Raley's Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014
111 Reviews
3.4
111 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits, when compared to other industries (in 9 reviews)

  • good hours good pay great people to work with (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does NOT care about their employees (in 5 reviews)

  • If you want a courtesy clerk to do floral, or any other department for that matter, cross train them appropriately (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee discounts and full time schedule.

    Cons

    Company has no $, therefore, always understaffing departments. Customers would always get angry because there were never enough employees to serve them. Upper management does NOT care about their employees. They only care about profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come downstairs and do some of the dirty work when there are hoards of customers and not enough employees.

  2.  

    Courtesy Clerk

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Raley's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a good job if you are in high school and need something to give you a little spending money.

    Cons

    Seniority is always what will get you promoted even if you are newer and have the best work ethic. No set hours. Discounts are minimal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management was Unethical

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Raley's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible schedule, small store, great products.

    Cons

    understaffed, no opportunities to advance, TERRIBLE management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    overly dramatic

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    decent pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    to much drama management does not help and compiles things against you to write you up before they ever tell you that you are making a mistake. bad corporate decisions causing major cutbacks and basically everything else is a con as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead your people dont manage. get off your high horse and get your hands dirty and be approachable instead of trying to intimidate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Once a great job, is now a min wage job with no advancement

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Raley's part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well as they keep telling us.... be lucky you have a job... and you get 10 % off

    Cons

    working with the public and other co-workers....... its not a family type store like it used to be. Its basically a factory type job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work environment needs to improve to bring back your customers. And you need BETTER MATTS to stand on.... I know the company is struggling and acts like they cant afford that but..... i know they can. RALEYS ONCE HAD A SLOGAN " A PLACE WHERE EMPLOYEES LOVED TO WORK AND CUSTOMERS LOVE TO SHOP" thats just not the case anymore. When you walk into the store you just see everybody not smiling.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Raley's is very politically motivated when they promote from within the company.

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Supervisor  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Supervisor in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Raley's

    Pros

    The Raley's Family and owners' are very nice people.

    Cons

    Supervisors are divided philosophically and provide no department direction at this time. There are conflicts in management between old ways and new ways. 'Very sad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raley's needs more educated managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Raley's

    Pros

    Pretty good flexibility. More for high school and mid college aged kids. Ok benefit program, not a bad turnover rate.

    Cons

    Managment is ok, but the supervisors are a complete joke. Unfair promotions to people who do NOT deserve it. Advancement is highly unlikely for some. Favoritism, basically a popularity contest. Unrealistic expectations, "increasing basket size and increased sales give you more hours!" not enough help, and sometimes too many people scheduled. Stop having only one person do all the grunt work. Stop micromanaging the employees who do not need it! If you want a courtesy clerk to do floral, or any other department for that matter, cross train them appropriately!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job. Stop playing favorites. This is NOT high school. Stop insulting customers as soon as they're out of earshot.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Avoid the deli at all costs!

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Fairfield, CA

    I have been working at Raley's

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Do like getting time and a 3rd on sundays

    Cons

    Alot of hard work, not enough coworkers to help out, terrible customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the employees that actually do the work instead of coming up with ways u think would be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The Worst!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Raley's

    Pros

    If you are a kid going to school, it is OK.

    Cons

    Too many unknowns. Management is constantly putting fear into its employees. Very racist company. I personally was encouraged to give minorities a hard time in order to make them quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some morals!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Raleys Family of fine? stores

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raley's for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A long time ago,employees were valued,and treated as family.

    Cons

    The upper managemnt has an agenda to bust the union,There are so many upper management makeing salaries over 100k per year,Self important people,with big egos,big heads,Years ago people rose to the ranks of upper managment,District managers,and above are all now comming from outside the company,(Companies that have failed) They are implementing ideas that did not work before,and have destroyed great companies,.The employees built this company,and the upper management is destroying it.Tom is sure to be rolling over in his grave to see what a mess has been made of this once great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The attitudes of District managers and above,are what has destroyed this company,They are already paying less to employees,but The prices merchandise continue to rise.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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