Wegmans Food Markets - No company is perfect, but Wegmans is closer than any I've worked for | Glassdoor
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"No company is perfect, but Wegmans is closer than any I've worked for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Distribution Manager
Current Employee - Distribution Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Wegmans Food Markets

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Flexible with time-off/vacation
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Can be tedious at times
    Depending on department, you can have several bosses looking over you


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not what they believe they are"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (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 Management

    Actually live the cultural values you say you have.

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