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Wegmans Food Markets
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Being a young woman in the meat department was not an easy task. I often felt like I was carrying a much larger work load than other full-time employees with "seniority" despite working part-time hours. The pay did not compensate for the job I had to do. Co-workers, managers, and HR were unmotivated and had a laissez-faire attitude when it came to dealing with customers, interpersonal conflicts, and general problems. My opinions fell on deaf ears and I truly believed that my strong work ethic and overall good nature was taken advantage of at this company.
It's a really nice company, that makes you feel like family.
Corporate values are on point. In my particular store, the corporate values are not reflected in the day to day operations. It's difficult without female leadership in the store, higher middle management is called, "The Boys Club," and women and minorities aren't treated with the same respect.
This was a good company to work for. They care about the employees and I always felt a great deal of pride working here.
Wegmans boasts that it is the second best place to work in America, but it is far from it unless you work in a corporate office. Promotions are promised and stripped away before you can even blink, maternity leave is forced to be split between parents if they both work for the company (otherwise mothers/fathers are entitled to their own leave, which is classified as a disability leave and abysmal/mostly unpaid). I have witnessed mothers being punished for needing days away to care for their sick children, and have watched harassment claims or complaints be brushed under the rug. They “care” until you stop reminding them to. And the schedules are so random and demanding that you will find yourself scheduled at 4 am one day and 12 pm the next only to switch back and forth and never have a set schedule. And then have management ignore your concerns about this- even with medical proof it’s unsafe for you.
An amazing place to work. Equal opportunity. Great pay. The only issue ive ever had is a very erratic schedule.
A great place to work!
it's a wonderful work environment that focuses on diversity and growth not only within the company, but with individual staff as well.
The accounting office was fun. Wegmans as a whole wasn’t that great. I still shop there though.
Working there is ok, overall. No micromanaging, but any systematic improvements can be done only by the uppers; if you do it yourself and communicate to others, at some point someone is going to erase what you did. Some people in the dept. try to improve things, though. It's easy to get forgotten; some departments play favorites.
This company as whole is wonderful. My store was not. They bred cliques and mistrust and women back stabbing each other. There were and still are issues of sexual misconduct.
Management would get tired of certain employees and really make them feel unwanted. I was basically pushed out because it became so toxic.
Wonderful place to work! They show their appreciation for you in their actions, but not always in your own compensation. Not a bad gig for part time work. I received a job all through college (even with being gone for 6 months at a time) and even had a scholarship through them. Not experienced with their full time work, and therefore many of their other benefits.
Absolutely great company to work for! There are opportunities to help offer daycare and longer maternity leave (currently give 6 weeks paid disability-allowed to take up to 12 total off). But flexibility with scheduling is amazing amongst the company regardless of position when a new mother/father returns to work.
I was only part time when I worked there, but had I stayed there at full time I probably would have kept making a lot of money + benefits...it just isn't where I wanted to be and I needed to go where I could grow.
The management didn't care that food safety standards weren't being met adequately as long as their people looked like they were producing product well. They didn't want to listen to help create a safer environment for working. They don't help at all to accommodate a single mother. They allow good workers to do more than their share because bad workers won't do anything.
Wegmans is a generally good place to work if you're looking for somewhere to be respected as an equal being a woman in a position of authority. Women seem to be just as likely as men to have opportunities to move up in the company, however I have seen some biases. My HR rep, store manager, department manager, and team leader are all women. I believe that reflects well on the company and an unbiased recognition of the qualifications of a person to get into management. However, as a lower level employee, I experience this differently. I see female managers get less respect - they are questioned more often, called sensitive or moody, and are more often questioned about their ability to do the job in an unbiased and professional manager. Overall, 3/5 stars.
Overall, they are really a great company to work for. They provide a ton of training and constant feedback to improve performance. You genuinely feel like upper management wants to see you succeed and move on and to higher positions if that's what you want. My only concern is with the fact that they offer an adoption assistance program but no paid leave for adoption. This seems counterintuitive. They do have a program for employees who are struggling financially but it is more of a place to call for advice than it is for a place to help you find financing.
I feel like they live up to being one of the best places to work in America. I have been apart of the company for six years and have given some many opportunities as a women. Some have been able to do a store opening, work/cross train in at least six different departments and help/give suggestions to managers. Also have been given a scholarship when i decided to go back to school.
Local staff in stores are friendly, but issues taken to HR are prone to weigh greatly in favor of the company. There is a noted bias for people who have worked near the Rochester store (where the company began) and has led to several questionable hiring preferences. Their disability accommodations are not satisfactory, as *reasonable* accommodation isn't always made for employees. Middle management tends to strongly skew towards white men, while women are relegated to lower tier management to satisfy some accusations of promotional bias.
