100 Best Companies to Work For
Wegmans Food Markets
Rank: 2 (2005 rank: 1)
  
Headquarters: Rochester, NY
Industry: Food & Drug Stores
Large Companies Rank: 1
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 3,447
U.S. Sites: 102
Website: http://www.wegmans.com
What makes it so great?
Work really is a family affair at this privately held grocery chain. Before it opened two new stores last year, Wegmans chartered jets to fly all new full-timers to Rochester to be welcomed by CEO Danny Wegman.
U.S. employees 31,890
Employees outside U.S. 0
% minorities 15
% women 54
New jobs (1 year) 723
% job growth (1 year) 7
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 40
% voluntary turnover 8
Applicants 127,588
Most common job (salaried) Store Department Manager $46,741
Most common job (hourly) Customer Service $26,047
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.