Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Top Entry Level Employers of 2015

Welcome to the Top 100 Entry Level Employers list of 2015.  Although there are many top employment lists, few are available for entry level positions.  Even fewer lists take into consideration what employees say about the company, customers’ opinions on the company, and what investment analysts say about growth.  Taking this into consideration, this ranking has been formulated using 3 factors.  These factors are:

1. Employee Reviews

  • The ratings in this category are based on reviews given by current and former employees on glassdoor.com and indeed.com

2. Analyst Ratings

  • The analyst rankings are based on ratings from Marketwatch.com (buy, sell, or hold).  Many companies on the list are publicly traded.  If analysts like the stock, then odds are that the company is growing (investors love future growth).  If the company is growing, there is potential for career growth.

3. Customer Satisfaction

  • The ranking also takes into consideration customer satisfaction. If a customer is satisfied with the product then odds are you are learning valuable customer service skills.  In this compilation customer satisfaction is measured using Yelp.com. The Yelp score is compiled by taking the largest sample of four major U.S. cities.  The average was calculated and used for all reviews.


How the ranking was determined

  • The ranking weights are broken down as follows: The employee reviews based on scores from GlassDoor.com and Indeed.com were given a weight of 40% each.  MarketWatch and Yelp represent 10% respectively.

List of Top Employers

CompanyRankGlassDoorIndeedAnalysts RatingsYelp
Marriott Hotels174%82%Buy 75%
Ruth's Chris Steak House268%86%Buy80%
Apple Store378%84%Overweight72.5%
Starbucks474%82%Buy70%
Texas Roadhouse 578%82%Overweight75%
Bonefish Grill674%80%Buy72.5
Whole Foods 772%80%Buy80%
Costco880%85%Hold75%
Hyatt Hotels 976%82%Overweight70%
In-N-Out Burger1084%90%Private80%
Hilton Hotels1170%80%Buy65%
Outback Steakhouse1270%80%Buy60%
Sheraton Hotels1372%76%Buy66%
JP Morgan Chase1470%78%Buy62.5%
Wegmans1576%86%Private82.5%
The Gap1670%78%Overweight65%
Jamba Juice1762%78%Buy70%
The Cheesecake Factory1872%80%Hold70%
Nordstorm1970%80%Hold77.5%
Famous Dave's2066%78%Overweight
70%
Publix217484Private88%
American Eagle2270%78%Hold76.2%
Baskin-Robbins2366%74%Overweight82.5%
Chipotle Mexican Grill2468%74%Buy73%
Chick-Fil-A 2576%84%Private75%
Chili's2668%78%Overweight55%
Bank of America 2766%78%Overweight60%
Citigroup2864%76%Overweight70%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts2956%74%Buy82.5%
LongHorn Steakhouse3068%78%Hold
66.5%
Qdoba Mexican Grill3164%76%Overweight65%
Old Navy3268%78%Hold65%
Papa Murphy's 3362%72%Overweight87.5%
Wells Fargo & Co3464%76%Overweight62.5
Banana Republic3568%76%Hold70%
Barnes and Noble3666%78%Hold70%
Domino's3768%74%Overweight48%
Noodles & Company3864%74%Overweight60%
El Pollo Loco3966%74%Hold75%
Wawa4074%78%Private73.3%
Buffalo Wild Wings4162%74%Overweight58%
Wendy's4260%72%Buy48%
Cracker Barrel4362%76%Hold72.5%
Red Robin 4458%76%Overweight
63%
Olive Garden4564%78%Hold55%
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen4654%72%Buy68.75%
Culver's4774%74%Private75%
Holiday Inn4864%76%Hold70%
Kroger4958%74%Overweight63.75%
Rite Aid5054%74%Buy52.5%
Macy's5158%74%Overweight63%
Target5262%74%Hold68%
Dunkin' Donuts5358%72%Overweight65%
Ikea5470%80%Private60%
Romano's Macaroni Grill5558%74%Overweight
57.5%
California Pizza Kitchen5668%80%Private67.5%
Panera Bread5762%74%Hold65%
Ruby Tuesday5862%76%Hold55%
Taco Bell5960%74%Buy68%
Red Lobster6068%78%Private60%
Whataburger 6170%74%Private
67.5%
Dairy Queen6270%74%Private65%
Create & Barrel6362%78Private77.5%
Papa John's Pizza6460%74%Overweight53%
Bob Evans Restaurants6556%74%Hold66.7%
P.F. Chang's China Bistro6668%76%Private60%
Jimmy John's6768%74%Private66.7%
Sonic Drive-In6860%74%Hold53%
Dollar Tree6952%70%Overweight70%
J.C. Penneys7060%76%Underweight62.5%
McDonald's7160%72%Hold55%
Denny's7252%72%Overweight55%
Zaxby's7364%74%Private76.6%
Del Taco7470%70%Private67.5%
Jason's Deli7560%78%Private73.3%
IHop7648%74%Overweight60%
BJ's Restaurant & Brewery7764%78%Hold67.50%
Pizza Hut7858%74%Hold40%
KFC7962%72%Hold32%
Arby's8062%74%Private73%
Ross Stores8152%70%Overweight53%
Panda Express
8262%76%Private62.5%
Subway8362%74%Private70%
Five Guys Burgers and Fries8460%74%Private66.6
Walgreens8556%76%Overweight75%
Walmart8656%72%Hold35%
Boston Market8758%72%Private73.3%
White Castle8856%78%Private62.5%
Steak n Shake8946%70%Overweight56.7%
T.G.I Friday's9058%76%Private50%
Waffle House9152%74%Private60%
Chuck E. Cheese's9256%74%Private57.5%
Quiznos Sub9352%74%Private66.7%
Church's Chicken9452%74%Private55.6%
Hardee's9554%70%Private55%
Burger King9654%70%Delisted53%
Golden Corral9752%72%Private53%
Little Caesars Pizza9856%70%Private45%
Long John Silver's9952%72%Private47.5%
Kmart10048%70%Sell43%

