For the 25th consecutive year, Publix has been recognized on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
Publix landed at No. 92 on the 2022 list, down 50 spots from 2021. Despite the drop, the Florida-based grocery chain based in Lakeland, FL is 1 of only 4 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.
“Our founder, George Jenkins, once said people are the key to Publix’s success,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “He explained that if we took care of our associates, they’d take care of our customers. We’ve remained true to this belief since our very first store opened in 1930. Being recognized on this list is a testament to our associates’ dedication and hard work.”
In a press release, Publix highlighted the company’s culture, which provides associates with on-the-job training, promote-from-within opportunities, and tuition reimbursement programs to help further their career goals.
Additionally, as the largest employee-owned company in the country, eligible Publix associates become company owners through its employee stock ownership plan and have the ability to purchase additional shares in the company through its employee stock purchase plan.
Publix also noted that the company promotes open communication, encouraging its associates to formally share their feedback through its annual survey, as well as ideas for ways to help improve the grocery chain through an internal site.
To compile the list, Fortune partnered with Great Place to Work to survey over 870,000 employee responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees. The employees shared feedback about their organization’s culture by responding to statements in the survey that described a great employee experience as defined by levels of trust, respect, credibility, fairness, pride and camaraderie.
Companies also answered essay questions that provided greater insight into how and why the organization is a great place. 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.
This year’s rankings also featured a list of well-known companies headquartered in the Sunshine State, including Citrix Systems (#73), Baptist Health South Florida (#79), JM Family Enterprises (#85), and DHL Express U.S. (#93).
To view Fortune’s complete list, click here.