White Castle has again achieved Great Place to Work certification. This is the second year in a row that White Castle has been part of this elite group of employers.
The 101-year-old family business has long been recognized as a leader in the food industry with incredible scores for loyalty and team member engagement. More than one in four of the company’s 10,000 team members have worked at White Castle for 10 years or more. And nearly all of White Castle’s 450 regional managers, district supervisors, general managers and operations leadership team members began their careers behind the White Castle counter.
“The loyalty of our team members is distinctive and their commitment sets the standard in our industry,” said John Kelly, Director of Human Resources and fourth generation family member. “We have the best team in the business, hands down.”
The prestigious Great Place to Work designation is entirely based on what current team members say about their experience working at White Castle. This year, 80% of White Castle’s approximately 10,000 employees said the company was a great place to work. That’s 57 percentage points higher than the average for US-based companies.
News of the certification came just ahead of a cherished day on the White Castle calendar – “Elaine Miseta Day” – celebrated annually on June 8. Named for the administrative assistant who worked 67 years at White Castle for the company’s first three presidents, the day is an annual opportunity to recognize the service of all her team members, past and present. This celebration in 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of Elaine’s first day on the job.
In September, White Castle will induct a special group of 42 team members into the 25 Year Club. In 1946, company founder Billy Ingram became the first team member to reach 25 years of service. Since then, many have followed in his footsteps. This year’s inductees will bring the total number of 25 Year Club members to 2,205.
“Whether you’ve been with us for two years or 20 years, we celebrate the great contributions of all our team members,” adds John Kelly. “The memorable moments they create for our customers can truly last a lifetime.”
Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they’ve surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used that deep insight to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform gives leaders the feedback, real-time reports, and insights they need to make data-driven decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work for everyone.
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