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No company is perfect, but Wegmans is closer than any I've worked for

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

I have been working at Wegmans full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Wegmans is a company that actually believes in the values it preaches about doing the right thing for people, allowing a work/life balance, and placing family needs above your work when needed. Seemingly anywhere you go with this company you find kind, supportive folks to engage you and willingly offer to help you. Most people who work for Wegmans realize what a unique company it is and the benefits of a place that really cares about the individual and treats people the right way.

Wegmans is privately held but the family that owns it takes a salary and reinvests the remaining profits back into the company. This means steady, manageable growth without the "profits or perish" approach required for a publicly traded company. There are 3-4 new stores opened each year in growing markets, and plenty of room for advancement through a steady stream of new job openings in virtually all business units.

Cons

The low pressure, seek-to-understand management that is prevalent in this company can be great for the individual, but also means the performance of bottom performers is often overlooked or ignored completely. Though the company can make rapid changes when needed or useful, some large-scale decisions are made by a select group at the top and don't always factor in advice from lower rungs of the organization. This leads to some inefficiencies that are difficult if impossible to overcome, and some of these decisions last for years. This also may be attributed to the privately held status of the company, as there is little incentive to remove these inefficiencies if your budget is acceptable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on increased feedback. Setting up feedback loops from the top of the organization down to entry level employees would help address the areas of improvement and further strengthen morale.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

484 Other Employee Reviews for Wegmans (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Easy job, good pay but little room for advancement

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

    I have been working at Wegmans full-time

    Pros

    Fairly low pressure environment, pay is good especially for a recent college grad. Somewhat flexible schedule. Growing company and literally no chance of getting fired.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance also seems like only requirement to promote is to become friends with your boss since Wegmans has no performance metric in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop turning a blind eye to underperforming and lazy managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wegmans is nothing like it used to be..there have been a lot of changes-most of them not for the better.

    Current Employee - Overnight Grocery in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Overnight Grocery in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Wegmans part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a safe and friendly work environment. The stores are clean. They offer flexable hours for part time employees.

    Cons

    Wegmans used to go by the rule of "Happy employees makes happy customers". They don't believe in this anymore. Everything has become about the dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think my department managers do a good job. I can't speak for other departments.

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