Wegmans Food Markets Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. Helpful (2)

    Point-of-view from former, summer employee

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSC Selector in Pottsville, PA
    Former Employee - RSC Selector in Pottsville, PA

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Above average pay for monotonous, mind-numbing warehouse labor that takes little to no intelligence to complete - Flexible scheduling and very good work/life balance - Reputable name

    Cons

    - Most team leaders are unfit to lead - Majority of employees lack post-secondary education - Culture and social environment is on par with a high school (see above) - Offensively micromanged

    Advice to Management

    I worked here for one summer during college. Mind you, this was 2/3 years ago so I'm not sure if much has changed. When it comes down to it, this place is awful. The work is unbearably boring and the atmosphere is outright pathetic (ie. people gossiping, sleeping with one another). I don't have any advice to management; they would not heed it anyway.


  2. Good Company Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dickson City, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dickson City, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -The Wegmans scholarship is a great benefit -Flexible work schedule-

    Cons

    -Management at the Dickson City store is terrible. -Management doesn't want you to learn and grow -If you are sick and try to call off it seems like the end of the world.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat people better they work harder.


  3. Was good, going down hill now, sad outlook for future of RSC3

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    They have a semi competitive salary compared to the other warehouses or "retail service centers" in the area. Bi-annual raises are wonderful.

    Cons

    Certain tasks or jobs performed require more compensation due to level of competency required as well as level of danger. Operator salary should be higher (starting- $20) than a picker (starting 13.50) part time should be paid at the same rate as full time, does not require benefits, and you are doing the same job as everyone else. Critical changes are made overnight without seeking advice from personnel affected by change. No updated training given to compensate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, the people on the floor are the ones getting the work done. Do not make critical changes overnight by flipping a switch, changes in business take years until they can be working efficiently. Do not expect change to happen immediately and expect better results. People who operate should be compensated more than those who do not, the job is more dangerous, adds more risk, is more difficult and requires some level of competency. Full time and part time should be paid the same starting rate.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Used to be about people, now about budgets

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent health and retirement packages.

    Cons

    As the company grows, they care more about budgets, profit, and the bottom line. I guess it's a typical progression. While they used to hire the best people, they now hire the most affordable.

    Advice to Management

    The old man knew about people and profit. Stick to hiring the best people, not the most affordable.


  6. I have been a part-time cashier at Wegmans for about a year

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, generally nice workers, scholarship program, cares for employees. Most of the managers are pretty understandable if you need to call out or drop a shift (as long as you don't do it all the time).

    Cons

    Hard to move up- I've been here for about a year and haven't done anything besides cashier Cashiering is just downright awful. Standing in the same spot for hours, constantly scanning and bagging if it's busy, and if it's not all you do is stand there... Epitome of boring. No discount on products Bad pay Looked down on as a cashier RUDE CUSTOMERS Constantly feeling under the microscope- 2 weeks after I ended my register training, a manager called me into her office with a few other people and chastised us because our IPMs (items per minute) were not up to the company goal, 14.5. I had only been a cashier for 2 weeks and they told me I was too slow!

    Advice to Management

    For starters, give your workers a discount. Even if it's small or just for restaurant items. I shouldn't have the pay $10 for a meal that I'm eating while working there (more than an hour of my pay). Don't treat cashiers like they're lesser than you (not everyone does this, just a few people). Also, maybe allow people who have been working hard to try other jobs off register, not just your favorites.


  7. Decent culture, but most not great things to say.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets

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

    Pros

    Decent work environment . They are willing to make the employees happy and do things in that respect.

    Cons

    The pay is really quite miniscule unless you get to middle mgmt/upper mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and look into the unbelievable nepotism with some of the leaders.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Rochester, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Job security. The ability to work a set schedule. However that could change based on who your manager is and if they like you.

    Cons

    No accountability for people not doing there job. Management changes too often so there is no constancy in departments regarding quality and products. Everyone only cares about them self and trying to get to the top. Which is already top heavy. It's not a family oriented company anymore. The store manager doesn't even talk to the employees who work on the floor- walks right by to talk with others on their level.

    Advice to Management

    People should be promoted based on their hard work and dedication, and knowledge of products and their department, not based on politics and who is friends with who. So sad this company has lost so many of its real values. Customers are even starting to notice. You can only buy your way to the top of some surveys. We will see where we really stand when the employee based one comes to light


  9. Helpful (1)

    Not what I thought

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Nothing like I thought it would be

    Cons

    Poor pay work five days a week to get 25 hours no weekends off. Learn nothing about cutting meat.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for


  10. Helpful (2)

    Favoritism

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Sunday pay. Flexible with school schedules.

    Cons

    Favoritism and belittling from store manager down to department manager.

    Advice to Management

    It's a grocery store stop treating people with disrespect and maybe the moral of the store would be better and customers would be happy shopping there.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Misleading

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits and 401K available Given opportunities to gain experience in mgmt level tasks (year end reviews, scheduling, payroll, etc.) which you can build your resume with. Scheduling is as fair as possible around the holidays which is nice. Scholarships available to college students. Employee appreciation is strong.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and late, especially around the holidays (as expected). Team Leaders, Management Trainees and Dept Managers are constantly moved from department to department and from store to store. You will be offered an opportunity to interview for Dept Mgr positions, with no true consideration for the position. When Dept. Mgrs. are not meeting goals, or not completing tasks correctly, they are moved to another department, constantly giving 2nd, 3rd and 4th chances instead of promoting another well-deserved employee.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to give someone a chance who has put in many hours and much effort. Constantly moving employees from dept to dept and from store to store is a misleading effort to keep employees satisfied with their career paths.



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