K-VA-T Food Stores

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Food City Pharmacy--a great and growing place to practice pharmacy.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Knoxville, TN

I have been working at K-VA-T Food Stores

Pros

Food City Pharmacy offers good support overall for pharmacists and their staffs. The pharmacy hours are excellent especially for family-oriented persons--Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm and closed on Sundays. Food City is a family & employee owned company and this gives you a more "personal feel" and less of the feeling that you are just another number in a huge corporation. There is an "open door" type atmosphere in the company and at any time you could call and talk with the companies president, if needed. It is very nice to be known by name by senior management.

Cons

Pharmacy communication is challenged and inconsistent. Supervisors are spread too thin therefore pharmacies don't get as much help, guidance and input as needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more upper management help for pharmacy--more delegation needed--must have consistent and regular communication

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    family

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at K-VA-T Food Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    they are very family oreinted, and they want nothing but the best from the employee of the stores

    Cons

    no company benefits such as discount card for employee purchases

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company but requires forbearance

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

    I worked at K-VA-T Food Stores

    Pros

    Food City offered me a chance to grow professionally and earn a good living. It is a growth company which means there is alot of opportunity for those who have the drive and stamina. The company has very strong and innovative corporate leadership that parleied strong sales growth into excellent profits which has translated into strong contributions to their ESOP program. From a compensation standpoint, it offers competitive wages, 401 company contributions, and has an excellent ESOP program company.

    Cons

    If you choose to work for Food City you should not expect to be treated has if you are a piece of china but more like a paper towel. You must have a thick skin, strong mind, and be forbearant. It is an extremely competitive environment that demands strong work ethic from you and the staff you manage. You must demonstrate these skills with proficiently, consistently, and with authoritarian vigor. The demanding payroll requirements and other issues often created difficult, stressfull, and demanding working environment for hourly and salaried associates. This is why few retire from Food City and the turnover rate was high before the economy turned bad. Overall, my work life experience at Food City was stressfull and generally unpleasant. I worked there because they had the opportunties, so I did what I had to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company must work to create practical ways to apply more effectly its goals to improve work life. The corporate payroll increases (number of people employed) while % payroll demands cause staffing reductions at the store level placing stress and reducing customer service and productivlty. The stores are told to do more with less.

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    Approves of CEO
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