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Michael A. Bozzuto
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  • Decent Salaries, Always 40+ hours a week, good hard working employees, but there are alot of deep issues.....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Integrity Clerk II in Cheshire, CT
    Current Employee - Product Integrity Clerk II in Cheshire, CT

    I have been working at Bozzuto's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I'm not really going to divide pros and cons, I'm just going to write a review with all included.

    Decent Salaries across the board, enough to survive but not enough to really get ahead in life. 401k, good insurance (medical, dental, life are the base package, but so much more can be added for little cost, from vision all the way to cancer insurance and everything in between)

    Huge workforce and Most who work here (from Entry level to supervisory) are great to work with. Most are down to earth good people just trying to make a living like you are.

    Time and a half after 8 hours
    Double Time after 12 hours
    Working in the freezer pays more

    Sick time and Paid Time off after your "training/probation period"
    Vacation time after a full calender year

    Review and Raise every 6 Months

    Many parties, functions, lunches, all paid for.

    Cons

    Like I said the pay is decent, but not really enough to be able to support a family and get ahead in life (at least not to my standards)

    All of the "production jobs" (loader, forklift, selector, operations) all start between $11 and $15 per hour. Approximately $1 dollar raises every six months. All are 8-12 hours per day, Some days more hours IF you want to stay. It makes it hard to have any kind of social/family life. You really don't know when you'll get out of work on a daily basis (8-12 hours) so it makes it hard to make plans. And during busy seasons 6 days a week as well. So you'll find yourself seeing more of bozzuto's than you do anything else in your life.

    "Support team" (pallet return, integrity clerk, inventory control, battery room) all start between $10 and $13 per hour and approximately $30 cent raises every six months. Strictly 8 hours a day 40 hours a week. You do get some OT during busy seasons but nothing compared to production.

    I probably left alot out. But it's all I can't think of right now. Good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the men working on the floor more often, we're the ones that actually see what's going on day in and day out.

    Implement 3 shifts across the board, there should be 3 shifts for all production and support jobs. Slightly higher salaries with less OT would improve morale immensely. But balance it so there is no change in cost to you. Higher raises to those who show loyalty day in and day out in this warehouse.

    I WANT this place to be my career, I WANT to say, "I'm proud to work at Bozzuto's". But sadly it's just not the case for alot of employees. It's just a job..

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    Operations Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bozzuto's.

    Interview Details

    I got recommended from a friend of a manager. I got a call one morning and was asked to come in for an interview the same day. She told me about the position and the pay rate over the phone. Since I only had about 5 hours to prepare, I quickly looked for the ccompany's webpage and tried to learn as much as I could. I knew nothing about the company...

    When I arrived, I was bought into the office part of Bozzuto's and was asked a couple of basic questions like How do I deal with difficult people and I was asked to tell her about my work history, why I want to leave my current job, why do I want to work at Bozzuto's and if there were things I didn't like about my current job. Those were easy. Luckily, I researched the "things I didn't like about my current job" question. I just told her that I didn't like closing the store by myself at 10pm so I didn't sound negative. Any female would understand my concern and agree with it. This part took about 10 minutes. She then told me that she wanted me to meet with the supervisor later that day. I also had to wear close toed shoes. I had to buy close toed shoes right after the first interview.

    The supervisor took me on a tour of the facility, explaining things as she went along. Very detailed, but she knew I wasn't going to retain all of the information. It was a lot to take in! I noticed that there was a lot of chit-chat going on. Everyone was very friendly to each other. I started to make small talk with her. The supervisor seemed very down to earth. We found a private room and she told me more about the job, pay rate and that I would have to get a physical, drug and background test. She asked if I had any questions and I asked how long does the training last and she told me about 2 weeks, but most people get it in 10 days. We walked down a long hallway and was chatting about the dozens of pictures on the walls. When we got back up front, she quickly asked me what my life goals were. I told her that I wanted to do something in the administrative field. We shook hands and she said, very flatly, that someone would be in touch. I didn't know how to take that.

    The next day, I got a call that woke me up and I was asked if I still wanted the position because they wanted me! (the details are a bit fuzzy.) I told them Yes, of course. They wanted me to come in for a physical, drug test and background test that day. I came in, signed a bunch of papers and was told to go to a location for my physical and drug test. I will start training on Monday!

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were easy. Really easy. The one that threw me off was "What are your life goals" Because she asked me this right before we were going to end the interview. I was out of "interview phase" and was going through critiquing the interview. It just caught me off guard.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. Pay was over what I expected. Benefits will kick in after three months, I think.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.bozzutos.com
Headquarters Cheshire, CT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1945
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Bozzuto's is a leading wholesale grocery distribution company that supplies food and non-food products to independent supermarkets belonging to the IGA network in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and in New England. The company distributes a full line of grocery items, including meat products, produce, and frozen food, as well as household goods and other general merchandise. It carries goods sold under both the IGA and Hy-Top labels, in addition to national brands. Bozzuto's also owns about half a dozen supermarkets in Connecticut and Massachusetts operating under the... More

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