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Albertsons Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
325 Reviews
2.9
325 Reviews
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Albertsons CEO Bob Miller
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment, really good benefits, the union is always there to back you up (in 17 reviews)

  • Good pay warehouse distribution level (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to move up fast, not many job openings due to downsizing (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours on feet, sometimes its slow and boring, but I tried to keep busy (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Head Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Albertsons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good money with no college education

    Cons

    Upper Management sometimes expects to much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Made me depressed!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk, Courtesy Clerk, Cashier  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk, Courtesy Clerk, Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Albertsons part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management was on top of break schedules. I didn't have to worry about waiting forever or getting sent too early.

    Made some good friends.

    Grocery discount was decent.

    Had the opportunity to progress (even if it was just a little).

    Provided most of uniform without cost.

    Paid weekly.

    Got to do different tasks, made things less boring.

    Cons

    Crabby/strange customers

    Nosey coworkers (depends where you work)

    Crappy hours if you have a flexible schedule.

    Room for progression wasn't that great (example: 10 cent raise.... REALLY?)

    Multiple thefts out of the locker room and nothing was done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give the worst hours to just one person! Schedule people together that actually like each other. It makes everything more bearable. Keep cameras in the locker room. I didn't go to work to lose money.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Decent first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Albertsons part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work around schedule, everyone is friendly and works hard, easy requesting time off, management is willing to help if you need it and usually has good understanding of industry.

    Cons

    Union takes money away, work very hard during holidays, sometimes poor organization, lots of cleaning if you work mornings/closings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall solid expeirnece

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Albertsons

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of enjoyable people, especially in management.

    Cons

    Start off pay is bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N?/A

  6.  

    Terrible Hours, Customers and Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Albertsons part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Often there was a great deal of down time at work, not very much is expected of you. Most Albertson's aren't very crowded so carts and check out lines were usually pretty fast to take care of.

    Cons

    Working for the company you are forced to join a union who's benefits you see once you work 20+ hours, because of this hardly any of the low tier part timers worked for 20+ hours. erratic shifts, often you'd work for a 3 hour and 45 minute shift. management was awful, but, what do you expect, it's retail. Advancement was based off seniority not performance, a co-worker who seldom did work and who was constantly written up for tardiness, no call no shows was promoted because he stayed for 2.5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on performance not seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's retail...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Albertsons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with over the years.

    Cons

    If you are not in upper store management, then you will be expected to work all of the weekends and late night shifts.
    After Albertsons was taken over by the new company they froze all of the associates pay rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift rotations, managers can close on the weekends too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    not worth the time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bagger  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Bagger in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Albertsons part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    none to really speak of

    Cons

    not worth it for the money they pay you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay us more

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

    Working for this company was great. I learned more of this company then when I worked at other grocery stores.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Frozen Clerk  in  Casa Grande, AZ
    Former Employee - Frozen Clerk in Casa Grande, AZ

    I worked at Albertsons full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good team work with my fellow workers and management. Knowing our customers and giving them good customer service. Talking to a friend about Albertsons would be apply there.

    Cons

    Chalenges would be for is learning a new thing about the job and using that to better urself and your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to grow with them and maybe move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director  in  Bend, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Bend, OR

    I have been working at Albertsons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A very strong corporation with values for both great customer service and rewards for employee loyalty.

    Cons

    The customers are not always the nicest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Have been very successful in turning this company from failing to another great company with the ability to buy others. Fantastic job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful People, great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Albertsons part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The head floor supervisor is wonderful, they really worked with my schedule and wanted me to be happy with work.

    Cons

    The upper management was not the nicest to anyone. Current changes aren't the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit going the wrong way with your changes. The customers/"guests" and employees/"team members" hate it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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