Roche Bros. was named as a top employer by the Boston Globe as part of its Top Places to Work for 2013 – ranking no. 18 for large companies of 1,000 or more employees. Roche Bros. was the only food/grocery related company to appear on the list, officials for the company say.
Each year, the Boston Globe honors Massachusetts’ best employers in its Top Places to Work magazine, which appeared in The Boston Sunday Globe on November 17 and is featured online at BostonGlobe.com and Boston.com.
For six years, this popular 48-page magazine has honored the state’s workplaces based on surveys completed by the employees themselves.
The Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work survey, conducted by employee survey firm WorkplaceDynamics, measured more than 76,000 individuals’ responses to statements regarding six key factors related to employee happiness, including company direction, execution, employee connection, work load and responsibility, management, and pay and benefits. Least important were pay, benefits and work-life balance, with survey subjects placing much higher importance on employee appreciation, confidence and feeling that their work is meaningful. WorkplaceDynamics also found that of all the cities surveyed, employees in Boston were most enthusiastic about their companies, making Boston the top of the Top Places to Work.