ALTOONA, Pa.—Sheetz has landed on this year's Best Workplaces in Retail list at No. 3, trailing only Wegmans Food Markets and Target in the annual nationwide list put together by Fortune and Great Place to Work.
Sheetz is the only convenience store to make the list. While the Pennsylvania-based retailer has been named to this list every year, this is Sheetz's highest ranking ever.
To determine the Best Workplaces in Retail in 2022, Fortune partnered with global people analytics firm Great Place to Work to analyze survey feedback representing more than 72,000 U.S. employees.
"Being ranked third on this list, alongside highly respected companies that also prioritize a positive workplace environment, is a significant accomplishment for us and not something that we take lightly," said Travis Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz. "For the last 70 years, our organization's success has been driven by our people. Every day, we work to create a place where employees feel valued and appreciated—as the key to our success."
In 2021, Sheetz announced over $70 million in investments in store employee wages, as well as an investment doubling the tuition assistance offered to employees through the company's College Tuition Reimbursement program. Sheetz also announced early last year that it had updated its parental leave policy to include 12 weeks of fully paid time off for new mothers and two weeks of fully paid time off for partners.
The company offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, an employee stock ownership plan, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, quarterly bonuses, vacation time and more.
An employee told Fortune: “It’s a family here. I love my team and we work so well together, and we have fun. It’s like they’re family. Sheetz has excellent benefits and unique benefits, too. Fully paid maternity leave, paternity leave, tuition reimbursement and discounts, ESOP, discounts at the store (10% off food and 10 cents of fuel—big deal these days!) and more! The family that founded the company is always around and available to talk to. They’re great people, and they truly want to improve and grow every day to make their employees and customers happy. It really is the best place to work, and I plan to retire from Sheetz!”
Sheetz currently has more than 1,400 job openings available throughout its footprint with an average salesperson wage of $14.50.
Last week, Sheetz made the list of People magazine’s 100 Companies That Care 2022. According to People, “the businesses on People's annual list go above and beyond to honor their employees, uplift their communities and make the world a better place.”
Sheetz was recognized on the list for its charitable giving and the support it provides employees. The rankings on the list is based off employee surveys and data from companies. The surveys ask employees about relevant experiences on how their workplaces have made a difference in their lives and in their communities.
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