14. The Container Store
LAST YEAR’S RANK: 27
The retailer of storage solutions and home-keeping hires only about 3% of applicants, but those who make the cut are rewarded with higher-than-average pay and a fun-loving culture, with traditions like “We Love Our Employees Day,” chili cook-offs, and a soap box derby. Every part-time worker has access to health insurance, and based on employee feedback, the company recently lowered the amount workers have to kick in for co-pays and deductibles. Read the Great Place to Work review here.