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On our list since 1998, this family-owned and operated supermarket chain now has more than 88 stores in the Northeast, with more than a dozen new ones on the drawing boards (including one slated for the Brooklyn Navy Yard). Yet, it has maintained a family feel. Says one worker: “Management cares about its employees and always asks how we are doing when we come into work or are just shopping.” Employees are able to submit changes pertaining to their availability and scheduling by logging into the company’s online system, and may take unanticipated time off as needed by talking with their manager. Wegmans also promotes employee wellness with immunizations, yoga sessions, cooking classes, and a Store Wellness Champion at each location, where a pharmacist does health screenings and cheers employees on as they make healthy changes. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year7
# of years on list
19
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,916
CEO/Top executive
Danny Wegman
HQ location
Rochester, New York
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$7.6 billion
Web addresshttp://www.wegmans.com
Total U.S. employees
44,272
Total employees outside the U.S.-
Full-time jobs added in last year
249
FT job growth in the past year
2%
Number of work sites
117

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$2,200
Offers paid time off for volunteering
no
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women53
% Minorities21
% African-American/Black
9.7
% Asian
4.3
% Caucasian/White
79.4
% Hispanic/Latino
4.6
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.2
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.1
% Two or more races
1.7
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
6
Vacation
12
Sick days
-
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
19

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Store Department Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$62,945
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay (salaried position)$62,945
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Store Customer Service
Avg. base pay (hourly)$31,676
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$3,208
Total pay (hourly position)$34,884

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)2,000
# of job applicants
216,339
Avg. # of applicants per opening
25
FT voluntary turnover
5%
# of jobs filled
12,373
Jobs filled internally
8,916
% of jobs filled by referral
-
# new graduates hired129

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)75
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)65