ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-3-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — FORTUNE announced this morning that Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is once again on the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, this year ranking #7. For Wegmans, this marks the 18th year in a row that the family-owned supermarket chain has appeared on the FORTUNE list. Wegmans is one of only 12 companies that have been on the list since it began in 1998. They are also the highest ranked retailer.
“I’ve said it many times, but it bears repeating. Our employees make Wegmans a place where customers feel happy and cared about, and my job is to make sure our employees feel that way, too,” says CEO Danny Wegman
What FORTUNE Says About Great Workplaces:
Fortune editors write: ” As we read through thousands of employee comments and survey results, we noticed three trends. First, the best workplaces are getting better. Second trend: The best employers are better because more business leaders are focused on workplace culture as a competitive tool. Third trend: Each of the 100 Best Companies has leaders who genuinely listen to their employees and craft distinctive policies and programs that suit today’s workforce.”
What FORTUNE Says About Wegmans:
“Employees of (the) family-owned supermarket chain wear name tags that bear the number of years of ‘incredible service’ they have accumulated. Hundreds of them visit the company’s own 50-acre organic farm each year. Consumer Reports rates Wegmans as the best grocery store in America.”
Jobs at Wegmans
In 2015, Wegmans is now hiring for new stores it will open in Alexandria, VA (June), Westwood, MA (fall), and Concordville, PA (fall). In combination, the three new stores will employ approximately 1,600 people. There are also positions available at Wegmans’ existing stores and in manufacturing, distribution, and corporate. Interested candidates should visit wegmans.com and click on careers.
Celebration at Wegmans
Customers and employees will celebrate the honor on Saturday, March 7, when cake will be served at every Wegmans store at a time selected by individual stores. If customers prefer a healthy option instead of cake, Clementine tangerines will be offered. Stores will announce the time on signs posted in each store’s entryway.
This issue of FORTUNE magazine will be on sale beginning March 9.
Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 85-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator.
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