Rank #1 Marriott Hotels

With over 3,900 properties around the world, Marriott Hotels ranks number 1 on our list. You will have plenty of opportunities to grow your career here. Marriot also owns The Ritz-Carlton, Bvlgari, and JW Marriot.

Head Office: Bethesda, Maryland
Industry: Hotels
Entry Level Positions: Food and beverage, housekeeping, landscaping, loss prevention. It is worth noting that Marriott also has a university and graduates section on their career page.


Rank #2 Ruth’s Chris Steak House

You could argue a meal at Ruth’s Chris is one of the best meals you will have in your life. This high-end restaurant will teach you that customers come first. If you can perform well at a high-end restaurant like this, it can result in great tips.

Head Office: Winter Park, Florida
Industry: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Kitchen and Front of the house.


Rank #3 Apple Store

If you want to get into technology, Apple is the place to do it. There is no question that computers have gone mobile and Apples impact on this space is huge.

Head Office: Cupertino, CA
Industry: Computer Software/Hardware
Entry Level Positions: Creative and Genius


Rank #4 Starbucks

Starbucks really needs no introduction, but did you know that Starbucks offers health coverage for you and your dependents for those working 20 hours a week or more.

Head Office: Seattle, WA
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Barista


Rank #5 Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is a restaurant for all ages and is known for their hand-cut steaks, fall off the bone ribs, and fresh baked bread. 

Head Office: Louisville, KY
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions:  Dishwasher, Baker, Line Cook, Server Assistant, Host/Hostess, Meat Cutter, Broil Cook, sea foodPrep Cook, and Server


Rank #6 Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill is known for their exseafoodThe parent company is Bloomin’ Brands which also owns several other restaurants such as Outback Steakhouse. 

Head Office: Tampa FL
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions:  Host/Hostess, Dishwasher, Server, Cook.


Rank #7 Whole Foods

Whole Foods is a grocery store that specializes in natural and organic foods. Most will agree that the food is amazing, as is the staff.

Head Office: Austin, TX
Industry: Grocery Store
Entry Level Positions:  Store: Team Member


Rank #8 Costco Wholesale

Costco is known for selling products in bulk, but did you know they pay excellent wages well above their competitors.

Head Office:  Issaquah, WA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Bakery Wrapper, Cake Decorator, Cashier, Cashier Assistant, Food Service Assistant, Membership Assistant, Non-Licensed Hearing Aid Attendant, Non-Licensed Optician, Pharmacy Sales Assistant, Service Deli Assistant, and Stocker


Rank #9 Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt is an upscale hotel company. As of December 31, 2013, Hyatt Hotels’ worldwide portfolio consisted of 549 brands.

