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Chris Mitchell Paper #4 BUAD 301 11/20/06
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Chris Mitchell BUAD 301-011 The Wegmans Way When you think of grocery store employees you most likely think of acne infested high schoolers who hate their jobs of pushing carts around or being a cashier. Wegmans, a “grocer beloved by its employees”, set out to change that stereotype 89 years ago. Founded by brothers John and Walter Wegman and passed down to Robert Wegman in 1950, who added many employee-friendly benefits such as profit sharing and full medical coverage. He has since handed the company over to his son Danny, a Harvard grad whose put Wegmans at the top of the list for companies to work for in America. So why is Wegmans so much better to work for than other grocers? Besides the cushy benefits, Wegmans managers are highly trained and understand every aspect of the stores operations, everything from packing fish, cutting meat and baking bread to motivating other employees. The managers are very much involved with the whole business. Even Danny Wegman stays involved, visiting store
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