In addition to being a fantastic shopping experience it is a great place to work and is usually on any industry list of "best places to work." Fortune Magazine listed it number 4 in its 2012 one hundred best places to work. It offers a full range of benefits for both part and full time employees that includes health, educational and retirement benefits. Over 85 million dollars has been provided for education to over 2600 employees. The company has a strong hire from within philosophy with a clear career track for employees. Wendy Webster the store manager started with Wegmans over 21 years ago as a deli manger trainee. Over 10,000 applications were received for the 700 jobs at the store. Employees hired speak over 20 languages and have been training in other stores for the past few months.
In planning a visit to the store you should know that it really is a number of different sections that make this store different. It may even require a couple of visits or an extended time to shop there. This isn't like shopping at Giant. Also plan on eating there because the choices are amazing.
Finally being a good community partner it donated 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Howard County Food Bank last month.
Check out the activities for this weekend and the Columbia Arts Festival.