Fareway Food Stores

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Fareway Food Stores Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
19 Reviews
3.8
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company with great morals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time in Independence, IA
    Current Employee - Part Time in Independence, IA

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

    Pros

    Sundays Off,
    Stores close at 9, leave the store by 10 every time
    Pay is okay if you are willing to work hard

    Cons

    Micro Management
    Gets old after a couple years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more freedom to make decisions. Great company morals though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It was OK, not a good long term option

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores

    Pros

    Some interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much for perks promotions salary

  3.  

    A good part time job.

    Current Employee - Meat Clerk
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay for p-t, flexible schedule, helpful management.

    Cons

    Not a lot of professional improvement opportunities.

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    AWESOME

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

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores part-time (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Great Place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Only good if you are in high school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Attendant in Marion, IA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Attendant in Marion, IA

    I worked at Fareway Food Stores part-time (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
  10.  

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

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

    I have been working at Fareway Food Stores part-time (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
  11.  

    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

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