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The 20 Best Retail Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 2020)

Looking for a new job in retail? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best retail companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Retail companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of April 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best retail companies to work for

1. Pure Romance

4.2 stars

Pure Romance is a retail company headquartered in the Chatswood area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pure Romance:

"Pure Romance is hands down, the best company I have ever worked with. "

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2. Eileen Fisher

4.0 stars

Eileen Fisher is a retail company headquartered in the Irvington, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Eileen Fisher:

"This is a great company to work for if you are hired on as a permanent employee - there is a lot of support, good benefits, etc. The culture is warm and supportive. It does take..."

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3. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company headquartered in the Vancouver, Canada area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"I have felt empowered working for lululemon both in my professional life and personal life. I appreciate the focus on both personal and professional growth and development and t..."

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4. Thirty-One Gifts

3.9 stars

Thirty-One Gifts is a retail company headquartered in the Columbus, OH area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Thirty-One Gifts:

"Great opportunity, just too many in area to really grow"

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5. L.L.Bean

3.9 stars

L.L.Bean is a retail company headquartered in the Freeport, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L.L.Bean:

"Wonderful group of people that you want to be a part of"

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6. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company headquartered in the Fairfax, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Custom Ink:

"They are heavily invested in the professional growth of their team, are flexible, kind, and understanding, and leadership makes time to meet and listen to you. "

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7. Zappos

3.8 stars

Zappos is a retail company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Zappos:

"Zappos is a great place if you love change, and strong culture. Depending on what department youh work for, youbeither have tons of freedom or none at all. Wish they would get b..."

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8. Brighton Collectibles

3.7 stars

Brighton Collectibles is a retail company headquartered in the Avocado Heights, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brighton Collectibles:

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9. IKEA Group

3.6 stars

IKEA Group is a retail company headquartered in the Malmö, Sweden area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for IKEA Group:

"IKEA as a global corporation is a leader in insuring equal pay and opportunity for women and should be applauded for its progressive maternity leave program. Unfortunately, th..."

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10. Wegmans Food Markets

3.5 stars

Wegmans Food Markets is a retail company headquartered in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wegmans Food Markets:

"Absolutely great company to work for! There are opportunities to help offer daycare and longer maternity leave (currently give 6 weeks paid disability-allowed to take up to 12 t..."

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11. Maurices

3.5 stars

Maurices is a retail company headquartered in the Duluth, MN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Maurices:

"I love working here, sometimes it can be stressful. But I enjoy being able to empower women and make them feel better about themselves!"

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12. REI

3.4 stars

REI is a retail company headquartered in the Kent, WA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for REI:

"REI is a great company to work for long term. There are lots of opportunity for growth and enrichment. The company does a great job of working to recognize the hard work of thei..."

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13. Buffalo Exchange

3.4 stars

Buffalo Exchange is a retail company headquartered in the Tucson, AZ area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Buffalo Exchange:

"Great for women!"

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14. HEB

3.4 stars

HEB is a retail company headquartered in the San Antonio, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for HEB:

"Great company"

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15. L Brands

3.4 stars

L Brands is a retail company headquartered in the Columbus, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L Brands:

"My biggest issue with L Brands was the lack of support for pumping (breast milk) at work. They do supply one tiny lactation room, but often times it was full (with a line of a f..."

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16. Jet.com

3.4 stars

Jet.com is a retail company headquartered in the Hoboken, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Jet.com:

"Awesome culture/ environment, fair pay, good leaders."

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17. Build-A-Bear Workshop

3.4 stars

Build-A-Bear Workshop is a retail company headquartered in the Overland, MO area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Build-A-Bear Workshop:

"It was a great place to work. Everyone I came in contact with was friendly and understanding and there were lots of woman we were on top! The company's CEO is a woman and it was..."

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18. The Container Store

3.3 stars

The Container Store is a retail company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Container Store:

"When they went public, the culture changed drastically! You are just a number and they answer to stock holders, so employees do not matter anymore in the stores. Corporate still..."

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19. H&M

3.3 stars

H&M is a retail company headquartered in the Stockholm, Sweden area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for H&M:

"I work in a retail, store level, position. So some if the features that were asked about are not relevant to that kind of job (I.e. gym facilities). Also, it is retail, so fle..."

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20. CarMax

3.3 stars

CarMax is a retail company headquartered in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CarMax:

"There is no wage gap. Get a life. "

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of April 1, 2020.

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