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Wegmans Food Markets Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  • I was told they didn't have the option to hire another full time employee, which was a bummer but I understood (in 113 reviews)

  • No benefits for most part-time workers (in 109 reviews)

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  1. "Wegmans is unfair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing about Wegmans is good, it is basically a cult

    Cons

    They play favorites. Serious nepotism. They will fire you based on the word of others regardless of your reputation with the company

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage


  2. "Better to look good than to be good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time

    Pros

    Team members are nice. For a retail environment the working conditions are fine.

    Cons

    Wages are low and take a long time to amount to anything. Direct supervisory has to approve you to even post for a new job. This is used as a control point. Managers are often young and have no idea how to manage people or run a business.

    Advice to Management

    the system they have created is purposeful. Anyone can be slotted in without damage to the business. However the damage to your people is irreparable. So my advice: stop believing your own press and get out into the departments more.


  3. "Good place to work but mind numbing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits but awful in store management and a lot of gossip"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were wonderful. Starting pay isn't the greatest, but the raises are 50 cents every 6 months for full timers. I believe a full timer starts at 12/hr now and a part timer 9/hr. Danny, the owner of the company is wonderful, and so is corporate.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT!!!! My particular store was terrible. Store manager was nice. Parishable manager I don't have words to describe him, as I don't think there is a word to describe him. Most of the managers were pretty bad in most the depts. they were a few good ones though. Gossip is out of control at that place, along with cliques like crazy. The "pets" get away with murder and will take 10 smoke breaks a day, then someone else may get paged over the intercom for going to the bathroom. Lost prevention spends their hours watching employees and making sure their not texting etc rather then doing what their supposed to do looking for shop lifters. Defiantly not a good place to work, unless you are one of those people with a little brown dot on your nose.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the cliques and gossiping. Be more professional. Less coffee and more work. Slow down with the lying and putting a target on someone's back you want gone and making their day awful. Get a job at Walmart if that's your work ethic.


  6. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very busy good store to work at liked all the coworkers I like all the vacation you get and sick time

    Cons

    Sometimes very understaffed management needs to put more people on staff I see a lot of turnover a very demanding job

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to put less emphasis on profit and put enough staff on the job a vey hectic place lots of pressure on staff


  7. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Really clean and nice place to work, people were friendly and always ready to help.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth + it was jut a part time untill i finished my degree

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing , it has been showing results so far ! keep up the good work


  8. "Weggies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in DeWitt, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in DeWitt, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with good benefits

    Cons

    Management isn't that great to their people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Food Preparer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Preparer in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - Food Preparer in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities and flexible hours

    Cons

    Very corporate; hair drug test for full time position

    Advice to Management

    No drug test


  10. "Okay if you work in a store probably great if corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    scholarships, semi-flexible work schedule, ability to move up

    Cons

    becoming too uptight, paying new employees the same or more than you (not compensating for minimum wage increases), corporate people micro managing things they don't understand, the weird attitude of the store is more a cult than a family, annoying mandatory meetings where they make you watch lame music videos...


  11. "Above average, but some notable problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay for an entry level job
    Breaks (but not lunches) are paid
    Fellow cashiers are great people
    Scholarship opportunities
    Flexible with college

    Cons

    Customers can either make or ruin your day, as they can be very obnoxious
    Lots of time working on your feet
    Breaks are broken up, without enough time to buy and consume food during them
    Some managers are uncooperative, don't do their jobs, and are inflexible
    Micromanaging is a problem, even for veteran employees
    IPMs aren't an effective way to measure how well a cashier does their job

    Advice to Management

    Please don't micromanage us, as it only hurts morale and encourages further incompetence
    Try to be more understanding of situations that pop up that prevent us from actually getting to work
    IPMs are useless, especially if there aren't any repercussions for having low IPMs or rewards for high IPMs. There needs to be a better system in place to replace them.
    Please be willing to work with and understand customers and their concerns.


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