Three grocers have been deemed Best Large Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune and its research partner Great Place to Work.
To determine workplace preferences of millennials (born between 1981 and 1997), Great Place to Work analyzed feedback from more than 4.9 million U.S. employees. The list comprises 75 companies, including grocery retailers Target, Wegmans and Publix.
Read on to see where they landed on the list and why.
Minneapolis-based Target, which has more 350,000 workers and 1,800 stores, came in at No. 10 on Fortune’s ranking.
In an interview with Great Place to Work, Target Chief Human Resources Officer Melissa Kremer said millennials’ “values closely align with how we’ve invested in putting our purpose and values at the center of our culture.”
“We also know that millennials value rich and rewarding career experiences and development. They’re eager to learn and grow in their careers and expand their skill sets both formally and informally. We’ve developed a culture of learning, backed by the more than seven million payroll hours that we invest into training each year,” she continued.
Wegmans Food Markets
Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets, with more than 49,000 employees and more than 100 stores, ranked No. 28 on Fortune’s list.
Employees say, according to Fortune, “Wegmans gives its employees the opportunity to grow personally and with the company by giving them the proper resources and tools to help them be successful. This company cares about its employees in a very genuine way.”
For the fifth consecutive year, Publix has ranked on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials list, coming in this year at No. 69. The Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer, which has more than 220,000 associates and 1,252 stores and is employee-owned, says millennials make up about 40% of its workforce.
Its employees, according to Fortune, say, “Our core values stand out from other organizations. Promoting from within, benefits packages and all that Publix does for their associates to show appreciation. We all own a piece of our company and the responsibility to continue Publix’s success.”
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