A&P Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
112 Reviews
2.3
112 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get the customer service experience you need to apply to a better job that requires cash handling and customer service experiences (in 3 reviews)

  • Good Benefits in todays hard economy (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • no raises, no bonus, no 401K match, poor management (in 8 reviews)

  • low pay after 4 years of working (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good part-time job but not many opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  North Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in North Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at A&P part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    working with a lot of good people and the management usually are friendly with decent hours suitable for someone going to school/ college looking for some pocket money

    Cons

    no room for growth and after the recent bankruptcy all kinds of raises have been frozen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could be better at promoting people and recognizing talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service Rep

    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I worked at A&P part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, time off whenever you want it for the most pasts, extra pay on holidays and plenty of good opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    Constant pressure and disconnect from managers on all levels, clear tension between the union and corporation when union contracts are near expired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping tabs on store managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    A company lacking focus and direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at A&P full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The associates are generally hard working individuals that care about the company. All the associates I worked with were also very friendly and willing to help you out if you had a problem.

    Cons

    No long term direction from upper management. Constant change of CEO every 3-4 years does not give enough time to put into place a long term strategy and implement it. No raises for over 8 years for corporate associates. Also having an ex-CEO (Sam Martin) tell all associates that they are "Marginal" does not engender loyality or confidence by the associates toward upper management. Constant theat of outsourcing and downsizing to save money also does not engender loyality by the rank and file. Upper management seems only interested in stabilizing A&P so they can either sell-off the entire company or break it apart but they do not seem interested in leading A&P into a productive future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your associates with dignity and respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    a tough company these days to work with

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    Former Employee - Scanning Administrator  in  Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    Former Employee - Scanning Administrator in Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    I worked at A&P full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good pay at the time I started working there and health benefits

    Cons

    not enough help not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expect to much of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Simple, however I did not like the job very much.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Mohegan Lake, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mohegan Lake, NY

    I have been working at A&P part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My actual job was very easy and simple, I was a cashier and as long as I did not miss to ring anything up it would be great. Sometimes you would get free food. The discount on the groceries was pretty awesome. At least at my job, all of my friends worked there.

    Cons

    The job was so simple that it was a large bore. Also you could not move really away from your register so I always felt tied down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was ok, however she played favorites. She liked me but if you get on her bad side it could be very bad for everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Should be out of its misery soon and closed down or sold--slow death.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at A&P full-time

    Pros

    Interesting problem-solving and case study emporium. Lots of challenges for those interested in problem-solving--there are so many issues not addressed or poorly addressed. Could be a good turnaround project. There is the potential.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, totally disorganized and a management focused on the short-term and only in what they may get out of it--they are not interested in re-building the business and long-term viability--and actually cannot, but they don't even try. Not much of a future. Difficult to do things. Low competency level. No wonder the company is in bankkruptcy--it is due to some of the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip, focus on the basics or scram. Don't need your scam. If not seriously interested in saving the company, then get out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    What a shame.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Brick, NJ
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Brick, NJ

    I worked at A&P full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hard-working co-workers. Decent health care.

    Cons

    Expensive, dirty, uncaring. No more time-and-a-half for overtime/Sundays, unless under an older contract. So focused on cutting labor that their stores are run by skeleton crews. Everyone is miserable, especially since the bankruptcy/re-structuring. Pension is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down.

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

    Getting worse every day

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Montvale, NJ

    I have been working at A&P full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The best part of working at A&P is my co-workers. A lot of us really care about each other. The work isn't terribly complicated. Our schedule is somewhat flexible. They did recently start matching our 401, up to 4.5% .

    Cons

    We haven't gotten a raise in about 8 years. Our health insurance keeps rising. They took some of our holidays away. Policy's keep changing as management changes. They cut our departments making it impossible not to fall behind. Some of the managers are completely clueless. They don't know how to do the work, don't show up for work, and don't know how to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the prices! Get rid of the dead weight. Stop treating employees like babies. Stop the abusive spending. Give employees a raise. Stop taking things away from the employees and give something back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Would loved to have worked there full time as a permanent worker.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A&P as a contractor

    Pros

    Short time I was there I learned a great deal and management was very appreciative of my work, Hope the company is able to get through their financial issues.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to survive

  11.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Montvale, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Montvale, NJ

    I worked at A&P full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People I worked with were great

    Cons

    Executive team short lived, short term thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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