Overall a good company that offers equal opportunities for woman. This company also prefers to promote from within. Pay/salaries are low in general as it is retail employment but they do start above minimum wage and offer annual increases. I would consider the benefits to be adequate overall although they would be considered good for retail employment.
There is no room for growth and I really see a lot of discrimination in those people who work the hardest and seem to not be going anywhere
Wegmans is GREAT to work for! They understand the everyday needs of people and will absolutely work with you to help. They helped when my family became homeless and they adjusted my hours as needed to help get myself on our feet again.The big employee breakroom offers free tampons and pads to their employees. and the public restrooms in the store offer up free diapers, wipes, and other child diaper needs for free as well. I'm constantly shown why wegmans is a top rated company to work for, and it's such a wonderful thing to be a part of.
We're a grocery store, working off-site isn't an option for a lot of the departments, unfortunately. Being in the pharmacy has its perks! I am able to log in at store A and access stores B through Z's queues, if needed. It has proven helpful on days when there have been state of emergencies called and people couldn't leave their homes, we could still work Buffalo's queues from Erie.
More and more women are climbing the corporate ladder and finding great success at Wegmans. The company celebrates diversity and it shows when you look at who is operating the business on a day to day basis.
I absolutely love where I work as a female being paid well, they respect their employees, and take care of you genuinely. For a grocery store having paid maternity leave and really good benefits is hard to come by. I am so thankful for this company and what they have aloud me to accomplish.
Not many opportunities to advance for women or men. unfair division of labor, little to no disciplinary action taken against slackers, while under appreciated hard workers are forced to pick up the slack.
Overall, the reason I stay at my job is because I love my coworkers, not my job or my bosses but my coworkers. They make coming to work worthwhile. I have been extremely unhappy in my position for months but management has their plans for you and you don't really get any input. They tell you when they think a position is good for you and you deal with the consequences. Great salary and benefits though.
I escalated a sexual harassment claim and then was subsequently lectured about it from the store manager. The man I raised the complaint against continued to harass me, and I didn't feel like I could raise it given that the store manager falsely accused me of gossiping about the incident.
There are always maxi pads in the women's employees bathroom, I'm able to do things boys can do!
Wegmans is a great place to work as a women. There are women in all different departments of the store, as well as different areas of management. As long as you are physically and mentally able to preform your job it doesn't seem to matter if you are male or female. I personally am unsure of their maternity or paternity leave guidelines, but I have two children and they are always understanding if I can't come in because of a sick child or leave early for a child or family situation.
Although Wegmans hired people for their management program with previous experience, there was definitely a bias towards internal candidates. They called if "family", but I call it nepotism.
Grocery business is still a man's world, and that attitude is unfortunately held by the women in the family ownership. Women are rarely promoted above department level, and almost never to above store level. Most obvious in the culinary roles - no female store Chefs or Corporate Chefs.
While they're on the list of best companies to work for I think the bar is set very low in this country. I'm still struggling to make ends meet and my hours have been cut. I rarely get breaks and my manager has belittled my concerns on multiple occasions.
Part time men are routinely paid more than full time women on an hourly basis. Jobs typically done by men start at a much higher hourly. I often joke that I'll never become a department manager because I'm not a man in my late 30s. Ability to pump at work depends completely on your managers. I was not able to secure a full time position or the occasional weekend off until I was married. I love the people I work with but there are so many sexist quirks at this company.
I'm a cook and part of the kitchen culture is sexist. It's an industry issue not just a specific store issue. There's always jokes and comments made by co workers that are incredibly inappropriate. It's no wonder why there are so few female cooks in positions of power in the company. On the whole the company is fairly balanced in terms of opportunities for men and women but my department needs to address some issues.
Overall I loved my job at Wegmans, but my entire sense of feminism and female empowerment blossomed at that job working under horrid, chauvinistic department and store managers. Makes me sick thinking about it now. Had wonderful, wonderful coworkers, upper management was awful though.
I work here, because I feel safe here. I used to be a manager at Olympia Sports, a sporting goods store. Being a young female, customers would often ask if the manager was around. But I was the store manager! I often felt unsafe in the store because corporate did nothing (no cameras, sensors, bans) to fight back against shoplifters even after a costumer was threatened with a knife. Wegmans is a family first store. Their employees and families are always first.
Wegmans is a great place to work. On the store operations side of things, many struggle to find an appropriate work-life balance with 50 hour (salaried without overtime) work weeks and ever changing schedules. The pay is good and the people are better. I felt that, as a woman, I had many opportunities for advancement and that there were other women represented in leadership.
Male dominated industry, women given token positions. Very condescending and sexist attitudes. Overall, supervisor was domineering and disrespectful to most employees.
it is a retail job. the people in the corporate offices have a much easier time to have flexible time. The stores are open on nights and weekends and as a full time person you are expected to be available all the time. If you are management you are expect to always work weekends.
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