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“Respect” is one of the “key ingredients” at this ­famously green grocery chain, which makes employees “feel welcome,” “appreciates” their contributions, and pays staffers in stores “fairly” with gain sharing and bonuses when they come in under budget on labor costs.

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Rank last year


Years on list


HQ location


Total employees


Job openings (as of February 2017)




Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$14.9 billion

Year founded


Type of organization


Number of work sites


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100% health coverage
Onsite fitness center
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
does not offer
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
% Women45%
% Minorities43%
% African-American/Black14%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White48%
% Hispanic/Latino20%
% Native American/Alaska Native1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity7%
Paid Time Off
General PTO10
Total PTO after 5 years19
# Sick daysConfidential
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers4
# Sick days for part-timers-
Most common job (for salaried employee)Associate Store Team Leader
Avg. base pay (salaried)$71,726
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$10,049
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$81,774
Most common job (for hourly employee)Prepared Foods Service Team Member
Avg. base pay (hourly)$28,944
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$678
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$29,622
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %-4%
# of job applicants900,000
Avg. # of applicants per opening-
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally6,354
% Jobs filled by referral-
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)33
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)35

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