PA – February 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Sheetz,
one of America’s fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience
store chains, is pleased to announce that it is one of the 2018 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 21st year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace
On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Sheetz was named #66 on the 2018 Fortune Best Companies to Work For list. This represents the fourth time in five years Sheetz has been named to this very distinguished list.
Sheetz was ranked 66th, improving upon its 2017 standing by 21 positions. Companies opt to participate in a selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire regarding their programs and employee practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each company using a unique methodology based on five dimensions, including credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
“This is the fourth time in five years we have been named to this very distinguished list,” said Sheetz President/CEO Joe Sheetz. “That certainly would not have happened without the hard work of our employees—from those who work in our stores, to our distribution centers, Sheetz Bros. Kitchens, corporate offices, along with our truck drivers and maintenance teams. We strive to create a working environment where people feel valued, have the opportunity to grow, and recognize how the work they do helps our company as a whole and the customers we serve, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are committed to building on the investments we’ve made in our people for years to come.”
In 2017, Sheetz announced plans to hire 3,400 employees companywide, in addition to raising $150,000 for hurricane relief efforts. Sheetz also reaffirmed its status as an innovator in its industry by offering ordering through Amazon Alexa, and was the first two-time winner of Convenience Store Decision’s Chain of the Year.
Current Sheetz, Inc. Snapshot
in Altoona, Pa.
Through a partnership with Make-A-Wish®, Sheetz For The Kidz granted wishes for 55 children with life-threatening medical conditions in 2017. Since 2005, Sheetz has been able to grant more than 518 wishes!
Special Olympics®: In 2017, with the help of its generous customers, Sheetz donated more than $1 million to the Special Olympics. Sheetz was Pennsylvania’s largest contributor as well as an inductee into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame.
In addition, Sheetz donates millions of dollars in cash and products to worthwhile community endeavors each year.
“The 2018 100 Best are true leaders,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they’re doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization.”
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.
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