Wegmans Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
475 Reviews
3.8
475 Reviews
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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  

    Falling off the high road

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Team Leader  in  State College, PA
    Former Employee - Service Team Leader in State College, PA

    I worked at Wegmans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inter-acting with customers. Sampling availability of new products.

    Cons

    Lack of access to computers to perform duties. I am an older worker with a strong desire to excel and was repeatedly passed over by mgmt. to hire workers half my age. Unfair job posting process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    not what they put out there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wegmans

    Pros

    it would be alright for first job or collage kids not for long term its to hard to advance in this company now he your young and a good looking guy you got it made

    Cons

    no upper management very very poor they hire young kids to be team leaders in some cases this was there first job they don,t know how to solve issues when they come across them i think upper management is that weak they hire this kids because they don,t know any better and they will say yes to anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get stronger lead help maybe have a younger one with a more seasoned one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good
     benefits

    Cons

    Politics and a hole for a store manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jump off a bridge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it's cracked up to be

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    The starting hourly wage was good.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    don't be so stuck up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, but corporate is cheating you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I 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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stp cheating our customers please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at Wegmans was a challenge.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wegmans as a contractor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

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

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

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Downingtown, PA

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

    Pros

    1) 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

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees and give them opportunities to move up!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Wegmans

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    PT 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 ManagementAdvice

    Practice 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.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate is different than the stores

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Certain 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look at the big picture and hire directors with appropriate experience and education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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