Wegmans Named One Of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies To Work For
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., which has local stores in Downingtown and Malvern, is listed as one of the 100 best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine.
This is the 17th year in a row the family-owned grocery store chain has appeared on the Fortune list. Fortune also recognized Wegmans as a 2014 Best Company Allstar. Wegmans was 12th on the list of great companies.
“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,” Danny Wegman, chief executive officer, said in a company news release. “What’s most important to us is that our employees feel that Wegmans is a great place to work.”
Fortune reported almost half of employees are 25 or younger. The magazine praised Wegmans for flexible scheduling, an employee scholarship program, that assignments help young employees grow within the company, and that 66 percent of jobs are filled through internal promotions.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. The family-owned company was founded in 1916 and is recognized as an industry innovator.
Right now the company’s web site is featuring fresh seafood recipes for Fridays during Lent, and recipes and products for Passover.
The company says its culinary and hospitality opportunities are growing and offers two talent development programs – a culinary internship and a culinary management trainee program. A quick web search on March 27 showed 18 recent local full and part-time job openings in the area in many different departments.
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