Tops Friendly Markets Overview

Tops Friendly Markets is an American supermarket chain based in Amherst, New York, with stores in New York, Vermont, and northern Pennsylvania.
The staff at Tops Friendly Markets come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 54.1% female and 36.0% ethnic minorities. Despite its diversity in other areas, Tops Friendly Markets employees are noticeably lacking in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 68.0%. Employees seem to enjoy working in an otherwise diverse workplace that is dominated by members of the Democratic Party. Tops Friendly Markets has great employee retention with staff members usually staying with the company for 4.1 years.
Tops Friendly Markets is an industry leader with 14,000 employees and an annual revenue of $2.6B that is headquartered in New York.

The Organization’s Mission

We serve, and our mission is centered on eradicating hunger and improving the quality of life for children.







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Williamsville, NY


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Tops Friendly Markets Employee Reviews

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Zippia UserApril 2021


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What Do You Like About Working There?

What I like most about working at Tops is my friendly coworkers, who help me through the day.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Poor management, some managers are extremely verbally abusive.
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Zippia UserFebruary 2021


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What Do You Like About Working There?

My coworkers are great.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The hours could be better.

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Making new friends and always being on time.
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Zippia UserJanuary 2021


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What Do You Like About Working There?

Supervisor was kind, considerate and patient as I learned my job.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Was not thrilled to pack groceries.

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Reasonable hours
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Zippia UserOctober 2019


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What Do You Like About Working There?

Working and talking to the people I like.

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

My manager was very rude and cruel towards me. He was very possessive, nasty, harsh, demanding, bullying, controlling, dominating, and intimidating towards me. I felt that I was not getting the appreciation and respect that I wanted from him. I also was being taken advantage of some of the co-workers and customers. It was a very terrible working experience. The job, environment, and everything was bad for me.
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Zippia UserSeptember 2019


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What Do You Like About Working There?

Guaranteed work hours if full time

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Bad management Departments running without a manager Employees aren't trained for positions Unorganized Not willing to listen to their employees Expected to do everyone else's job

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The Team At Tops Friendly Markets

Key People
  • John Persons (President)
  • David Langless (EVP and CFO)
  • Thomas Buscaglia (founders)
  • Darren Love (Manager)
  • Ron Ferri (EVP)
  • John Defilippis (Plant Mgr)
  • Armand Castellani (founders)
  • Frank Curci (ceo)

Tops Friendly Markets Company Rankings

Tops Friendly Markets is ranked #25 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in New York list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Tops Friendly Markets Careers

On average, employees at Tops Friendly Markets stay with the company for 4.1 years. Employees most commonly join Tops Friendly Markets after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Tops Friendly Markets, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment

3.8 years

Top Employers Before Tops Friendly Markets

17.3 %
6.2 %

Top Employers After Tops Friendly Markets

22.5 %
5.2 %

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Tops Friendly Markets Employee Demographics

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Tops Friendly Markets Employees Education

Of the 14,000 employees at Tops Friendly Markets, 27.2% attended SUNY Buffalo State. Employees at Tops Friendly Markets most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is an Associate.

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Tops Friendly Markets Employee Political Affiliation

Tops Friendly Markets employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Tops Friendly Markets employee was by Lynne Burgess. Lynne Burgess donated $876 to the Democratic Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
Lynne BurgessAttorney
Democratic Party
$876Democratic Party
Brandon SteinPharmacist
Democratic Party
$594Democratic Party
Lorenzo GroomsOperations Director
Operations Director
Democratic Party
$572Democratic Party
Dave DamrathExecutive
Republican Party
$500Republican Party
Paul BauerChief Finance Officer
Chief Finance Officer
Republican Party
$400Republican Party
Brian FreemanBuyer
Democratic Party
$318Democratic Party
Alana RoweBaker
Republican Party
$250Republican Party
David SmithStock Clerk
Stock Clerk
Democratic Party
$200Democratic Party
Joan GustinLaborer
Democratic Party
$200Democratic Party
James DavisFront End Clerk
Front End Clerk
Democratic Party
$171Democratic Party
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Tops Friendly Markets Financial Performance

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Tops Friendly Markets Competitors

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MAPCO Express
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Hannaford Supermarkets

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Cub Foods

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Sprouts Farmers Market
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Brookshire Grocery Company

Salary Range26k - 34k$30k$30,429
Wegmans Food Markets
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Harris Teeter
Salary Range22k - 41k$30k$30,074
Salary Range23k - 38k$30k$29,878

Frequently Asked Questions about Tops Friendly Markets

When was Tops Friendly Markets founded?

Tops Friendly Markets was founded in 1962.

How many Employees does Tops Friendly Markets have?

Tops Friendly Markets has 14,000 employees.

How much money does Tops Friendly Markets make?

Tops Friendly Markets generates $2.6B in revenue.

What industry is Tops Friendly Markets in?

Tops Friendly Markets is in the supermarket industry.

What is Tops Friendly Markets's mission?

Tops Friendly Markets's mission statement is "We serve, and our mission is centered on eradicating hunger and improving the quality of life for children."

What type of company is Tops Friendly Markets?

Tops Friendly Markets is a private company.

Who are Tops Friendly Markets's competitors?

Tops Friendly Markets competitors include Wegmans Food Markets, Shaw's Supermarkets, Hy-Vee, Safeway, Lowes Foods, Hannaford Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, MAPCO Express, Ingles Markets, Giant Food Stores, Winn-Dixie, Cub Foods, Brookshire Grocery Company, Market Basket, BI-LO, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Sprouts Farmers Market, Piggly Wiggly Holdings, Giant Eagle.

Who works at Tops Friendly Markets?

John Persons (President)

David Langless (EVP and CFO)

Thomas Buscaglia (founders)

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Tops Friendly Markets may also be known as or be related to TOPS MARKETS LLC, Tops Friendly Markets, Tops Markets, Tops Markets Inc, Tops Markets LLC and Tops Markets, LLC.