(The Triangle Trend) — ABC News shared the news that Wegmans is hiring nearly 900 employees for their new Chapel Hill and Wake Forest locations. For those who lost their job this past year, this is great news and (hopefully) part of a gradual return to normalcy in 2021.
Wegmans Chapel Hill
The Chapel Hill location is looking to fill nearly 300 part-time positions, with the majority of their full-time positions already filled, though it was last reported that they’re still searching for full-time cooks and overnight grocery. The staff at this location will consist of a workforce of anywhere between 375 and 450 people.
The Chapel Hill supermarket will be located between US Interstate 40 and Highway 15-501 in Orange County and is set to open its doors in Spring 2021. The hiring personnel encourages you to contact them with any questions at (919) 415-0212.
All job openings at this location can be found and applied for here. At the time of writing this article, 8 openings are listed, being:
- Food Service Worker
- Grocery Shopper
- Customer Service
- Overnight Stocker
- Bakery Associate
We also recommend you watch the company’s video here on Chapel Hill’s unique hiring opportunities.
Wegmans Wake Forest
The Wake Forest supermarket will be located on the Route 98 bypass, just east of Capital Blvd. and is scheduled to open in Spring 2021. For inquiries about this location, contact 984-960-5588.
This location’s job openings and be found and applied for here. At the time of writing this article, there are 5 open positions, those being:
- Overnight Shift Leader
- Replenishment Associate
- Bakery Associate
The video here provides a bit more detail on Wegmans Wake Forest hiring opportunities. In total, 400 employees will be hired at this location.
Keep in mind Wegmans also plans to open stores in Cary and Holly Springs, according to its website.
Wegmans Employee Perks
A word from Wegmans themselves: “As a part of the team, you’ll experience a culture of collaboration with coworkers who want to help you learn and grow. And with our awesome company perks, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to make it happen. From flexible scheduling, to our employee scholarship program and more, you’ll love what you do at Wegmans.”
If you don’t just want to take their word for it, you should also know that they’ve snagged a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 23 consecutive years straight. In 2020, they came in third, just under Hilton and Ultimate Software, respectively.
That’s pretty impressive. If you’re considering applying, here’s what should you know first.
According to Wegmans FAQ, the earliest age requirement for positions at Wegmans is 15 years old.
Health Benefits for full-time and part-time eligible employees include:
- Two generous health plans
- Pre-tax spending accounts
- Dental coverage (available to Full-time employees only)
Life Benefits include:
- Paid vacation time along with six paid holidays a year for eligible employees
- Employee assistance programs to help you find child care, elder care, legal consultations, and financial planning
- Adoption assistance and dependent care savings accounts
Wellness programs include:
- Screenings and coaching from their pharmacists, and eating tips from Dieticians
- “Get moving” activities, yoga plans, subsidized Weight Watchers at Work meetings, and employee fitness discounts
Financial rewards include:
- Premium pay above your base rate for hourly employees who work on a Sunday or a recognized holiday
- Regular, scheduled pay increases throughout your time employed
- Career development programs
- A 401(k) plan that matches a percentage of what you save
- Discounts on mobile phone service, computers, and movie/amusement park tickets
And they offer a competitive scholarship program for students of all ages, renewable for up to four years.
According to Payscale, Wegmans employees make an average of $13.44 per hour. Hourly pay ranges from an average of $10.11 to $19.97 an hour. Of course, this number is subject to change and we strongly recommend you receive your starting rate directly from the Wegmans in which you’d like to be hired. Employees are paid weekly.
The dress code for Wegmans is a uniform shirt and casual pants. The shirt and a pair of shoes will be provided to you.
You should also know that all employees are drug tested. Not said to deter you from applying, but reports have shown that due to Wegmans high number of applications, the retailer has been known to have a 5% acceptance rate.
A rate lower than the acceptance rates of both Yale University and Princeton University. There’s no saying what the rate is for either of these local locations, but the odds will be slightly more in your favor if you apply to multiple stores.
What to Know Before Your Interview
According to 75% of Wegmans employees on Indeed.com, you should opt for business casual clothing (e.g. dress slacks) for your interview.
Top pieces of advice from current employees include:
- “Research the company and pick the things you like about it, mention it at the interview and explain why you value those things.”
- “They love people with great personalities.”
- “Be confident and be yourself.”
Based on 623 interviews, the average interview process length is about two weeks. Based on 670 interviews, the interview experience has been described as “favorable”. Based on 664 interviews, the interview difficulty has been rated as “medium”.
And of course, you can always ask others who have applied, accepted or not, to your choice Wegmans to get the best idea of what to expect.
Good luck and be sure to share this news with other job seekers!