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Employees say “there’s a lot of love and caring” at this 100-year-old family-owned grocery chain, where workers have flexible schedules, ample promotion opportunities, and “feel like family.” But it’s the “small things that make a difference,” like free cakes on birthdays and hot chocolate in the winter for anyone who works outside.

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Company Info

Rank last year4
Years on list
20
HQ location
Rochester, N.Y.
Total employees46,800
Job openings (as of February 2017)2,000
Industry
Retail
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$8.0 billion
Year founded
1916
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites120
Websitehttp://www.wegmans.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
no
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
no
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
no
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
PTO for volunteering
no
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women53%
% Minorities22%
% African-American/Black10%
% Asian4%
% Caucasian/White78%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
2%
% Unknown ethnicity
<1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO17
Total PTO after 5 years
19
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers
6
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Store Department Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$64,572
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$700
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$65,272
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Store FT Customer Service
Avg. base pay (hourly)$32,411
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$4,131
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$36,542
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %11%
# of job applicants206,463
Avg. # of applicants per opening17
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally12,198
% Jobs filled by referral-
# New graduates hired178
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,000

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)75
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)65