Cashier (Former Employee), Sterling, VA – September 17, 2012
Pros: friendly and interesting people, good environment to work in
Cons: extremely busy, long hours with little breaks
The co-workers were great and interesting people. It was a very busy environment there are very few days when its not busy. Customers are friendly for the most part. The most challenging factor was the high volume of customers the store receives and being able to endure the eccentrically bustling pace of the store. I did get to meet and know many interesting – more... faces both customers and co-workers alike. Also learned how to interact with customers on a daily basis which is pretty important if you're working in retail. – less
Produce Customer Service (Current Employee), Bridgewater, NJ – January 22, 2014
Pros: people, benefits
Cons: busy, physical, hard work
As a Customer Service employee I am always on my feet, stocking items and interacting with customers. I've learned so much about food safety and work safety working here. Everyone is so friendly and loves helping people. Occasionally you get a tough customer, but for the most part there's a atmosphere of respect. I love being able to help someone out – more... with a meal or put a big smile on their face by grabbing something from the back when we run out. – less
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – January 20, 2014
Pros: great customer service
Cons: pain in back due to register times
Typical day at work the shift times vary, I learned how to operate cash registers, read barcodes, rotate dairy products, re-shop, break down boxes and provide excellent customer service. The management needs a little work but overall pretty good, co-workers are humorous and fun to be around. The hardest part of the job is standing on the registers for – more... a long period of time, the most enjoyable part is relating with customers and employees socializing. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), James Street, Syracuse ,NY – January 17, 2014
Pros: free samples
Cons: no hours. low pay. short breaks.
Everyone says wegmans is a great place to work. Wrong. The STL's are no where to be found when cashiers need help. I'm 19 years old and they treat me like I'm a minor. I get minor hours. I live on my own. I have bills. I get 10 hours at what is now minimum wage. I can't live off of that. How am I supposed to? I can barely eat and pay my bills with that – more... amount of hours and pay...the management is okay. I'll never understand how it's a great place to work. We just came in top 12 best places to work. Can someone tell me how? – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Scranton, PA – January 10, 2014
Pros: long breaks
Cons: no help, bad hours.
Working at Wegmans was a struggle. It was a struggle because the manangers favored older and more experienced cashiers/workers. If they needed help they would be right there, right away. But if a newer person needed help, it would tae over 10 minutes to get help. What i learned at Wegmans was really nothing.
Customer Service/ Other (Former Employee), Bridgewater, NJ – January 6, 2014
Pros: friendly environment, lots of flexibility with time off and scheduling, great place for a college student or high school student.
Cons: no discount on food for lunches, few advancement and full time opportunities
The biggest problem with Wegmans is there is little room for advancement. The full timers pretty much stay till they die (GREAT COMPANY CANT BLAME THEM) and so full time positions rarely open up. When they do half the store applies to them. Other than that this is a great company particularily for high school kids. I started when I was 15 and left when – more... i was 21. they pay very well for a grocery store chain and offer good benefits even for part timers.
They offer no discount on food though. They have a great prepared food section but offer no discounts to employees, so while your eating your tuna sandwich from home (keep in mind you still bought the ingredients from Wegmans) your watching everyone around you scarf down some delicious 10 dollar concoction. Since part of your paycheck goes back to them for lunches they should at least offer a discount. – less
I would get to work and cut the meat, set the case, work on the floor so it looks presentable for customers and I would help stock inventory in our back room. I would also clean up at night when we would close.
Customer Service(OWC) (Former Employee), Allentown, PA – December 17, 2013
Pros: streching brakes
Cons: not enough area to put excess product away at a confortable level and extra help.
Very physical ,satisfying and fasted paced. Loved it. Learn somthing new everyday. Great Managers, very heplful in every way. Great co-workers that are a joy to be around. Hardest part is not having enough time in a day or help to get everything done. Most Enjoyable were the people.
Cons: scheduling is tough to change, income cap limits
• A typical day at work is evaluating what needs to be done within the first few moments I walk in the door, then setting out in doing those objectives in a timely manner and making sure all present staff is on board and in agreement. All the while customers are the first priority, so all background duties (cleaning/production/stocking) have to be done – more... in between helping customers. • I've learned how to multi-task, work effectively with others, listen to customers to help them the best way that I can, know the products thoroughly and use that knowledge to inform customers, manage my time, and to maintain a friendly demeanor. • management at Wegmans is thorough, they normally have very specific standards and are very communicative. They also make sure that you feel heard and that they're there to help. • My co-workers are very diverse in background, which makes for an exciting workplace. I've been there for some time now and have grown great working relationships with many of them that allows us to work very productively together • The hardest part of the job is how surprisingly fast-paced and demanding it can be. It's very physical, which I enjoy to some extent. • The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of making sure each customer is taken care of and is pleased with their experience. – less
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – November 26, 2013
A typical day as a pharmacy technician is always a busy one. There's always room for learning, improving and challenging yourself. I have learned many things such as; problem solving, multitasking, data entry, along with managing inventory. My customer service skills expand widely every day, as I learn better and more effective ways for customers to – more... be satisfied in the most efficient and effected manor. The management at Wegmans pharmacy is amazing and so are my co-workers. The hardest part of my job is also the best part of my job, problem solving. There is such a variety of problems that come up in every day activities that need to be resolved (insurance, inventory, customers unsatisfied or not understanding producers that we have to follow,etc.). – less