ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 cultures.
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
Headquarters in Altoona, Pa.
Operates 565+ store locations in six states
In fiscal year 2019, Sheetz is projected to operate 600 stores
Serving 1.5 million customers per day
Family owned—66th anniversary in 2018
40 new and rebuilt stores in 2017
On the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2014/2016/2017/2018
Named by Fortune in 2016/2017 as a Best Workplace for Women
Named by Fortune in 2016/2017 as a Best Workplace for Millennials
Named by Fortune in 2015/2016/2017 as one of the Best Workplaces in Retail (Top 10)
Convenience Store Chain of the Year/Convenience Retailer of the Year
Locations in six states: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland
Total yearly sales of more than $5.6 billion
More than 18,200 employees
Employee bonuses paid in 2017: More than $50 million
Corporate Charities Supported
Sheetz For The Kidz™, a Sheetz employee-driven charitable organization, provided more than $1.5 million in 2017 to ensure approximately 9,300 children in need had gifts at Christmas. Through this program, Sheetz For The Kidz has helped more than 110,000 children living in the communities Sheetz serves.
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.
About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest-growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 18,200 employees. The company operates more than 565 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Places to Work for Women, Best Workplaces for Millennials and by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.
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