Willy Street Co-op is a grocery cooperative, operating out of two neighborhood stores, a local production kitchen and a business office. The Co-op is not a worker collective; it is built on a management structure similar to many traditionally run businesses. The Co-op is committed to providing the opportunity for all employee voices to be heard when making management decisions. By upholding this principle of participatory management, all employees are able to ensure a humane work environment for all staff.
We strive to hire a hard-working, friendly and knowledgeable staff who are committed to the co-op mission and principles, and who will cooperate with and provide the highest level of service to our diverse membership and customer base.
If you provide excellent customer service, support your co-workers with your outstanding work ethic, and can support our cooperative structure, then we encourage you to take the first step toward being a part of our growing business and put your energy to work for good!
Due to the large number of applications received, please do not call to check on the status of your application.
Wage and Benefit Package
Each position has a commensurate pay range. Entry level pay starts at $10.48-$13.58 per hour. All positions meet or exceed the Cooperative Grocer Information Network (CGIN) Living Wage after three months of satisfactory employment.
Upon successful completion of the training period a raise may be given. The General Manager sets a percentage cap on annual raises each year. Raises are based upon positive performance and a minimum number of hours worked and are not mandatory based on longevity. In addition, cost of living increases are granted to all staff no less than once every two years. Note: No employee can exceed the pay range based on longevity.
Time and time again, surveyed staff say that "the people they get to work with" is one of the best benefits of working at the Co-op. In addition to the opportunity to work with diverse and committed co-workers, the Co-op offers the following benefits:
This is a summary report from the Personnel Manual of the benefits offered to WSGC employees, it in no way supersedes the manual.
Updated - February 20, 2015
1221 Williamson Street Madison, WI 53703 608.251.6776
6825 University Ave. Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 284-7800