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Wegmans Food Markets

Career Advancement in aisle 12: The booming family-owned grocery chain spends more than $50 million a year on training and development for its massive workforce, and is one of the few grocers to help defray school costs—this year it awarded $5 million in tuition assistance. “It’s nice to work for a company that keeps giving instead of taking away,” says one employee.

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Rank last year

2

Years on list

22

HQ location

Rochester, N.Y.

Employees

48,808

Job openings (as of February 2019)

2,000

Industry

Retail

Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)

$8,900

Year founded

1916

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

127

Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Compressed work weeks
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
Diversity
% Minorities24%
% African-American/Black11%
% Asian5%
% Caucasian/White76%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity-
Paid Time Off
General PTO14
# Sick days-
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Store Department Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$68,494
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$68,494
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time and part-time job growth2%
# of job applicants174,762
Avg. # of applicants per opening15
# New graduates hired364