Woodland, CA (February 18, 2020) – Break out the crystal—2020 marks Nugget Markets’ 15th anniversary on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Coming in at #79 this year, this local, family-owned company known for its dynamic culture and work-life balance has also earned recent recognitions as a top workplace for women and diversity.
“We have a strong culture of family and fun at the core of everything we do,” said Eric Stille, President and CEO of Nugget Markets. “We come together as one family to create something very special and have fun with our guests and each other. As a company, we have three main goals: guest satisfaction, constant improvement and to be a world-class employer. I am so proud of our teams for making these goals become a reality—they aren’t just words on a wall, they’re what we live by.”
Dedicated to investing in their associates, Nugget Markets offers a variety of professional development opportunities including classes, field trips and college scholarships to help their team members reach their goals and grow in their career. Their company culture also focuses on positivity, camaraderie and fun with associate recognition, cash prizes and store-wide celebrations. They have never had a layoff in their 94-year history, and their industry-leading benefits include a 401k with company match, flexible work schedule and zero healthcare premiums for full and part-time associates.
With roughly 1,900 associates companywide, Nugget Markets is always looking to grow their world-class team. Entry level associates earn a minimum of $15 an hour with on-the-job training and opportunity for growth. As a specialty grocery store with gourmet offerings created in-house, Nugget Markets offers a variety of positions ranging from entry level roles to experienced chefs, bakers cheese specialists and more.
Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is a full-line grocery store in Northern California that provides high-quality perishables and organics, chef-prepared foods, specialty grocery items and conventional goods in a European marketplace setting. The Nugget Market, Inc. family of stores includes 12 Nugget Markets in Northern California, Fork Lift by Nugget Markets in Cameron Park, Food 4 Less Woodland and Sonoma Market in Sonoma. For more information about Nugget Markets’ ranking, read the Great Place to Work review.
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Each company’s score is based on Trust Index survey feedback from a random sample of employees. People anonymously assess their workplace, including the quality of their leaders, support for their personal and professional lives, and their relationships with colleagues. Survey results are compared with peer organizations of like size and complexity and are highly reliable statistically. In addition, Great Place to Work scores a Culture Audit management questionnaire from each company, which reports details such as compensation and benefits, hiring practices, recognition, training, and diversity programs.