Roche Bros. Supermarkets

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Roche Bros. Supermarkets Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
34 Reviews
3.3
34 Reviews
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Gary Pfeil
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  1.  

    No breaks after 4 hours of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Other workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Roche Brothers does not give a break even if you work 4 hours. Per Mass labor laws you should have a 10 min break for every 4 hours you work. If you bring the subject up you will not get any hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people as people not your slaves. Give a break between the 3rd and 4th hour.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional Environment

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    Current Employee - Grunt Worker  in  Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Grunt Worker in Weston, MA

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people are nice, starting salary is better than most places

    Cons

    If you work full-time be prepared to work every Saturday and Sunday; major communication issues with management; inadequate training; lousy benefits; no employee discount; lots of food wasted that could be donated to needy causes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone needs to get on the same page; communication is a joke; full-time workers should NOT be forced to work every Saturday and Sunday; training is inadequate; employees deserve a store discount and Roche Bros can certainly afford to pay for the upcoming Employee Day @ Canobie Lake instead of having employees pay $10 towards it - what a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Its a convenient job. That pays okay.

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk  in  Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Convenient locations. Pays okay. Good Co- Workers.

    Cons

    Tough work schedule. No matter how much you do its never enough.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice upscale chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets

    Pros

    Benefits. Health insurance and time off. Vacation, a lot of paid holidays, sick time, 2 personal days. Not bad for a grocery chain.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs in the main office that aren't on the same page. You do what one wants, and the next one comes in and wants something totally different. Annual raises should be based on your evaluation. Not given out before your evaluation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Please get on the same page so everyone's expectations can be filled. Please be reasonable as well when dictating the hours to fulfill these expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    i used to like it but now i hate it

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Mashpee, MA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Mashpee, MA

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    benefits,vacation,movie tickets,location,travel time, and food

    Cons

    we do not have enough help and then they expect u to do things that u have no time to do. all we get for a discount is 40cent soda in the break room

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is the higher ups not the mananger. i love my manager matt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees generally buy into strong customer service culture, but day to day prices are well above the norm.

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    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier
    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    employees generally get along well, customer service is as valued as any supermarket

    Cons

    No employee discount, nothing in prepared foods/deli/bakery is actually made here, employees are never asked for suggestions, pay increase rate is pathetic, many corporate office members are unnecessarily unfriendly to employees doing grunt work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives for accomplishments, be friendlier to minimum wage workers, emphasize selling ready made products in the store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Happy to be here

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    Current Employee - Sevrvice Clerk  in  Acton, MA
    Current Employee - Sevrvice Clerk in Acton, MA

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really like working here. It's a very good place to work for retail wise. Nice pepole to work with. Good hours to work every week. Descent wages

    Cons

    Well the shift hours always seems to be changing. Not enough positions that are open for pepole to move on up. Other than those two cant think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a hiring freese that way other workers can have chances to try a different a job position before you hire more workers

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to work for through school, but thats it.

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate  in  Mashpee, MA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Associate in Mashpee, MA

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets

    Pros

    They are flexible with hours and it is near immpossible to get fired. It is a good place of employment while one is working their way through school. They let you come back every summer and during holiday breaks. You also recieve profit sharing checks and vaction time as part timer as long as you work over one thoussand hours.

    Cons

    The management is very disrespectful and there is almost no opportunity for advancement. They treat their full time employees like slaves and care nothing for their personal lives. When it comes to disciplining those who need it nothing gets done and others have to pick up the slack for the lazy ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more fair and compassionate to their employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    okay place to work until something better comes along.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Department  in  Mashpee, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Department in Mashpee, MA

    I worked at Roche Bros. Supermarkets

    Pros

    they cater to your availability

    Cons

    they never praise you for a job well done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and follow through with what you start

  11.  

    Could be better, could be worse.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Roche Bros. Supermarkets part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you stay in one store long enough, you make a lot of friends and can genuinely enjoy working. They are pretty understanding when it comes to your personal life and try to help you out with time off and whatnot. Employees that work in the stores really go out of their way to help the customer; #1 in customer service.

    Cons

    Unless you work in the direct main office, trying to get a promotion is a crapshoot. If you don't know one of the higher ups in the company, your chances of getting the higher position drop dramatically. The pay raises aren't the greatest ever but you can't really complain too much about getting a raise every so often. I feel as if should we have complaints that they don't get answered and we would have a target on our back should we say something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start giving promotions to people that deserve it and not people that are relatives of influencial people in the company. Focus on giving people within the company more opportunities to advance and not just hiring outside help. I feel that when i started with this company the "your family deserves the best" motto applied to the Roche Bros. employee family as well as the customers. Now i feel that upper management only sees dollar signs and not people. Treat us with respect, become more hands on and don't turn employees away when they need help. It's the people in all of the stores that keep this company running and not the few that sit behind a desk. They need to remember that and start embracing the family aspect again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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