For the 25th consecutive year, Lakeland, Florida-based Publix has been recognized on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Publix is one of four companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.
“Our founder, George Jenkins, once said people are the key to Publix’s success,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO. “He explained that if we took care of our associates, they’d take care of our customers. We’ve remained true to this belief since our very first store opened in 1930. Being recognized on this list is a testament to our associates’ dedication and hard work.”
Publix supports its employees by investing in their future with training and coaching, providing opportunities for career development and furthering their education with tuition reimbursement benefits. Additionally, as the largest employee-owned company in the country, eligible Publix employees become company owners through its employee stock ownership plan and have the ability to purchase additional shares in the company through its employee stock purchase plan.
Last year, Great Place to Work conducted America’s largest annual workforce study using over 870,000 employee responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees. The employees shared feedback about their organization’s culture by responding to statements in the survey that described a great employee experience as defined by levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Companies also answered essay questions that provided greater insight into how and why the organization is a great place. Survey data analysis and essay evaluation results were then factored into a combined score to compare and rank the companies that create the most consistently positive experience for their employees.
To read more about Publix’s ranking and this recognition, visit fortune.com/best-companies.
For more information, visit corporate.publix.com.