Build-A-Bear Workshop Named on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List For Sixth Consecutive Year

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 16, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop® has been named on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year. To see the complete 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, visit

"We are honored to be named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®," said Sharon John, Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO and chief president bear. "Since joining the company last year, I have been continuously impressed by the passion and dedication of our associates. Clearly, our unique culture is an important part of who we are as it creates value for our associates and helps us to consistently deliver an outstanding store experience for our Guests."

Build-A-Bear Workshop was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. There are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue of $380.9 million in fiscal 2012. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit the company’s award-winning website at®.


We would like to thank you for your interest in covering our business. As you write your story, we would ask that you use our full name: Build-A-Bear Workshop® and that when referencing the process of making stuffed animals you use the word "make" not "build."

Build-A-Bear Workshop is our well-known trade name and our registered trademark of Build-A-Bear Retail Management, Inc. Build-A-Bear Workshop® should only be used in capital letters to refer to our products and services and should not be used as a verb.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.


Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

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O: 314-423-8000 ext. 5379
C: 314-556-8841

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O: 314-423-8000 ext. 5382
C: 314-452-6067


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