Head Office: Chicago, IL
Industry: Hotels
Entry Level Positions: Reservationist, Server, Cook, Valet Runner, or laundry attendant.


Rank #10 In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger actually had the highest job satisfaction among employees. The restaurant is primarily located in the west.

Head Office: Irvine, CA
Industry: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Store Associate, Cleanup Associate


Rank #11 Hilton Hotels

There are over 540 hotels with the Hilton brand in 78 countries. Other notable brands include DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton.

Head Office: Tysons Corner, VA
Industry: Hotels
Entry Level Positions: Guess Services/Operations and Food and Beverage


Rank #12 Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian themed steakhouse restaurant.  Outback Steakhouse is owned by Bloomin’ Brands which also owns Bone Fish Grill.

Head Office: Tampa Bay, FL
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions:  Host, Bartender, Server, Head Wait Server, Line Cook, Prep Cook, Take-Away Person, Trainer, Dishwasher, and Busser.


Rank #13 Sheraton Hotels

Sheraton has more than 400 hotels in 70 countries, as well as and 60 resorts in beautiful destinations worldwide.

Head Office: White Plains, NY
Industry
: Hotels
Entry Level Positions: Restaurants, House Keeping, and Guest Services


Rank #14 JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase is the largest bank in the U.S.  If you are able to get your foot in the door with this company there is a huge opportunity to advance your career in the banking industry.

Head Office: New York, NY
Industry
: Banking
Entry Level Positions: Teller


Rank #15 Wegmans

Don’t take our word for it that Wegmans is a great place to work.  Wegmans has been on Fortunes Best Companies to work for, for the past 18 years. 

Head Office: Rochester, NY
Industry
: Grocery Store
Entry Level Position: Cashier


Rank #16 The Gap

If you want to get your foot in the door of the fashion industry The Gap is a great place to start. The Gap is also the parent company of Banana Republic, and Old Navy so there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career.

Head Office: San Francisco, CA
Industry: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Sales Associate


Rank #17 Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice offers a healthy alternative if you don’t want to work in a fast food joint.  Forbes lists Jamba Juice as one of the best franchises of America, which is another reason to work for this great company.

Head Office: Emeryville, CA
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #18 The Cheesecake Factory

Although their cheesecake is spectacular,  The Cheesecake Factory has over 200 menu items.   If your local Cheesecake Factory is near a mall, be sure to apply during holiday seasons as their restaurants are always extremely busy.

Head Office: Calabasas, CA
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Host, Busser, Dishwasher, Server, Cashier, Bartender, Line Cook, or Prep Cook


Rank #19 Nordstrom

Nordstrom is a leading fashion specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women and children

Head Office: Seattle, WA 
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Retail Sales,  Cosmetic Sales


Rank #20 Famous Dave’s

Famous for their BBQ, Famous Dave’s is a great place to apply for jobs.

Head Office: Hayward, WI
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Servers, Cooks, greeters, and bartenders


Rank #21 Publix

Publix is a grocery store with locations in the southeastern part of the US.

Head Office: Lakeland, FL
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Bagging, Baker Trainee, Bakery Associate, Cake Decorator Trainee, Cashier, Cleaning & Sanitation, Deli Clerk, Demonstrator, Floral Associate, Meat Cutter Trainee, Meat/Seafood Associate, Produce Associate, and Stocking.


Rank #22 American Eagle

Another great choice if you want to learn more about fashion.  American Eagle has over 950 stores located throughout the U.S.

Head Office: Pittsburgh, PA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Sales Associate, Stock Associate


Rank #23 Baskin-Robbins

If you like ice cream and you like working with customers then Baskin-Robbins is for you.  Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest ice cream chain.

Head Office: Canton, MA
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions:  Team Members


Rank #24 Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s stock has risen exponentially over the past few years, which means this restaurant is growing rapidly.  Rapid growth means more opportunity for advancement and one should definitely not exclude this restaurant from their list of places to work.

Head Office: Denver, CO
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Restaurant Team Member


Rank #25 Chick-Fil-A

Home of the Original Chicken Sandwich, Chick-Fil-A is a great place to work.  The founder of the restaurant is known for his strong Southern Baptists religious beliefs, which means the restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Head Office: Atlanta, GA
Industry
: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Kitchen Staff, Team Member, or Cashier


Rank #26 Chili’s

Chili’s is a sit-down restaurant, which means that if the service is good, the tips will also be good.  Chili’s is a massive restaurant chain so there should be plenty of opportunities to move up into a management position if you desire.

