Sweetgreen

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About the Company

Sweetgreen passionately believes that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day, across its 130+ restaurants, over 4,300 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. sweetgreen’s strong food ethos and investment in local communities have enabled them to grow into a national brand with a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food.

Certifications

Sweetgreen has received the following certifications.

Top 100 2021
TOP 100
2021
Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

3101 W Exposition Blvd Los Angeles CA

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Industry:


Food & Beverage


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Company CEO's name:

Jonathan Neman

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Number of employees:

1001 - 10000

Why Sweetgreen IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

Making meaningful connections. It shows up in our restaurants through daily disciplines like “sweettalks”, a team focused huddle to share our business, customer and team focus for the day as well as celebrate accomplishments.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We are creating job opportunities at a rapid pace. With plans to double our footprint within 5 years, we’ve designed a career path so that team members can grow to head coaches in as little as 3 years. In 2021, we promoted 73 field leaders and created 880 new jobs across our 130+ restaurants.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Constantly listening and pulse checking how our teams are feeling through surveys, daily sweettalks and roundtables. In our most recent engagement survey, our restaurant team members responded with an 80% happiness index. We also provide employees access to an anonymized platform to share feedback.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

Offering a clear career path to a head coach in as little as three years, as well as online and in-person training for both technical and soft skills, business speaker series, book clubs and roundtable discussions to share best practices.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

We make the commitment every day to obsess over the team member experience, from listening to our teams and making sure they can continually grow their careers to bringing them along the journey to co-create our leadership principles which were rolled out in the beginning of 2021.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

Free sweetgreen; Employee Resource Groups; Family Fund: a sweetgreen sponsored fund for our employees, for cases of significant and unforeseen hardship that no one can plan for, such as a medical emergency; Paid Time Off to Vote; Community Involvement Impact Days + Paid Time to Volunteer.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Making decisions always through the lens of our core values. Jonathan Neman, our CEO, is a transparent, approachable and present leader by being in the field with our teams regularly but also having an open door policy.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

We pay competitive wages, offer best-in-class benefits in industry, including medical, dental, and vision insurance for eligible employees and their spouses or domestic partners, 401K matching, paid time off, five months paid parental leave, shades of green recognition, and stock options for our head coaches.

Our response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our people remains our top priority. We continue to take action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including implementing strict sanitation and safety standards across our restaurants to protect our customers and team members, providing up to 14 days of voluntary paid wellness leave for COVID-19-related circumstances for our team members, as well as $1 per hour of supplemental “Hero Pay” during the summer of 2020.