QuickChek Corporation, a leader in food services with an exceptional fresh coffee and fresh food program that has been voted the best in America, has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for the sixth consecutive year.
The Whitehouse Station, NJ-based fresh convenience market chain was recognized by The New York State Society for Human Resources Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group, an independent firm managing Best Places to Work programs around the country. Survey components include employee satisfaction and engagement.
QuickChek enjoys the rare distinction of being honored in both New York, where it has 15 stores, and New Jersey, where it has been named one of the Best Places to Work seven times by NJBIZ magazine.
The family-owned company employs more than 4,200 team members and has 154 retail locations throughout New York’s Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey. QuickChek was named the 2016 National Convenience Store Chain of the Year. Its coffee was voted best in America in a national consumer survey conducted by Technomic.
The company’s newest fresh convenience market is scheduled to open in Copiague, NY this winter.
“We strive to create a positive experience and fun environment where hard work is rewarded and leadership is cultivated,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling. “We empower our team members to be successful. When you come into any of our stores, the store leader manages that store as if it is their own. They share our core values of caring and commitment, it comes from the heart. They care for their fellow team members, for our product, and for our customers. This creates the neighborhood shopping experience and provides the outstanding customer service for which we are known.”
QuickChek invests in its team members. The company’s starting pay has been above the New York and New Jersey and New York state minimums for the past 10 years. Career opportunities abound: all of the company’s district leaders and most of its vice presidents began their careers working in a local store.
Full-time employees are offered a wide variety of affordable health and well care benefits including medical, dental and vision to life insurance, a 401(k) savings plan, fitness center reimbursement, and even pet insurance.
QuickChek continues to buck the current economic trend, opening 19 new stores and hiring an additional 850 people since 2015. QuickChek opened seven new stores in 2017; each new store creates between 40-50 new local jobs and generates approximately $1 million in tax revenue. Additional new locations are planned for 2018 and beyond. including a new concept store opening in Copiague, NY this winter.
The statewide Best Companies to Work for in New York State survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment whose practices benefit the State’s businesses, economy, and workforce. QuickChek is one of just 24 companies selected in the large company category.
QuickChek will be honored at an awards dinner recognizing the 2018 Best Companies to Work for in New York State on April 18 at the Albany Marriott. For additional information please visit www.quickchek.com.
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