Two Philly Area Companies Make Fortune‘s Best Workplaces for Retail

One lets employees spin a "prize wheel" during meetings.

Anthony Bucci, CEO of Revzilla.

Anthony Bucci, CEO of Revzilla.

Thanksgiving has come and gone, meaning the pressure is on the retailers to have a successful holiday season. That means long hours, seasonal workers and the hopes that economic conditions allow people to spend freely.

So Fortune magazine and Great Places to Work teamed up to find the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail. After surveying thousands of employees, two local companies made the list.

One is Revzilla, a fast-growing Philly-based company that sells motorcycle jackets, helmets, parts and accessories online. Its focus on search engine optimization and ability to attract 170,000 YouTube subscribers has positioned the Philadelphia Navy Yard-based company for serious growth. (It ranked 5th.)

The other is Ikea Holding US, the United States arm of the popular home decor retailer that boasts $32.1 billion in revenue with 14,224 employees in 48 locations. (It ranked 19th.)

Here’s what Fortune/Great Places to Work had to say about each company:

On Revzilla:

This e-commerce retailer is the go-to place online for motorcycle enthusiasts, and has a number of imaginative ideas to rev up the workplace. There’s an eight-foot-tall “prize wheel” that randomly awards a $100 gift card to lucky employees during weekly meetings. There’s also a 14-foot trampoline, a skate ramp, an onsite gym, laundry room and after-hours yoga classes. Zillans, as staff members are fondly referred to, also get weekly catered lunches every Tuesday.

On Ikea Holding US:

The popular home furnishings chain firstly addresses one of the more relevant bullet points in the workplace: No IKEA location has a minimum wage below $10 per hour, and the wage floor is pegged to local living costs instead of employment standards. The company’s healthcare plan covers a wide range of medical cases that include infertility treatments, bariatric surgery, home health care and, starting from January 1, 2016, gender reassignment surgery.