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Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
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    Peapod of East Hartford

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Clerk in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Peapod part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for however, theirs no opourtunity to grow. Those with longevity get the least hours the bare minimum minimum. And those who are just starting are getting more 20+. Theirs always new management, no chance to build repore. Non professional at times and a lot of favoritism.

    Cons

    No chance to grow or move up in the company. No chance of gaining repore. Non professional. Young Management. Favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Professional. Oblige Company Policies to its fullest. Incentives every 90s days would be a plus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Still trying to move on from the 1990's

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Peapod full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice physical workspace. Large monitors and weekly fruit delivered. Some really cool developers and quality assurance testers but their has been significant turnover.

    Cons

    Antiquated technology stack with a code base that is not very well maintained. Lots of refactoring needs to take place but don't have the resources to make it happen. Catch-22 situation that probably requires hiring consultants to clean things up or start over. Some of the development managers need to improve their people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My perception of the founders are that they are happy with sale of the company and are in their position to occupy their time. The sense of urgency to compete is not there. Improve your technology to remain relevant in the marketplace otherwise Amazon will eat your lunch even in markets that you are established in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Alright but not a freindly place to work at all

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peapod part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The money was ok, no uniforms required

    Cons

    Hours were long and people don't talk to each other.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dissatisfied with Experience

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations Training in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Operations Training in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Peapod full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most all staff people were great to work with.

    Cons

    A long-time manager, was assumed to have the best intentions, yet protected himself by covering any problems at every turn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not grow so loyal to an employee that you allow them to eventually begin running what they view as their own territory, which has to constantly be protected. Everybody needs to be on board in making an organization, the best possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Shopper in Medford, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Shopper in Medford, NY

    I worked at Peapod part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work is on your own with no customer interaction, and is easy to talk with coworkers. As long as you do your job the managers leave you to your own.

    Cons

    This job doesn't let you leave until the orders for that day are done. Some days you'll either be getting out at 11pm or 3am. The benefits are nonexistent, the pay is absolutely terrible, and the managers guilt you into working longer hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reducing the efficiency of the workers by implementing such ridiculous policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fix it!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peapod (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People. Good Pay rate.

    Cons

    Hiring and training practices could be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I appreciated the fact that I had a job, but management treats the employees like their worthless.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Tote Maintenance in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Tote Maintenance in Hanover, MD

    I worked at Peapod full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The overtime and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Its a union job, but we are not well represented. And the pay is two low. A very high.turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the job should offer better pay so people can afford the benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed experience. Honest pay for an honest day's work, but management does not live up to its stated goals/principles.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Product Selector in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Product Selector in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at Peapod full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Union protection/coverage & benefits if you stay on for 90+ days.

    Straightforward, honest work.

    Weekly payday.

    Cons

    Lackluster pay (for Baltimore/Washington I-95 corridor), long hours (frequent mandatory overtime during peak volume days).

    Heavy emphasis on performance metrics (e.g. picks per hour) without accounting for and improving upon performance obstacles (poor condition of scanning equipment, extra time/effort needed for heavy/bulk items, labyrinthine aisle layout, safety hazards).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upon hiring you, the management will likely make intriguing claims that (1) they are raking in impressive quarterly profits and (2) there are ample opportunities for advancement, even for you, the hourly-wage warehouse employee.

    While the first claim may be true, Peopod in Hanover chronically underinvests in replacement equipment (e.g. infrared scanners) as well as training, etc.

    Also, Peapod only nominally follows a promote-from-within strategy. The management culture is surprisingly staid & conservative and they do not truly promote people from the vital day-to-day warehouse operations roles into leadership positions with prestige that pay middle-class, white-collar salaries.

    Lastly, this is one of the most racially stratified workplaces I have ever worked for. The salaried / white-collar jobs are dominated by Caucasians and the bottom-rung jobs are dominated by people of color (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, mixed-race, etc.). It's very demoralizing to see this in the 21st Century. However, keep in mind that the company's HQ is in Skokie, Illinois, which is not a very politically or socially progressive area at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Misled

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Assistant Facility Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Facility Manager

    I have been working at Peapod full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and working with some hard working people

    Cons

    misled about hours worked, shifts start are 5:00am to 2:00pm, 6:00am to 3:00pm, 8:00am to 5:00pm and 3:00pm to 12:00pm which one will work about four of these shift in one week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, incompetent co-workers/managers, stressful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shopper in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Shopper in Toms River, NJ

    I worked at Peapod

    Pros

    Paid holidays/breaks, no customer interaction. Opportunity for a lot of hours, if you don't mind working until 3am on weekends.

    Cons

    A 10-4 shift always ends at 2, outsourced and inexperienced management, lack of communication, absolutely no advancement opportunity, at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help out employees instead of sitting and playing words with friends or angry birds on your phone for a whole shift....

    Disapproves of CEO

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