Industry focus – best places to work in retail

Retail job postings in the U.S. have increased 15% since the start of 2012, and despite declines in early summer, employers’ postings have risen steadily over the last three months. Retail saw 6% job posting growth in October, the largest month-over-month increase of any industry.

With seasonal hiring in full swing, now is a great time to find a job in retail. But where should you look? Companies with highly satisfied employees are a great place to start.

Best Places to Work in Retail

The rankings below are based on reviews posted by current and former employees on Indeed’s Company Pages. With over 1 million reviews to date, Company Pages are the largest source of employer reviews in the world.

The top 15 companies were rated highest by their employees on measures such as:

  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Management
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Culture
  • Work/Life Balance

It’s interesting to see the variety of retailers represented on the list. Halloween City, for example, received high marks on job culture and work/life balance. Employees appreciate the flexibility of the company’s seasonal positions and enjoy the fun work environment.

At Apple, the best place to work in retail, store employees operate in a unique retail environment – part technology showroom and part educational center. Employees love the company’s creative culture and the opportunities to solve technology challenges for their customers. Here’s a sampling of what Apple employees have to say about working there:

4 Stars Fast pace, stimulating environment
Specialist (Current Employee), New York, NY

On any given day I am a student, teacher, salesman, friend, consultant, and technician to our customers. While at the same time I am a key resource to my co-workers and an exemplary model of the Apple brand and its core values.

5 Stars Enjoyable and fun place with great people to work with
Expert (Lead) Business Support (Current Employee), Braintree, MA

A typical day at work is the most enjoyable that I have had compared to anywhere else. Finding solutions, teaching prospective owners how Apple Technology is life changing. Unbelievable support from co-workers and management team.

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