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Albertsons Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
325 Reviews
2.9
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was good to get experience and your job is protected by a union so you can't get fired for any thing.

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Marcos, CA

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

    Pros

    basically you can take off as much time a you want and you only really have to give a week notice.

    Cons

    closing at midnight, opening at 5:30, customers are rude, they always ask you to stay later, pretty hard to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good job if you're in college but once you're done get out

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    Former Employee - Service Deli Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Service Deli Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and stay over your shift times you will be recognized as a valued employee. However that doesn't mean much.

    Cons

    If you let yourself you will end up working early mornings and nights flip flopped with no stable schedule.
    If this is a side job for you make sure it stays that way.
    I have many friends who dropped out of college for this place and it's not worth it.
    Once you hit your cap out rate there is no other way to get a raise other than changing departments.

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

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Poway, CA

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

    Pros

    alot of hours in gm departments

    Cons

    pay is low starting job

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  5.  

    Overall, this is a really good job.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Fallbrook, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fallbrook, CA

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

    Pros

    Have to have a minimum of 24 hours a week, salary if you're here long enough, coworkers are a team (most of the time)

    Cons

    Union deductions, rude customers, busy, irregular hours if you're part time (unless you're lucky), hard work doesn't always get recognized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Keep looking

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    Current Employee - Combo Cashier/Bagger  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Combo Cashier/Bagger in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    steady job
    16 hour week minimum (part time)

    Cons

    Always closing stores and transferring employees
    have to do jobs not in the description
    hours are sporadic, could get 30 one week 16 the next

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give combos a pay raise, They do the same job as cashiers on top of the duties of a bagger for maybe a dollar more a week. Raise the hourly salary.

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

    Good short term job if you are attending college.

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    Current Employee - Grocery Cashier  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Grocery Cashier in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Albertsons part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you are attending college.

    Cons

    Poor pay scale, too many bad managers, hours, union job, no room for advancement unless you know someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start from scratch!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a job thats better than no job.

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    Former Employee - Bakery Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to move into management fairly quickly.

    Cons

    You have to work all weekends and holidays. They don't like to work around other jobs or children, etc. New employees get no additional holiday pay until they have worked there six months, then it's only Thanksgiving and Christmas they get time and a half for. It takes a couple of years before they start getting paid for all the other holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen more to the employees who are working in the stores and make them feel more valuable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I love the people I work with, but feel taken for granted by the company.

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    Current Employee - Combo Courtesy/Front End Clerk  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Combo Courtesy/Front End Clerk in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. The fact that there is a union is also wonderful because I feel that my job is protected.

    Cons

    I work as a bagger and a combo and I do not get paid very much even though I've been with the company for two years and it's easy to feel for granted and stuck in one spot. You're not getting paid alot for something that other people get paid 20 dollars an hour to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you acknowledge everyone who works hard. I've gotten positive customer reviews and have never been recognized after two years but I know people who've been working for a matter of months and have gotten recognition. Also, please try to give more opportunities to move up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok except for the exceptionally rude customers

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, paid weekly, annual bonus and .20 cent raise after 6 months

    Cons

    Rude rude rude customers really made the job crappy. Once got called the b word. Long shifts and on your feet all day

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

    Horrible place to work. No recognition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Discount, benefits, dont know what else

    Cons

    Wow where to start? Been with the company for over 7 years and the only reason why it's been that long is because it's hard to find a job that pays about the same with benefits. Believe me, I'm trying. Management talks down to you, even if you practically give up your personal life to work overtime. Half of the "regular" employees shouldn't even be there and they get more hours than you because of "seniority", and that's due to the union. The union does nothing for the hardworking people, they only protect the lazy ones. No recognition whatsoever for good work. They only talk to you if there is a customer complaint, and half the time they are yelling at you. I have seen so many people leave the office in tears, and nothing is done to the upper management who treat people that way. It's disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real and stop treating your employees like garbage. Maybe discipline your Store Directors more for treating people so horribly.

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