Wegmans Food Markets

Courtesy of Wegmans

    Company loyalty runs deep at this more than century- old grocery chain, which spent $50 million on employee development last year (plus $5 million in scholarships) and filled half of its open positions internally. Staffers say “fulfilling” work gives them a “sense of purpose,” thanks to Wegmans’ mission of “helping people live healthier, better lives through food.” The civic spirit helps too: The chain reclaims millions of pounds of food every year to feed the hungry. Read Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year2
    Years on list21
    HQ locationRochester, N.Y.
    Job openings (as of February 2018)2,000
    Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)$8,550
    Year founded1916
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites122


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingNo
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Minorities23%
    % African-American/Black11%
    % Asian5%
    % Caucasian/White77%
    % 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-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Store Department Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$66,446
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$66,446

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth1%
    # of job applicants186,172
    Avg. # of applicants per opening15
    FT voluntary turnover6%
    Jobs filled internally50%
    Jobs filled by referral-
    # New graduates hired180