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ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz Inc. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for the 11th year in a row. The convenience restaurant chain — ranked No. 16 this year — is the only retailer to claim a spot among the top 100 companies. It is also one of only three businesses ever to make the list more than 10 consecutive years.
"We are honored to receive this award for the 11th time because it means we are doing something right," said President and CEO Stan Sheetz. "It's meaningful because our employees like working with us and are happy to share that enthusiasm through the Best Places surveys year after year."
Companies from across Pennsylvania were reviewed in a two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work. First, the committee looked at each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure their experiences. The employee assessment is weighted most heavily in the process. The combined scores determined the companies' final ranking.
Four hundred Sheetz employees provided feedback on their workplace experiences. The chief executive said this award reflects the respect and team work that is part of Sheetz' culture from top management to every employee at its 225 stores across Pennsylvania.
"I personally can't wait for the day when our employees are happier arriving at work each day than when they are leaving," Sheetz added. "That we have consistently made the Best Places list for over a decade means we are getting closer all the time to reaching that goal."
In order to be considered for the list, companies must be for profit or not for profit; be publicly or privately held; and have at least 250 employees. The company must also have a facility in the state and be in good standing with Commonwealth agencies under the governor's jurisdiction.
Sheetz Inc. operates 432 convenience restaurant locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. The chain is currently ranked on the Best Places to Work lists in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia as well.