Brookshire Brothers

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Brookshire Brothers Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
27 Reviews
2.6
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great résumé builder and experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Lufkin, TX

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Paid vacation
    Friendly staff
    Easy workload
    Paid weekly
    Inside job

    Cons

    Work most weekends
    Slow raises
    Not much help from upper mgmt
    Good ol boy system in effect
    Run stores on low labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees once in awhile

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mediocre

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

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly co workers, and that's bout it.

    Cons

    No chances of advancing, hours are not consistent, won't get payrise unless you literally beg for it, and managers are really unappreciative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Are you desperate?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Stocker in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Stocker in Nacogdoches, TX

    I worked at Brookshire Brothers part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people who worked there were fairly friendly and I met one of my best friends there. I got the opportunity to fill many roles there. Also it paid my bills (barely) so yea that was cool.

    Cons

    The pay was only marginally above minimum wage which is a double negative; resulting in low funds for me as well as a proclivity for attracting subpar employees for the company. The management was terrible due to a lack of enforcement in the managerial hierarchy and general incompetence, likely stemming from low salaries. Honestly, I could go on but the high points are: you probably won't break the poverty line as a Brookshires employee and you definitely won't be respected.

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

    looking for something better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Deli in Lufkin, TX

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    home town company, many locations in 20 mile radius, mostly small stores and probably have friend that also work there

    Cons

    must know someone in upper management to grow, still has a small town feel, needs to look more to the future in growth patterns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you find someone who has talent and the willingness to learn, do what ever it take to help them grow within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A Celebration of Screwing Over Your Hard-Working Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Smithville, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Smithville, TX

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It used to be fun working with people you know.

    Cons

    Only a few team players in the entire store.
    Management is helpless to do anything to help you move up because their hands are tied.
    Some employees get away with anything because of their wealthy parents while others are punished for each minor infraction.
    DON'T give in to the spoiled brats' parents because they think they own this town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DO listen to your employees. Understand we're upset to be pushed aside in place of "favorites". We don't feel it's fair for those same ones to get recognition when we do all the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved it there as a cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nacogdoches, TX

    I worked at Brookshire Brothers part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I loved that they worked with my schedule frequently, especially since I have children. The pay was good and they were very willing to negotiate with my set wage. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I could always ask anyone for help. The customers were also very pleasant a majority of the time. If I needed to work again, then I would definitely return to this company!

    Cons

    I don't really have any, but perhaps just when there are rude customers that you have to deal with. Also having to stand the entire shift, but just make sure to get some very comfortable shoes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. I really enjoyed working for the company and the ability to help your customers whenever I could.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brookshire brothers has been a great teacher of many life long lessons that will never be forgotten.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in DeRidder, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in DeRidder, LA

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brookshire Brothers has taught many life long lessons. Some are to be applied to life in general. Others to the world of business. Regardless, all experiences can be applied to situations one will face for the rest of one's life.

    Cons

    Cons are learning to deal with the public and be a team player with all coworkers. This includes the ones you don't get along with. It can be quite difficult leaning to set aside differences and work together as well as the acceptance of "the customer is always right."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more managers with the understanding that anyone can change, anyone can do better, and everyone has weaknesses they just need help learning how to work through them and improve no matter the odds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Eventful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Lufkin, TX

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    laid back, always something to do, good people

    Cons

    hardly any raises, forgets about the little guy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    non hard working

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Worker in Smithville, TX
    Current Employee - Deli Worker in Smithville, TX

    I have been working at Brookshire Brothers part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are none there is not mutch to say about them.

    Cons

    Everybody was not helpful except one or two employees not very cordinated with eachother and letting the new trainee know where things are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to start helping eachother more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just a temporary job and that's all!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX

    I worked at Brookshire Brothers part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The customers that shopped were very nice and the employees were pretty cool. Also, the hours were very flexible. Every easy to give up or take someone's shift.

    Cons

    Late night shifts
    Very low pay for the responsibilities
    Low budget store = NO overtime opportunities
    Tedious and very boring
    No chance for advancement
    Old school management style, low paid laborers and high paid managers
    Management had major communication issues
    Upper management did not show any interest at all in the lives of the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to communicate! Show interest in the employees lives to make them feel appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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