Head Office: Dallas, TX
Industry: Restaurant
Entry Level Positions: Dishwasher, Server, Host, Bartender, Prep Cook, Line Cook


Rank #27 Bank of America

As one of America’s largest banks, Bank of America is a great place to start your career.  Have a look at non-entry level positions and look for a position you could see yourself doing in five years.

Head Office: Charlotte, NC
Industry: Banking
Entry Level PositionsTeller


Rank #28 Citigroup

If you want to get into banking don’t forget Citigroup. A teller is a great way to get your foot in the door at Citibank.

Head Office: New York, NY
Industry
: Banking
Entry Level Positions: Teller 


Rank #29 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme arguably makes the best doughnuts in the industry.  Try applying for team member positions.

Head Office: Winston-Salem, NC
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #30 LongHorn Steakhouse

With over 450 restaurants in the U.S., LongHorn is a great place to work.  It is owned by Darden Restaurants which also owns Olive Garden.

Head Office: Orlando, FL
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #31 Qdoba Mexican Grill

Qdoba is owned by Jack In The Box and offers great Mexican food. If you like to cook and like working with customers than Qdoba Mexican Grill is for you.

Head Office: Denver, CO
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Restaurant Cook, Restaurant Line Server


Rank #32 Old Navy

Owned by The Gap, Old Navy is a great way to get into the fashion industry.

Head Office: San Francisco, CA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Sales Associate


Rank #33 Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s got the second highest score on our Yelp reviews.  You will learn a lot about customer satisfaction if you work for this pizza chain.

Head Office: Vancouver, WA
Industry: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #34 Wells Fargo & Co

If you are looking to get into the banking industry, this is another great place to get your foot in the door. Wells Fargo is one of USA’s largest banks.

Head Office: San Francisco, CA
Industry: Banking
Entry Level Positions: Teller


Rank #35 Banana Republic

An excellent place to start in the retail business.  With so many stores there is bound to be placed to grow your career in fashion.  It is also owned by The Gap

Head Office: Mill Valley, CA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Sales Associate


Rank #36 Barnes and Noble

If you like to read, Barnes and Nobel is for you.  You should try to apply for book-seller jobs.

Head Office: New York, NY
Industry: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Bookseller


Rank #37 Domino’s

Domino’s Pizza is one of the largest pizza chains on the planet.   Becoming a delivery driver is a great way to make tips.

Head Office: Ypsilanti, MI
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Delivery Driver


Rank #38 Noodles & Company

You guessed it — Noodles & Company is known for their noodles, but they also serve soups, salads, and pasta.  Noodles & Company also advertises their benefits or perks of working there.

Head Office: Denver, CO
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Guest Service Team Member, Culinary Team Member.


Rank #39 El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco is located throughout the southwestern United States.  Although Brad Pitt once worked at an El Pollo Loco as a mascot we think you can do better as a crew member

Head Office: Los Angeles, CA
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew


Rank #40 Wawa

Wawa is a chain of gas stations and convenience stores east coast of the United States.

Head Office: Chester Heights, PA
Industry
:  Gas Station
Entry Level Positions: Customer Service Associate


Rank #41 Buffalo Wild Wings

If you like sports, chicken wings, and working with customers than Buffalo Wild Wings is for you.

Head Office: Minneapolis, MN
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Cook, server, cashier, greeter, or bartender


Rank #42 Wendy’s

Wendy’s is one of the largest fast food chains in the world.  You will definitely learn a lot about the restaurant industry working for this business.

Head Office:  Dublin, OH
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew Member


Rank #43 Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is a restaurant/gift store.  If you enjoy southern cuisine than Cracker Barrel is for you.

Head Office: Lebanon, TN
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Server, Host/Hostess, Cashier, Busser/Dishwasher


Rank #44 Red Robin

Red Robin is known for their gourmet burgers but also offers a full menu.  The restaurant staff will get tips since it is a full-service restaurant.

Head Office: Greenwood Village, CO
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Server, Host/Hostess, Line Cook, Dishwasher, Busser


Rank #45 Olive Garden

If you love Italian food then Olive Garden is for you.  The parent company is Darden Restaurants which also owns LongHorn Steakhouse.

