Now in its 106th year of operation, the grocery chain based in Rochester, N.Y.,  has a cultlike following—Wegmaniacs to those in the know. And that’s thanks in large part to its nearly 48,000 store employees who have a deep knowledge of the supermarket’s more than 50,000 products. Employees appreciate the company’s training, as well as its flexible scheduling policy. The privately held operation is also known for its work-scholarship program for high schoolers that incentivizes students to graduate. These kinds of benefits have created a bit of a cultlike following among employees, too. Wendy Gallucci, who manages the Penfield, N.Y., store, describes it as a “family culture”—and she means that literally. The 31-year Wegmans vet has two children who now also work for the company (some 20% of employees are related to someone else who works at the supermarket chain). Wegmans is one of only four companies that have appeared on this list every year since its launch 25 years ago. Read more: Shoppers are obsessed with Publix and Wegmans. Here’s what it’s really like to work there. Read the Great Place to Work review.
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Company Information

As of 4/11/2022
Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Rochester, N.Y.
Industry
Food & Drug Stores
CEO
Colleen Wegman
Company Type
Private
Ticker
-
Revenues ($M)
$11,200
Profits ($M)
-
Market Value ($M)
-
Employees
52,000
Figures are for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2020.

Best Companies

Rank last year
4
Years on list
25
Employees (as of March 2022)
52,850
Job openings (as of March 2022)
2,600
Year founded
1916
Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.

Perks
As of 7/26/2021

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
no
Subsidized childcare
no
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
no
On-site medical care facility
no
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes
Student loan debt repayment
no
Medical facility at all locations
-

Diversity
As of 7/26/2021

% Women
54.4%
% Minorities
26.4%
% African-American/Black
-
% Asian
-
% Caucasian/White
-
% Hispanic/Latino
-
% Native American/Alaska Native
-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
-
% Two or more races
-
% Unknown ethnicity
-

Paid Time Off: Full-Time Employees
As of 7/26/2021

PTO limit (days)
20
# Sick days
-

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

# of job applicants
193,199
Avg. # of applicants per opening
21
# New graduates hired
-
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