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The Container Store Lands at #49 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For List

03/09/2017

Retailer Sustains Position on Employer of Choice List for 18 Years in a Row

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Container Store® (NYSE:TCS), the nation’s originator and leading retailer of storage and organization products, announces its #49 ranking on Fortune’s annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The announcement marks 18 consecutive years that the retailer has been included on the employer of choice list, which is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience amongst co-workers.

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The Container Store Honored for 18th Consecutive Year on Fortune's List of 100 Best Companies to Wor ...

The Container Store Honored for 18th Consecutive Year on Fortune's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For (Photo: Business Wire)

“Being included on this prestigious list is an honor and a tribute to our incredible employees who make our workplace special and productive,” said Melissa Reiff, CEO, The Container Store. “Taking excellent care of our customers – and all of our stakeholders – begins with taking care of our employees and providing an environment of inspiration, innovation and agility. I am very appreciative of the creative work our employees do every day to make our company progressive and customer centric. As we strive to create an even better place to work and to shop, we will continue to operate our business through the lens of our Foundation Principles and our commitment to conscious leadership in everything we do.”

As part of today’s announcement, Fortune also recognized the retailer for its 1 Great Person = 3 Good People Foundation Principle, which contributes to creating a culture that brings out the best in employees and makes them feel that everyone matters. They also mentioned that The Container Store offers health insurance for part-time employees, paid sabbaticals and 263 hours of training for full-time employees in their first year. Over the past year, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have released additional top workplace lists in which the retailer was honored, including the Best Workplaces in Texas and Best Workplaces for Women. To find out more about the company’s unique employee first culture, approach to business and career opportunities, visit www.whatwestandfor.com or www.containerstore.com/careers.

List Methodology

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through analysis of the results of Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies' results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for the Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products – a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 11,000 products designed to save space and time, a suite of custom closet systems and an array of digital shopping services. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for real solutions from the really organized and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.

About Great Place to Work:

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Great Place to Work provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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