Who determines if Stewart’s Shops is a Top Workplace Winner? Our Partners do. This program starts with capturing our Partners’ feedback on what matters most about our culture.
“This award celebrates companies that make the world a better place to work, by prioritizing a people-centered culture and giving employees a voice. The Top Workplaces awards are based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey completed by the employees of participating workplaces.”
This award is an honor because it is 100% based on employee feedback. Over 1,100 of our Partners participated in the survey this year.
There were multiple categories. Categories included, company values and goals, employee engagement and growth opportunities, and compensation and benefits. To win the award, companies need to score well in all the categories not just one or two categories.
With 355+ shops across 32 counties in New York and Vermont, Stewart’s Shops is one of the largest employers in the Capital Region. Including our shops, manufacturing plant and corporate office, we have over 5000 employees.
Why Should You Become a Partner?
We call our employees Partners because they truly are partners in the business. Our Partners own over 40% of the company through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP.
Partners who work at least 1,000 hours a year are eligible for the program, a benefit for anyone working 1,000 hours a year. Unlike a 401K, the plan is 100% company paid and no money is taken from a Partner’s earnings. After six years in the plan, a Partner’s balance is usually greater than a year’s pay.
Our ESOP plan is just one of many other benefits of being a Partner. We offer paid maternity leave, half-priced YMCA fitness and YMCA childcare. We have health benefits, vision, and dental coverage, paid vacation, and the Stewart’s Credit Union.
Our “Make Your Own” scholarship awards over $300,000 per year for Partners and their dependents to further their education.
Want to come work for a Times Union Top Workplace? Good news, we are hiring! Our Partners are the key to our success and our company culture contributes to the positive atmosphere in our shop, corporate office, and our plant. Our vertical integration allows us to have a variety of jobs throughout the company. We currently have openings in our shops, plant, and corporate office.
If you want to work for a 7x Times Union Workplace award winner, find career opportunities here.
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