Fortune has announced that Wegmans is once again on the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, this year ranking #4. The family-owned supermarket chain, now marking its 100th anniversary, has appeared on the Fortune list for 19 consecutive years and is one of only 12 companies that have been on the list every year since it began. Wegmans is also the highest ranked retailer.
CEO Danny Wegman shared his thoughts on the recognition: “When our people feel cared about and respected, they turn around and make our customers feel that way too. A big thank you goes to our customers and employees, because together they make Wegmans a happy place to be.”
Creators of the methodology behind the list, Great Place to Work®, have found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
“Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.”
Hiring at Wegmans
Wegmans is now hiring for new stores it will open in Midlothian, VA (May), Short Pump, VA (August), Owings Mills, MD (September) and Charlottesville, VA (November). In combination, the four new stores will employ approximately 2,000 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.
Customers and employees will celebrate the honor on Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m. when cake will be served at every Wegmans store. For customers who prefer a healthy option instead of cake, Clementine tangerines will be offered.
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.