LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 20th consecutive year, Publix has been honored as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Publix was ranked No. 21 on this year’s list — up from No. 67 last year — and was one of only 12 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998, earning Publix recognition as one of the Great Place to Work LegendsTM.
“We are humbled to be recognized by Fortune for two decades as a great place to work,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO & President. “I am so proud of the passion of our associates and their commitment to our customers, our communities, our company and each other. They continue to make the difference each and every day.”
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 workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. 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.
For more information about the survey and how companies were ranked, visit Fortune’s website, www.fortune.com.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 200,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,143 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.