Wegmans named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 20th Year in a Row
Wegmans also named one of 12 ‘Great Place to Work Legends™’
Rochester, NY, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, this year ranking #2, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans is one of 12 companies that have appeared on the list for all 20 years, and as such has also been designated one of the ‘Great Place to Work Legends™.’
The list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers.
Danny Wegman, CEO, and son of the late Robert Wegman, chairman, repeated what his dad said in 1998 when he learned the company was named to the inaugural 100 Best list: “Nothing could mean more to me than having our people say that Wegmans is a great place to work. That’s what my dad said then, and it’s true for our family today. It’s our belief that we are a great place to work because we help our customers, our communities, and we help one another.”
In 2016, Wegmans was also ranked by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as a best workplace for Diversity, Women, and Millennials, and was #1 on the list of Best Workplaces in Retail.
“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”
Cake Celebration at Wegmans
Customers and employees will celebrate the honor on Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. when cake will be served at every Wegmans store. For customers who prefer a healthy option instead of cake, mini apples will be offered.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.
About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.
Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.
Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies’ results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.
To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification
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, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.
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