Arden Group

  www.gelsons.com
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Arden Group Reviews

6 Reviews
3.3
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    The company engages the best in class employees to deliver the same to its customers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Real Estate in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Real Estate in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Arden Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional organization that excels in processes and procedures.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk's Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk's Assistant in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Arden Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly 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.

    Cons

    Breaks 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to gain job experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arden Group part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Work every weekend
    Inconsistent schedule
    Have to work most holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees instead of Micromanage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Arden Group

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Alright job with flexible hours but poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtisy Clerk in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Courtisy Clerk in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Arden Group

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Less management but provide better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stable, but without great growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arden Group

    Pros

    Stable 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.

    Cons

    Have 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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