While some companies don't believe they can be profitable, while treating their employees well, Wegmans, a family-owned grocery store chain, debunked that stigma.
The grocery store, which has been featured on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list every year since the list began, offers a huge food selection at prices that compete with Walmart all while treating their employees well.
“What some companies believe is that you can’t grow and treat your people well,” a senior vice president of Wegmans said in a ThinkProgress story. “We’ve proven that you can grow and treat your people well.”
Not only does the perks of working at Wegmans start with the pay, which averages out to a little more than $33,000 per year for hourly employees, the company pays about 85 percent of employees health benefits, according to ThinkProgress. The healthcare coverage included health dental for both full-time and part-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Wegmans also offers its employees 401(K) with a company match of up to 3 percent.
Wegmans also encourages its employees to live a balanced life with their family and helps them do so by giving 11 paid vacation days, paid holidays and three extra days of paid time, according to ThinkProgress.
“When you think about employees first, the bottom line is better,” the company’s vice-president for human resources has said, according to a ThinkProgress report.
Famous for employee satisfaction, which retail company might take note and follow in Wegmans' footsteps?