ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the ninth consecutive year, Sheetz has been listed as one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania.
The annual competition is judged by a public/private partnership that includes Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Central Penn Business Journal.
"To win this award just once is special," said Stan Sheetz, President and CEO of Sheetz, Inc. "To receive it nine years in a row is spectacular! We have the best employees in Pennsylvania. Our people are the finest anywhere and I appreciate the efforts of each and every one of them."
Sheetz employees were surveyed on their experiences, and their responses were responsible for 75 percent of the total company score. In addition, an evaluation of Sheetz' workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics accounted for the remaining 25 percent. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.
Sheetz employs more than 10,000 people in Pennsylvania at 208 locations. The company also just received word that it's been judged among the top employers in Virginia.
"It's an honor to serve our customers, and our employees take that responsibility seriously," added Sheetz. "We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer service, and our employees are an active part of that process. We want every customer to have an excellent experience, regardless of which Sheetz location they visit."
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places to be employed in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 25 employees in Pennsylvania;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in Pennsylvania; and
- Be in good standing with Commonwealth agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.
Those interested in a career at Sheetz may visit www.sheetz.com to learn more about employment opportunities.
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 $4.5 billion in revenue for 2010 and more than 13,500 employees. The company operates more than 380 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio and North Carolina and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for eight consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
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