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21. Container Store

Container Store
Rank: 21 (Previous rank: 36)
What makes it so great?
The storage products retailer, a stalwart of this list, has ramped up its already rigorous training: First-year full-time employees now get a minimum of 263 hours. It's also known for high pay -- full-time sales clerk salaries average $44,000.
500 Freeport Parkway
Coppell, TX 75019
2009 revenue ($ millions): 523
Website: www.containerstore.com
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U.S. employees 3,338
Employees outside U.S. 606
New jobs (1 year) -28
% job growth (1 year) -3%
% voluntary turnover 8%
Applicants 49,520
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) N.A.
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Sales
Most common job (hourly):
Distribution Center
Paid sabbaticals Yes
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership No
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
% minorities 27%
% women 66%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 100**
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 100**
From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
** Company offers 263 hours of training for first-year, full-time employees and 100 hours of training for second-year, full-time store employees.
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