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TULSA, Okla. — Local convenience store retailer QuikTrip Corp. consistently ranks among the best places to work, and now it is getting a thumbs-up from the younger generation.
Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute published their first-ever ranking of the best workplaces for millennial workers, which lists the top 100 employers that scored the highest among workers under the age of 35.
QuikTrip landed at No. 69 on the inaugural list. The Tulsa-based retailer has more than 700 convenience stores and 18,000-plus employees.
"Unlike other gas station and convenience store chains, QuikTrip has extremely low employee turnover. Only 13 percent of workers leave compared to an industry average of 59 percent," Fortune explained in its report. "That's a credit to the company's above-industry average pay and what employees say is an overall friendly and supportive atmosphere."
QuikTrip also awards employees for one, five, 10, 15, 20 and more years of service with the company. Plus, store attendants can get $50 bonuses if they receive a perfect score on a mystery shopper review.
"We are truly treated as individuals and the company takes a personal interest in each of us," said one employee. "I believe this is unheard of when a company grows to the size we are. We actually have to open new markets to create movement to give our employees an opportunity to advance because no one leaves."
According to Fortune, millennial respondents to the survey say they desire open communication, risk-taking, collaboration, support among employees, and fewer internal politics.
More than 90,000 employees were asked to evaluate and rate the practices of their employers. For each of the 465 companies that participated, at least 50 employees from every company were surveyed. There was no limit to the size or type of organization. Perks and benefits programs were not included as part of the ranking methodology and scoring was based entirely on employee feedback.
Fortune has partnered with Great Place to Work for the past 18 years to produce the "100 Best Companies to Work For" report.