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Don't Get Suckered

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

NONE. There was Nothing that was positive.

Cons

Where to begin? As an Assistant Store Manager for almost two years, I have seen the company go downhill very fast. If for one second think you are getting into a "management" job, regardless of title, think again. Your main job is unloading trucks, and stocking, you are basically a stock boy. If you work for this company, DO NOT expect a weekend off, or 1 of the weekend days for that matter. There is no room for family life, and the company will expect you to be fine with this. The communication between district management and the employees is terrible. There is such an "us against them" attitude in the company, it makes for a very uncomfortable workplace. I have seen AN ENORMOUS TURNOVER in the time I was with the company, there is always someone new training, NOBODY GOOD STAYS!
BE WARNED: They will appear to be very nice and inviting at interview, and promise you the world if you make an offer, HOWEVER ON DAY ONE, they make you sign a paper saying all previous promises are void, and from here on out, the employee handbook is your bible.
My advice, AVOID THIS COMPANY LIKE THE PLAGUE...There are much better companies to work for, like most of their competition.

Advice to Management

Smarten up, open your eyes, employee moral is very low; from management to janitor, everyone is complaining about the company, because of your "policies" and micromanaging, you made a very depressing place to work. Respect family life...you should give your managers a weekend or two off a month, this is not unheard of, your competitors do it easily. Stop taking advantage of people, and start thinking of managers as managers, and start treating cashiers and other employees as humans.

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  1. Deadend jobs!

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    Former Employee - Creative LEad in Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Creative LEad in Earth City, MO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and the location of the company in relation to St. Louis.

    Cons

    Salaries are below the industry averages. Favoritism. No room to grow or enhance your skills in the current structure. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Too many senior director level positions that serve no purpose. Need to audit all the director level positions to see if they add any value to bsiness.

  2. Be comfortable with change

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

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a mid-size company, I'm guessing 300 people at the home office. Used to have business casual dress and jeans on Fridays but about a year or two ago switched to casual full time. It was an appreciated perk when we were experiencing a wage freeze.

    Cons

    Miss family day at Six Flags. A night at a River Rascal's game pales in comparison. The office is within a mile of the Bridgeton landfill. The smell can be overpowering. Experiencing the third CEO in the past 5 years. Save-A-Lot is owned by Supervalu in Minneapolis.

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