Sub Shop Team Leader (Former Employee) – Jamestown, NY – February 17, 2014
Wegmans was by far the best place I have ever worked at. The only reason why I left the company was because we moved to a place where there wasn't a Wegmans. They even offered to transfer me to another store. I may not have gotten the same position, but they would try to find something similar. The only thing I can say that might turn people away is that it's extremely customer service oriented. If you don't like to give customer service your 110% then this isn't the place for you. I know of a few people who left because they couldn't handle that expectation. Wegmans really cares for their people. Speaking from experience, I recently went through several family deaths and even though I used up my leave, they actually encouraged me to take the time off that I needed. They are great and if I get a chance to work for them again, I would in a heartbeat.
family orinented, easy to advance, great atmosphere
Cashier (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 9, 2016
they need to hire people who are willing to work andalso stop slacking off when someone has to get transfered.... it shouldnt even take so long to transfer a WEGMANS employee to another wegmans..it is ridiculous!
I loved wegmans, although i wasn't gettiing too many hours. But there's always advancement
CASHIER/STOCKING (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 8, 2016
Wegmans is a real diverse place that i loved to attend everytime i was scheduled to go in. You can't go wrong with even sitting in wegmans and having a great conversation with a stranger and grabbing something to eat.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Frederick, MD – February 7, 2016
a typical is like the morning sunshine once you wall into the doors of Wegmans food market. The greetings from every angle and hugs just warms my heart on the daily basis. Everyone is committed on getting the work done as a team and incredible customer service is the reason Wegmans is one of the best places to work for in America.
going above and beyond to help, incorperating family life with work life, alwayas appreciating employees
Very flexible work schedualing, mostly frienldy to work for
Culinary customer service/Full Time Cook II (Former Employee) – Elmira, NY – February 5, 2016
I learned a lot about customer service and promptly waiting on customers. Management how ever does not look out for it's employees and moving up in the company is very hard to do. Co-workers vary from those who are easy going and like able to just the opposite as is in any work place. For the most part however the environment is easy going and fun. The hardest part of our work day I would say is making every customer happy it's not always easy but we always made sure it happened. The most enjoyable part of the day would be interacting and making customers happy.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Downingtown, PA – February 5, 2016
- fast paced, but usually not stressful - was my first job, so I learned almost everything I know about customer service - management changed a lot over the years I worked there, not always for the best - hardest part was standing for hours - most enjoyable part was talking with customers
Customer Service Representatives (Former Employee) – Geneva, NY – February 4, 2016
Working with the public is a great benefit. I would do all sort of things on the customer service side of things. Lottery, ticket sales,processing people"s comments. Loved the family, friendly environment.
I met some great people and I enjoyed talking about the product I was selling.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Mechanicsburg, PA – February 3, 2016
Cultish, Gossipy, Management was not very understanding about employees health problems, hours were inconsistent or changed without team members being made aware.
Benefits. Good pay and for the most part everyone was nice.
Sometimes you aren't given a lunch and you are not paid for lunch even if you dont get one, cult-like atmosphere, gossip and drama, some employees were consistently given "garbage work" when co-workers didn't want to do it, co-workers ignored customers, no formal training, and no discussions when we should've been having meetings about shipments, changes, etc.
Front End Cashier (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – January 20, 2016
At Wegmans anybody were welcome. A typical day at Wegmans nobody was ever bored always busy with work. Mangers always came to check on you when you didn't need it .The most enjoyable part of the job was being busy all the time.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Allentown, PA – January 16, 2016
Wegmans is a good place to work while in high school and college as a way to raise money for college. The management team there is very nice but don't expect to just sit around and get paid they expect ,like any job, that once you punch in you are ready to work.
25 cents/hr Raises every 6 months and many more breaks than any other part time place around
Great place to work if you never have plans of moving up in the world.
cashier (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – January 11, 2016
I have worked at Wegmans for four years and I can honestly say it is great if you need extra cash, or are really young like I was when I started. Unfortunately, Wegmans has a lot of problems with management and I could list a multiplicity of things but here's four problems with examples.
