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Wegmans Food Markets Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  • Must have open availability when your full time (in 115 reviews)

  • No benefits for most part-time workers (in 111 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management shows favoritism and is unfair"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Collegeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time

    Pros

    Great customers, decent pay, always busy, always something to do. Great learning experience for college management courses on how NOT to treat employees.

    Cons

    Lack of dedication by management to loyal employees and top performers. Unprofessional front end manager who shows favoritism and is NOT a people person.

    Advice to Management

    Place managers in positions they are competent for - having a non-people person manage the front-end who is unfriendly to customers and treats employees like they are 10 years old is not a good formula for employee morale. Follow through with promises made. Send mid-level managers to management training to help educate them on how to professionally treat employees, and to be fair and consistent.


  2. "stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A job with 40 hrs or more

    Cons

    If not in there circle wont get promoted will work long hrs will close and open will do what dep mangers do with out the pay

  3. "Good place to work but mind numbing"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Helping Hands in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Helping Hands in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relatively easy, good store atmosphere

    Cons

    Mind numbing, total exhaustion when done, poor raises, poor wages for amount of worl

    Advice to Management

    Be more sympathetic to the people below.


  4. "Its okay"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good food, pretty good pay, good benefits if you are a single parent, etc

    Cons

    not considerate about time off, too big of a company, pretty hard to change your position, way too big of a company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting Office"

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    Current Employee - Accounting - Customer Service in Short Pump, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting - Customer Service in Short Pump, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Part time shifts. Time and a half pay on Sunday.

    Cons

    Young team leaders who lack experience and education. Most team leaders, full-time employees and managers did not come from the local community of Short Pump Virginia, however were brought in from New York. Very little upward-mobility for part time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and dignity. Speak to your employees with respect. Do not condescend to your employees. Improve the corporate culture.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worked Like Robots"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lanham, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time

    Pros

    Pay compared to other retail/grocery companies is nice. Pay increase every 6 months. A sense of job security.

    Cons

    This company totes itself as one of the best to work for, and maybe it is at other stores but from my experience MGMT cares only about payroll hours. They expect you to work like a robot, performing the roles of three people and it's unfair. I hate going to work knowing I'm going to spend the next 8 hours stressed and overworked just trying to keep up with the work load.

    The company also promotes the idea of "Learn and Grow" and endless career opportunities but all that depends on being one of the "favorites" of your MGMT or their "business needs." I applied to opportunties for growth. First, I was denied for attendance (four tardies a month out of 30 days a month made my attendance so horrible to the manager) but I see others with equally blemished attendance records moving into new positions. Then when I posted again I was denied because of business needs - the department was understaffed and my departure would hurt. Which is unfair - why is my desire to grow a career blocked by the whims of one manager or business needs? I'm not one the 15 year olds they love hiring. I don't have years to spend in one position so if I don't get my opportunity to "grow" soon I'm going to apply elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    What I think doesn't matter so I'm not going to even leave advice.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamestown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamestown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people resign to work for low pay based on past history of Wegmans

    Cons

    Wegmans Has Lost its Way

    Advice to Management

    appreciate the employee with decent pay

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bakeshop Employment"

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    Former Employee - Sanitation in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Sanitation in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay, Diverse category of benefits.

    Cons

    Communication, Promotion Opportunities. Management Relationships,

    Advice to Management

    Put more efforts into communication and relationships of employees than amount of production.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not necessarily one of the "best companies to work for.""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is easy to become close with other employees there. With any retail job there is a sense of camaraderie because of having to deal with the public. There are a lot of great people there.

    Cons

    Scheduling preferences are given to part-time employees Full time employees are not allowed any scheduling restrictions so that they can be used to fill in the gaps around the part-timers. There are teenagers in management roles, and they will be writing your reviews! Management and advancement opportunities are given first to transplants from upstate New York before anyone else. There is no union! Wegmans will tell you it's for your benefit, but in really it's so they can get away with anything and everything. Management will back customers over employees every time, even when the customer physically assaults the employee. If you want to have a job where you are a drone, I recommend this place. But if you have a voice, and like to speak up for yourself, then steer clear.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone evenly. Allow for work/life balance for full time employees that don't get to write their own schedules (aka management).


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fun place to work but not make a career"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Marlboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Marlboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with quality wine and beer, stay up to date on new wines and beer, great team members and support.

    Cons

    No Health Insurance, lousy benefits, unsafe working conditions, store is too small, management isn't always clear on expectations, too many hands in the pot.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear on expectations and meet with upper management on game plans before implementing plans that are changed by upper management.


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