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24. Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market
Rank: 24 (Previous rank: 18)
What makes it so great?
Employees are buoyed by the wholesome grocer's mission to promote a healthy lifestyle. New hires get a 20% discount card for all products sold in the stores; employees who meet the goals of a healthy-living challenge get up to 30%.
Headquarters:
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703
2009 revenue ($ millions): 8,032
Website: www.wholefoodsmarket.com
 
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Employees  
U.S. employees 52,915
Employees outside U.S. 1,938
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 1,333
% job growth (1 year) 3%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 299,898
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 1,800
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Associate Store Team Leader
$72,372
Most common job (hourly):
Cashier
$18,191
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting No
Diversity  
% minorities 44%
% women 44%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 60
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 60
From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 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.
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