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15. Zappos.com
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 15 (Previous rank: 23)
What makes it so great?
Now an Amazon.com subsidiary, the online retailer has vowed to maintain its zany culture. CEO Tony Hsieh and COO Alfred Lin held an all-hands meeting after the deal was announced, telling employees they would each receive a Kindle and a retention bonus equal to 40% of their annual salary, with 20% paid this past December and 20% next December.
Headquarters: 2280 Corporate Circle
Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89074
2008 revenue ($ millions): 1,011

Is Zappos.com a great employer, or what?
Zappos.com stats
U.S. employees 1,300
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) -323
% job growth (1 year) -21%
% voluntary turnover 15%
Applicants 12,900
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 106
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Assistant Buyer 3
Most common job (hourly):
Team Member
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting No
% minorities 24%
% women 59%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 142
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 129
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
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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