Wegmans Food Markets

An employee restocks baked goods at a Wegmans Food Markets Inc. supermarket in in Montvale, New Jersey, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. This past September Wegmans opened a new location in Pennsylvania, leaving the company two stores short of a 100-location milestone. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGabby Jones—Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Career Advancement in aisle 12: The booming family-owned grocery chain spends more than $50 million a year on training and development for its massive workforce, and is one of the few grocers to help defray school costs—this year it awarded $5 million in tuition assistance. “It’s nice to work for a company that keeps giving instead of taking away,” says one employee. Read Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year2
    Years on list22
    HQ locationRochester, N.Y.
    Job openings (as of February 2019)2,000
    Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)$8,900
    Year founded1916
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites127


    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


    % Minorities24%
    % African-American/Black11%
    % Asian5%
    % Caucasian/White76%
    % Hispanic/Latino5%
    % Native American/Alaska Native-
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
    % Two or more races2%
    % Unknown ethnicity-

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO14
    # Sick days-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Store Department Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$68,494
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$68,494

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth2%
    # of job applicants174,762
    Avg. # of applicants per opening15
    # New graduates hired364