Sheetz Named One of Best Companies to Work For
Sheetz Inc. is one of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine.
This list, now in its 19th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.
Sheetz Inc. 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.
Creators of the methodology behind the list, Great Place to Work has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“At Sheetz we have a commitment to investing in our people and we strive to achieve this by creating a great environment whether they work at the stores, the office, or in the distribution centers,” says Joe Sheetz, CEO of Sheetz Inc. “Listening to our employees’ concerns and understanding what is important to them in a work environment is crucial to creating a culture that makes Sheetz a great place to work. The culture and environment at Sheetz is something we are really proud of, and we work hard to constantly improve the work lives of our employees. Recognition like this proves that a company-wide effort to build and nurture a positive culture is paying off.”
In fiscal 2018, Sheetz is projected to operate 600 stores; projected capital investment including new and rebuilt unit growth of 8 percent annually.
“Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.”
Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction, and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity, and enhanced public perception.