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Wegmans Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
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3.7 442 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Wegmans Chairman and CEO Danny Wegman

Danny Wegman

(324 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great for part time workers but full time benefits are apposed to be awesome(in 45 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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    Department Manager (Former Employee) Cherry Hill, NJ

    ProsGood pay and good
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    ConsPolitics and a hole for a store manager

    Advice to Senior ManagementJump off a bridge

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what it's cracked up to be

    Front End Cashier (Former Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsThe starting hourly wage was good.

    ConsThe managers are very dismissive, they say they care about the well being of all their employees but they never listen or seem to care about you in any way possible. They told me I was part time but would work at least 20 hours a week and sometimes I only had 8 or 9 hours in a week. They also promise to have you work and try out different departments of the store, but even when I expressed interest in many other areas, they never acted on it.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't be so stuck up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, but corporate is cheating you.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI loved the people that I worked with. They were very honest and very caring people that always went the extra mile to help you out. I never chad a boss that was a constant nag, or a co-worker that I simply couldn't stand. All in all, just great people to be around

    ConsI felt dishonest while working there. I felt like I was poked and coaxed by corporate to give out products that simply aren't the best quality when they easily could be. Right before I handed in my recognition, I worked in the meat department. I saw multiple good people being forced to falsify the weight of the meat so they could raise the price and raise the profit. This sickened me and was the last straw so I decided to resign.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStp cheating our customers please.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Wegmans was a challenge.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company promotes a sense of family and offers great benefits to full-time employees.

    ConsManagement is composed of people who have worked for the company the longest, not necessarily who is most qualified. They are extremely political and without a doubt play favorites resulting in constant unprofessional behavior and "drama". The workflow for projects is flawed and outdated, often leading to errors, lost work, and wasted time. Although there are many departments and positions in the company, it is extremely difficult to transfer or earn a promotion despite work performance and qualifications. It seems that the only way to do so is to have a family member in the department, or work 20 years with the company. New and different perspectives are not as appreciated or utilized as they should be for such a competitive company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be evaluated by a higher, non-biased source. There are people in high positions who make working for Wegmans very difficult because of their unprofessional behavior. For a company who projects a progressive and elevated image to the public, they are resistant to change in many ways and not adaptive to industry trends and technologies. Instead of hiring for positions from the enormous pool of existing employees, don't be afraid to let outsiders in for a fresh perspective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company is not what it used to be...

    Cashier (Current Employee) Downingtown, PA

    Pros1) decent pay (more than the minimum)
    2) some managers put the effort into helping you as an employee
    3) the employees are generally good to work alongside
    4) you do feel like you're working hard and well at times

    Cons1) most of the managers only care about keeping the checkout lines to a minimum
    2) not as much consideration for the employees or getting to know the employees better
    3) not many opportunities to move up unless you work full time for a long time

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees and give them opportunities to move up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This company has no regard for work ethic, or all-around good-naturedness, or anything worth taking into consideration.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits were good before PT medical was cut. I met some great people at Wegmans. There were many things I learned on the job that I was able to take away to other positions, like the principles of Simplification.

    ConsPT benefit cuts. Middle management is loose cannons. Unapproachable HR reps (I very rarely was able to get a meeting unless I emailed or went in on my day off). Disruptive ordering procedures. Constant out of stock issues from Distribution (as a stocker, it was impossible for me to get the right products in)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach! If caring is part of your "Who We Are values" it's turned from part of the company culture to a tag line slapped on My Wegmans Connect.

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    It was a learning experience.

    Cashier (Former Employee) Columbia, MD

    ProsWegmans pays you a pretty decent salary, and I've heard most of the stores adhere to the "we're all family" policy.

    ConsThe Wegmans in Columbia doesn't understand how hard their employees work, they care about the customer too much, and the upper management only got there because their kiss-asses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork as hard as your employees. Your job is to help us do better, not to sit there and watch us work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Corporate is different than the stores

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rochester, NY

    ProsOnce you get in at entry level there are opportunities to move up.

    ConsCertain corporate departments are run by execs who came from radically different backgrounds (e.g. meat merchant running marketing) in the field who have dismissed SR. personnel who are not replaced. It is a high pressure, toxic environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the big picture and hire directors with appropriate experience and education.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people. Being part of a team. Making a difference everyday. Wegman's is dedicated to CS and gets it's workers to be motivated to give their best everyday

    ConsPart time. Very hard to get a full time position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up more full time positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Wegmans anymore just another Big Red W

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUsed to be able to learn and train instore. its all cold computer training.

    ConsThey still use the Q.U.I.T. training program. Quick unimproved training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people do know a few things. Getting to many chiefs. Won't be able to delegate soon because you will be delegating to yourselves. Too worried about tweets not actual customers in store. closing departments too early to save payroll, losing sales. gaining wonderful negative reputation among repeat customers. Cutting of benefits is just going to send good employees to social service programs and once there why bother to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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