Wegmans Food Markets Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Wegmans Food Markets Chairman and CEO Danny Wegman
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Pros
  • Awesome awesome awesome part time job with full time growth potential (in 49 reviews)

  • Very flexible scheduling for college students as well as the tuition assistance program (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • In order to get healthcare as a part-time employee within the store you need to work an average of 30 hours a week (up from 24 last year) (in 49 reviews)

  • Moving from part time to full time is difficult especial in areas where there is only one store (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Don't Work at Wegmans in King of Prussia....horrible!

    Former Employee - Customer Service in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The location is clean, good benefits, good perks

    Cons

    I had worked at the Wegmans in King of Prussia for 3 years and I never saw so much discrimination and cover ups throughout my employment history. First the upper management and the HR department are racist. I use to hear them say racial comments on an everyday basis and would get away with it. Then that place is so infested with mices that its not even funny. They try to cover it up so people wouldn't notice, but their are always signs of mouse droppings around the store so they immediately clean it up. Sometimes you would find molded food around and not even notice. Another thing I noticed that some of the employees there do not wash their hands after coming from the restroom and they serve the customers. This place was not very people friendly either so don't expect to get along with everyone. If this is an ideal place you want to work, then good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Hire some professional employees and get rid of the HR Department and hire a new team. Sanitize your store and check for expired food products.


  2. Poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Johnson City, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Johnson City, NY

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once a year for my birthday I would get a coupon for free coffee and a bagel.

    Cons

    Strict policies for cashiers: had to park a mile away regardless of time I came in for shift and sometimes had to walk in the dark, despite the enormous amount of cashiers if I called in sick with ample notice I was berated by management. I was once even sat down and was told that I would be fired if I posted one more shift (the shifts were always covered). Also scheduling changed and required that all cashiers have open availability during the week and allowed one day off (this was a part-time position). I had to work my schedule every week around a not set schedule of a couple 4-hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer and more flexible with cashiers and listen to their advice for management. I often saw front end managers standing around, sitting or goofing off with each other while I worked non-stop for hours.


  3. Put On A Good Show

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Benefits are okay. I'm pretty sure they draw the line at customers killing you, so if you can ignore the sexual harassment, cursing, and yelling I guess it's a safe place to work.

    Cons

    Customers are allowed to curse and yell at employees and management will actually give them a gift card if they do. Expect to be sexually harassed by customers as well, management will either ignore any complaints or make jokes about it. Sexist, racist, and homophobic comments are a day to day occurrence. Turnover in management positions is high. In the time I've worked in the one store there's been so many changes in Area Managers I've lost count. The Front End is always understaffed so if you have any register experience expect to spend at least one hour of every shift running register. Nobody communicates ever. I have no idea how they manage to keep getting on Fortune's Top 100.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Unappreciative, No benefits, Just cares about cutting hours and making more money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Front End in Boston, MA

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had one good manager that genuinely cared about his employees however he left to go to another store and other management took over that was not nearly as good as he was. He was truly a needle in the haystack at Wegmans. Even when he did his best and things where at the worst the company clearly did not provide him with the tools to make it right.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay. I had been with the company 1 year and asked for a $0.50 raise and was told no, I was told that the $0.35 raise (about 3% per year to equal inflation) was a major benefit and most companies don't do that. I am now working at a company that pays me double what wegmans was and has way better staff and happier staff. I remember they used to have a board called "opportunity hours" and it was the amount of hours that management was supposed to cut for that day to save the store money. The current company that I work for is the total opposite always looking for people to pick up shifts. Not much room for advancement. Just before I left Wegmans I was given the opportunity to transfer departments but it was a lateral transfer with no pay structure or raises. No employee discounts at all. The only thing we did get was a $1 coffee and that was the "discounted price" I was once told by a manager that the store loses money on this however I find that hard to believe considering I can go to cumberland farms (a local gas and mini market chain) and get a good cup of coffee for $0.99 and thats the regular price. When I was at wegmans I also recall a time when they where celebrating "voted best company to work for 17 years in a row" however I was never asked about this. It seems like the prices continued going up for this private company due to corporate greed and everything was driven by a dollar sign without any regard to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. I left because I was offered another retail position for an amazing company that gives me 25% employee discount, 50% off my phone bill, Full health vision and dental insurance, 401K match up, Tuition reimberment among many other things. They also actually show in their emotion that they care for their employees. Wegmans never offered anything like this to me. This was my first job so I did not know what other options where out there but had I had a job previously with these benefits I probably would have never worked at wegmans. You are missing out on great people because you treat your people terrible.


