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Good Frontline Management Experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Albertsons

Pros

Teaches you how to become a well rounded manager if you can absorb the training. Pay is decent for the line of work. Not too bad of a 401k plan, company matches 100% of the first 4% and then 50% of the next 3% invested. Opportunity to move laterally around between stores and between departments is excellent.

Cons

Ever since the company was bought out by SuperValu, they have been playing catch up with the market. Ranging from technology, to sale items, to new push items. new programs coming out every couple of months only because Safeway or Kroger has had success with it. Promotions are based of who you know, not what you know. They keep hiring the same type of managers (have to be working for the company for so many years) and keep complaining about getting the same results. Its retail, if its a weekend or holiday plan to work and not spend time with your family during those times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you not going to sell Albertsons off, then start making some changes. Listen to your customers, they are the ones paying your paycheck. Stop trying to do what every other grocery store is doing. Find a competitive advantage and become the best at that one thing, not just ok at everything. Reward good employees, say thank you every once in a while, dont demand perfection when hours get cut in half.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not too shabby.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Albertsons part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling (my front end manager was very understanding about school being a priority).

    work inside

    Cons

    absolutely no recognition
    very difficult to get raises. I've work there for almost 6 years as a cashier and only am at $9.80/hr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    takes some management classes. maybe some classes on recognition. also maybe some efficiency training. all these skills are attainable through courses and practice and i am sure the majority of managers working for Albertson's have very little if no credentials besides maybe experience within the store that allow them to become managers. i do not mean any disrespect when i say this but its true

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible place to work. No recognition

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Albertsons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discount, benefits, dont know what else

    Cons

    Wow where to start? Been with the company for over 7 years and the only reason why it's been that long is because it's hard to find a job that pays about the same with benefits. Believe me, I'm trying. Management talks down to you, even if you practically give up your personal life to work overtime. Half of the "regular" employees shouldn't even be there and they get more hours than you because of "seniority", and that's due to the union. The union does nothing for the hardworking people, they only protect the lazy ones. No recognition whatsoever for good work. They only talk to you if there is a customer complaint, and half the time they are yelling at you. I have seen so many people leave the office in tears, and nothing is done to the upper management who treat people that way. It's disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real and stop treating your employees like garbage. Maybe discipline your Store Directors more for treating people so horribly.

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