Head Office: Orlando Florida
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Server, Host/Hostess, bartender, dishwasher


Rank #46 Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Popeye’s is well known for their fried chicken.  Popeye’s is a great place to learn more about the fast food restaurant industry.

Head Office: Sandy Springs, GA
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Crew Members


Rank #47 Culver’s

Known for their ButterBurgers, and frozen custard this restaurant is located primarily in the Midwest.

Head Office: Sauk City, WI
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew Member, or Porter


Rank #48 Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is actually owned by InterContinental Hotels group so there will be plenty of opportunity for advancement if you work hard.

Head Office: Memphis, TN
Industry
: Hotels
Entry Level Positions: Front Desk Supervisor


Rank #49 Kroger

One of the largest supermarkets in the U.S., Kroger is a great place to work and advance your career.  Kroger is recognized as one of the most generous companies by donations, as ranked by Forbes.

Head Office:  Cincinnati, OH
Industry
: Grocery
Entry Level Positions: Grocery Store Clerk


Rank #50 Rite Aid

If you are looking for a future career as a pharmacist, Rite Aid is the company for you.  Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain in the eastern U.S.

Head Office: East Pennsboro Township, PA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Cashier,  or Price Accuracy Coordinator


Rank #51 Macy’s

Macy’s is really the leader when it comes to retail.  There are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow your career at Macy’s.

Head Office: Cincinnati, OH
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Sales Associate


Rank #52 Target

Target is the second-largest retailer in the U.S.  The opportunity for growth in this company is tremendous.

Head Office: Minneapolis, MA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Cashier, Service Desk Team member, Cart Attendant, Brand Attendant, Sales Floor Team Member


Rank #53 Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day.  You can learn a lot about the fast food industry by working at this company.

Head Office: Canton, MA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew Member


Rank #54 Ikea

Ikea is the world’s largest retailer of furniture. It is a great place to work, especially if you like working with customers.

Head Office: Leiden, Netherlands
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Cashier, Sales, Customer Service


Rank #55 Romano’s Macaroni Grill

A full-service Italian Restaurant.  Romano’s Macaroni Grill actually hires opera singers (imagine your friends walking into the restaurant and seeing you singing) Like any full-service restaurant, you can make tips if the service is good.

Head Office: Houston, TX
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Host Staff, Servers, Bartenders, Stewards, Bussers or Food Runners


Rank #56 California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen or CPK is known for their gourmet pizza.  CPK offers part time and full-time positions if you are trying to pay for college.

Head Office: Los Angeles, CA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Cook, Server, Busser, Host/Hostess, or /Takeout.


Rank #57 Panera Bread

Panera Bread offers a fresh alternative to the fast food restaurant.  The restaurant is popping up everywhere so there should be a lot of opportunity for advancement.

Head Office: Kirkwood, MI
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Baker, Overnight Baker, or Hourly Associate


Rank #58 Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday is a casual dining restaurant, which means the opportunity for tips exists if the service is good.

Head Office: Knoxville, TN
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Dish machine operator,  Server Assistant, Server, or Bartender


Rank #59 Taco Bell

Taco Bell is a fast-food Mexican Restaurant.  Taco Bell is an excellent place to work as they offer flexible hours.

Head Office: Downey, CA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #60 Red Lobster

Red Lobster is well known throughout the country for their tasty seafood.   Red Lobster is a full-service restaurant, meaning you can make tips!

Head Office: Lakeland, FL
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Server Assistant, Host/Hostess, Utility (Dishwasher)


Rank #61 Whataburger

Whataburger is a fast food restaurant located in the southern half of the United States.  Whataburger also serves breakfast.

Head Office: San Antonio, TX
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Team Member


Rank #62 Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is a fast food restaurant known for the delicious ice cream.  Did you know Dairy Queen is owned by Berkshire Hathaway which was started by Warren Buffett.

Head Office: Joliet, IL
Industry
:  Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Cashier, Crew Member, or Team Member


Rank #63 Crate & Barrel

If you like interior design Crate & Barrel is a great place to start.   Customers love the product and are happy with the service as indicated by our Yelp sample.

Head Office: Chicago, IL
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Customer Service Associate, and Furniture Service Associate


Rank #64 Papa John’s Pizza

Papa John’s is an excellent place to start working for tips.  The pizza is good too.

