Peapod Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ever changing, never a dull moment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peapod full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. People and management are committed to providing quality products. Great new location downtown. Management open to innovation from all levels of the organization and provide work hours to explore ideas.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Limited vacation time. If you need quiet, this is not the place for you. Open office noisy and chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same page.

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    Great job if you have seniority

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lake Zurich, IL

    I have been working at Peapod part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great job where you are given a lot of freedom. When you leave for your route it really is just you and your schedule. Even though the base pay is below average, the tips you get from customers usually more than make up for it. An average tip day usually yields around an extra 10$ per hour if not more. Additionally, management is very helpful and have been put in a position by upper management where their success is only partially tied into your success. Meaning that they really do try to help you improve, but without micromanaging. You are allowed to struggle early on before the culmination of experience makes you capable of actually finishing a route on time. It is really a fantastic job when all goes well. As long as you are ok with making short small talk 15-25 times a day.

    Cons

    There are certainly aspects of the job that are quite challenging. Learning how to read addresses seems simple but in downtown Chicago it can become quite a chore. Learning where to park can be hard, and a large part of delivering you can really only find out on the job. Such as learning about different buildings wanting you to deliver through different entrances, it seems that every apartment building has its own quirks. Having to work weekends can be a chore. Not knowing your start or end time is also quite annoying, when a friend says, "want to grab some dinner on saturday?" it is hard to give them a real answer because you do not know if you are getting off at 1:30 or 5 PM! Having a flexible schedule is key if you want to survive at this job.

    But by far the worst thing about the job is that routes are handed out by seniority. In the winter, this is not a problem as they usually have plenty of work to go around. But in the summer? You will be lucky to work more than 2 or 3 days a week. There were weeks where I did work at all. You will have days where you are scheduled to work, but they will call you the night before and tell you that you are an "extra" and to call in at 5 AM to see if they need you, which they usually do not. This makes it hard to schedule things outside of work.

    You do not always get an actual route on days when you do work, sometimes you get what are called "PUP routes" where you deliver to Peapod Pick-up locations instead of residences. This makes your route very simple, but also tip free. As Peapod Pick-up employees have this thing where they do not want to tip other employees (go figure).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more obvious opportunities for low seniority guys to get some hours. Create some sort of staggered start time system so that it is easier to predict the days schedule.

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    great company

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    Former Employee - Personal Shopper  in  Westchester, IL
    Former Employee - Personal Shopper in Westchester, IL

    I worked at Peapod part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    atmosphere, pay, co-workers, managers, growth opportunity

    Cons

    not too many, just little things that happen everywhere you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worked there even before it was in a warehouse, I think its great that its grown so much! Keep doing what your doing

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    Extreme Growth, Lack of Skilled Bodies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peapod full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Strong company, Growth, Bonus. The company gets bigger and busier every year, there is room for advancement for the right people. Strong Zone Managers make job easier for assistants. Good business plan.

    Cons

    Lack of good help, Hours are demanding, travel to work is tough, most managers have an hour plus commute. unreasonable expectations at times. Really tough on family commitments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be realistic on expectations and what is thrown on a Managers plate. Need to increase Sunday rate for Management. Look to promote more within.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Peapod full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Low stress work life. Leave on time almost every day.
    Nice people.
    Good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about working here, I honestly have no complaints. My only reason for leaving was to persue something more along my interest lines and cut commute time in half. I guess the fact that it's in Skokie and not Chicago is a con for city people.

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    The Agile system is good, even though it's not 100% fleshed out yet.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience with Peapod is very good. Friendly atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Peapod

    Pros

    - Very Nice culture.
    - Fresh fruits every wednesday.
    - Various company events.
    - Flexible hours of working.

    Cons

    - Less growth opportunity.
    - Does not sponsor.

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