Costco, Publix rated as top workplaces

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Costco, Publix rated as top workplaces

By Louisa Hallett - 07/30/2018
To identify the Top-Rated Workplaces in 2018, Indeed’s data team tapped into the 72 million ratings and reviews listed on Indeed Company Pages, analyzing the results for the firms featured on this year’s Fortune 500 list.

Costco, Publix, eBay and Starbucks were the only retail companies to be ranked as top workplaces by Indeed.com

“With so much competition in recruiting today, companies are continuing to evolve their overall employee experience in the hopes of attracting and retaining top talent for their open positions,” says Indeed SVP of HR, Paul Wolfe. “Organizations that stood out among top-rated companies have worked hard to listen to the specific needs of their employees to provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programs.”

To identify the Top-Rated Workplaces in 2018, Indeed’s data team tapped into the 72 million ratings and reviews listed on Indeed Company Pages, analyzing the results for the firms featured on this year’s Fortune 500 list.

Costco was ranked number five to work by reviewers.

“They pay their employees well above the national rate by way of comparison,” one reviewer wrote. “Costco believes that employees are the most important assets in the company. The management staff truly believe in leading from the front and do a great job of instilling ownership and confidence into every employee. Work and life balance is not an issue with this company at all. Health insurance and holiday benefits are second to none.”

Publix, ranked number 19, was also recently named one of the best workplaces for millennials. Fortune surveyed more than 434,000 millennials in its "Great Place to Work" survey. Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1998, make up about 45 percent of Publix’s workforce.

“Our associates are the heart of our company,” said Publix CEO & President Todd Jones. “We work to create an environment where our associates enjoy coming to work for the opportunities they have and the relationships they form. At Publix, we provide resources for our associates to help them develop throughout their careers.”

 

The top-rated workplace, however, was not a retailer. Facebook, the social media behemoth, climbed three places from number four on last year’s list to claim the top spot. A semantic analysis of employee reviews shows that people at Facebook most often refer to the “great environment”, “amazing benefits” and “great people.”

 

To read the full ranking list, click here.

 

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