Head Office: Jeffersontown, KY
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Delivery Driver,  or Restaurant Team Member


Rank #65 Bob Evans Restaurants

Breakfast is severed all day at Bob Evans.   The restaurant is mainly located in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, and upper Southern states.

Head Office: Rio Grande, OH
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Bus Person, Dish Tank Operator, Hostess/Cashier, Server, or Gill Cook


Rank #66 PF Chang’s China Bistro

P.F. Chang’s is an Asian and American fusion restaurant.  This restaurant offers part and full-time opportunities.

Head Office: Scottsdale, AZ
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Dishwasher, Line Cook, Server, or back waiter


Rank #67 Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John’s is a restaurant that sells gourmet sandwiches.  The offer delivery so there is a potential to make tips.

Head Office: Champaign, IL
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Driver


Rank #68 Sonic Drive-In

Where else can you get a job on roller skates but at Sonic Drive-In?   This fast food chain offers a breakfast menu also.

Head Office: Shawnee, OK
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew Member, Carhop, Skating Carhop, or Cook


Rank #69 Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree is a great place to work if you enjoy a job working in customer service.  The Dollar Tree recently acquired Family Dollar.

Head Office:  Norfolk, VA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Dollar Tree Associates


Rank #70 J.C. Penneys

J. C. Penneys is a great place to start to learn more about retail.  There are over 1000 stores across the United States, so there will be plenty of opportunities to work your way up the corporate ladder.

Head Office: Kemmerer, WY
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Customer Service Specialist


Rank #71 McDonald’s

This restaurant really needs no introduction.  McDonald’s is known to train their people well.  In fact, they have a place called Hamburger University.

Head Office:  Oak Brook, IL
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew Member


Rank #72 Denny’s

Denny’s s a breakfast, and coffee shop family restaurant chain.   Denny’s will offer flexible hours, which will come in handy if you are in school. Don’t forget you will get tips at Denny’s also!

Head Office:  Spartanburg, SC
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Server, dishwasher, cook, or host/hostess


Rank #73 Zaxby’s

Zaxby’s is a fast food restaurant known for their fried chicken.  Zaxby’s is mainly located in the Southeastern United States.

Head Office: Athens, GA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Counter & Kitchen Staff


Rank #74 Del Taco

Del Taco is a fast food restaurant known for their Mexican food.   The majority of the restaurants are located in the west but there are a few in Michigan.

 Head Office: Yermo, CA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #75 Jason’s Deli

This deli offers a Leadership Institute that offers free classes in money matters, ethics, marriage, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence.  Clearly, Jason’s Deli cares about their employees.

Head Office: Beaumont, TX
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Delivery Driver,  Primary Hospitality (Front of House), or Secondary Hospitality (Back of House)


Rank #76 IHOP

IHOP offers a lunch and dinner menu, in addition to their popular breakfast.  At IHOP you can have a flexible schedule and make tips too!

Head Office: Glendale, CA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew


Rank #77 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery boasts more than 155 restaurants.   This restaurant is also known for their craft beer, so if you want to learn more about brewing this is the place for you.

Head Office: Huntington Beach, CA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Hourly Team Member


Rank #78 Pizza Hut

Arguably the most famous pizza chain in the world, Pizza Hut is known for their pan pizzas.  Many of the restaurants have become takeout only but there is still plenty of tips to be made as a delivery driver.

Head Office: Plano, TX
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member, Delivery Driver


Rank #79 KFC

KFC offers delicious fried chicken and it is owned by Yum brands.  KFC will offer flexible hours which is great if you are going to school or college.

Head Office: Louisville, KY
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team member, cashier, cook


Rank #80 Arby’s

Arby’s is known for their delicious roast beef sandwiches.  Did you know that Wendy’s owns 18.5% of Arby’s?

Head Office: Sandy Springs, GA
Industry: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #81 Ross Stores

Ross Stores is an excellent place to learn about retail.  With over 1000 locations there will be plenty of opportunity for advancement.

Head Office: Pacifica, CA
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Night Stock Associate, Retail Associate, or Store Operations


Rank #82 Panda Express

Panda Express is known for their Chinese food.  Panda Express claims that it plans to double in size in the next five years so there should be plenty of growth opportunities.

