Employment conditions of Mercadona employees
“Giving first, to then receive”.
Mercadona’s employment conditions stand out on account of providing stable, quality employment by means of a Human Resources model that favours training, internal promotion and equity, among other values.
Mercadona’s Human Resources policy has been praised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and it has ranked first in the Distribution sector at the Merco Talento ranking.
What does Mercadona offer?
- Stable, quality employment
Mercadona’s employees have permanent contracts and their salaries are higher than the average for the sector.
- A remuneration policy with a difference
Mercadona distributes a part of its yearly profits among its employees. Furthermore, the Company’s employees enjoy a remuneration policy that foresees pay rises at every step of the band (year of seniority), up to a limit of five bands per post.
At Mercadona, we foster the values of equality, diversity and tolerance, and because of this, no distinction is made based on gender, age or any other condition. One of the company’s principles is “same responsibility, same pay”.
- Opportunities for Training and Internal Promotion
A pool of talent is created of people are trained and given opportunities.
- Measures for Achieving Work-life Balance
Mercadona strives for its employees to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance. Among other measures, it offers the possibility of extending maternity leave by one month, and it has Nursery Schools available in some of its logistics blocks. Additionally, it has implemented a five-day work week (5+2) for supermarket staff, a pioneering measure that allows for 140 days off per year.
- Transparency and Participation
Mercadona shares corporate information and goals with its employees. Furthermore, to further people’s talent, it fosters dialogue and participation, as in order to come up with better ideas, full advantage must be taken of the creativity of everyone who is part of the company.