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Peapod Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
Peapod – US – “Delivery”

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2.8 40 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

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Andrew B. Parkinson

(23 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Alright but not a freindly place to work at all

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe money was ok, no uniforms required

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dissatisfied with Experience

    Director of Operations Training (Former Employee) Evanston, IL

    ProsMost all staff people were great to work with.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible management

    Personal Shopper (Former Employee) Medford, NY

    ProsWork 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementStop reducing the efficiency of the workers by implementing such ridiculous policies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fix it!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat People. Good Pay rate.

    ConsHiring and training practices could be better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Tote Maintenance (Former Employee) Hanover, MD

    ProsThe overtime and flexible schedule.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the job should offer better pay so people can afford the benefits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Warehouse Product Selector (Current Employee) Hanover, MD

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

    Straightforward, honest work.

    Weekly payday.

    ConsLackluster 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 Senior ManagementUpon 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Misled

    Assistant Facility Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits and working with some hard working people

    Consmisled 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Shopper (Former Employee) Toms River, NJ

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

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

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

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