From Liverpool — 02/05/2010
Oh yes Wegman's... top 100 companies for 13 years in a row. I absolutely loathe the place, and I have only worked at the place for a year and a half.
Working on the front end, the management is pretty much none existent, and when you do finally get a manger or service team leader that will actually pay attention to you, Wegman's goes and transfers them to other stores. So it's best to try and figure things out on your own. Oh and then they have the nerve to snap at you when your talking to, or worse, -helping - the employee next to you, yet you find them talking amongst each other and nibble on food while their pagers are going of because the employees actually need them.
Wegmanís tends not to fix a lot of things either, well at least in my store. I was on register on day and the metal that covers the side board near the cash was sticking out, and I - being my clumsy self -sliced my wrist on itÖ In all honesty I was hoping for it to gush blood so I could get off registerÖ It didnít so it wasnít a concern. However that didnít get fixed until 2 weeks later when a customer ran into it. I can still see the scar I donít think itís going away :(
The customer's are pretty much just as ignorant. I mean come on I'm guessing it's not your first time in a grocery store, how come you can't figure out the system. On top of that the cashiers are supposed to tend to the customers every whim. Hell one time, I even had a guy ask me to watch his kid while he went back and grabbed something he forgot. Donít get in line if you arenít finished shopping, stupid. Honestly, I'm a cashier not a babysitter. Then you have the mothers who let their kids have the run of the store, screaming at the top of their lungs, and even though you want to punch them in the face, you just have to smile and nod. Then there is always the lovely people who complain that Wegmans is too expensive. All I have to say to that is go to Wal-Mart, why are you even shopping at a grocery store for non-grocery needs? Really people? Oh and then the customers get made because they forgot their stuff behind, seriously? I scan up the crap and put most of it in the cart, I think you can handle one extra bag, I have lots of customers to get through and I can't be responsible for every little thing.... Then again I'm not much of a people person I have little patience for the incompetence of others, so maybe itís not all Wegmanís fault that I hate my jobÖ but I'll move on I could rant about customers all day... point is management gets mad when customers arenít happy even though they arenít the best customers.
On to shifts... yeah like anybody at Wegmans knows how to do shifts. I don't know anyone other than management positions that can get full time, which wouldnít be so bad if they let you know your shifts ahead of time but no. Wegman's does shifts one week at a time with shifts anywhere from 3 to 8+ hours, however getting above a 5.5 hour shift is a skill all in itself. So since because I HATE front end, I applied to go to HBC, to add more hours. Originally I was planning to switch to HBC and drop FE all together, yeah not a chance. Now instead of getting jerked around in one department I have two, and together I'm barely getting 21 hours. Which isn't good since I need money for college and 13 hours a week ain't gonna even dent it. Like next week I work all but two days and every shift is a 4 hour shift... I can't stand that.
Wegman's says they will help any employee to further their career, well I've decided to be a pastry chef so I thought getting into bakery would be a good start. I talked to the human resource representative, and she said bakery would have a posting for cross training at the end of the week, that was 3 weeks ago almost 4. I can't seem to get anywhere and yet theirs a girl who's only 17 who pretty much gets whatever department she asks for, she's on her 4th department now... sorry I'm getting jealous.
But there has to be good right? Well the pay isn't that bad. Every 6 months employees get a 25 cent pay increase until whatever the cut off limit is. However you pretty much need it since everything they do is centered around United Way which tries to eat up your hard earned cash. However, for the employees you do make friends with it's nice to talk to them when you get a break. Unfortunately there really isn't much else good to say about them
Personally I think Wegman's pays off someone to get to the top of the fortune's top 100 list
Wow sorry... that's a bit of an ear full... but I feel better >.<