At Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1218 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.33. It was published on Aug 13, 2018. 110336 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
97%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
96%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
95%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
94%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
94%
 

What They Do

We asked Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a mission-driven, values-based, family company that helps people live healthier, better lives through food.  Our caring, knowledgeable people create a warm, welcoming in-store experience at 97 locations and offer online help for meal planning and delivery.

About this Company

Website: www.wegmans.com Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Rochester, New York, 14603 US Sites: 127
Major Locations: Rochester, New York; Buffalo, New York; Syracuse, New York; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pottsville, Pennsylvania; Washington, District of Columbia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina US Employees: 47,916
US Revenues: $8,721.8 million Worldwide Revenues: $8,721.8 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1916

Living healthier, better lives together

Perks and Programs

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

  • Fun, Family Culture: Wegmans has been a family company for over 100 years, and is truly a company of families. We have been able to build this strong family culture by living our values and putting our people first- offering pay, benefits, career development and support that outpace industry averages. Beyond benefits, our employees love what they do, creating an exciting work environment. Whether working alongside family members, or friends that begin to feel like family, our employees build trusting relationships with coworkers and customers alike which helps sustain our happy, welcoming culture.
  • Listening/Empowerment: Wegmans employees are empowered to make decisions that improve their work and benefit our company. We invest in various programs to put our employees’ ideas into action. Open Door Days, Huddles, Focus Groups and a two-way Q&A blog with our SVP of Operations help us listen to our people closest to the work and the customer, driving continuous improvement. Our Innovation Teams, made up of employees across various areas of the company, work on changing or introducing new programs by listening to employee ideas, developing and testing concepts, and establishing best practices before implementation. This engagement with each other makes work more exciting and meaningful, whether in stores, corporate, distribution or manufacturing.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Flexible scheduling and work/life balance are top reasons people come to work and stay at Wegmans. Store locations have more than 500 employees in 30+ departments, allowing our 24x7 operation tremendous flexibility to accommodate changes in student schedules, caring for a sick family member, and activities and personal obligations. We are a family company who wants our employees to have a healthy work/life balance so they can be their best.
  • Promotions and Learning Opportunities: To help preserve our values-based culture as our company grows, we promote from within whenever possible through an internal Job Posting program. New opportunities across store operations, corporate, manufacturing and distribution are posted twice a week; allowing our growing team of 48,000 employees the opportunity to submit interest to grow laterally or vertically into new roles. Over the last year, 25% of our employees received a promotional job opportunity or a lateral learning assignment.
  • Employee Development for ALL: We invest more than $50 million each year in training and development for our people. Employees grow knowledge through: department universities, online training, workshops, Dale Carnegie, on-the-job experiences, food rallies, cooking techniques, traveling to supplier partners, and talent development programs like internships, management trainee and leadership development programs. In addition, senior leaders at all locations mentor high potential employees and develop diverse representation for all levels of our organization. With all programs, the one-to-one relationships between managers and employees allows us to invest in each employee personally, ensuring development for all.
  • Discounts and Digital Coupons: Wegmans employees have access to hundreds of community discounts on movies, amusement parks, technology, gym memberships and more, saving thousands of dollars each year! Employees also are eligible for in-store beverage discounts and various digital coupons for employee-only offers. These unique offers begin as soon as an employee joins our family- with free products following orientation, a free lunch during the month of their work anniversary, and free cake during their birthday month! Employees welcoming a new addition to their family also receive 3 months of new arrival benefits with discounts on produce and prepared foods purchases, free wipes and diapers.
  • EAP and Financial Wellness: Whether working through a problem or celebrating a life change, our Employee Assistance Program helps our people manage life events every day. We provide 24/7 confidential assessment of personal situations, short-term counseling and coaching (6 FREE sessions), referrals to community resources, education on various topics, and follow up. We offer online Work/Life referral services for parenting, child care and elder care, and wide-ranging financial services and legal assistance for all employees, including unlimited, free telephonic financial consultation with a professional financial counselor, an annual certified financial planning consultation, and a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney. This year, through a focused financial wellness campaign, we drove higher enrollment in our 401(k) benefit to help our people plan for a financially secure future.
  • Wellness: Our company's mission is to help people live healthier, better lives through food. Employee wellness programs abound including free health screenings, tobacco cessation, subsidized Weight Watchers, and a variety of food/nutritional programs! Collaborative, “get-moving” events, like yoga, Couch-to-5k, Kickball and Zumba stir up fun and camaraderie. Regional nutritionists and in-store executive chefs offer expert advice for making healthy meals easy, and pharmacists provide free blood pressure and cardiovascular wellness programs to help employees stay on track with their health goals.
  • Community and Sustainability Initiatives: Our people are proud of the difference they make through their employment at Wegmans. Whether raising millions of dollars annually for hunger relief, reclaiming millions of pounds of food from our stores and distributing it to local food banks, or contributing their time and talent through Wegmans sponsored events and programs, our people know our mission, values and family ownership gives them an opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact on the world. In addition to community initiatives, Wegmans people are also helping to lead industry efforts in sustainability, through Zero Waste initiatives, Carbon Footprint Reduction and Sustainable products and packaging.
  • Scholarship Program: Parents and teens alike recognize Wegmans as a smart choice, in part, for our generous Scholarship Program. And working adults who had hoped to return to school say Wegmans provides the flexibility and financial assistance to do so. Since 1984, Wegmans has given $115 million to 36,500 employees with no obligation of continued employment. Full-time employees and part-time employees in Wegmans internships or culinary or hospitality programs receive augmented awards.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$37,120 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Store FT Customer Service $68,494 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Store Department Manager
86% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full-time employees enrolled in single coverage in our most prevalent plan (PPO).) 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for FT employee)
86% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$6,400 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Having fun Making a Difference

