Arden Group

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3.3 6 reviews

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The company engages the best in class employees to deliver the same to its customers.

    Director of Real Estate (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsVery professional organization that excels in processes and procedures.

    ConsThe career paths are limited within a small company such as Gelsons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a good first job, especially for younger people.

    Clerk's Assistant (Current Employee) Newport Beach, CA

    ProsFriendly co-workers, raises every few months, and many opportunities to be promoted. Good learning experience if this is your first job. Pay is somewhat better than most other grocery stores.

    ConsBreaks are too short for the work days, and sometimes rude management. Very strict on parking in the lot in front of or around the store.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat all of your employees like they are about to steal something. Be more respectful, and we will respect you back.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to gain job experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagers work with your schedule
    Flexible Schedule
    Good pay for Grocery Chain

    ConsMicromanagement
    Work every weekend
    Inconsistent schedule
    Have to work most holidays

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower employees instead of Micromanage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Supply Chain Analyst (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat place to work if your a student who needs flexible hours. They are very family oriented. During this recission, they are struggling with sales, since it is a upper class store, however, they have not announced any layoffs. Everybody is just geting their time reduced. Futhermore, if you work hard stay positive, provide excellent customer service you will be promoted. However, making it to upper management is tough, some store directors even take 10 years to be at where they are at right now.

    ConsThe management does not listen to new ideas from employee's about making the company more profitable and offering differentiating from competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some business classes. Listen to your employee' s suggestion of new ideas. Get advice from employee's who have direct customer contact.

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    Alright job with flexible hours but poor management

    Courtisy Clerk (Current Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsBenefits are some of the best in town with full dental and health etc., the union contracts are fair and provide good pay for what position you have in the store. The management is good at scheduling flexible hours that can work around school or another job. Many of the co-workers are nice and actually like what they do.

    ConsPoor management skills lead to bad customers which makes everyone's day bad. Poor communication and organization make small problems into larger ones. Some disgruntled employees make bad days contagious.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess management but provide better communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable, but without great growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company with long-time presence in Southern California. Small company feel, though there are over 2,000 employees. Pleasant store level staff, middle management and most senior managers. Well-regarded name in the area.

    ConsHave not opened any stores in 8+ years. Depending upon your position in the company, you may have some small potential for promotions, but they are rare outside of the stores.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow the company instead of issuing large payouts to stockholders. Reinvest in the company. Focus on growing sales and not only on cutting costs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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