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Wegmans Food Markets
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a privately-held, family owned company that was founded in 1916 by the Wegman family. Based in Rochester, NY, they have raised the bar on the customer shopping experience. The company prides itself on offering exceptional customer service, high quality goods, an abundance of choice, restaurant-quality prepared foods, and beautiful stores and displays.
Wegmans has more than 39,000 employees and offers exceptional benefits, including an employee scholarship program. They also provide flexible scheduling, a challenging work environment and caring management throughout all levels of the organization. In fact, in 2010, FORTUNE Magazine ranked Wegmans #3 on its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Wegmans puts a huge emphasis on being an innovator in retail technology. In 1974, Wegmans was one of the first companies to introduce bar-code scanning, and in 1990 Wegmans introduced electronic discounts. The company launched its web site, wegmans.com in 1996. The site not only helps customers save time and money through its on-line ad, but also offers meal solutions, recipes, and even provides the ability to apply for jobs within the company.
Ranked #3 on FORTUNE magazine's 2010 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Wegmans has been on the list every year since it began in 1998, and in 2005, ranked #1.
A major regional supermarket chain, and one of the largest private companies in the U.S.
Raised the bar on the shopping experience - better quality goods, a spectacular abundance of choice, restaurant-quality prepared foods, beautiful stores and displays, a nearly telepathic level of customer service.
Consistent low prices, everyday, in all departments so that customers don't have to run around town chasing deals.
An early adopter of new technology: Wegmans was one of the first supermarkets to introduce electronic discounts in 1990 and bar-code scanning in 1974. The late Robert Wegman co-chaired the public policy subcommittee for the grocery industry development of the UPC.
Known for exceptional levels of charitable donations. Giving is focused on programs that reduce hunger, help young people succeed, and strengthen neighborhoods. Wegmans gave food banks 15 million pounds of food in 2009.
Strong employee benefit programs, especially their employee scholarship program, which provides nearly $4.5 million in tuition assistance to employees each year.
Industry analyst Neil Stern, quoted in a 1994 front-page story about Wegmans in the Wall Street Journal, said, “We consider them the best chain in the country, maybe in the world.”
EXCELLENCE AS AN EMPLOYER:
100 Best Companies to Work for in America, a book by Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz, names Wegmans in a national selection of best employers, 1993.
FORTUNE names Wegmans to the magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For list, every year starting in 1998 through 2010. The company ranked 1st in 2005 and ranked #3 in 2010.
Working Mother names Wegmans to the list of the Best Companies for Working Mothers nationwide, for six consecutive years, 1990-1995.
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) names Danny Wegman the 2005 Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance, June 2005.
Supermarket News gives Wegmans the magazine’s first-ever Champion of Diversity award for programs and strategies that advance diversity in the workplace, January 2006.
In order to attract and retain the best people, we offer competitive benefits that make the perfect garnish to the employment experience to both to part time and full time employees including:
Satisfying Work Experience
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Insurance
ESL Federal Credit Union
401K Retirement Savings Plan
Wegmans Retirement Plan
A Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
An Employee Assistance Program
Additionally, full time employees receive dental coverage, life insurance, personal days and a medical spending account plan. Certain eligibility requirements must be satisfied.
2006 Employee Scholarship Recipients Announced by Wegmans
For Release: 06-16-2006
Jo Natale, director of media relations 585-429-3627
Rochester, NY – Wegmans
announced that 1,416 employees from across the company have been awarded a scholarship to offset the cost of college tuition. The company will pay out a total of $4.6 million for the 2006/2007 academic year to new recipients and previous scholarship recipients still in school. Since its inception in 1984, the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program has awarded over $59 million in tuition assistance to more than 19,000 employees.
Part-time employees are eligible to receive up to $1,500 a year for four years. Full-time employees are eligible to receive up to $2,200 a year for four years. In order to be eligible, employees must work a minimum number of hours over a specified period of time and must maintain both a high academic standard and a good work record. Although recipients can choose the educational and career path they desire, many have pursued careers with Wegmans after graduating from college.
An outside committee comprised of college admissions professionals and a team from Wegmans reviews the applications to determine who will receive the scholarships. The external committee evaluates such things as SAT scores, grades, and extracurricular activities; the internal Wegmans committee evaluates work performance.
What We Believe
At Wegmans, we believe that good people, working toward a common goal, can accomplish anything they set out to do.
In this spirit, we set our goal to be the very best at serving the needs of our customers. Every action we take should be made with this in mind.
We also believe that we can achieve our goal only if we fulfill the needs of our own people.
To our customers and our people we pledge continuous improvement, and we make the commitment:
"EVERY DAY YOU GET OUR BEST”
Who We Are
Our people choose us because:
We care about and listen to our people.
High standards are a way of life. We pursue excellence in everything we do.
We make a difference in every community we serve.
We respect our people.
We empower our people to make decisions that improve their work and benefit our customers and our company.
We look for Wegmans People who are caring, friendly and helpful with a high interest in learning about food and its preparation. If helping our customers make great meals easy interests you, either in our stores or in a supporting role at corporate, check out our career opportunities!
What We Do
Our target customers are people who are looking for great food, incredible service, and a one of a kind shopping experience.
Our primary business is to help make great meals easy so our customers can live healthier and better lives.
Why customers choose us:
The best ingredients
Great tasting, healthy meals and help preparing them
Great tasting prepared foods
For more information, please write, fax or email to:
Wegmans Staffing Department,
1500 Brooks Ave. Box 30844
Fax Number: (585) 429-3761
is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability or any other status protected by state or federal law.
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