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.
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!