Fareway Food Stores

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Fareway Food Stores Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
16 Reviews
3.8
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores

    Pros

    Steady reliable income for someone who just needs a job

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the ranks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people more opportunities

  2.  

    AWESOME

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff all comes together as a team and are very friendly. If you do well, work hard, and are friendly with customers then you will get a raise and be happier!

    Cons

    I only worked part time so I did not receive benefits, but they worked great with class schedules and if you needed time off you could ask and they would let you have it off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved working there for 5 years!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, closed on sundays, great values, very family oriented, and great promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    The amount of hours that you ask for may not be given to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more positive feedback!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Oelwein, IA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Oelwein, IA

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really good place to learn a lot about customer service and other aspects that teenagers who are interested in business should be exposed to. Very good chance to move up in your career if you want to move 8 to ten times.

    Cons

    Required to work weekends and night time hours. Nothing else is really that terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Only good if you are in high school.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Attendant  in  Marion, IA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Attendant in Marion, IA

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid decent for a first job in high school, everyone was at least fifty cents above minimum wage.
    Good opportunity to gain promotions to higher positions.

    Cons

    The hours being demanded of high school kids can be intense, for instance they require guys to come in at 5:00 am to unload the supply truck and stock the store. This lasts until at 8am, have a fun day at school after that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to understand the position of the high school aged personnel being limited in the amount of time and experience they have to offer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fareway has good food that is sometimes pricy. Employees are really good and do A Lot for customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy
    Current Employee - Courtesy

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice employees, easy job, and they schedule around things very nicely.

    Cons

    Irritable and rude customers, not enough hours, too repetitive and boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Flexibility

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores

    Pros

    Worked with my school schedule

    Cons

    Not long term career viable for me

  9.  

    Part- Time Meat Department!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Greenfield, IA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Greenfield, IA

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Both My main Manager and Assistant Manager are Awesome!! Very fun to work with them.
    -Sundays Off
    -Very flexible
    -Good job if you are a hard worker and would like to move up in the company. It might take awhile but, the benefits are well worth the time spent!
    -Get to meet a lot of fun customers
    -Great hours (Part-Time) If you show you are a hard worker! I've only been at Fareway 3 months! And I'm getting almost/ if not the most hours of the workers that have been there 1+ years.
    -Good pay raises
    -Great Co-workers

    Cons

    -On your feet a lot.
    -Some bad/ rude customers
    -Customers tend to come in big groups. (Busy)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up The Good Work!! P.S. You could be a little bit harder on the Grocery Department Managers, to keep them on their toes, you know?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent pay and Benefits, but Advancement can be Difficult

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Fairmont, MN
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Fairmont, MN

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay and benefits even for part-time workers are excellent. Anyone over 21 gets access to the company 401K program. The company is very understanding with time off and flexible with hours. they are especially accomodating for high school students and their activities.

    Cons

    The reliance on part-time workers can make advancement difficult on occaision. There are lots of underemployed workers for very few full-time positions. Even for those who find full-time employment will still be expected to do shift work so expect to work at 5am some days and finish work at 10pm other days in the same week. I makes for a tough sleep schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the Beckworth family should diversify their upper management. Nepotism seems rampant and that is never a recipe for success over the long run. I would also tell them that they should focus on the quality of expansion not just the quantity of new stores.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst job

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Sioux City, IA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sioux City, IA

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the fact I got paid above min. wage and it was close to home. I also received raises.

    Cons

    I was working in the bad part of town. So in the 1 year and a half time I was there I was getting yelled at for things like the price of tuna and powerball numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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