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An upscale luxury department store has the happiest employees.

Neiman Marcus, followed by AT&T and Foot Locker, topped the list of the retail companies with the happiest employees in a ranking by CareerBliss, a leading jobs website. The Happiest Retail Employers for 2017 survey evaluated thousands of independent company reviews and analyzed the key factors that affect employee happiness.

“The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and customers want their shopping experience to reflect the joy of the season – online and in-store," said Heidi Golledge, co-founder of CareerBliss. "Neiman Marcus has proved to provide a positive work environment for their employees, which translates to a positive experience for anyone who visits their store or online shop."

CareerBliss’ data evaluates the key factors that impact happiness at work including: work-life balance, senior management, compensation, benefits, job security, employee tasks, company culture and work environment. The results are generated from review submissions and serve to provide insight into employers. Employees rank factors on a scale of 1-5.

All of the retailers in the top 10 share common traits that drive high BlissScores, including positive relationships with coworkers, room for career growth, support from senior management, and a positive company culture.

Here are the Top 10 retailers in CareerBliss' Happiest Retailers in America 2017:

1Neiman Marcus3.961
3Foot Locker3.879
4Ace Hardware3.876
8Advance Auto Parts3.763
9Ikea North America3.728
10The Gap3.716

* BlissScore accounts for overall ranking of 10 factors for work happiness on a scale of 1-5. Minimum of 5 reviews per company.
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