Hard work and flexibility pay off
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – January 4, 2017
For retail this is a robust work day. In states not saturated with Wegman's store, the novelty and reputation make for high volume of customers. Items fly of off shelves and need constant restocking. Many items are made in-house, including a big focus on convenient items for the long-work-day crowd needing a healthy, fresh dinner that only needs to be thrown in the oven. Production and restocking are fast paced. Even walking to and from anywhere, must be done at a fast pace. But there are breaks and stretch sessions. Managers do check in and can facilitate extra bodies where needed. Data analysis is needed a couple times a week to project production and play with the inner inter-store rivalries for sales records.
The company provides lots of training, including many classes to explain the culture and how to handle utilize every management tool they have in their belt. Management is very supportive and include key players in process improvement. Executives check in and ask employees at all levels about our experiences with new products and processes. There is a forum to ask about policies and make suggestions to the COO.
This was the most diverse workforce I have experienced. The challenge of learning to manage a much greater spectrum of backgrounds and ages was a joy. Keeping the team excited about the competing against other stores, made for a strong team.
The hours were physically tough for someone *mid-career*, but if you are early in your career, serious, bright and flexible on relocating you could find a fast career path.