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  1. It was just okay. Not something I could do longterm, but a fine job in the interim.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Bashas' part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The job was easy, coworkers were really fun, and most of the management were kind and understanding.

    Cons

    Not much room for personal growth. The job was a little dull, didn't pay very well, and was hard work being on your feet.


  2. AJ's (Sister-chain)-- Awful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Department in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Meat Department in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Bashas' part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The camaraderie you develop between your fellow slaves. Thats about it.

    Cons

    I am a meat clerk in the "Butcher's Corner". I have been there just about a year now. I could write a book about what an awful position this is. First, the pay. $8.58 an hour with zero benefits in a dying industry where the crusty lifers that have "achieved" full time status literally do not want to teach you anything, as they feel threatened by a guy who will come in and work for peanuts at twice their pace. Second, the "lifers" in general. By this I mean the employees that have been there 15+ years because they can still reap the grandfathered benefits that used to be in place within the company, from pay ceiling to benefits. They do not like any new hires and get their rocks off by running off closers with their constant nitpicking and whining when the fact that they cannot be bothered to teach new employees anything actually bites them in the ass. Next is the expectations laid upon you. I generally work 1-9pm shifts, where I see my manager for maybe an hour before he takes off for the day and I am left with the train wreck of a department that the AM crew left for me. My manager purposely under-schedules the night crew to stack his fellow lifer's hours in the mornings. This leaves me, a guy who barely knows anything about the industry to basically run the department during the dinner rush. Food prep, case presentation and filling, major janitorial duties, customer service-- literally everything is placed on the shoulders of the part time pee-on after 2 in the afternoon. Leave late because you were swamped with zero backup all day, or forget something as petty as leaving a dirty towel under a table? Expect a write-up. The management is a joke and the scheduling borders is by all means best described as 'abusive'. They set you up to fail with ridiculously unrealistic expectations for the sake of seeing what they can get away with not having to do. STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  3. Helpful (1)

    False hope

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Bashas' full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers are great time can by with the crap they give you to do

    Cons

    To much to type in 20 words.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with your managers and stop bullying them into yes men. As a manager you have 5 to 6 managers above you all whom come in and everyone is afraid of. Half of them have no clue on how certain depts work but tell you to change everything around. If you question them your shrugged off. Certain managers are the store managers favorite and give them all of the hours while you may have to struggle with little no matter the business Trend. Health insurance is not great Walmart offers a better package. From what I have seen a lot favoritism racisim sexisim in this company. No moving up if your a female. A lot of long term employees had benefits taken away and never given back. Family is their motto but they treat you like a third distant cousin. They sell products that are fresh but are frozen and thawed and suppose to be high quit but is one of the lowest quality around just about every grocer besides Safeway has a higher quality with right prices. Bahasa is good if you must have a job. Morale is low because of how employees sea treated. Some positions only pay 13 bucks with 20 years exp but a clean up kid can make 12. That is wrong. Bahasa you need to stop acting like you care and be honest with your people instead of stringing them along. They say managers are getting raises but you have 45 hours overtime to get the raise. That is something I never heard of. Before you consider employment do your hw on them. For some doing your 8 he's and going home is good, but getting into management there is no future with them.
    Low end produce deli uses old meat to make there meals to make their numbers and even coins frozen pizzas instead of Making it fresh. It looms as if they are trying to sell the company in the near future. I give them give years into its sold or can no longer run.


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  5. Home town grocery store

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Bashas' full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Family owned and employ alot of people so there are alot of job opertunities

    Cons

    small company that can't compete with the likes of Wal-Mart

    Advice to Management

    go back to school and earn a degree so you have somthing to fall back on


  6. no team players

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    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Bashas' full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the mgr. teams or nice

    Cons

    work a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    to give more hours to the stores


  7. Bashas'???

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Bashas'

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gain customer service skills - definately build a thick skin dealing with people.

    Cons

    long hours, on your feet, short breaks, sometimes hierarchy in the store - depending on what store, low pay. Its a hard job, deal with people all day.

    Advice to Management

    Re-Format everything to actually care for your employees


  8. Struggle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Deli in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Bashas'

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Back in 2005 it was a wonderful place to work and grow. Competitive wages, benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Benefits cut, pay cuts, senior level management is not in touch with retail aspects and do not "permit" the managers to make hiring/scheduling decisions which directly affect the personal store's revenues.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your losses and keep the dreams alive!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Look for other places to get a job at.

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Bashas'

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at bashas are the people and the people you work with, other then the management. Alot of the time the managements are real...well horrible. But, the people are really nice and everyone who talks to you usually does so in a polite manner.

    Cons

    There are managers at my bashas that yell at you just to yell at you. They also tell you to do one thing, then tell you you're doing it wrong even though you're doing it exactly like you were told to. The management is just horrible to put it lightly.

    Advice to Management

    Advice? I'd tell them to start hiring more competent managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    The good still outweighs the bad... but the line is moving the wrong way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Worker in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Bashas'

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are supporting a local company that (presumably) gives back to your community. You will have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people of all ages and ethnicity. You should be able to find a schedule that works around your Real Life responsibilities. One of the very few non union grocers, this could also be a downside depending on who you asked. If you have any previous retail experience you should be able to get a job starting 10 - 12 dollars an hour for "non-carryout/bagger" positions. Good Benefits packages. Time and a half on holidays including paid holidays.

    Cons

    The current pay structure is a little out of whack. Employees who started before 2005 are on a different payscale than current new hires. Only one cost of living raise in the last few years (25 cents). In store prices higher than other grocery stores. Weak member discount (5% off grocery excluding liquor tobacco). Hours for some have been hard to come by due to "economic conditions" (sept. 08).

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises. Return to equal pay scale for all employees



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