Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz Inc. has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for the 11th year in a row. Ranked No. 16 this year, the convenience restaurant chain is the only retailer to be included among 100 top companies and is one of only three businesses ever to make the list more than 10 consecutive years.
“We are honored to receive this award for the 11th time because it means we are doing something right,” says Stan Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. “It’s meaningful because our employees like working with us and are happy to share that enthusiasm through the ‘Best Places’ surveys year after year.”
Companies from across the state were reviewed in a two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania. First, the committee looked at each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure their experiences. The employee assessment is weighed most heavily in this process. The combined scores then determine the companies’ final ranking.
Four hundred Sheetz employees provided feedback on their workplace experience. Stan Sheetz says the award also reflects the respect and teamwork that is part of the company’s culture from top management to employees at all 225 stores across Pennsylvania.
“I personally can’t wait for the day when our employees are happier arriving at work each day than when they are leaving,” adds Stan Sheetz. “That we have consistently made the ‘Best Places’ list for over a decade means we are getting closer all the time to reaching that goal.”
In order to be considered for the ranking, companies must be for-profit or not-for-profit, be publicly or privately held and have at least 250 employees. The company also must have a facility in the state and be in good standing with Commonwealth agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction.