Sheetz recognized as one of 100 Best Companies

Altoona-based Sheetz Inc. has been named one of the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine.

This list, now in its 21st year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Sheetz was ranked 66th, improving upon its 2017 standing by 21 positions.

Companies opt to participate in a selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire regarding their programs and employee practices. Great Place to Work then evaluates each company using a methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“This is the fourth time in five years we have been named to this very distinguished list,” said Sheetz President/CEO Joe Sheetz in a statement. “That certainly would not have happened without the hard work of our employees — from those who work in our stores, to our distribution centers, Sheetz Bros. Kitchens, corporate offices, along with our truck drivers and maintenance teams. We strive to create a working environment where people feel valued, have the opportunity to grow and recognize how the work they do helps our company as a whole and the customers we serve, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are committed to building on the investments we’ve made in our people for years to come.”

In 2017, Sheetz announced plans to hire 3,400 employees companywide, in addition to raising $150,000 for hurricane relief efforts. Sheetz also reaffirmed its status as an innovator in its industry by offering ordering through Amazon Alexa and was the first two-time winner of Convenience Store Decisions’ Chain of the Year.

Today, Sheetz operates more than 565 stores in six states and is projected to reach 600 in 2019. Sheetz does yearly sales of more than $5.6 billion and has more than 18,200 employees.