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Stop & Shop Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
60 Reviews
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60 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.  

    this place went downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Bagger in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Front Bagger in Waterbury, CT

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

    Pros

    vacation time
    paid sick leave
    after working a year over get time and half
    personal days

    Cons

    cut hours
    mangers that ask you to work too much when you have other jobs
    the hours that are given are so short, it's almost not worth coming in to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have the upper management back off on the store especially if something working hard, they are pushing too much on to the store and on to the employees. Some employees don't work very hard, yet there are that are stuck picking up the slack.

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

    Awful.

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

    I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chance at getting promotions and moving up in the company, although you have to kiss their butts and be favorited to get in.

    Cons

    No hours, at all. They'll use you around the holidays and once the holidays are gone, prepare to get the worst hours possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to good workers, because they try the hardest and they're never noticed.

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

    Great management, HORRIBLE CDHs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Stop & Shop

    Pros

    Management and customers were always very friendly

    Cons

    CDHs had bad attitudes and always seemed liked they hated helping. One would even curse in front of customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to CDHs about having more professional attitudes

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Certain managers were harassing to employees.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stop & Shop

    Pros

    There was a sense of freedom once you had a routine in your work schedule.

    Cons

    No opportunities or advancement at this company.

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

    Bad Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Associate in Norwichtown, CT
    Former Employee - Front End Associate in Norwichtown, CT

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, free benefits for part timers, free union membership for part timers, promote from within, floral dept is wonderful always willing to advise customers on floral arrangments

    Cons

    management is super critical and needs to work on interpersonal skills, need better training, should also promote not only from within but according to experience and seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more sympathetic to employees needs and feelings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Complete indifference towards employees

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

    I have been working at Stop & Shop

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling to fit your availability

    Cons

    Embarassingly low compensation. Education is not valued by this company. Career advancement is based exclusively on seniority and favoritism, not skills or abilities. Employees are passively treated as a burden and are regarded as a liability, not an asset. Stores artificially inflate the appearance of profits by drastically cutting hours and refusing to order essential supplies at unsustainable levels. Looks good on paper but not from actual revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting individuals with no leadership skills, integrity, or business compentency. Stop sqandering the educated and talented because you regard all employees as just a number. Devote more energy to making money through sales than obsessively trying to save money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cutting back everything but pricing

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

    I have been working at Stop & Shop

    Pros

    -union? idk if this is a true pro but you cant get fired.

    Cons

    -people don't get fired
    -7 years for $9.20hr
    -unskilled workers
    -only time things are done right is when upper management visits
    -when upper management visits its a cluster of like 25 people who think lets stand here and talk and block customers from getting by. All they do is talk and talk... then complain for about 1hr.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible - bad store manager,miss manages by bullying and intimidation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westborough, MA

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

    Pros

    union, but the pay is less than at other nearby grocery stores and you have to pay union dues and can't get full time.

    Cons

    store manager horrible bully-she wont give you full time with benefits., or let you post into another position or transfer to another store- is a bully. she regularly schedules people 10 hrs weekly, which is violation of union and she gets away with it. union is lame. employees hate working there for manager that ignores union rules- minimum 15 hrs weekly. she cuts corners by forcing you to do 8 hrs work in 4. repeated safety and health violations. $8. hr for experienced worker and you have to pay union dues weekly. is definitely not a livable wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more like roche bros. respect your employees. pay a living wage and benefits and full time hours. listen to repeated employee issues and take note when there are so many regular union and safety violations and so many employees quitting . better to have a good manager and happy employees and low turnover, than a poor manager-who regularly understaffs, bullies and verbally abuses employees(in front of customers!) equals high turnover and unhappy employees. people talk. word of mouth- just like with wal-mart and market basket. a good manager doesn't regularly understaff and overwork employees and demand they do work that previously 3 people did in 2, 8 hr shifts, and demand it be done by 1 person in 4 hrs- "it's mandatory"if you say anything she cuts your hours to under 15 hrs. bully! never worked under those conditions, ever! even managers under her hated her and were happy to be transferred out. seriously get a better manager. she made it unnessacarily stressful and difficult on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stop and Shop Blows

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

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about stop and shop was the life long friends I made.

    Cons

    The union is just as bad as managers. Full-time employees think they are better than you. the rules change every few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Want to run the store right ask people that work in the store not somebody that has a degree in business management that has never worked in a store. Nothing can beat experience, knowledge is power and the workers that work in the store have the knowledge they know what can be done to make it a better place. Oh and stop being so cheap!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 a 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

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