Stop & Shop

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Stop & Shop Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
379 Reviews
2.9
379 Reviews
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Stop & Shop President & CEO Carl Schlicker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 15 hours minimum for Part-Time employees, 40 regular hours for Full-Time employees (in 31 reviews)

  • Flexible hours to work around school or another job (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • full time workers are transferred when the mangers or higher ups decide (in 27 reviews)

  • they don't have hours for the part time workers, they work less then 30 hours a week (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in New Rochelle, NY

    I worked at Stop & Shop part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -good first job
    -employee discounts (minimal)
    -benefits can apply to part time employees
    -paid training
    -easy work

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They offer poor compensation, literally offering minimum wage. Not only do they offer minimum wage, but they give only part time employment. It is difficult to only work 4 or 6 hour shifts and still make enough to live off of. I was offered a promotion to a customer service representative, which would require me to do more work and use my bilingualism as a skill, yet offered no extra hours or compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Stop & Shop

    Pros

    If your lucky once on union you regain a small amount of dignity.

    Cons

    Everything stated in the review and much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat everyone like family then the sore would be a better place to shop at or work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ridiculous, useless management..garbage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Northport, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Northport, NY

    I worked at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid Vacation
    5 percent employee discount
    Earn a paycheck every week and that is really about it

    Cons

    2 Years ago, we were hit by the worst storm ever HURRICANE SANDY and every store was opened. I had a friend who was forced to go in that day and he was a cartboy. How does a store run if there are empty aisles, very few customers and no work to do outside?!?! Makes no sense at all! This is way too extreme for retail. PRICE CHOPPER was closed in VT and CT.

    I couldn't stand the company policies..harsh and abusive!..cartboys are not even allowed in the store?! Even when it is raning, snowing...makes everyone feel lonely..This is ABSURD! I have seen them bring their headphones to make that job LESS BORING..which is fine by me...

    Also the management loves to MICROMANAGE their employees...they yell if things are not done perfectly..decreasing the cultural and values of this company.DAMAGING A PERSON'S MENTAL HEALTH...They will suck you in literally. NO WORK/LIFE BALANCE with this company...Manages have no clue what they are doing...they do not take anyone's work related problems into consideration. Very hard to get promoted towards the top

    The union is a joke...you can call them as many times as you want but they will not help anyone...same LAZY people everyday..They take advantage of people who work hard and throw more work on top of them..

    Not worth working here! you all have been FOREWARNED!
    hope all this info helps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people equally regardless!
    Reward people who work hard and care
    Fire those who are lazy.
    Close all stores during extreme weather
    Increase the starting pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Front end

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsborough, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Hillsborough, NJ

    I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, although you might not get more than 12 a week. Good place to work if you are going to school at same time, after that, get a different job.

    Cons

    Not enough room for all of the cons with this company. Terrible management, employees hired after 2011 can't have more than 29 hours a week. Managers and full-timers do nothing then get mad at part-time employees for not doing more of their work. Union doesn't protect you and they take over a full year to settle contract. Find a different low paying job, trust me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for management, they would only pretend to listen anyway.

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

    Good luck getting hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. At least I have a job, while so many people are unemployed.

    Cons

    They keep cutting hours. And you never know your schedule until 2 days before your week begins. It makes it impossible to take on a second part time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase part timers hours and have more coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    this place went downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Porter in Seymour, CT
    Former Employee - Porter in Seymour, CT

    I worked at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    paid vacation time, the longer you work there the more vacation time you get. Also get paid time off as well, but you need to use them or lose them.

    Cons

    they cut hours last year
    belonging to a union
    the good help gets moved around all the time if you're a full timer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give pay raises to the people who earned it, not by the union!!!
    allow the workers to opt out of the union

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    it stinks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Porter in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Porter in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    paid training
    co workers that are willing to help you out when ask for it
    after a year one week vacation, the longer you're there, the more vacation time you get

    Cons

    full time workers are transferred when the mangers or higher ups decide
    belong to the union
    clean sweep have to go around the store and check the store
    they don't have hours for the part time workers, they work less then 30 hours a week. Part time workers can't live off those wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of those aprons
    get rid of clean sweep

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

    They will suck you in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stop & Shop full-time

    Pros

    friendly co-workers, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    they talk about "work/life balance" but there is NONE. negative environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come to the store and help instead of walking around intimidating everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A terrible place to work, even for retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk

    I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules are helpful. Depending on your department, you might be able to take additional unpaid time out of work if you've used up your vacation time. If you prove yourself as an employee, you might be able to move to better departments where you are more free to move around, choose your own break times, use the bathroom, and talk to coworkers.

    Cons

    Management thinks they know what they're doing and won't stop micromanaging their employees - who actually do know what they're doing. The company is losing money, so it makes a habit of scheduling people so that they have to do the work of multiple people, and this can lead to high stress and pressure. As a grocery clerk, I was once told that I have to let managers know when I'm using the bathroom.. Just in case they need me to cashier. I was once even asked to split a meager 15 minute break in half just to help up front - before help was even needed. Employees are trained to lie to customers (especially about lowering prices) to keep them coming back, which for me causes some level of guilt. Pay is very low (you start at minimum wage and get 30 cent raises a year IF you're lucky) and there are rarely, if ever, bonuses. You accrue vacation time very slowly, starting with one week per year. It takes three years to get to two weeks. The schedules come out late, so you won't know what you're working until the day before - I once got scheduled for Easter without so much as 24 hours notice!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This job isn't easy and employees should be paid more and treated better. There are few opportunities for advancement, and those who do advance often do because of favoritism, which needs to change. Educate those in different tiers of management so that they have a clue about what's going on. Schedule employees so that every department's work gets done efficiently - enough expecting one employee to do three jobs. No wonder customers ask if we're going broke!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    not a friendly company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stop & Shop

    Pros

    good pay and benefits offered

    Cons

    does not protect women's rights

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