Head Office: Rosemead, CA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Service Team & Kitchen Staff


Rank #83 Subway

Subway offers healthy options as opposed to other fast food restaurants.  Subway is a perfect place to work if you are going to school, as they offer flexible hours.

Head Office: Bridgeport, CT
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Sandwich Artist


Rank #84 Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Five Guys Burgers and Fries are fantastic.  You will learn good cooking skills here as they make your food right in front of you without a microwave.

Head Office: Lorton, Virginia
Industry: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Team member, or Crew Member


Rank #85 Walgreens

If you want to get into a career in pharmacy or any healthcare profession, Walgreens is a great place to start.  There are over 8000 Walgreens across America.

Head Office: Deerfield, IL
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Customer Service Associate


Rank #86 Walmart

Walmart is the biggest retailer in the world.  There is plenty of opportunities to grow your career at Walmart and the company should always be considered a great choice for an entry level job.

Head Office: Bentonville, AK
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions:  Sales Associate


Rank #87 Boston Market

Boston Market is known for their delicious chicken.  As with most restaurants, they offer flexible hours, so it is a great choice if you are in college.

Head Office: Golden, CO
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Carver, Cashier, Delivery Driver, or Dishwasher.


Rank #88 White Castle

Famous for those square burgers White Castle is a great place to work.  Have a look at White Castle benefits offered to their employees.

Head Office: Columbus, OH
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Member


Rank #89 Steak n Shake

Steak n Shake offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  Many of the restaurants are open 24 hours a day.

Head Office: Normal, IL
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Cashier, Cook, or Server


Rank #90 TGI Friday’s

TGI Friday’s stands for Thank God it is Friday.  Fridays are probably the busiest day for the restaurant which means lots of gratuities.

Head Office: Carrollton, TX
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Restaurant Team Member


Rank #91 Waffle House

Waffle House is famous for – you guessed it their Waffles.  If you want to work your way up at Waffle House, their website boasts that a division manager can make up to $81,000 – $103,000 a year

Head Office: Norcross, GA
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Dishwasher, Server, Cook


Rank #92 Chuck E Cheese’s

If you love to work with children or would like a future career in child care, Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant is a great place to start. This restaurant is primarily a pizza chain known for activities such as video games and fun children’s activities.

Head Office:  Irving, TX
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Gameroom Attendant, Cashier, Party Host, Kid Check Attendant, Kitchen Attendant, Costume Character, or Assistant Technician


Rank #93 Quiznos Sub

Quiznos subs are absolutely delicious.  You can take pride at Quiznos, knowing that you are making a great product.

Head Office: Denver, CO
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Crew Member


Rank #94 Church’s Chicken

Church’s Chicken offers great deep fried chicken.  The restaurant is no longer affiliated with Popeye’s Chicken (former sister restaurant)

Head Office: Sandy Springs, CO
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Members


Rank #95 Hardee’s

Hardee’s restaurant is actually has a sister restaurant called Carl’s Jr.  Both are famous and will teach you how to work well under pressure.

Head Office: St. Louis, MO
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Crew Person


Rank #96 Burger King

Burger King is the home of the Whopper.  I was surprised that Burger King now has delivery drivers as a job description.   That being said delivery drivers can make tips!!!

Head Office: Miami, FL
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Deliver Driver, or Team Member


Rank #97 Golden Corral

Golden Corral serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner which means they will have a shift that will work with your college or university schedule.

Head Office: Raleigh, NC
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Baker, Grill Cook, Line Person, Prep Person, Utility Person, Display Cook, Hot Cook, Meat Cutter, or Server


Rank #98 Little Caesars Pizza

Well known for their pizza, Little Caesars is a great place to work for tips.  Delivery drivers are always in demand at Little Caesars.

Head Office: Garden City, MI
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions:  Delivery Driver. or Team Member


Rank #99 Long John Silver’s

If you like seafood then check out Long John Silver’s.   Since it is a fast food restaurant you won’t make any tips here.

Head Office: Louisville, KY
Industry
: Restaurants
Entry Level Positions: Team Members


Rank #100 Kmart

Kmart is now owned by Sears.  So if you work at Kmart, Sears opportunities will also be available for you to grow your career in retail.

Head Office: Chicago, IL
Industry
: Retail
Entry Level Positions: Cashier, Backroom Associate, or Sales Associate

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