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

14 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 8 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (Free snacks and beverages to celebrate individual and team accomplishments, Food tastings, Employee Discounts through Digital Coupons, Free birthday cake, Free Lunch at Anniversary, Free Health Screenings, Discount Ticket Sales, Discount Fitness Classes, Subsidized Yoga, Discount Gym Membership, RDNs available for nutrition consultation, Subsidized Weight Watchers, On-site Pharmacy, On-site Blood Pressure Machines, Convenience Store, Banking/on-site ATM)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 28 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
52 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
18 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take$5,000 Adoption benefit
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$8,120,044 Philanthropic donations in last year Sustainability Manager Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit 1 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Our values make us a GPTW for ALL

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Wegmans Food Markets, 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?

With 48,000 employees at over 100 locations across six states, we hire for a values-match to preserve our culture. Ideal candidates are passionate people, enjoy working with others and are service-oriented. Candidates choose Wegmans because they share the same set of core values: Caring, High Standards, Making a Difference, Respect and Empowerment. We value a diverse workforce, because new and different ways of thinking helps set our business apart from the competition and drives innovation to better serve the customer. Our people are empowered to make decisions to improve their work and benefit our company, so we seek candidates who want to be involved, are open to change, are continuous-improvement minded and committed to sharing their ideas.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates stand out when they demonstrate they are positive and enthusiastic - active learners who enjoy a fast-paced environment, aspiring to learn and grow and provide incredible service to their co-workers and customers. Our mission is to help people live healthier, better lives through food – and if a candidate shares that passion, they will help our company grow and evolve. The very best candidates recognize that by joining Wegmans they will become part of something larger than themselves, or their individual work, and embrace a collaborative working style; eagerly helping others.

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

We will open three stores in 2019, each creating about 500 new job opportunities including part- and full-time customer service, supervisory and culinary positions. We will also need cashiers and customer service representatives in our existing stores. In addition, we will be hiring drivers and product selectors for our distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to support new store growth. We will continue to seek culinary and hospitality minded individuals to create great tasting meals in our fun, in-store restaurants to meet the customer demand for fast, casual dining. As our company grows, we continue to look for specialized talent for select technical positions in our main office supporting roles to our stores.

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

Applicants should go online at Wegmans.com/careers to learn about our company, our benefits, company growth and the types of jobs at Wegmans. But the best way to get to know Wegmans is to visit a store and talk with our people and our customers about their experiences and what they love about Wegmans! If you become inspired to become a part of this family-owned, values-based, mission-driven company where you can do what you love, we promise it will be a lot of fun along the way!

hiring Outlook

12,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 2% Job Growth
15 Average applicants per opening 174,762 Total job applicants
50% Openings filled by current employees 364 Recent graduates hired
6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 29% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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