LAKELAND, Fla., April 4, 2023 — Publix has been recognized on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 26th consecutive year. Publix is 1 of only 4 companies to have been recognized every year since the list’s inception in 1998.
“Our founder, George Jenkins, started Publix more than 90 years ago because he wanted to build a better supermarket that treated its associates with dignity and respect and its customers like royalty,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “Today, we’re proud to keep his philosophies alive and are honored to continue to be on the Best Companies to Work For list.”
Publix actively supports its associates’ personal and professional growth by investing in their future with training and mentorship, providing opportunities for career development, and benefits that help advance their education like tuition reimbursement. Also, as the country’s largest employee-owned company, eligible associates become company owners through Publix’s employee stock ownership plan.
Publix has a guiding philosophy of treating associates with dignity and respect through open communication. The company encourages associates to formally share their feedback through its annual survey, as well as an option to share ideas for ways to help improve the company they own.
Great Place to Work selected the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list by analyzing surveys from over half a million employees who work for Great Place To Work Certified companies with at least 1,000 workers. Employees shared feedback about the culture of their respective organization by responding to statements in the survey that described a great employee experience as one having trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Companies also answered essay questions that provided greater insight into how and why their organization is a great place to work. Survey data analysis and essay evaluation results were then factored into a combined score to compare and rank the companies that create the most consistently positive experience for their employees.
To read more about Publix’s ranking and this recognition, visit fortune.com/best-companies.