Big Y General & HR FAQ

Big Y Supermarket:
Big Y is one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States which is running by the brand name as “Big Y World Class Market” or “Big Y Supermarket.” This Supermarket is totally family oriented and they are providing world-class retail foods and also delivering foods to the customer’s home. Basically, Big Y is running a business at 77 locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut of the United States. Big Y serving with different divisions as Big Y fresh & acres, Big Y Pharmacy & wellness, Big Y Table & Vine, Big Y Express, etc. It was founded in 1936 with a goal that is to conquer its customer’s expectations and also always seeking the best ways to deliver and serve the customers with the best foods. In 2005, Forbes had added Big Y among the top 500 world-class private companies. Based on customer satisfaction and employee engagement Big Y got the NBRI Circle of Excellence Award in 2014.

Big Y Bakery:
Big Y Supermarket has many departments. The bakery is one of them. Big Y bakery’s environment is warm, full of fresh-baked scents coming from ovens. Bakery products are spicy and full of yeasty aroma that fills people’s minds with taste. Big Y bakery has some special items such as Pittsfield Rye, Lyman orchard’s Pies, Gourmet Filled Cupcakes, Different cake slices, Desserts, and many more.

Big Y Pharmacy:
Big Y has some services for the customers. Pharmacy is one of them. Every Big Y Pharmacy has professional, licensed, and experienced pharmacists for consulting with the customers about their health condition and prescriptions, and other medical concerns. They help the customers by informing them about the health condition and inspire them about what to do. Big Y Pharmacy has a different kind of vaccinations. Customers can get them according to their needs without prescriptions. Besides these, they also help the customers about what prescriptions they need following their previous prescriptions. Overall Big Y Pharmacy is playing a great role in health service for the customers with information, expert consultation, and what services the customers need.

How many Big Y stores are in the US?
First Big Y was founded in Chicopee, Massachusetts but now it is the largest supermarket chain of New England of the U.S.A. Currently, Big Y has 77 stores in different locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Most of them are Big Y world-class Markets. There are two food and liquor stores known as ‘Big Y Table and Vine’ and two drugstores known as Big Y Pharmacy and wellness center.

Does Big Y accept Apple Pay?
Yes, nowadays Big Y accepts apple pay payment in all stores. Apple pay is easy and more secure for apple devices as iPhone, iPad, and apple watch users. Customers can pay through iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPad air 2, iPad mini3, apple watch, and new releases.
For payment, there is no need to open an application. Customers need to hold the iPhone or iPad close to the reader and have to touch on the touch ID. Then the device will ring a beep with a subtle vibrate for informing that the payment is complete.
And apple watch users have to double click on the side button and then the display of the watch have to hold to the reader. Then it will confirm the payment by ringing a beep.

Does big y cash payroll checks?
Yes. There are some cash payroll check policies.
 Big Y accepts cash by check for purchases.
 Big Y accepts the highest five checks per week and the highest two checks per day.
 The limit of the amount for new customers is up to the exact $250.
 There is no check for cashback for new customers.
 After cashing the first personal check new customers will get standard check cashing benefits of 30 days.
 The fee for all return checks is about $20.
 The fee is free for purchases up to the amount of $5.
 There is needed a photo id for cashing Government and payroll checks.
Check cashing fees for Massachusetts: The fee for check cashing is 99¢.
Check cashing fees for Connecticut: The fee for check cashing is 50¢.
*** Big Y don’t accept two-party personal checks, Insurance drafts, Checks payable to cash, Money orders, Out of state checks, etc.

Employee benefits:
Big Y is a customer-oriented company. And the management of ‘Big Y’ believes that employees have to play a great role in their policy. So they always think about employees’ benefits so that they can provide good service and behavior for the customers. Big Y provides different benefits for the employees. They also provide good benefits for part-time employees.
Benefits are such as Health insurance, Dental insurance, 401k plan, vision, vacation and paid time off, sick days, Job training, etc.

Does Big Y pay weekly?
THE Big Y payment policy is different. How you will get your payment or what will be the schedule that totally depends on supervisors and different stores where you work. It may be weekly or biweekly. But, normally they pay weekly for hourly employees.

How to Access Pay Stubs Online?
It’s easy, just go to and login with your user name and password. If you are a new user, complete the registration process at first. See your ESR for registration passcode.

How to Access W2 Online?
Your W2 will be posted at the ADP self-service portal in the last week of January. To avoid late delivery, retrieve online. It is available at

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