Retailers stand out on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Workplaces for Millennials’ list
It turns out that a good employer is just that, no matter the age of its employees. A new Fortune list of the best employers for Millennials, at least from a retailer perspective, includes many of the same companies that are regularly mentioned in other less age-specific rankings.
Build-A-Bear, CarMax, Etsy, Nordstrom, Nugget Market, Publix, QuikTrip, REI, RevZilla, Sheetz, Wegmans and Whole Foods were among the 100 companies to make the Fortune list.
Common themes of scheduling flexibility, respecting the opinions of younger workers, and providing paths to advancement stand out among all the retailers identified by the magazine. One young worker spoke of Wegmans allowing them to move between their home store during summer recess and another (two hours away) when they went back to school.
Many of the individual company profiles also include quotes from workers discussing the high expectations their employers have of them. With Millennials, as with others, it may turn out that the adage, “You get what you expect,” is true.
“They expect 110 percent from us, but in return give 110 percent back to us,” an employee of RevZilla, a motorcycle gear e-tailer that was ranked tenth on the overall list, told Fortune.
- 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials – Fortune
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Do you think the low expectations held by older managers may have something to do with the perceived shortcomings of Millennial workers? What are the keys to having employees who are both happy and productive if you are running a retail business?