At Nugget Market, Inc., 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1052 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.62. It was published on Sep 30, 2016. 30128 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management is competent at running the business.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

What They Do

We asked Nugget Market, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

A dynamic family grocery business. We have never had any layoffs and we value our associates as the most important part of our brand. One step into our stores and you immediately sense that your shopping trip will be special!

About this Company

Website: Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Woodland, California US Sites: 19
Major Locations: Woodland, California; Davis, California; West Sacramento, California; Roseville, California; El Dorado Hills, California; Sacramento, California; Vacaville, California; Cameron Park, California; Novato, California; Sonoma, California US Employees: 1,818
US Revenues: $315 million Worldwide Revenues: $315 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1926

We are one big, happy family!

Perks and Programs

We asked Nugget Market, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Family/Fun Culture: At Nugget Markets, you will find a culture that fosters camaraderie and a deep sense of family. Associates are encouraged to have fun with one another, along with their guests. If someone is having a bad day or is going through a traumatic event, all associates are empowered to help turn that person’s day around. A core value for this company is RAVE: Respect, Appreciate, Value, Everyone!
  • Outstanding Benefits: Nugget Markets is one of just a handful of Top 100 Companies that still pay 100% of the associates’ insurance premiums. Part-time associates are eligible for full-time benefits, and it only takes an average of 22 hours per week to qualify for comprehensive Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision care—the same benefits plan the CEO and his family enjoy! With a 4% 401K match and profit sharing, associates are set up nicely for retirement, and a long-term disability insurance policy and company-paid life insurance give added comfort.
  • Flexible Scheduling/Work-Life Balance: Year after year, a top benefit that comes out in the Great Place to Work® survey process is the care and desire that managers take to work around associates’ extracurricular activities and school schedules. Overtime is happily paid when needed, and only 41associates in the company work salaried positions. Associates can earn up to 5 weeks of paid vacation time, with an additional 56 hours of PTO available annually for work-life balance.
  • Recognition/Awards/10% Discount: Seems very simple, but the fact that this company goes out of its way to recognize associates for doing a great job goes a long way in building the company culture! Leaders are always looking for ways to praise in public. U Make Us Better Cards (acknowledging a job well done) are handed out by all associates, making recipients eligible for weekly drawings and cash prizes. “Düer” shirts are handed out at company gatherings, providing an ultimate sense of accomplishment. All associates enjoy 10% off their groceries.
  • Communication is Key: This company’s associates never stop improving their communication with one another, and monthly communication task force meetings set the foundation and drive. As part of the company-wide communication framework, electronic message boards display videos, photos, messages and public recognitions of associates. Associates are rewarded for “being in the know” about company messaging and have a chance of winning up to $500! 360-Degree Reviews, where all department leaders are reviewed by the associates they lead, are a key element for leadership growth and development.
  • Vacation/PTO payout: Although we encourage our associates to use their vacation pay to rejuvenate and maintain their work-life balance, and to use their PTO whenever they become ill or need to take time off for other personal reasons, associates can also just request the vacation/PTO pay in lieu of time off. When an unexpected expense comes up, our associates appreciate knowing they can use this benefit.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 2% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
78% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
22 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Banking
    Celebrating Diversity


    11 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 11 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
    5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


    115 days Job-protected maternity leave95 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
    60 days Job-protected paternity leave30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


      • Medical care
      • Vision care
      • Mental health care
      • Dental care
      • Prescription drug subsidy
      • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      $762,124 Philanthropic donations in last year


      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

      Executive Diversity

      Having fun while learning new skills


      #Nugget Cares

      How to Get Hired

      We asked Nugget Market, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      We look for people who have a positive attitude, are enthusiastic, helpful, and willing to provide great service. A happy person with a sense of humor is a plus, because we encourage our associates to have fun at work. Candidates must be personable and enjoy engaging with others, make direct eye contact and SMILE!

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      During the online application process, candidates have the opportunity to tell us more about themselves through our "All About You" section. In addition to describing what they hope to accomplish by working for Nugget Market, Inc. and how they would like to contribute to our company, they are able to let us know about outside-of-work interests and causes about which they are passionate. This helps us get to know them better, and we look for clear communication skills, including spelling and grammar.

      Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

      We always hire people for entry-level positions, but currently our focus is on the Kitchen and Bakery departments of our stores, filling roles that require specialized skills such as chefs, production cooks, cake decorators, and bread bakers.

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      Our application process is conveniently handled online, and to read about our company and apply, prospective candidates can simply go to: It is also helpful to visit our stores and observe our teams in action to get an idea of our energetic vibe and service-minded culture.

      hiring Outlook

      17% Job Growth 18 Average applicants per opening
      13,637 Applications received 938 Positions filled in past year
      18% New hires by employee referrals 175 New positions created
      230 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
      15% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 32% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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