Industry focus – best places to work in retail


Retail job postings in the U.S. have increased 15% since the start of 2012, and despite declines in early summer, employers’ postings have risen steadily over the last three months. Retail saw 6% job posting growth in October, the largest month-over-month increase of any industry.

With seasonal hiring in full swing, now is a great time to find a job in retail. But where should you look? Companies with highly satisfied employees are a great place to start.

Best Places to Work in Retail

The rankings below are based on reviews posted by current and former employees on Indeed’s Company Pages. With over 1 million reviews to date, Company Pages are the largest source of employer reviews in the world.

Company
Overall  Rating
We’re hiring!
1
Apple
  258 reviews
4,283 open jobs

2
Disney Store
  28 reviews
44 jobs open

3
Coach
  29 reviews
166 open jobs

4
Costco
  277 reviews
83 open jobs

5
IKEA
  207 reviews
76 job openings

6
Dressbarn
  81 reviews
38 job openings

7
Halloween City
  55 reviews
20 job openings

8
Champs Sports
  69 reviews
315 job openings

9
REI
  31 reviews
110 job openings

10
Nike
  158 reviews
395 job openings

11
Vitamin World
  32 reviews
2,100 job openings

12
Nordstrom
  457 reviews
1,437 job openings

13
Sherwin Williams
  146 reviews
207 job openings

14
Finish Line
  89 reviews
30 job openings

15
Bath Body Works
  350 reviews
46 job openings

The top 15 companies were rated highest by their employees on measures such as:

  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Management
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Culture
  • Work/Life Balance

It’s interesting to see the variety of retailers represented on the list. Halloween City, for example, received high marks on job culture and work/life balance. Employees appreciate the flexibility of the company’s seasonal positions and enjoy the fun work environment.

At Apple, the best place to work in retail, store employees operate in a unique retail environment – part technology showroom and part educational center. Employees love the company’s creative culture and the opportunities to solve technology challenges for their customers. Here’s a sampling of what Apple employees have to say about working there:

 Fast pace, stimulating environment

Specialist (Current Employee), New York, NY

On any given day I am a student, teacher, salesman, friend, consultant, and technician to our customers. While at the same time I am a key resource to my co-workers and an exemplary model of the Apple brand and its core values.

Enjoyable and fun place with great people to work with
Expert (Lead) Business Support (Current Employee), Braintree, MA

A typical day at work is the most enjoyable that I have had compared to anywhere else. Finding solutions, teaching prospective owners how Apple Technology is life changing. Unbelievable support from co-workers and management team.

What’s it like to work at your company? Find your company’s page and share your review to help get your company recognized on Indeed’s Best Places to Work leaderboard.

Article source: http://blog.indeed.com/2012/11/30/industry-focus-best-places-to-work-in-retail/


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