Wegmans Food Markets

"RichSchaub.com    (732)995-1399"
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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 list20
    HQ locationRochester, N.Y.
    Total employees46,800
    Job openings (as of February 2017)2,000
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)$8.0 billion
    Year founded1916
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites120


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Onsite fitness centerNo
    Discounted gym membershipsNo
    Job sharingYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Onsite medical care facilityNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareNo
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couplesYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Sick days for part-timersNo
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes


    % Women53%
    % Minorities22%
    % African-American/Black10%
    % Asian4%
    % Caucasian/White78%
    % Hispanic/Latino5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native<1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander<1%
    % Two or more races2%
    % Unknown ethnicity<1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO17
    Total PTO after 5 years19
    # Sick days-
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers6
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    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


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