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What was once a good company ...

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Former Employee - Various Positions Throughout the 12 Years  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Various Positions Throughout the 12 Years in Seattle, WA

I worked at Quality Food full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great benefits, union support,opportunity to advance,opportunity to relocate,raises based on hours worked,pension,401K,credit union

Cons

QFC was once a family owned company that cared about the individual rather than the bottom line. If you went to the hospital, they sent flowers and sometimes even came to visit! Now, Kroger has taken over QFC and Fred Meyer and has brought the big corporation paradigm with it. They make a point of letting you know how lucky you are to even have a job and that negativity becomes a way of life while working for them. With every change in upper management, comes a new sense of disassociation and distance from the newcomers.

The biggest shift in the employer/employee relationship is the push to replace long time employees at journeyman wages with new hires at minimum wage, keeping them at part time hours less than what is required to get benefits!

The union is becoming less and less a factor in protection against harassment and discrimination. Kroger would like nothing more than to break the union as they have done in other states before but they seriously underestimated the Pacific Northwest union unity!

Any new hires coming into this company should be planning on advancing with the possibility of moving to a new city. They should also be ready for a fight if they want to keep their rights.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to how middle management treats employees to avoid a huge law suit. Pay more attention to the wasteful use of money while all along whining about not being able to give raises and balking at decent benefits during union contract negotiations. Making a 100K video about how happy we should be just to have jobs during a contract negotiation sends an insulting message!

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    Pharmacy dept

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Quality Food full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Staff members are talented and friendly. Good physical working conditions. Competitive wages and benefits. Updated pharmacy computer system. Many locations in WA state.

    Cons

    Pharmacy corp members are not supportive nor fair and equal in their relations with pharmacy staff. Non-pharmacy store management has control of pharmacy without adequate education in pharmacy laws and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QFC corp needs to do exit interviews of pharmacy staff. They are not getting a realistic evaluation of the pharmacy corp staff in relation to their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a first job

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    Former Employee - Checker  in  Mercer Island, WA
    Former Employee - Checker in Mercer Island, WA

    I worked at Quality Food

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, and ok pay. Good job to get through school or part time mom's, not a career.

    Cons

    Very limiting. Customers treat you like garbage, and it's part of the job. The management feels empowered, yet they are the same as you.

    No opinion of CEO
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