Dot Foods receives certification as Great Place to Work for second consecutive year


MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Dot Foods, Inc., North America’s largest food industry redistributor, recently earned certification as a Great Place To Work for the second consecutive year.

In a press release, Dot Foods CEO Joe Tracy said, “We highly value employee feedback and conduct annual surveys, aligning with Dot’s culture of continuous improvement. For the second year, we chose to work with Great Place To Work in conducting those surveys.  We pride ourselves on our workplace culture here at Dot. Culture is something we have to continuously prioritize and nurture. The survey feedback helps give us the insight needed to continuously enhance our positive employee experiences.”

Thousands of companies worldwide use Great Place To Work’s Trust Index Survey, which serves as the data source for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and more than 70 Best Workplaces lists. The 60-question survey is designed to measure five key focus areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“Great Place to Work certification isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Dot Foods is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”’

About 6,500 employees across the United States and Canada had a one-month window during which to complete the survey this summer. The company increased employee participation in the survey process this year and improved its results as 78 percent of respondents said Dot is a great place to work, up two percent from 2021. A typical U.S. company scores 59 percent, according to Great Place to Work’s research.

Additional areas showing positive response include community involvement, employee engagement and Dot’s continuous work on its inclusion and diversity journey.

“The information we can gather by partnering with Great Place to Work helps us better understand where we stand in the eyes of our employees,” explained Matt Holt, Dot’s vice president of human resources.

According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at certified workplaces are 93 percent more likely to look forward to coming to work and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.

“This is my first experience as a remote worker,” marketing analyst Matt Stascavage said. “The people here have gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome and part of the team. It speaks to the culture and character of those who work at Dot, and that’s really what makes this company a great place to work.”

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Inc., are currently growing their teams. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, click here. To learn more about opportunities with Dot Transportation, Inc., click here.

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