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The 20 Best Retail Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

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 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best retail companies to work for

1. Pure Romance

4.3 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 salary satisfaction (4.6 stars) and the people you work with (4.6 stars).

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

"Love this woman based company, While women are the primary focus and all consultants are women, there are men in corporate positions, very supportive for women that want a better …"

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2. CCA Global Partners

4.1 stars

CCA Global Partners is a retail company headquartered in the Manchester, NH area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.7 stars).

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3. Philz Coffee

4.0 stars

Philz Coffee is a retail company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Philz Coffee:

"From our store leadership to our home office leadership, I'm proud to say I see a lot of female representation. I report to a female leader and feel extremely supported. While the…"

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4. 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 sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

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

"Lululemon is a company that very obviously values all people. There are ample opportunities for development and enhancement. The company supports you as an individual while encour…"

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5. Zappos

3.8 stars

Zappos is a retail company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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6. Cybercartel International, Inc

3.8 stars

Cybercartel International, Inc is a retail company headquartered in the Amherst, NY area,. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.5 stars) and the people you work with (2.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cybercartel International, Inc:

"Employed for 8 years. Great opportunity as a female started at entry level and promoted to supervisor. Competitive salary great working atmosphere management has great open lines…"

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7. L.L.Bean

3.8 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:

"There are many more women than men in leadership positions in my department. Our unit leader/VP is female and is wonderful at her job. L.L.Bean is a great place for women (and peo…"

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8. 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"I absolutely love this job. There are so many perks to the job such as lactation rooms, on site gym, meals 2x a week, snacks at all times (some healthy, some not so healthy), an e…"

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9. Buffalo Exchange

3.7 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:

"Buffalo Exchange is a wonderful women run company that I love being a part of!"

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10. Footlocker.com / Eastbay

3.7 stars

Footlocker.com / Eastbay is a retail company headquartered in the Wausau, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Footlocker.com / Eastbay:

"I worked there for many years in a variety of positions and departments, I started at an entry level position and quickly advanced to management. It isn't an easy job but the comp…"

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11. The Body Shop

3.6 stars

The Body Shop is a retail company headquartered in the 06-02/06 area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Body Shop:

"Work life balance"

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12. HEB

3.6 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 support for diversity (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

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

"Best company to work for"

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13. Jet.com

3.6 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:

"Jet.com is the best place I've ever worked. They provide cereal fruit veggies coffe tea milk gatorafe snacks and unlimited soda daily. They offer to many discounts on places in th…"

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14. 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

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

"IKEA is a very good place for a woman to work. Many women are in top positions throughout the organization. We have an equal opportunity to advance. We have fantastic benefits, ma…"

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15. Value Village Thrift Stores

3.6 stars

Value Village Thrift Stores is a retail company headquartered in the Long Beach, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

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16. Brighton Collectibles

3.6 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.9 stars).

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

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17. Wegmans Food Markets

3.6 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 (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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

"Wegmans is pro women! They give us the tools and knowledge to thrive. When I announced my pregnancy they were more than willing to accommodate. When I went out on maternity leave,…"

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18. Fossil Group, Inc.

3.5 stars

Fossil Group, Inc. is a retail company headquartered in the Richardson, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fossil Group, Inc.:

"Great company to work for. I am looking for more growth opportunities and more knowledge to obtain."

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19. Paper Source

3.5 stars

Paper Source is a retail company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.9 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Paper Source:

"This is the first stress-free job I've ever had! If the hours and pay were a little better, it'd be perfect!"

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20. REI

3.5 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 paid time off (3.9 stars).

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

"I have worked at REI for a short time now, but even in the first few days of training I knew that I liked them as a company. Even in my first month of working at our store the man…"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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