces.” —Current Executive Team Leader

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5. Pier 1 Imports

Company Rating: 3.3

Benefits: A generous 25% discount that kicks in immediately, as well as flexible schedules, competitive pay and opportunities for growth and development.

What Employees Say: “The people you work with are wonderful! The customers are great and it is so much fun helping them find the right pieces! If you are willing to learn management is willing to teach! The products are beautiful which helps to sell! I love that it is not commissioned so the environment is very friendly!” —Current Sales Associate

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6. UPS

Company Rating: 3.5

Benefits: UPS’ Earn and Learn program offers full-time benefits like medical and dental coverage and tuition assistance to part-time employees as well.

What Employees Say: “Benefits package, overtime for over 5 hrs of work for part-time employees, tuition reimbursement, top of the line health insurance that does not come out of your paycheck, 401k after 5 yrs of service, paid vacations and holidays, no required weekends unless specified in your bid position, opportunities to change positions and be promoted.” —Current High Volume Sorter

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7. Costco

Company Rating: 3.9

Benefits: After a certain period, all Costco employees — full-time hourly, part-time hourly, and salaried — are eligible for benefits which include healthcare, dental care, vision, 401(k) and a stock plan, to name just a few.

What Employees Say: “Best retail job out there with room to move up in the company if you stick around. Really easy going and friendly environment.” —Former Merchandiser

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8. Lowe’s

Company Rating: 3.4

Benefits: After 89 days of employment, eligible part-time employees can receive a host of benefits such as Part-time Medical Plans, Pharmacy Discount Card, Dental, Vision, Holiday, 401(k) Plan and more.

What Employees Say: “Working part-time allows for flexibility, some benefits, 401k, medical, dental, vision as well as a way to stay active and be paid for it.” —Current Employee

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9. REI

Company Rating: 3.9

Benefits: When employees (part-time or full-time) at REI reach their individual, department and company goals, they’re eligible for bonuses through the Annual Incentive Plan. In addition, team members earn a whopping 50% discount on all REI Gear and Apparel, as well as a 30% discount on most REI Adventures trips, to name just a few perks.

What Employees Say: “Excellent benefits and the pay was decent as a seasonal employee. Also great discounts.” —Former Sales Employee

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10. Kohl’s

Company Rating: 3.4

Benefits: In advance of the hiring season, Kohl’s is on a hiring frenzy — and they’re offering competitive benefits to attract the right candidates. Kohl’s employees get a 15% associate discount, weekly paychecks, paid lunch breaks, free access to an onsite wellness clinic, average hours and weekend incentives, shift premiums and more!

What Employees Say: “Flexible hours and starting pay is good for associates. Always an opportunity to grow and switch departments.” —Current Customer Service Associate

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11. Land’s End

Company Rating: 3.4

Benefits: In addition to an employee discount, Land’s End employees located at the call center, distribution center and corporate headquarters have access to the Comer Center, a state-of-the-art wellness facility which contains a gym, pool, sports leagues and a variety of exercise, nutrition and wellness classes.

What Employees Say: “The company treats their employees in the same manner we are expected to treat the customer...with extraordinary care & service.” —Current Customer Service Specialist

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