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5. Wegmans Food Markets
Wegmans Food Markets
Rank: 5 (Previous rank: 3)
What makes it so great?
Recent offerings at this family-owned supermarket chain: Employees could buy gift cards of up to $250 at a 10% discount to help with food costs; Wegmans is also rolling out free yoga classes at each of its stores.
Headquarters: 1500 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY 14603
2007 revenue ($ millions): 4,511
Website: www.wegmans.com
U.S. employees 37,195
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 691
% job growth (1 year) 6%
% voluntary turnover 7%
Applicants 159,019
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 2000
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Store Department Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Store Customer Service
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 17%
% women 54%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 50
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 50
From the February 2, 2009 issue
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. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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