Fortune Names Two C-Stores to Best Companies to Work For List

The publication recognizes Sheetz and QuikTrip among 100 companies with exceptional workplace cultures.

March 04, 2016

NEW YORK – Sheetz, Inc., and QuikTrip are two of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. The companies were selected among hundreds vying for a place on the list this year. QuikTrip has consistently been named to this list since 2003; Sheetz was named to the list one other time in 2014.

Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Creators of the methodology behind the list, Great Place to Work, has found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

“At Sheetz we have a commitment to investing in our people and we strive to achieve this by creating a great environment whether they work at the stores, the office or in the distribution centers,” said Joe Sheetz, CEO of Sheetz, Inc., and a member of the executive committee of the NACS board of directors, in a press release. “Listening to our employees’ concerns and understanding what is important to them in a work environment is crucial to creating a culture that makes Sheetz a great place to work.

“The culture and environment at Sheetz is something we are really proud of, and we work hard to constantly improve the work lives of our employees,” Sheetz said. “Recognition like this proves that a company-wide effort to build and nurture a positive culture is paying off.”

In fiscal 2018, Sheetz is projected to operate 600 stores; with projected capital investment including new and rebuilt unit growth of 8% annually.

“Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.”

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.