At Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1163 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.38. It was published on Aug 16, 2017. 71818 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
97%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
97%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
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.  Much more than a supermarket, we help people live healthier, better lives through food.  Our caring, knowledgeable people provide incredible service and a warm welcoming atmosphere in our one-of-a-kind shopping experience across 93 locations.

About this Company

Website: www.wegmans.com Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Rochester, New York, 14603 US Sites: 122
Major Locations: Rochester, New York; Buffalo, New York; Syracuse, New York; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pottsville, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, District of Columbia; Richmond, Virginia US Employees: 47,084
US Revenues: $8,550.0 million Worldwide Revenues: $8,550.0 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1916

Cheering on the newest addition to the Wegmans family

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.

  • 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 you to have a healthy work/life balance so you can be your best.
  • 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, a two-way Q&A blog with our SVP of Operations are all examples of our commitment to listen to our people closest to the work and closest to the customer to help us continuously improve. We believe this makes our work more fun and more meaningful, whether in stores, corporate, distribution or manufacturing.
  • Employee Development: We invest more than $50 million each year to provide training and development opportunities for our people. Learning at Wegmans includes: department universities, online training, workshops, Dale Carnegie, on-the- job experiences, food rallies, cooking technique certifications, merchandising shows, traveling to supplier partners, and talent development programs like internships, management trainee and leadership development programs.
  • Internal Promotions: 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 47,000 employees the opportunity to submit interest in new roles. Over the last year, 50% of all positions were filled by our own employees whether through a job posting opportunity, a promotional or a lateral learning assignment.
  • Wellness: Employee wellness programs abound at Wegmans, including free health screenings, blood pressure wellness programs, tobacco cessation, subsidized Weight Watchers, and a variety of food/nutritional programs! Regional Nutritionists and in-store Executive Chefs offer expert advice for making healthy meals easy. Collaborative, “get-moving” events, like yoga, Couch-to-5k, Kickball and Zumba stir up fun and camaraderie to keep our people feeling their best. And we help our people stay financially fit, too!  Eligible employees enjoy a 3% match on 401(k) contributions and when combined with a Retirement Plan contribution, earns them up to 7% of their wages to save for retirement. All employees are eligible for Financial health resources and telephonic consultation with professional advisors to help them make the most of their money. 
  • 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 $110 million to 35,000 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.
  • CARE Program: Caring Appreciating and Recognizing Each other, is our way to thank, recognize, and celebrate our people. Our program acknowledges 10 milestones that most families celebrate: anniversaries, developmental goals and acts of service for helping others. One of our favorites is our Who We Are award where employees can recognize a co-worker living our values – rewarded with a $5.00 coupon for Prepared Foods; over 86,000 were awarded last year.
  • Discounts and Digital Coupons: Wegmans employees have access to hundreds of community discounts on movies, amusement parks, car washes, mobile phones, gym memberships, museums and more, saving our people thousands of dollars each year! Employees also are eligible for in-store beverage discounts and various digital coupons for unique, employee-only offers – like a free cake during the month of their birthday!
  • EAP and Financial Services: 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, 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.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$35,279 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Store FT Customer Service $66,446 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 employees)
86% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$6,336 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Culinary talent abounds at Wegmans!

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, Food tastings, Employee Discount through Digital Coupons, Free birthday cake, 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, Banking/on-site ATM)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
56 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
25 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.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

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

Community and Environmental Impact

$7,607,284 Philanthropic donations in last year Sustainability Manager Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Hats off to our talented chefs!

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Our employees know how to make work fun!

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 47,000 employees across 100 locations in six states, we hire for a values-match to preserve our culture. Ideal candidates 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, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because new and different ways of thinking helps set our business apart from the competition. 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?

Throughout our interview process, candidates stand out when they demonstrate they are positive and enthusiastic - active learners who enjoy a fast-paced environment. They’ll aspire 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; eager to help others learn and grow.

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

We will open three stores in 2018, 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 all other existing stores. In addition, we will be hiring drivers and product selectors for our distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to support store growth. Culinary and Hospitality is the fastest growing segment of our company, so we seek people who are passionate about food to create great tasting meals in our fun, fast-paced in-store and free-standing restaurants. As our company grows, we continue to look for specialized talent like pharmacists, network analysts and select technical positions in our main office supporting roles to our stores.

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

Our application process is online and Wegmans.com/careers offers great information 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 1% Job Growth
15 Average applicants per opening 186,172 Total job applicants
50% Openings filled by current employees 180 Recent graduates hired
6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 27% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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