  6. It was hectic and the company shows favoritism.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was alright. And the hours were fine.

    Cons

    Favoritis. The management doesn't know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Learned to do their work and listening to the coworkers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    management very unfriendly to older employees benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits are very adequate for partimers

    Cons

    too much favoritism shown to certain employees and discriminate against older employees

    Advice to Management

    manager should go a school to learn to be more polite to customers and employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    RSC #3 Pottsville, PA (produce dept): In a short sentence it's like a prison.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Picker in Pottsville, PA
    Current Employee - Produce Picker in Pottsville, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent health insurance, completely free uniforms.

    Cons

    If you are an honest hard worker this is not the job for you. Only employees that suck up, get promoted or even listened to. The scum bags are encouraged while the people who put in a decent days work are treated badly if not fired. If you are a female then you should be ready to give "favors" to be taken seriously. There is no honesty in management and they preach that they care.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should take a closer look at the team leaders that are put in charge. If you promote drug addicts, womanizers, and liars then you've got the right people in charge. I wish I was being melodramatic but I promise you 100% that the above statement is true.


  9. Helpful (8)

    I work at a military style wegmans that is modeled after the east german stasi model of management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Manager in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is quite a bit of free food, since cake is often served when the employees quit. Which is often.

    Cons

    The management in the PA regional stores is adversarial, degrading and prone to being politically motivated for all internal movement. They promote 'fairly' from within, but the DM is hired from outside the company. The managers seem to be modeled after the 25 year old frat boy style of managerial entitlement. The 'family' thing only works if you are in a successful store, if you have a horrible store manager, you're pretty well screwed and destined to cross your Ts and dot your Is and Cover you Arse to avoid being sucked into the hole of lateral career movement with no hope of upward mobility. Drink the kool-aid. Be a yes-man, watch and ride the TLs so they can harass the full timers, so they, in turn, can beat on the part timers (who are like excrement on the bottom of your shoe) ... The stores are run by low paid team leaders, overseen by a handful of well paid managers, who are beat on by per/non perishable managers who are ridden like thoroughbred racehorses by the store managers. Its a dysfunctional, adversarial and stupid management setup. Full timers make poverty level wages and are told how lucky they are to have a job their. The whole system is infected, from top to bottom, by entitlement, nepotism and favoritism. Walmart is a pig, Wegmans is a pig wearing pearls. Pretty, but still a pig.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, Wegmans core values are profit/shrink like any retail joint. You're just a supermarket with super marketing. Once you get inside, you see OZ for what it is. A shadow of what it claims to be. Stop telling new hires that you are an enlightened and wonderful mecca for those in retail. Those lies lead to expectations that you will not meet.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Family Atmosphere is a Myth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Customer Service in Montgomeryville, PA
    Current Employee - Bakery Customer Service in Montgomeryville, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They work with your schedule. They hire a wide range of people (very big on talking about diversity but rarely do you see a female in upper management). The employees they hire are usually very cool and make great co-workers.

    Cons

    They never listen to customers. They always shift stores and products around. They claim to be a "family" store but it is pure marketing. They make you attend all these ridiculous classes and treat you like you're in grade school. They stock things so high in the freezers I'm amazed more people don't get hurt. They monitor social media sites and when something negative is said about them, they contact the website to remove negative feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth when Danny Wegman and his family visit your store. Don't say everything is great (like the horrible layout!) when it's not.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Wishing for the old days

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would say the company's "Who We Are" values but they do not exist in distribution.

    Cons

    At one point in time this was a great place to work but that has changed. Lower level management are expected to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Working shifts that have less than 8 hours off in between have become the norm in warehousing.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to know who you have working for you. Get to know what motivates and demotivates your employees. Realize that you have the ability to make this place enjoyable to work at once again.



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