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Wegmans Food Markets


Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Wegmans is a privately held, family-owned company, founded in 1916 by the Wegman family. Ranked #5 on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 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, and a superior level of customer service.

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:
  • Top Wages
  • Satisfying Work Experience
  • Friendly Team
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Plan
  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Scholarship Competition
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Wegmans Retirement Plan
  • A Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Adoption Assistance
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts
Additionally, full time employees receive dental coverage, life insurance, personal days and a medical spending account plan. Certain eligibility requirements must be satisfied.
Career Opportunities
2006 Employee Scholarship Recipients Announced by Wegmans
For Release: 06-16-2006

Contact Information:
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.
Wegmans Philosophy
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:

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:
  • Incredible service
  • The best ingredients
  • Great tasting, healthy meals and help preparing them
  • Great tasting prepared foods
  • Contact
    For more information, please write, fax or email to:

    Wegmans Staffing Department,
    1500 Brooks Ave. Box 30844
    Rochester, NY

    Fax Number: (585) 429-3761
    Wegmans 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.