1.) Wegmans Good Ole Boys Club Wegmans has a habit of employing the young and beautiful. I'm 22, definitely not what you'd consider old, but definitely older than most of my fellow co-workers. Wegmans has no problem promoting you to front end coordinator, pushing you into different departments, or promoting you to department coordinator, as long as you do it in the first 6 months you're working there. For some reason there's this really sick atmosphere that promotes all the newest employees into positions of power while everyone else is left fighting on the bottom end of the totem pole. It's weird and extremely obnoxious considering there are people with degrees who can't get promoted to store manager, but a recent high school grad is upper management before you know it.
2.) Communication is HORRIBLE If you ever have to call off for something, make sure you call 3 times that day to let them know you can't come in because your message WILL NOT be passed around and you may end up with a strike on your record.
3.) Work/Life Balance is a Joke I remember when I began at Wegmans, my hours were from 4-8, I was 18 and didn't have a car- the hours were perfect because my father had cancer and had to drive me to work after his chemo. When orientation was over, they switched me from 5-10,more... which I was not pleased about since I was starting college and had an 8 o'clock class the next morning. When I talked to a manager about this, she told me that "they had a business to run," and couldn't be concerned with my college schedule or my father's chemotherapy. I think about that a lot now every time I want to quit. Also, there are a lot of employees who work 7 days a week without any breaks in between and in physically demanding positions all for the hope of moving up a job ladder that doesn't exist.
4.) No SECURITY in the store. Unless you're planning on shoplifting. Literally, there is no security for employees. They have cameras above every register to make sure you're not stealing any precious "nickels and dimes," from the cash register, but let a man walk into the store with a gun and there's no help for you anywhere. I've had plenty of incidents late at night with hostile customers where I've felt less than safe, only to look around and realize my front end manager is not on the front end, and the closest thing to a telephone is behind the customer service desk.
5.) 400 Employees in the store and I can count the number of people of color on one hand. Wegmans has a horrible habit of not being as "diverse," as they pretend to be and when they do employ people of color, they're often not in the same department. The store I work at has over 400 employees, and I'm pretty sure our store employes maybe 25-30 people of color. It makes for a very unpleasant environment when we are forced to celebrate holiday traditions that are not relatable but also make us feel like we are "mocking," something that does not belong to us.less
Fellow co-workers are nice, Clean working areas, simplification
No Diversity, Hours are cut or added depending on who does the schedule, Promotion to newly hired employees, Physically demanding in every department
Food Server (Former Employee) – Lanham, MD – January 10, 2016
Wegmans was a fun and different place to work. Being in the food industry is a little different from most. It was fun and cool to learn from different departments in the store. The hardest part of the job was sometimes management they couldn't seem to agree on a lot sometimes. But overall its a great company and very diverse
Great place to work that looks after you, as long as you pull your weight and maybe a little more than that.
Prepared Foods Customer Service Team Member (Former Employee) – Collegeville, PA – January 8, 2016
Having spent two years in the prepared foods department, I can say with certainty that with flexibility comes opportunity. I started in the Choose Your Meal area (like the majority of newcomers do), and within several weeks, I could reliably be called upon to switch positions where needed, especially on days when more than one member of the scheduled staff for that day called out of work.
Occasionally, opportunities to cross-train arise, and in my case, the holiday season saw me working in the Old Fashioned Subs section of the prepared foods department, which is slightly outside the scope of the normal duties of most Prepared Foods Team members, as it is a department within a department of sorts, with a slightly different skillset that requires more hands-on preparation of food. For someone who at the time had no other obligations like schooling, this was a blessing, as it meant more hours to earn money.
Morning stretch sessions to start the day off right, excellent food, lots of opportunities
Cashier (Former Employee) – Ocean, NJ – December 28, 2015
I would greet and ring up customers then bag their items according to how they'd like. Then process their payment, and manage my work area keeping it stocked with bags and making sure my drawer was up to par
Customer Service Produce (Former Employee) – Fredericksburg, VA – December 27, 2015
I started at the break of dawn most mornings, pulling shrink and replenishing shelves with new product. Each employee had a particular zone of the produce floor they were responsible for maintaining through out the day. Freshness and quality were top priorities for the produce. Customer interaction was the bright point of the days duties. I learned an tremendous amount of product knowledge and how to apply that knowledge to preparing healthy meals. Management was the best I have experienced thus far. I didn't find any parts of my job particularly hard because I enjoyed what I was doing.