Happiest Retail Employers for 2015

Posted November 17, 2015

Drum roll please… CareerBliss is proud to announce the Happiest Retail Employers for 2015. This time every year we pore through our data to see which retail employees find their workplace the happiest. We welcome a few new employers to the Happiest Retailers list, while at the same time some of the same companies have made their second appearance from previous years.

Impressing retail workers everywhere and making the list at least two years in a row are: Ikea, Apple Stores, Barnes & Noble, and Lowe's. In order to make this list two years in a row, these retailers would need to champion workplace factors such as company culture, compensation, growth opportunities, work environment and more.

Serving up more than cappuccino, Starbucks has entered the 2015 Happiest retailers as the Happiest Retailer. Starbucks’ employees describe benefits for part time employees, growth opportunities and atmosphere as reasons for their ratings.

"Despite recent excitement about Starbucks marketing choices with their infamous Red Cup, Starbucks has high marks where it counts: employee happiness. The employee reviews on CareerBliss rank Starbucks as the number one retail employer in the United States when it comes to employee happiness,” says Heidi Golledge, CareerBliss Chief Happiness Officer and CoFounder of CareerBliss.

Here is the full list:

CareerBliss’ Happiest Retailers for 2015

* BlissScore accounts for overall ranking of ten factors for work happiness on a scale of 1-5.


CareerBliss evaluates the key factors that impact happiness including one’s relationship with management and company CEO, compensation, workplace environment, growth opportunities, satisfaction with job role, and one’s overall workplace setting. The results are generated from CareerBliss.com review submissions and serve to provide insight into employers.

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CareerBliss cares about your career happiness. That's why we offer a variety of great tools and resources to help you make better-informed career decisions. We believe that if you're happier at work, you'll be happier in life! Check out company reviews, salary information, career advice and, of course, millions of jobs on CareerBliss and choose happy today!

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