Regional grocery store chain recognized for work environment

Wegmans has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, this year ranking No. 2, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, according to a news release. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans is one of just 12 companies to have appeared on the list for all 20 years, and as such also has been designated one of the “Great Place to Work Legends.”

” ‘Nothing could mean more to me than having our people say that Wegmans is a great place to work.’ That’s what my dad said then, and it’s true for our family today,” Danny Wegman, CEO, and son of the late Robert Wegman, chairman, according to the news release. “It’s our belief that we are a great place to work because we help our customers, our communities, and we help one another.”

The list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers, according to the news release.

In 2016, Wegmans also was ranked by Great Place to Work and Fortune as a “best” workplace for diversity, women, and millennials, and was No. 1 on the list of best workplaces in retail.

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America, the news release said. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Winning a spot on this list, the news release said, “indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees — measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index survey and Culture Audit questionnaire.”