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Publix Named One of the Best Companies to Work For, No. 1 Among Big Companies

LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 — For the 22nd consecutive year, Publix has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 12, up from No. 47 last year.

Publix also ranked No. 1 on the inaugural list of Fortune’s Best Big Companies to Work For, featuring only seven companies with more than 100,000 employees.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a great place to work,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “Our associates contribute to Publix’s success every day, and I couldn’t be prouder of the legacy we’re continuing to build.”

When introducing the Best Big Companies to Work For list, CEO of Great Place to Work Michael C. Bush said, “These companies lead the marketplace by demonstrating how to respect and develop the full diversity of their people in a way that drives business success and helps local communities thrive.”

To determine the rankings, companies are scored on specific attributes of their workplace. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives, and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire which asks questions about pay and benefits programs, hiring, communication and diversity.

Additional information is posted on Fortune’s website at www.fortune.com.