HOUSTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) announced today that it has been ranked number 68 on the 13th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. The full list and related stories will appear in the February 8, 2010 issue of FORTUNE, available at newsstands on Monday, January 25, 2010 and now at www.fortune.com/bestcompanies.
George Zimmer, founder and CEO, stated, "I am once again extremely proud of the thousands of employees at Men's Wearhouse who provide our customers with outstanding customer service and reinforce our mission of maximizing sales by providing great value and service to our customers while having fun."
FORTUNE Deputy Managing Editor Hank Gilman says, "The most important considerations for this year's list were hiring and the ways in which companies are helping their employees weather the recession. All 100 companies on our list are currently hiring, many of them aggressively, leading to more than 96,000 open job positions expected in the next year."
To pick the 100 Best Companies, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of surveys sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit which includes questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and diversity.
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,271 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and the Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moores and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores.
For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the company's website at www.menswearhouse.com.
CONTACT: Neill Davis, EVP & CFO, Men's Wearhouse (281) 776-7000 Ken Dennard, DRG&E (713) 529-6600
SOURCE Men's Wearhouse
Released January 25, 2010