H-E-Best Place to Work

Homegrown San Antonio grocery store bags spot among best places to work in 2019

San Antonio grocery store bags spot among best companies to work

H-E-B Curbside
H-E-B is one of the best companies to work for in 2019. Photo courtesy of H-E-B

San Antonio's H-E-B has rung up its share of awards, nabbing everything from best supermarket to nation's biggest retailers. For 2018, the hometown grocery is adding another superlative: best place to work.

Employee review company Glassdoor released its 11th annual Employee's Choice 100 Best Places to Work in 2019, a ranking of the best companies to work for across North America and parts of Europe, as chosen by the people who work there. H-E-B, which is headquartered on Flores Street in downtown San Antonio, ranked No. 31 on the list.

To determine the winners, Glassdoor reviewed anonymous feedback from current and former employee across six categories, including the nearly 3,000 reviews about H-E-B. It then divided those companies into large (more than 1,000 employees) and small/medium (less than 1,000 employees). Overall, the grocery chain ranked 4.4 out of 5 possible stars. 

“In today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job," said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, in a release. "For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance. Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities, and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage."

Despite landing in the top 100, the No. 31 spot is the company's lowest since it debuted on the list in 2014 at No. 27. H-E-B's previous rankings were 20th (2018), 27th (2017), 17th (2016), and 7th (2015).

Though H-E-B was the only San Antonio-based company to make the 100 Best Places to Work in 2019, 14 other companies with offices in San Antonio also appeared on the list:

  • In-N-Out (No. 3)
  • Southwest Airlines (No. 10)
  • Trader Joe's (No. 23)
  • Smile Brands (No. 25)
  • Navy Federal Credit Union (No. 29)
  • TaskUs (No. 40)
  • T-Mobile (No. 59)
  • Omni Hotels (No. 72)
  • Costco (No. 79)
  • Discount Tire (No. 81)
  • FedEx (No. 85)
  • Accenture (No. 88)
  • Sports Clips Haircuts (No. 90)
  • Raising Cane's (No. 96)