Festival Foods

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Festival Foods Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
18 Reviews

3.4
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Could do worse

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kenosha, WI

    Pros

    5% off after 3 months of working there, some advancement, slightly better pay than competitors.

    Cons

    Stress, micromanagement and conflicting sets of expectations from managers, and high turnover rate with point system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for supervisors, ways to earn points back (coming in on days off when needed ect.), and we should actually follow rules that we have and not cave in for rude guests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad Experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    The people you work with (except management) can be fun to work with. Break room is nice.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in the company. After 4 years, I went from Bagger, to Cart Runner, to Cashier. I wanted more, but wasn't able to even switch departments. They also have a hard dress code and very strict points policy (late, sick days, etc). Management take their jobs way too seriously. They don't pay very well at all, and it's hard to get raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the employee discount to at least the tax rate. Also, find more growth for employees, and don't act like jerks when it comes to sick days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is opportunities to advance, providing your manager lets you! I 've made many long term friendships with my co-workers. We've been through many ups and downs together. I loved some of the guest relations that I have made. We have so many guests that come in specifically to see us and I love making their day!

    Cons

    Management is horrible! They pick favorites and if you're not one of them, you will be harassed until you are forced to quit. You work extremely hard for "not a lotta money" and they continue to expect more and more out of everyone with no additional help and they are very stingy on raises! They say they are one of the best places to work in WI, but the way they treat their employees proves that they are all talk, no action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff when told by many that their is a problem with a dept manager. Don't wait until all your good help that's been there for years decides they are fed up and finds new jobs. Also, if you want to "win WI", you need to start paying your people more. Fast food businesses are paying more than you guys!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people with great advancement opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have confidence in people and want to help you succeed!

    Cons

    It's retail so you get angry customers from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a little more time in the hiring process to make sure people really want to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growing company with many leadership opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is family-owned and also has an ESOP. Compensation is very competitive and they are the only grocery store in the state to offer it's associates a discount on food products. Very welcoming, great culture, and great co-workers!

    Cons

    With growth comes some challenges. Fast-paced nature of the retail business sometimes causes some plans to change exceedingly fast based on customer shopping habits and trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest and believe in associate development, community involvement, and customer service. This is what makes Festival Foods stand out from its competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Im always busy

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Appleton, WI

    Pros

    great meat manager. very solid and expects perfection.

    Cons

    fast paced never a dull moment..rock on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    im content, part time people seem to be over looked...been a meat cutter for 30 years, seen it all and done it all..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    Festival is overall a very good company that focuses on commuinity involvement and the development of the teams.
    Pros:
    Opportunities for development
    Servant Leadership Culture
    Flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    I can't think of any specific cons at this time. The Company really seems to care about their team. The company has recently opened more stores and is growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, Solid Values!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Green Bay, WI

    Pros

    The culture is fun, inviting, and everyone gets along well. The company is growing fast and opening new stores in new cities, offering promotional opportunities to the team.

    Cons

    Retail can be hard sometimes being 24x7. At the end of the day, you have to enjoy your job or it will be draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be no surprises about your expecations and when someone is or is not meeting them. Treat everyone as you want to be treated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good high school job

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    Current Employee - Bagger  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Bagger in Bloomington, MN

    Pros

    The hours are good for service employees plus you get regular 15 minute breaks

    Cons

    The pay and benefits. No employee discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a more supportive, employee friendly atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great values with nota lotta follow through!

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter

    Pros

    Its a job in a growing company. 5% discount and flexible hours sometimes.

    Cons

    Poor benifits, middle management, and unfair treatment of its employees! Voluenteering in the community is almost manditory and they try to take credit for it. The biggest reason for growth is poor compitition and little health department oversight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ready for some real compitition because when Roundys gets sold to a competent management team and Costco comes to town your gonna lose your cash cow! Little change from Cub Foods except lower pay and benifits!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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