Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Wegmans One of the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Ranking #3

ROCHESTER, NY, February 14, 2019 -

Wegmans has been named one of the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.  This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, a list that Wegmans has been on every year.  This year the family company ranks #3.

Wegmans has been among the top 10 companies on the list for 16 of the 22 years and is one of eight companies on the list every year since it first began.

According to the Great Place to Work, this year’s list is based on survey feedback representing more than 4.3 million employees, with respondents rating their workplace culture on 60-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members, and employees with disabilities.

“There is nothing more important to us than being a great place to work for all,” said President & CEO Colleen Wegman.  “The values we share across our company, starting with caring and high standards, are the foundation, and our customers appreciate our people for demonstrating those values.  We are so grateful to our employees and continue to make the commitment that Everyday You Get Our Best.”

“The 2019 100 Best are the leaders in creating the most innovative workplaces built on trust,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Employees at these organizations feel valued, respected and heard, and are inspired to be their best selves because of the commitment these winning companies have made to creating a great workplace for all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the company.”

To see the full list of the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, click here.

Wegmans is now hiring for new stores set to open in Virginia Beach, VA in April and in Raleigh, NC and Brooklyn, NY later in 2019.   Applicants are invited to apply online at jobs.wegmans.com.  

The 100 Best Companies is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. In 2018, Wegmans was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Diversity, Working Parents, Millennials and was ranked #1 on the list of Best Workplaces in Retail and #2 on the list of Best Workplaces for Women.   In addition, they were named to PEOPLE’s list of Companies that Care.

Cake Celebration at Wegmans
Customers and employees will celebrate the honor on Saturday, February 16, 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 available.

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METHODOLOGY 
People analytics firm Great Place to Work determined the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list and the FORTUNE Best Big Companies to Work For list by conducting America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, representing more than 4.3 million employees this year.

To be considered, companies submit an application documenting over 200 data points describing their HR programs and practices. Great Place to Work then conducts an anonymous survey of each company’s workforce. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work.

To ensure surveys truly represent all employees, we require enough people in each organization to respond so that results are accurate to a 95% con­fidence level and 5% margin of error or better. One part of the total score is based on our evaluation of company programs and policies, while three parts come from our analysis of employee survey data.

We review any anomalies in survey responses, news, and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results. Companies need to employ at least 1,000 U.S. employees to be considered for the 100 Best Companies list, and at least 100,000 U.S. employees to be considered for the Best Big Companies to Work For list. Government agencies are not eligible.

To find out more about the survey methodology or to apply for this or other Best Workplaces lists, visit greatplacetowork.com.

About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.:
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 98-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.  Wegmans will open its first store in North Carolina later this year.  The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. 

About the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For®
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing the view of more than 4.3 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations with more than 1,000 employees. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture. 

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