ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz Inc. has landed on the Best Workplaces for Women 2016. It is the second time the locally based retailer has received the honor.
This year, Sheetz takes the No. 12 spot. Among its employee rankings, Sheetz earned 95 percent for great challenges, 94 percent for great bosses and 96 percent for great communication. To see what the convenience retailer's employees are saying, click here.
"We are a family-owned and -operated company and that is a factor on how we make decisions as a company. We know to have a company operate 24/7; our employees need to feel engaged and valued," said CEO Joe Sheetz.
"Creating an environment that supports people in and outside of work isn't just an issue for women, it's an issue for all employees, and our goal is to make sure that we have created programs at Sheetz to achieve that," he added.
The rankings are based on employees' assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors.
The list, which is presented by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions.
"There's a strong correlation between being able to talk openly with company executives and feeling like a workplace is fair," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Traditionally, communication channels with leaders have been less available to women than to men. The Best Workplaces for Women do well at paving the way for those open dialogs, and as a result, women are more likely to feel they get fair consideration in their jobs and careers."
This year Sheetz also ranked No. 35 among the Best Workplaces for Millennials 2016 and No. 97 among Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For 2016.
Sheetz operates more than 500 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.