Wegmans Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
484 Reviews

3.8
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Wegmans Chairman and CEO Danny Wegman
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family Atmosphere is a Myth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Customer Service  in  Montgomeryville, PA
    Current Employee - Bakery Customer Service in Montgomeryville, PA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wishing for the old days

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great if your a high school student or in college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    For a young person starting out this is a fair company. For adults who have families to provide for no matter their experience or qualifications I would NOT recommend this company. As they do not take that into consideration for compensation, this company will not negotiate wages based on your experience. Even though their hiring adds says it will set you apart from other candidates.

    Cons

    If your are part time you can set your available hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Especially in your Pharmacies. Your techs are worth much more than $10.00 an hour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Health hazards

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wegmans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Always something to do in the store
    Paid 15 minute breaks
    You can exchange your shirts if they get messed up
    There's always a manager around

    Cons

    Selling expired goods
    Falsifying temperature logs
    hierarchy is messed up
    Once you get hired as part time, there's no way to become full time
    make one mistake and you'll get your hours cut in half
    Getting talked down to by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start telling the truth. There are expired products being sold to the public, cooks aren't actually taking temps of foods going out, they just make up a number between 20-40 degrees or 165-200 degrees. How can you call any of that "high standards?" That's the whole reason I was attracted to apply to Wegmans in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Do not reward experience

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

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    If you are older they will not let you apply or interview for a full time position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    If you have not worked there your whole life, you have no chance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting - Customer Service  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting - Customer Service in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    The people are great and it a good atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay and opportunity to advance are just not available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update systems (fully integrated ERP), get rid of the HR decree that will not allow employees post for jobs that are over one grade above their current station. Let the best move to the top rather than the ones that just stay the longest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dear Danny

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wegmans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gave me a job to start all over again after my lay-off... that is where the Pros end.

    Cons

    * To all Massachusetts residents thinking about working at Wegmans new stores in Mass. Be advised; other then a select few tokens from Mass, all you will be given is an entry level dead end job, empty promises along with contradicting reasons why you can't move up. All the good jobs are saved for those working with Wegmans from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey (in that order). Those of us from Mass are just Native Help to fill in a holes and the bottom jobs.
    * To a older works (over 30) forget about it. Unless for example you want to work for a 23 year old Department manager that yells at you at the top of her lungs in front of co-workers and customers alike, throws meat or other objects at you, undermines any attempt to move up; worst thing, she is also unable to teach you a thing, because she does not know the first thing about cutting meat let alone managing a staff. But don't worry you won't have to put up with this forever, her parents work for the company and she is from New York, she just got promoted to a new store and department. Older works; it does not matter, even if you have worked years in the field of retail foods - you've got a least two strikes against you; your from Mass and you are older then 30.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite how you treat Mass employees your business outlook for the next 6 months looks pretty good. New store(s) opening and so on, as long as you are willing to throw money and bodies at the problems. So as long as you can keep telling people about the job "you'll love" and they buy it - it should all work out just fine for you. As long as customers in Massachusetts are not aware of your treatment of employees it won't hurt the bottom line; right? So pull the covers over your heads and keep telling yourselves how good the Native help from Mass really have it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what they believe they are

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Wegmans full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with Food Focused customers
    Mostly dedicated and talented co-workers
    You can do well if you wish to "check your brain at the door"

    Cons

    They believe that they are what they say they are - and they're not
    They do not truly care or respect their employees, Especially not their department managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually live the cultural values you say you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not What I Expected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Grocery  in  Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Overnight Grocery in Leesburg, VA

    I worked at Wegmans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers and flexible schedule. Working overnights without customers in the store.

    Cons

    Terrible Management. Said what you wanted to hear to get you out the door as quickly as possible. No follow through from management or HR. I asked several times who my direct supervisor was and no one could give me an answer. No headphones for overnight workers because it was a safety hazard. Unless you have Wegman's experience you won't be moved up in the company, no matter how much outside experience you bring to the table. I was looking to possibly go from part time to full time but ended up quitting after six months. Very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually follow through on what you tell your employees you will do. Actually care about your employees instead of only caring about what your store looks like when Danny Wegman or the district manager comes to visit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I liked working the night shift their,it was a easy job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Grocery  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Overnight Grocery in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Wegmans full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the hours,the pay,good workers(i'm friends with several of them)out of work,the paycheck,the free dinners for doing a great job

    Cons

    6-month policy for being injured on the job/off the job.some injuries take longer then that,wegmans doesn't give you enough time to recover .too many ridiculous policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your policies to benefit your employees.you say that customers come first while employees come second thats a crock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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