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Wegmans Food Markets Overview

Rochester, NY
10000+ employees
1916
Company - Private
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Wegmans Food Markets is a major regional supermarket chain, and one of the largest private companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Wegmans Food Markets is family-owned company, founded in 1916 by the Wegman family and employs over ... Read more

Mission: Our primary business is to help make great meals easy so our customers can live healthier and better lives.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#50), 2016 (#29), 2015 (#32), 2014 (#40)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2015 (#28)

Company Updates

  • #2 Fortune 100 - We're proud to be featured on Fortune's 100 best employers list! From respect to wellness, we know the importance of making our people happy. See for yourself why we were named one of Fortune’s best companies to work for.

    100 Best Companies to Work For | Wegmans

    From respect to wellness, we know the importance of making our people happy. See for yourself why we were named #2 on Fortune's best companies to work

  • Having employees who strive to better themselves, in all aspects of life, is what makes Wegmans such a great place to work. That's why we are proud to announce 1,905 new recipients have joined the Wegmans' Employee Scholarship Program!

    Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program reaches record 1,905 recipients

    The Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,905 new recipients for the upcoming academic year. Wegmans expects to pay out approximately $5 million in tuition assistance to both new and returning scholarship recipients during the 2016-2017 school year.

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Wegmans Food Markets – Why Work For Us?



Who is Wegmans Food Markets?
Knowledgeable people who are passionate about food and deliver incredible service—that’s what we’re all about. Wegman's big, bright and beautiful stores offer a shopping experience that our customers adore; they rave about the open-air market ambiance, and the international selection of food. But what we hear that our customers love the most is the incredible service and warm, welcoming environment our people create at Wegmans. Our people have a genuine sense of pride in the exceptional products we offer in every department and a true passion for food and sharing their knowledge with our customers so they can live healthier, better lives.

Diversity
At Wegmans, we think diversity drives success. It is a part of our everyday culture by providing opportunities for everyone to grow and reach their goals. People choose to work here because we create an environment where we live our values every day. And when you step in the store as an employee, you join a second family that values your input and wants you to have fun.

Military
Our belief in the importance of diversity extends to Veterans, Active Guard, and Reserves in our nation’s military branches. Their service has given them the skills and qualities we look for in future employees. Our desire to take care of military employees begins directly with the Wegmans family- after all, Mr. Robert Wegman was a veteran himself. We are prepared to support them every way we can.

Community
At Wegmans, we’re part of the communities we serve. We believe being a good neighbor is beneficial for both our customers and us. Each way we help speaks to how much we value living a healthy life and giving our best.

Students
Over the past 100 years Wegmans has awarded $105 million in scholarships to our employees. We started this program in 1984 to give our people the ability to pursue their educational goals.


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Store Operations
Our employees pride themselves on providing incredible customer service to our customers with helpful information and giving their best every day. You will meet great people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that offers opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Corporate
At Wegmans, we believe that good people working together can accomplish anything they set out to do. Our corporate departments, located in Rochester, New York, work together to support our stores, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities in delivering incredible service to our customers every day.


Hospitality
Hospitality is one of the fastest growing segments of our company. Our in-store and free-standing restaurants are fun, fast-paced and exciting while offering many unique career opportunities. Learn More


Culinary
As a part of our culinary team, you'll be working side-by-side with experienced chefs to help offer a wide variety of delicious, freshly made foods. Our great benefits programs, mentoring opportunities, work-life balance and family atmosphere make Wegmans the best place for you to bring your culinary passion. Learn More


Manufacturing
Facilities include our Bakeshop, our Culinary Innovation Center and our Cheese Caves, our first cheese ripening facility. We have many exciting opportunities throughout our manufacturing operations, because when it comes to food, we never stop innovating! Learn More


Distribution

At Wegmans, we’re passionate about delivering the best, freshest food possible. When you join our Retail Service Center team, you’ll be a key part of making that happen. Your dedication, skill and attention to detail will help our distribution hubs get products to our stores safe and sound. Learn More


Supply Chain & Logistics

At Wegmans, we combine passionate leadership and operational expertise with cutting-edge technologies to optimize our supply chain network. Here, you’ll make a difference increasing network efficiency, achieve outstanding performance by ensuring the freshest products are delivered on time and in full every day, and learn how to provide incredible customer service to suppliers, distribution centers, stores and consumers.



























































































































Bring your culinary passion to Wegmans!

Why bring your skills and talents in the culinary arts to a grocery store? Because Wegmans is much more than an average grocery chain. As part of our culinary team, you’d be working for a company that’s been on the prestigious “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for 20 years in a row.

You’ll also work side-by-side with experienced chefs making a wide variety of delicious, fresh and award-winning dishes that meet the needs of busy families and hungry people in the communities we serve. From our prepared food sections to one of our concept restaurants, you’ll make the food that makes a difference in our customers’ lives.

We know your growth as a culinarian is important. At Wegmans, you’ll be able to expand on your current skills as a chef and a manager by participating in seminar and certification programs. You’ll have the chance to be mentored by a regional or executive chef who loves the opportunity to share what they’ve learned.

In addition to opportunities for professional growth, you’ll have support. From flexible scheduling to great benefits, you’ll be able to do the work you love while living the life you want.

Be part of an amazing team. Join our culinary family!
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Career Development
 
We believe in long-lasting, productive relationships with our employees and are passionate about supporting your development and career growth. We strongly believe that when you grow, we grow! We know every employee's career path is different, so we make sure we provide you with the individual support and tools you need to reach your career goals.

How do we help our employees grow? Wegmans is known for promoting from within - you'll find out about new opportunities through internal job postings. Training courses and development resources are in place to help you along the path to reaching your goals. Dedicated mentoring programs give our leaders the chance to develop others by sharing their knowledge and experiences. We believe in education and assisting our employees through our scholarship program. We have awarded over $105 million to more than 33,000 employees since the program began in 1984.
 

Here we grow

Every store we open means new opportunities for career growth—and an opportunity to bring the Wegmans incredible service to a new community. Welcoming new people into our Wegmans’ family that are passionate about food and committed to helping our customers is key to accomplishing our goal of giving our best every day. This is why we open our employment office doors almost a year before our store opens. This helps us to ensure our people are fully trained and knowledgeable to deliver a high level of service to our customers the moment those doors first open.

Where are We Growing?


Hanover Township, NJ - Opening 2017 - Learn More

Montvale, NJ - Opening 2017 - Learn More

Medford, MA - Opening 2017 - Learn More

Natick, MA - Opening 2018

Brooklyn, NY - Mid-Late 2019 - Learn More


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    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome, friendly people.
    Great benefits
    Loyal managers
    Room for advancement
    Customer service is so important for companies, and wegmans realizes that in order for their employees to give good service, they have to be happy in their job.

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    No discount
    I really can't think of any other cons. It was a great place to work. I enjoyed it!

    Advice to Management

    Continue making your employees feel empowered! It's a great place to work, so just continue giving your employees enough responsibility to make them feel like they can make a difference.

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Wegmans Food Markets.

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    First interview was over the phone and a follow up interview was done in person. A few questions were repeated to see if my answers changed. They would not commit to a specific salary, only asked what I thought I should be paid.

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Wegmans Food Markets Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • 15 Best Workplaces in Retail, Fortune, 2016
  • Corporate Reputation - #1, Harris Poll EquiTrend Rankings, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
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