Imagen del logo de Mercadona en una de sus puertas de entrada a las tiendas. El logo está compuesto por una cesta llena de productos, principalmente verduras.

The Employee

Investing in people

The talent of 104,000 professionals committed towards excellence

Mercadona has a 104,000-strong workforce, 5,300 of them in Portugal, all of whom are highly committed and share the passion for a service of excellence. To achieve this level of motivation and performance, Mercadona pursues a Human Resources policy based on a universal truth, "first give, and you will then receive". To this end, the company has a policy of Human Resources that promotes unwaiverable, essential values where people are concerned:

  • Stability: stable, quality employment
  • Equality: same salary for the same responsibilities
  • Training and promotion: 111 million euros invested in training and 2,221 people promoted on a yearly basisal año.
  • Work-life Balance: in 2023, 3,208 people took paternity leave and 14,211 employees benefited from reduced working hours. Additionally, Mercadona has implemented the pioneering measure of a five-day work week for supermarket staff.
  • Payment: distribution of the profits obtained during the course of the year. The company shares 25% of the annual profits with the workforce.

The Employee, who is responsible for satisfying “The Boss”, also needs to be satisfied, because the only thing that is hard to imitate is service of excellence.

Main data for Mercadona employees in 2023

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