LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 16th consecutive year, Publix has been honored as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Publix was ranked No. 77 on this year’s list — up from No. 78 last year — and was one of only 13 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.
“Publix’s rich history and strong culture are the foundation for our success,” said Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw. “I’m proud the industry and our associates continue to recognize Publix as a great place to work.”
Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about pay and benefits programs, and open-ended questions about hiring, communication and diversity. The story will appear in the Feb. 4, 2013, issue of FORTUNE. More information about the survey and how companies were ranked can be found Jan. 17 at FORTUNE’s website, www.fortune.com.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 157,000 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,066 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com.