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Employee Excitement is in the Air for Our Natick Opening

With the grand opening of our new Natick Mall location coming in April 2018, the anticipation is in the air, and we’re excitedly counting down the days on our calendars until doors open. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to live out our mission of providing amazing service to our Natick customers and supplying them with healthy and delicious food options, all while making their lives a bit easier.

But we aren’t the only ones who can’t wait for the eventful day. We spoke with longtime Wegmans employees Vanessa, Scott, Mike, Eric, and Rachel about what they’re anticipating most with the Natick opening. Take a look at what they had to say!

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vanessa

Vanessa

Why are you excited about the Natick Wegmans?

I am excited about bringing Wegmans to Natick to make a difference in another section of Massachusetts for customers to enjoy shopping!

Why do you love what you do at Wegmans?

I love what I do at Wegmans. I grew up shopping here, since my mother took me with her as a baby. All I wanted to do until I was old enough to get a job was work for Wegmans someday. I have a passion for food, and I love that I am not only working with food every day, but also making great meals easy for our customers to bring home to their families.

How have you grown your career at Wegmans?

I have been with Wegmans for 10 years. I started as a part-time cashier on the Front End, then I worked at the Service Desk, and was a Front End coordinator. I then relocated to New England as the opening Coffee Team Leader of Chestnut Hill. I then became a Café Management Trainee and, after I graduated from the Management Trainee program I became the Café Manager at Burlington. I now am the Café Manager for the grand opening of our Natick store.

What makes Wegmans a great place to grow a career?

Wegmans is known for being on the list of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and our employees can attest to that! Wegmans is absolutely the best place to develop a career with the continuous opportunities that they offer their employees to achieve their goals and grow in the company.

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scott

Scott

Why are you excited about the Natick Wegmans?

I am really looking forward to being a part of another unique Wegmans store design, as well as working with our new employees and customers in a great community.

Why do you love what you do at Wegmans?

I love what I do at Wegmans, because it gives me the opportunity to work with people, products, and values, all of which I am very passionate about.

How have you grown your career at Wegmans?

At Wegmans, I have been given the opportunity to work in several different departments, as well as in different levels of leadership. With the company’s focus on development and training opportunities, it consistently feels like the opportunity for growth is endless. This is true for me, and in my six years in this division I have held numerous positions that have helped me become a better leader, as well as become more knowledgeable about our products and people.

What makes Wegmans a great place to grow a career?

I truly love growing my career with Wegmans, because it has offered me the opportunity to work for one of Fortune’s “Top Companies to Work For” since I started with them 15 years ago. Wegmans, for me, is also a company that matches the values I have both in and outside of work: treating all people the right way, producing/selling products that are healthy and sustainable, and establishing partnerships with companies that share those same values.

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mike

Mike

Why are you excited about the Natick Wegmans?

I am always excited to see a new Wegmans open. I don’t know what it would be like to live in an area without a Wegmans, so I try to imagine what it would be like to experience a store for the first time. The Natick Wegmans will be an incredibly unique and convenient shopping experience, even to someone who has worked for the company for 10 years in nine different stores.

Why do you love what you do at Wegmans?

I love what I do at Wegmans because they give me all of the tools I need to succeed. I have a passion for food and drink, and Wegmans supports this passion through product training, instructor-led seminars, and the freedom to focus on what I truly love. I am a wine, beer, and spirits professional, and to marry this world with fresh, fun, and easy home-cooked meal ideas is something no one else can even attempt.

How have you grown your career at Wegmans?

I have grown my career at Wegmans by being empowered by my managers and peers. People truly believe in each other at Wegmans. We all have a common goal of making ourselves better. The development of employees begins on the very first day of work and it never stops. If you want to grow, you’ll grow.

What makes Wegmans a great place to grow a career?

Wegmans is a great place to grow a career because we are a family-owned business with a family-first atmosphere. We showcase this attitude by providing great benefits, ensuring flexible scheduling, valuing diversity, and providing avenues for professional development.

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eric

Eric

Why are you excited about the Natick Wegmans?

I am excited to work at the Natick store because it will be the first of its kind for our company. Having the opportunity to be a part of something this unique is incredible. Opening a new store as a department manager and building a successful team from scratch is a great learning experience.

Why do you love what you do at Wegmans?

I love that I’m empowered to run my department as if it were my own business. I’ve been able to learn a lot from my time at Wegmans, and I love being able to share that with my team. Being able to help others grow their careers like I’ve been helped is what I enjoy most.

How have you grown your career at Wegmans?

I’ve actually been pretty lucky with my career path so far, after being laid off by my previous employer. I started as a full-time employee that was just looking for a job, but soon found I wanted to grow with Wegmans. I learned pretty quickly that while development is an important aspect of Wegmans, it meant nothing if I wasn’t the one driving it. I had a lot of great mentors that helped me learn more than just helping customers. I eventually worked my way to Deli Team Leader and then Manager.

What makes Wegmans a great place to grow a career?

Wegmans is such a great place to work because even though we are such a big business, we never forget that our employees come first. I’m proud to work for a company that listens to its employees and honestly takes into consideration their feedback. Wegmans bends over backwards to accommodate our employees, whether through flexible schedules, quality benefits, or competitive wages.

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rachel

Rachel

Why are you excited about the Natick Wegmans?

We are building something truly unique here in Natick; I cannot wait to share it with our customers. They are going to be blown away!

Why do you love what you do at Wegmans?

My favorite part of what I do is developing others. It is unbelievably gratifying to watch my people succeed and grow in new roles.

How have you grown your career at Wegmans?

The mentors I have built relationships with at Wegmans have become my biggest advocates. They have been instrumental in my continued growth and development.

What makes Wegmans a great place to grow a career?

Wegmans excels at seeing the potential in their people. During the hiring process, we are not just having conversations about why you will be successful in your first role, but we are also discussing what your future roles can be.

 

Are you looking for a completely new and unique experience with a company that truly values building its employees? Make a difference in your career and grow with us in Natick! Explore our openings today!

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