Wegmans Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
474 Reviews
3.8
474 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great for part time workers but full time benefits are apposed to be awesome (in 46 reviews)

  • Very flexible scheduling especially for students (in 36 reviews)


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

  • not many opportunities to move up unless you work full time for a long time (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, really bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista/Cashier  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Barista/Cashier in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits if you work the right amount of hours
    Discount packages for gym memberships and cell phone services
    Two pay raises a year
    Most employees are really nice and cool.
    You can change departments
    Hire within
    Scholarships
    Employee Appreciation Days ( Free Food)
    Management training for employees looking to gain management training.

    Cons

    Front-end managers are some of the worst people I have ever met with exception to front end manager trainees. ( Just avoid being a cashier or customer service at all costs)
    You can go without a team leader for 2-3 months if the current one quits. They load other employees with the job with no official title until they find a person to take the position. More workload for less pay.
    Stalker behaviors from an employee in shipping, freaks me out so bad that I can't go in when he's working.
    Store manager treats Latino employees horribly. ( Denying continued presence on the payroll when an employee had to go back to school. Firing another employee for being late, an offense that most employees get away with.)
    Moving employees into departments that doesn't work well for them. ( They moved a pregnant woman into the Coffee Shop for 5 am shifts when she had severe morning sickness. She was late for every single one of her shifts delaying customers from getting food and coffee.
    Store manager is void of any personality and hates socializing with anyone. He's almost like a robot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAIN THE FRONT END MANAGERS BETTER.
    When a team leader puts in their two weeks, find a replacement in that time.
    Sexual harassment training for all employees on their first day.
    Proper Employee treatment training for store managers.
    Find a better place for pregnant employees and employees with medical issues that make mobility an issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cashier willingness to work long & extended hours if needed to be there

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

    I have been working at Wegmans

    Pros

    Working my way through ranks to earn better money & get full time offer

    Cons

    Not being able to promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to advise

  3.  

    Good job you can move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay raises
    Flexibility good especially if college student
    Mobility around company to move up just speak up
    Great family environment they mail you birthday card small things make it special.

    Cons

    If you don't like customers can be tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Night Crew  in  Dickson City, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Night Crew in Dickson City, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wegmans puts an emphasis on taking care of both their customers and their employees. It is very easy to get time off and there are definitely opportunities to move up in the company, if you want to.

    Cons

    As with any job there will always be other employees, including managers, that you don't like. Thankfully there seems to be a smaller percentage of them at Wegmans than at other places that I have worked. Dealing with customers can be very frustrating at times, especially when you are expected to be nice to them no matter what!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A roller coaster ride

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

    I have been working at Wegmans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Raises every year
    Management
    People are friendly

    Cons

    Expect to be in the same position for a few years.
    Very hard to move up.
    Management
    It often takes a lot of time to get equipment fixed
    Rude customers
    No set schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes it's not always better to promote someone with the degree, it should also be based on experience. Listen to your employees...

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Values Driven

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

    I have been working at Wegmans full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are definitely the driving force behind why I work here (and have chosen to work here for the past 10+ years! Great company to work for!

    Cons

    None I can think of! Maybe the unavoidable traffic in the parking lot around the holidays... :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Most rewarding job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Affairs  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Consumer Affairs in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Wegmans full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The sky is the limit when it comes to training and learning new things
    Very supportive of creativity
    They will go above and beyond when an employee is in need professionally or personally.

    Cons

    Very tough to move from stores to corporate or vice versa
    Job posting system needs some retooling, should go back to promoting within department sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's good to take a chance on promoting people. They used to be big on stories of cashiers becoming executives by working through the levels, now they want degrees for every job above customer service and are hiring more from outside first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people with tough hours and customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Team Leader  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Wegmans full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not an overly challenging position. Generally goodhearted people to work with. I believe that a number of folks are in the best position for them and their abilities.

    Cons

    The position is, hopefully, transitional. It serves more as a building block o become and area manager or to make a lateral movement into becoming another department team leader. Although many people remain in the position for over a year because of this it can certainly get boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose managers that fit the areas/deserve to be promoted rather than ones who have been there the longest. The opinions of peers and those underneath the managers should be taken into affect before a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I'm getting by... But It has grown very old.

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

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Raises every six months.
    -Fun coworkers, many of my friends have quit. But they would make the work day more bearable.
    -Time and half on Sundays/Holidays
    -Vacation pay bonus once 1,200 hours have been reached.
    -Scholarship opportunities for employees.
    -Surrounded by great food.
    -Flexible scheduling, especially for high school and college students.
    -Employee Appreciation events.

    Cons

    -The customers can be very rude depending on the area you live in. Working in an area with goverment officals with Type A personalities, rude, jerky, customers are a daily occurance.
    -Transferring departments is a pain. I'm in the process of a transfer. Not only will my current department manager not speak to me. The way it was handled was completely childish.
    -No store discount for employees. Yet they are constantly sending coupons and deals to customers.
    -Nepotism. Managers play favorites regarding employees. Some can get away with everything(showing up late, constant call outs, not showing up for work) while others are reprimanded.
    -Long hours on feet.
    -Mixing business with pleasure. So many Wegmans employees date or are married. In turn it gives other employees the idea it is professionally acceptable(As in pursuing a romance with a fellow coworker who isn't interested) There have been plenty of male coworkers that I had to blantently ignore for them to get the point I don't pursue work romances.
    This also relates back to nepotism. Also, they are very open about their relationships in front of fellow coworkers and customers(Hand holding, kissing, hugging whilst in uniform). I don't understand Wegmans policy on this, but at my previous employers relationships between management and employees was strictly prohibited due to conflict of interest. In my opinion I feel this should be addressed as to what's appropriate, and what's not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Try working on a store discount for employees, even if it's 10% off a purchase. Our paychecks go right back to you. Do away with the discounts to places not related to us.
    -Offer cross training opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Started out working under a bullying culture,but improved rapidly.

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

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Any and all issues are taken seriously. Full Time folks get perks, benefits and healthcare. Part Time get retirement access after one year and also get access to assistance or a number to help them get to help needed(available immediately).

    Cons

    95% of all offers are currently part time. Perhaps the new ACA-healthcare law is to blame for this change? Often have to jump departments if you desperately require hours or you are not a college student. Do not expect to be paid too far above what typical parttimers in the field, but you get paid extra for holidays/sundays. Also expect to be working most holidays, as typically upper management takes most holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For every part time worker, remove a full time slot; or for every full time worker subtract two part time to make "space" for that slot. At the very least reduce full time worker hours to the bare minimum to remain in the healthcare plan currently established. If a worker works a holiday, make it a point(unless that worker specifically requests) to give them that time off either the following year or the next holiday. Allow some work-life balance to right itself, your part time workers will really appreciate it!

     Increase the part timer hours, and vary the hours for full time workers(full 50<35), they are dealing with way too much, and part time workers aren't able to help or contribute, as they are often not scheduled enough! Let's get the Wegman's "family" as a team again, rather then revolving constellations(part time) around a sun(full time).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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