Where Are the Best Workplaces in Retail?

Consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE released their Best Workplaces in Retail list, and REI comes in as the highest-ranking apparel retailer at no. 8. 

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work.

Other apparel retailers ranked as follows:

  • 10. SlideBelts

  • 11. Custom Ink

  • 13. Old Navy

  • 14. Foot Locker

  • 15. Nordstrom

  • 16. Patagonia

  • 17. Burlington

  • 18. RevZilla.com

“Fun, fashion, family and value are at the heart of our brand – it’s what inspires our products and most importantly, our people every day,” said Sonia Syngal, president & CEO, Old Navy. “We are as focused on building an engaging employee culture as we are committed to making quality fashion accessible to everyone. Radical transparency about our path forward, growing great careers, and having fun along the way, are critical to achieving the growth Old Navy is capable of.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail inspire loyalty in shoppers and employees alike. At the winning companies, 90 percent of co-workers said customers would rate their service as excellent. Nine in 10 also said they're proud to tell others where they work, building valuable word of mouth.

“It’s exciting to have Old Navy recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Retail,” said Brent Hyder, executive vice president, global talent and sustainability for Gap Inc. “Old Navy is a place that truly embodies everything that the brand stands for and we are looking to harness the best practices at Old Navy across all of our brands at Gap Inc.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE released their Best Workplaces in Retail list.
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