Forbes Magazine ranks Big Y as the No. 2 employer in Massachusetts out of 74 surveyed and No. 20 in Connecticut out of 36. The 2019 survey allows for both full- and part-time employees to openly state their opinions while avoiding influence from their employer.
“At Big Y, we are especially humbled and grateful to be honored by our employees and Forbes Magazine as a top employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut,” says Charles L. D’Amour, Big Y’s president and CEO. “Our goal is always to partner with our employees to best serve our customers and our communities. We are blessed to have a workforce of colleagues and friends who give their best every day and are the tops in our industry.”
This recognition follows a long list of others including:
- Best Employers for Diversity – Forbes 2019
- Best Employers for Women – Forbes 2018
- America’s Best Large Employers – Forbes 2018
- Award for Market Excellence – Better Business Bureau 2018 Employer of Choice – Employers Association of the Northeast 2019 Great Place to Work – Certified 2019
Big Y, one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, cites several initiatives for employees, including recognition, career development, promotions, training, tuition assistance, and educational partnerships in tandem with a strong benefits package, competitive pay, flexible scheduling and paid time off. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Big Y employs more than 11,000.