VERC Enterprises Honored as One of 2011’s “Best Places to Work”

Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys.

VERC Enterprises, an independent c-store, gas station and car wash operation with 23 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has been honored as a 2011 “Best Places to Work” winner by the Boston Business Journal for its achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.

“We’re honored to be a recipient of this prestigious award from the Boston Business Journal and proud that we have created the type of working environment that is worthy of our being named a best place to work,” said Leo Vercollone, CEO of VERC Enterprises.

VERC Enterprises was among more than 320 companies considered for the award based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout the month of April.

“Our Best Places to Work event recognizes the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage,” said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren’t as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”

The survey project was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Neb. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.

The top 25 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — will be awarded during a  breakfast on June 9 at the BCEC and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal published on June 10, 2011.

Convenience Store Decisions published a chain profile story on VERC Enterprises in our October 2010 issue.  To learn more about the company, check it out here:







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