Big Y Foods

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Big Y Foods Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
76 Reviews
2.8
76 Reviews
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Donald H. D'Amour
44 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy job, great for a first job, and for part timers (in 5 reviews)

  • decent pay, flexible hours, interesting work, some cool co-workers (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Most of managers highest education are high school degrees (in 6 reviews)

  • No room for advancement, and even if you do go full-time, they make you travel up to 45 minutes to your store (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good starting point

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier
    Former Employee - Head Cashier

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great first job
    Learn interpersonal skills
    Good benefits available

    Cons

    Pay scale not always accurate
    Leaders sometimes less then qualified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there needs to be more taken into account when it comes to promotions and upward mobility. I saw too many cases of great employees going nowhere because training hours weren't correctly entered or promises were not fulfilled. Also, pay scale needs to be adjusted with minimum wage changes. A new employee should not have the same pay as a an employee whose at the company for 2 plus years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It good job for when I was college

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It flex able job with good benefit for the people that work the right amount of hours.

    Cons

    There top been come more controlling taken authority for mangers tell what can and cannot do. This make tough do right job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees do the right thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High Turn Over, Stick with it and there is a chance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Franklin, MA

    I have been working at Big Y Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Time and a half on Sunday, Closed 3 days a year with pay. Chance to move up with time.

    Cons

    Hours are always changing and you are not allowed to have set schedules. Training can be bad depending on the staff they have on hand. Can have a lot of favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    big y

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Avon, CT
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Avon, CT

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good hours, some good employees

    Cons

    not great pay for all the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on management skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Accommodating to class schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They were only able to give me 20 hrs a week but the hours worked perfect around my school schedule

    Cons

    Sticklers for call out rules. I got a write up for attending my best friends grandfathers funeral. I knew him longer than my own grandfather.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Service Clerk in Amherst, MA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Service Clerk in Amherst, MA

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly customers, closed for some holidays so employees can spend time with their families

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to get raises more then 2 or 3 cents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in East Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in East Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You work with some very nice people, and the work is easy for the pay.

    Cons

    I've run into too many problems to like this company. A senior member of management was bullying me and the final outcome was just her transfer. I transferred myself to a different store and I was left off the schedule for TWO WEEKS straight! I don't know about them but I need my job to keep myself afloat, apparently that doesn't matter to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't protect the employees that don't deserve to have their job! Care a little more about your employees that actually do their job and don't mistreat people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible, Terrible Stay away. Look somewhere else.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk

    I have been working at Big Y Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nothing really. All lies.

    Cons

    Everything you are told changes as soon as you are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit your jobs and start drinking heavily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Sales Clerk in Monroe, CT
    Former Employee - Deli Sales Clerk in Monroe, CT

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nothing really, the balance in scheduling is awful. The people and younger kids who work there are punks.

    Cons

    Where do I begin, everything?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop creating so much chaos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Starred out great but then went South very fast.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Y Foods

    Pros

    Big corporation with at first a family feel.

    Cons

    People I worked with were very immature including the leaders. Was promised a certain dollar per hour and 40 hour week. Rarely worked 40 hours and the dollar per hour was .45 short the amount quoted which I heard was done to everyone else as well when they started. The team leader walked around burping out loud and passing gas as he passed us working. Made frequent slurs against other employees and his assistant leader. Also, in the training there was a minimum of how many pieces an employee needed to move per hour which I exceeded by my 3rd day there but was always told I wasn't fast enough. The place was a total let down. There was also an employee there that had multiple personality disorder and I could not believe the things he would say in front of the leadership but it was always ignored. Really upsetting and disturbing things. There is so much more I am choosing not to write. Know what you are getting yourself into before you start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to who you make leaders and make sure they are trained and qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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