Fred Beans Automotive Group honored for workplace culture

BOYERTOWN —  The Fred Beans Automotive Group recently earned two separate honors for its workplace culture.

For the fourth consecutive year, the company was named among the Best Places to Work in the Greater Philadelphia Region by the “Philadelphia Business Journal” and for the second consecutive year it was named among the region’s Healthiest Employers.

At a July 28 event, the company learned that for the second consecutive year, it ranked No. 1 in the “extra-large” organization category — those with 500 or more employees. While the companies making the Best Places to Work knew they had made the overall list, it wasn’t until the July 28 event that the companies learned their official ranking on the list. Fred Beans is one of only six extra-large organizations to make the 2022 list.

For the second year in a row, Fred Beans Automotive Group has ranked No. 1 among the Best Places to Work in the Greater Philadelphia Region, in the extra-large organization category. In this photo is Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of Fred Beans Automotive Group at a July 28 event announcing the rankings. (PHOTO COURTESY FRED BEANS AUTOMOTIVE GROUP)

The Fred Beans Automotive Group has made the lists each time it has been nominated, according to a press release.

“Such recognitions validate our commitment to each employee’s professional and personal success,” Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of Fred Beans Automotive Group, said in a statement.

The Best Places to Work list is compiled annually by the “Philadelphia Business Journal” in partnership with Quantum Workplace, a provider of employee engagement software. Winners are determined solely by employee feedback collected through an independent survey, which has questions covering topics that include — work environment, support of personal growth, benefits and trust in senior leadership.

Among the 2022 Healthiest Employers, the Fred Beans Automotive Group ranked second in the “large” category, which includes companies with 1,500-4,999 employees.

“We aim to promote from within and give our Fred Beans team members support to learn and grow with us,” Beans Gilbert said. “But what may not be typical of an automotive group like ours, is we also strive to help employees become the very best versions of themselves through our comprehensive Healthy Living Program.” She added that the company offers employees individualized fitness and nutrition consulting, online mental and physical health resources, company-wide fitness challenges and more.

This Healthiest Employers list is developed by the “Philadelphia Business Journal” in partnership with the Healthiest Employers program. Company wellness programs are selected based on culture and leadership commitment, programming and interventions, reporting and more.

Several years ago, the Fred Beans Automotive Group made a “meaningful investment” in employees’ health and wellness, when it hired Andrea Volm to serve as wellness coordinator, according to the release. Since then, Volm has grown the company’s Healthy Living Program with offerings employees can take advantage of “on their own time, at their own pace.”

“Employee participation is significant, and year after year, we celebrate our team members reaching weight-loss and fitness goals and improving other aspects of their physical and mental health,” Volm said in a statement. “Each success story helps inspire the next one and create a unique culture here, where employees are encouraged to care for themselves.”

Family-owned and operated, Fred Beans Automotive Group employs nearly 1,750, the majority of them in southeastern Pennsylvania where the auto group has its highest concentration of dealerships. For information about job openings at Fred Beans Automotive Group visit www.fredbeans.com/careers.

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