Raley's

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Raley's Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
120 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay good benefits flexibility with scheduling (in 9 reviews)

  • good hours good pay great people to work with (in 9 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.  

    Cool but underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Raley's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Cool co-workers
    Decent management
    Good teamwork and chemistry
    Everyone is cool with each other

    Cons

    Underpaid
    Labor-heavy (especially for Courtesy Clerks)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and pay the workers what they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Wages are supposed to be frozen but certain employees get them while I still make the same.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk

    I have been working at Raley's

    Pros

    Insurance, good people, great customers

    Cons

    Request a day off, get denied. Also my doctors note was ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites. Unfreeze the wages for everyone not just certain people. Also show more compassion for your employees. We make the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been an alright expirience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Raley's

    Pros

    Fast paced, benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Under paid employees, hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more. Courtesy clerks should Atleast get paid $10/hr starting and clerks starting at $11/ he. Your employees work hard and are under paid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Going downhill fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/Bakery Clerk/Cashier in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/Bakery Clerk/Cashier in Vacaville, CA

    I worked at Raley's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, some stores are union, decent pay,10% discount on certain products

    Cons

    not enough workers, not as focused on family & employees, took away Sunday pay, pay increases are low< little room to move up in company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Cashier in Reno, NV

    I worked at Raley's (more than an year)

    Pros

    pleasant place to work. co workers were great, the atmosphere was positive.

    Cons

    not much room for advancement. You could be working there for years and pretty much be suck in the same position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I'm amazed Raley's is still around.

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    Former Employee - Courtesy to Food Service in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy to Food Service in Grass Valley, CA

    I worked at Raley's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good exercise.

    Great Product quality, you can take pride in what your store provides.

    Extremely friendly co-workers. Your customer service abilities will skyrocket.

    Cons

    I began working for Raley's in June of 2008, before the market crash. During that Summer my store in Grass Valley was considered to be one of the busiest stores in the entire chain and it showed. 2 full cart orders were the norm and you worked constantly. Then the market crashed and Raley's became a sad John Steinbeck novel. I worked for the company before the You Count Card, which was only suppose to be a holiday only thing, and when Corporate discovered employees could buy more, they implemented the card permanently. It does not matter how long you have worked for the company or what position you hold, if someone who is not apart of your family, even if they are a fellow employee,use the You Count Card, you are immediately fired. Corporate's stance on employee discount before YCC was this: "We pay you enough, you don't need a discount." You were literally told this in training.

    -My store was Non Union, you could be fired for anything. After the market crashed, many of our employees were let go for seemingly no reason.

    -Absolutely no advancement. I worked myself into the ground for 2 and a half years for a promotion that was 4 times the work load and $ .25 more an hour. I received very little if any training in my new department.

    -If you are a new hire, don't be surprised to find out that people who have worked at the company for decades is making much more than you doing the same job. Raley's used to be a place you could support yourself with.

    -The hours are nonsensical. There is no need for shifts to change every week. I could understand way back when you had a ton of staff, but now it just doesn't make any sense.

    -The environment became incredibly dog eat dog.

    -Depressing place to work once you know what things use to be like.

    -Woefully understaffed. How understaffed my store was should have been criminal.

    -Incredibly cliquey and drama that really doesn't matter.

    -Corporate made it very clear they did not care for their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has the means to really change things and survive, but it's just never going to happen. Corporate uses "Family Oriented Store" as a really cruel parody of what it use to mean. I don't think Raley's is going to be ran out of the business, but they have essentially sold their soul to not have to take any income losses in upper management or make a pricing change. in 2000 this company was looking to take over Northern California, and in 2014 things have not gotten any better in the last 6 years. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone who is looking to get anything out of it except a ton of frustration.

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

    Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Elk Grove, CA

    I worked at Raley's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Minimum of 24 hours a week

    Cons

    Horrible managment, late hours and same shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good then a lot of changes

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    Former Employee - No Need in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - No Need in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Raley's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to have very good team work

    Cons

    Many upper and middle management changes so processes and procedures changed and few could communicate what was really wanted. Still struggling to find and follow a defined path due to economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose people that know what they are doing vs ones that treat you well and tell you what you want to hear. Culture was much better prior to family getting back involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Fairfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Decent hours, 10% employee discount,

    Cons

    4-5 hour shifts sometimes, management plays favorites, raises are terrible and take a long time to earn, never a set schedule which makes it hard to have a life, no room for moving up in the company unless you want to spend 10+ years there, terrible music playlist (the same songs play over and over) many many other cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for hard work, set standards and consequences for not meeting them and rewards for exceeding them. LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Courtesy Clerk

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Ramon, CA

    I have been working at Raley's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly Employees, good management, employee discount

    Cons

    Pay is not great for courtesy clerks, no knowledge of advancement opportunities, no set schedules, lots of manual labor for closing clerk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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