For the third consecutive year, Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., an interactive destination where Guests can make customized furry friends—is one of the Best Workplaces for Diversity, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 37 on the 2017 list, which is based on more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S., taking into account more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These include professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds. The ranking also accounts for the share of women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals in the workplace. “We are incredibly grateful to have so many talented associates from different backgrounds contributing to our success and continuing to make Build-A-Bear Workshop a fun, fulfilling place to work,” said Sharon Price John, president and chief executive officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop. “We value the unique expertise and perspective each of our team members brings in helping us add a little more heart to life.”
Star Wars products headed to Build-a-Bear workshop
The store will be bringing a Dark vs. Light side bear to shelves as well as an R2-D2 plush.