The top rated retail workplace is…

Marianne Wilson
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For the third consecutive year, a regional grocer came out on top in a ranking of the nation’s highest-rated retail workplaces.

H-E-B, based in Austin, Texas, nabbed the No. 1 spot on the annual “Top-Rated Workplaces: Retailers” list by global job site Indeed. (For the ranking, Indeed’s data analytics team reviewed more than 150 million employer ratings and reviews on its site of the companies featured on the Fortune 500 list.) Rounding out the top five were Vans, Costco Wholesale, Nike and Wegmans.

“H-E-B is by far one of the best places to work in the state of Texas,” said one employee. “If you get hired here, it’s one job you would really want to keep.”

Other employees praised the support of individual growth and potential for advancement at REI, as well as the “flexible hours, fun environment and staff that cares.”

Indeed noted that one recurring theme this year among employee reviews seems to be the importance of an enjoyable work environment — whether that environment is fun, supportive, true to its company values or all of the above.

“An enjoyable work environment ladders up to the bigger theme of employee experience, which encapsulates everything an employee feels over the course of their journey at a company,” Indeed said. “Consistently good employee experiences will lead to highly engaged candidates and an exceptional company culture, which are attributes these Top-Rated Workplaces share.”

Here are the top-rated retail workplaces, according to Indeed: 

1.    H-E-B
2.    Vans
3.    Costco Wholesale
4.    Nike
5.    Wegmans Food Markets 
6.    QuikTrip
7.    Best Buy
8.    T-Mobile
9.    Publix Super Markets 
10.    Nordstrom
11.    Bath & Body Works
12.    Foot Locker
13.    Sephora
14.    Hobby Lobby
15.    American Greetings
16.    American Eagle Outfitters
17.    Gap 
18.    The Home Depot
19.    Whole Foods Market
20.    Sherwin-Williams
21.    T.J. Maxx
22.    Verizon
23.    Kohl's
24.    Hot Topic Inc.
25.    Marshalls