Two supermarket chains with Fredericksburg-area locations among the top dozen companies in the 22nd annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

Wegmans, which has a store in Celebrate Virginia South in Fredericksburg, came in at No. 3. Publix, which recently opened in Cosner's Corner shopping center in Massaponax, was No. 12.



This year’s list is based on survey feedback representing more than 4.3 million employees, with respondents rating their workplace culture on 60-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members and employees with disabilities.

Both Wegmans and Publix are among the handful of companies that have made the list every year. Wegmans has been among the top 10 companies on the list for 16 years. Publix moved up significantly since its 47th place ranking last year.

Coming in at first place this year is Hilton, which has several hotel properties in the area. This is its fourth year on the list. It was ranked 33rd last year.

Other companies on the list with a local presence include: Edward Jones, 7th place; Intuit, 24th; Navy Federal Credit Union, 29th; Marriott, 31st; Hyatt Hotels, 32nd; CarMax, 33rd; Capital One Financial, 39th; T–Mobile U.S., 49th; Nationwide, 57th; Progressive, 76th; Sheetz, 85th; Farmers Insurance, 91st; Bank of America, 92nd; and FedEx, 95th.

Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407

cjett@freelancestar.com

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