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The 20 Best Retail Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (June 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 June 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best retail companies to work for

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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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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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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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:

"A company that cares about all people as human beings and works to empower no only the employees but also the customers, excellent work environment. "

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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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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 am truly blown away at how CustomInk treats female employees, and I can't see myself working anywhere else. "

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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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Christopher and Banks is a retail company headquartered in the Minneapolis, MN 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 Christopher and Banks:

"Great feedback and coaching, I've truly enjoyed my time with this company "

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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:

"Great Atmosphere loved going to work every day, management always very helpful to staff. Always flexible with scheduling to meet my health needs. Made many friends during my time …"

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Rent the Runway is a retail company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

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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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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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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:

"NA"

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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 (4.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

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

"IKEA is an all around great company to work for, no matter who you are. Paid maternity/paternity leave, adoption assistance, health insurance, etc. Very great company."

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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:

"Amazing company! Hope to work here for a LONG time!"

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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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.3 stars).

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

"Working at Fossil was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The company truly embodied the “family” that so many businesses try to emulate. Even at the lowest associat…"

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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 (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

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

"Working for REI is a dream. I love my job and feel supported, everyday."

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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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Maurices is a retail company headquartered in the Duluth, MN 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 Maurices:

"Very encouraging and positive work environment. Exciting and fun."

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Ann Taylor is a retail company headquartered in the Westerville, OH area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Ann Taylor:

"This company is amazing!!"

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