Wegmans Food Markets Employee Reviews about "cashier"

Updated 1 Feb 2020

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Wegmans Food Markets President and CEO  Colleen Wegman
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  1. "Good flexible job for students"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Floral/Front End Team Member 

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good, encouraging company culture, upbeat, coworkers were always kind and outgoing

    Cons

    pay is terrible, the front end (cashier) is a grueling and thankless job.

  2. "Good company but hard to advance."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Desktop Support 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Scholarship for student employees Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Hard to advance past cashier position, lack of hours in summer months


  3. "Okay, but could be better"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The flexibility was great. They were okay if I had to leave early for a doctor's appointment or anything else. Pay is also better than other markets such as Shoprite. Customers usually are not rude, most are nice. Training is pretty decent as well. Is so incredibly busy on weekends, it can be rough working especially if you are older. It is also difficult to get fired unless you are rude to customers. Their policy on calling out is more lenient than any job I ever had. I was late multiple times my last couple of months and no one said anything to me.

    Cons

    After working there for a while, they really do start taking advantage of you. If it is busy, you will have a difficult time leaving on time because the managers never get anyone to replace you on your register. Managers will also ignore you and get annoyed sometimes when you have questions because you have been there for a while. It is impossible to cross-train when starting off on front end because front end has such a high turnover rate. You are on your own very often when working early morning or before close because managers are often wandering off and are not around if you need help. Managers also play favorites. Off register duties such as re-shops and 5S is always given to the same people, the favorites, so they can get off register. Cafe cashier is also given to favorites, and they get to just talk and be on their phones without managers seeing them. There are very few good STL's. Half of them are new with no experience working in a food market. The people who should get promoted do not and end up leaving. They have been hiring from the outside lately, even for coordinators. Self-checkout is also given to favorites so they can stand around and talk to the service desk cashiers. Sometimes my light was flashing and there would be no STL's around to help me and customers would be getting angry. I have also not gotten breaks when working in the evening because it was understaffed. Managers are two-faced and look down on you. HR is great though and very helpful. Hours get severely cut come June and then rise back up come September. Holidays are brutal there. Advancement is difficult also. Really only good for high school and college students. They don't really help you like they claim they will when you first start working there.

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  4. "Great place to start"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid mandatory seminars with lots of free food

    Cons

    You have to be a cashier.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "This elitist cult is wack and you don't realize it until you leave"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Helping Hands/Maintenance in Amherst, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the lower level employees and staff are genuinely nice, depending on your location. Hours are pretty set so it works for college kids. The cart pushing is seriously great exercise.

    Cons

    It's hard to be brief and unbiased because this was the worst job I have ever had. Absolutely no one in my department liked it. The way the stores are designed is that they use cheap labor (best place to work yeah right, I got paid $10 an hour to run an entire department), so most of their employees are high school kids, and the stores are way too dependant on that. Adults are outnumbered and it makes for a very sub par work environment because teenagers are not good workers. Upper management is comprised of thousands of individual robots who are the exact same person doing the exact same thing for no reason. If you deviate from their cultlike personaity your chances of promotion are low because they don't give consideration to the quality of your work. I mean zero. Coffee shop managers get bored and transfer to pharmacy, getting positions over actual pharmacy techs. I worked at 3 locations and live in a city with countless stores, so I can reasonably say they are all completely different as far as standards and expectations. Wegmans brand is still very nice overall but it's hard transferring stores to come into a completely different sysyem. Personally I switched for grad school and went from being the unofficial HH manager to just a cashier who got no hours because my new location were snobs and thought the way I did things was "weird." It just doesn't consistently practice the so called values that everyone drills into your head. They do these things called conversation notes that are like a private meeting where they complain about you for an hour, ask you how you feel, and then let you leave. It's very forced and childish and they serve no purpose other than to make you feel so uncomfortable that you get angry or cry. They also have a habit of arresting customers for shoplifting which is funny because they regularly underpay their workers and don't seem to care about how that's stealing.

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  6. "very good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good managers and coworkers!

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see as a cashier!

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  7. "Cashier"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay . Usually every 6 months then stop after a while .

    Cons

    Not enough hours due to management hiring too many 15 -16 year olds , Extremely hard to grow from cashier to another department. Once in cashier your most likely stuck there . If you’re somehow able to transfer to another department, whenever it gets busy (which is always every Sunday/Saturday) they will have you back on cashier for the longest . When applying to wegmans I advise you to not apply for cashier ; apply for something else especially if your 18+. 17 and under there are very limited positions you can do which is helping hands , and cashier . It’s a good job if you are 15-16 maybe 17 but after high school I highly doubt you would still want to be stuck in cashier . Plus other positions pay a little bit more . Just trying to save you !

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  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wegmans Food Markets part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Being a cashier can get old

  9. "Great place to work through school"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, comfortable working conditions. I had no complaints spending seven years working summers and breaks through high school and college. There are hordes of front end workers that are willing to give away or take shifts, so if flexibility of hours is important to you (as it was for me) the front end is the way to go. Plenty of opportunities for lateral or upward movement in the company if you so desire.

    Cons

    Notoriously team-buildy, which I find nauseating. If you want to drink the kool-aid, by all means, but as a cashier it didn't do much to affect my perception of my position in either direction.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wegmans Food Markets part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was always on time, employees are nice and interacting with customers was interesting

    Cons

    Hurt my back working as a cashier

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