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