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80. Build-A-Bear Workshop
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 80 (Previous rank: 94)
What makes it so great?
Average age of customers: 10. Two-thirds of employees are under age 25, 80% work part-time, and those averaging 20-plus hours can get health insurance.
Headquarters: 1954 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114
2008 revenue ($ millions): 468

Is Build-A-Bear Workshop a great employer, or what?
Build-A-Bear Workshop stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 4,588
Employees outside U.S. 1,185
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -150
% job growth (1 year) -14%
% voluntary turnover 14%
Applicants 14,150
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 29
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Chief Workshop Manager
$48,130
Most common job (hourly):
Assistant Workshop Manager
$35,130
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership No
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 29%
% women 86%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 35
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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