Great Place to Work determines the list using its proprietary For All methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America's largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 870,000 employee survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. The survey enables employees to share confidential quantitative and qualitative feedback about their organization's culture by responding to 60 statements on a five-point scale and answering two open-ended questions. Collectively, these statements describe a great employee experience, defined by high levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. To be considered for the list, companies must be Great Place to Work-Certified, have at least 1,000 U.S. employees, and cannot be a government agency.
Competition for retail talent remains fierce, yet some companies come out on top year after year.
This year marks the25th anniversary of Fortune and Great Place to Work’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The long-running ranking gives insight into which retailers continue to offer the pay and perks associates crave.Wegmans Food Markets, ranked third on this year's list (and the No. 1 retailer), and Publix Supermarkets, ranked 92nd (and the No. 4 retailer), have been recognized every year the list has been published.
"Fortune and our partner Great Place to Work have been publishing the Best Companies list for 25 years—none more fraught than the past two,” Fortune’s editors write. “While COVID-19 has forever changed the way we work, the best businesses are stepping up to support their employees as they navigate uncharted waters."
“Best Companies’ leadership has never been more necessary,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “As workers struggle with the Great Resignation, burnout and covid disruptions, these exceptional companies offer workplace experiences as strong as prior to the pandemic. These companies get that ‘place’ is wherever their employees are sitting or standing, and they are committed to make that place equitable, safe and productive. Their commitment to genuinely care for their people through trust, inclusion, purpose and meaningful flexibility for life circumstances goes beyond surface-level perks and is a model for the market to follow.”
The current number of open positions at the 100 Best Companies stands at 238,959, according to Fortune. See the full list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For here.
Here are the top five retailers that made the list.