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this is a ok entry level job. the upper management doesnt listen to the lower management very well. But overall was okq

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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Milton, WV
Former Employee - Store Manager in Milton, WV

I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

the asmosphere was fun to work at, the days went by fast because there was so much to do, they expect a lot from there employees without fair compensation

Cons

there was no room for advancement, upper management didnt listen to store managers there were so many things we could have done to help raise profir

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give people that work hard opportunity to move up in company

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Save-A-Lot Food Stores

  1.  

    While a good place to work, the parent corporation is bleeding the life from Save-a-Lot.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clear direction from the DM's, and a company that stands behing the products it offers. 99% of those products are quality and well worth the price. I don't feel like I'm ripping people off.

    Cons

    Working at a corporately owned store you're just an ongoing experimental site designed to showcase the business model to get potential investors to purchase a franchise. This means that every new idea, and there are a lot of them, gets implemented in the corporate stores. Many of them make no practical sense, case in point the short lived quarter cart locks; and many of them are contradictory. This month we're doing it this way, but next month you're doing something totally different. For example the sign rails. Several years ago the company spent a lot of money installing white sign rails over the aisles and priced the top shelf items with overhead signage. A year or so later we spent over $1.5M to remove the rails, only to reinstall new ones two years later at a cost of over $2M! Why???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kick the efficiency experts out the door! We're streamlining ourselves right out of the customer service catagory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Continuous streamlining of duties

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have a job for now that pays similar to fast food store management

    Cons

    no bonus now unless a Store manager. Assistants are now hourly. If you call in sick (ever) or use a sick day you are written up (it is policy) Supervalu is going bankrupt..no stability now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the managers and employees before implementing programs like quarter carts. Wasted money on the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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