Old Navy® named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy® is proud to announce it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work. Old Navy claimed the No. 13 spot on the list.

“Fun, fashion, family and value are at the heart of our brand – it’s what inspires our products and most importantly, our people every day,” said Sonia Syngal, President & CEO, Old Navy. “We are as focused on building an engaging employee culture as we are committed to making quality fashion accessible to everyone. Radical transparency about our path forward, growing great careers, and having fun along the way, are critical to achieving the growth Old Navy is capable of.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail inspire loyalty in shoppers and employees alike. At the winning companies, 90 percent of co-workers said customers would rate their service as excellent. Nine in ten also said they’re proud to tell others where they work, building valuable word of mouth.

“It’s exciting to have Old Navy recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Retail,” said Brent Hyder, EVP, Global Talent and Sustainability for Gap Inc. “Old Navy is a place that truly embodies everything that the brand stands for and we are looking to harness the best practices at Old Navy across all of our brands at Gap Inc.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Want to know what it’s like to work for Old Navy? Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog, and visit the Old Navy YouTube channel.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces in Retail

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 38,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance. Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Sheetz again named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Retail by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are proud to announce that Sheetz has once again been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Retail by consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Sheetz came in ninth on the list this year, following its Top 10 ranking in this category last year.

“We have tried our best to create an environment where our employees look forward to coming to work each day and are proud to be a part of this company.  Our employees are the best in the business and they bring our internal mantra of TCF (Total Customer Focus) to life 24/7 365.” said Joe Sheetz, president of Sheetz. “Our team members take excellent care of our customers, so it just makes sense for our organization to take care of our team members. Sheetz is proud to offer employees competitive wages, great benefits, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, bonuses, vacation time and more.”

Sheetz earned a place on this list based on an anonymous survey measuring our team members’ perceptions of their work environment, leadership, cooperation, compensation and other factors essential to employee well-being. Sheetz’s results were among the best in the country when compared with a wide range of retailers that together employ more than 600,000 people.

“Surveys of the Best Workplaces show that a trusting, supportive culture can have a dramatic impact on employee commitment and team cohesion – and that’s ultimately good for customers,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work®.

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified™ organizations.

Sheetz has also been ranked as a best workplace for 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates over 538 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 10, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About The Best Workplaces in Retail 2016:
The Best Workplaces in Retail ranking is based entirely upon feedback from more than 23,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies in the Retail sector who completed our Trust Index© Employee Survey. Employees answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, which include management’s honesty and ethics, camaraderie among employees, and fair and respectful treatment and clear expectations from management. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. The total score for each company is based entirely upon this employee feedback. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same size were selected for the list.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

For further information:
Laura Hager
lhager@planitagency.com
667-219-2017

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

CarMax recognized as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars announces that it has been recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail. This honor is exceptionally notable because the recognition is based on CarMax employees’ own assessments of the quality and inclusiveness of the workplace.

“CarMax is a welcoming, energetic workplace where respect, wellness and development opportunities help associates turn jobs into careers,” said Kim Ross, assistant vice president, HR services and diversity.

CarMax and the 19 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by more than 45,000 employees within the retail sector. Employees ranked their companies using Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. Employees answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, considering everything from the quality of the company’s pay and benefits, their opportunities for advancement, support for employees’ personal lives, and management ethics.

“The companies on this list are leaders who offer retail employees well-rounded workplaces capable of attracting and developing top talent regardless of industry sector,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “Ranking on this list is a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating throughout their teams.”

The 20 Best Workplaces in Retail ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews. CarMax also has been named on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list eleven consecutive years and was recently recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity as well as one of the 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans and Hispanics.

CarMax is currently recruiting for more than 2,000 positions in locations across the country. The company is growing and offers a variety of careers. CarMax offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage, paid time off, insurance and disability, and retirement options for full-time associates. The company also offers competitive pay and promotes a diverse work environment. Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment. Employees receive discounts on car purchases and other services.

“Our associates experience a workplace full of opportunities for skill development, award-winning training, advancement, and recognition for performance,” said Tracey Shoemaker, director of talent acquisition for CarMax. “Candidates who have a passion for driving integrity throughout the retail environment, are team oriented, and wish to be part of a great work environment should check out the many career opportunities we have open across the country.”

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

  • Please apply online at jobs.carmax.com for consideration
  • To see a video with first-hand accounts from CarMax associates, visit the YouTube page on youtube.com/carmax
  • Technicians require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not.

 

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® for 11 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 153 superstores in 77 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2015, the company retailed 582,282 used cars and sold 376,186 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com

Media Contact
Jennifer Bartusiak, CarMax Public Relations, pr@carmax.com

Twitter: @CarMax, Facebook: facebook.com/CarMax

SOURCE: CarMax Business Services, LLC