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Wegmans Food Markets

Employees say “there’s a lot of love and caring” at this 100-year-old family-owned grocery chain, where workers have flexible schedules, ample promotion opportunities, and “feel like family.” But it’s the “small things that make a difference,” like free cakes on birthdays and hot chocolate in the winter for anyone who works outside.

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

4

Years on list

20

HQ location

Rochester, N.Y.

Total employees

46,800

Job openings (as of February 2017)

2,000

Industry

Retail

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$8.0 billion

Year founded

1916

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

120

Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite medical care facility
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
Sick days for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
Diversity
% Women53%
% Minorities22%
% African-American/Black10%
% Asian4%
% Caucasian/White78%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity< 1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO17
Total PTO after 5 years19
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers6
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Store Department Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$64,572
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$700
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$65,272
Most common job (for hourly employee)Store FT Customer Service
Avg. base pay (hourly)$32,411
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$4,131
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$36,542
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %11%
# of job applicants206,463
Avg. # of applicants per opening17
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally12,198
% Jobs filled by referral-
# New graduates hired178
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,000
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)75
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)65