VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf/Irving/Shell gasoline operator with locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 13th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe.
The Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best – their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay, benefits and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50-99 employees; medium, with 100-249 workers; large, with 250-999; and largest, with 1,000 or more employees.
“This was a particularly challenging year to be a great place to work, and the companies that made our list went above and beyond to keep their employees safe, engaged and cared for,” said Katie Johnson, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor.
The rankings in Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from more than 80,000 individuals at 285 Massachusetts organizations.
“We’re honored to be a recipient of this prestigious recognition – one we have received five times – from the Boston Globe and proud that we have created the type of working environment that is worthy of our being named a best place to work,” said Barry Ahern, VP of operations.
VERC Enterprises is an independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations with locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. VERC is based in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The company began 50 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The original business was founded by Eugene Vercollone. Today, the business remains under family ownership, with Vercollone’s sons Leo and Paul serving as CEO and SVP, respectively.