Becoming a ‘Top Workplace’ isn’t something any organization can say. It’s a prestigious achievement that is based on employee feedback. Stewart’s Shops is proud to announce that we have been honored as a Top Workplace for a fourth time!
This award measures qualities including company values and goals, employee engagement and growth opportunities, as well as compensation and benefits. With 336 shops across 31 counties in New York and Vermont, Stewart’s Shops is one of the largest employers in the Capital Region with 5,000 employees between the shops, the manufacturing plant and the corporate office. Employees were surveyed and each company was rated based on employee responses. Stewart’s Shops once again was recognized as a Top Workplace.
Family and Employee Owned
At Stewart’s Shops, we call our employees partners, because they really are. Our partners own over 40% of the company through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP; a benefit for anyone working 1,000 hours a year. This year, Stewart’s Shops made a $17.5 million contribution to the ESOP. This contribution is about 17.5% of the Partners’ 2019 gross pay.
Stewart’s ESOP participants also receive paid maternity leave, half-priced YMCA fitness and day care memberships, as well as “Make Your Own” scholarships which provides $300,000 per year of scholarships to Partners dependents.
And we have good news! Stewart’s Shops is currently hiring for the busy summer season ahead in the shops! You can find more information on our careers page.