Foodland Super Market Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Laie, HI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Laie, HI

    I have been working at Foodland Super Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can move up in the company fairly easy just you need to have a pretty good attendance to do so.

    Cons

    They're really strict with your attendance.


  2. If You Can Tolerate It.

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Kaneohe, HI
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Kaneohe, HI

    I worked at Foodland Super Market part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A supermarket is a large social environment where you will see old friends and make new ones. Prepare to be happy and friendly. As a grocery clerk, you will mostly be working on tasks by yourself on our own time, which gives you a lot of freedom and independence. Responsibilities are to keep items on the shelves at all times, breaking delivery loads down and checking them in, and strategically displaying sale items. Completing tasks will leave you with a feeling of self-accomplishment. The company is union so there are great benefits including a pay raise every year and a paid day off on your birthday. Shifts will go by fast due to the fast paced environment. Lifting and carrying items can be a great exercise too. On those hot days, working in the chill can be very refreshing. There are always some fun characters shopping there, or even working there, so you can always get a good laugh in as well.

    Cons

    There are issues with the management at the stores. When the front end gets busy, you are assigned as a back-up cashier, which will make you fall behind on your own tasks. Although the store closes at midnight, grocery clerks will have overnight shifts. The shifts may be peaceful but it will be hard to find sleep, especially since your schedule will not be entirely night shifts. There are times when I would finish working at 6 A.M. and I would have to come in at 4 P.M. on the same day (our shifts are required to have 10 hour breaks between them and they are not ashamed to only give you those 10 hours). Since everyone has a loose independent agenda, things will sometimes go unfinished. Some coworkers tend to always leave something undone for someone else to finish. Cleaning up after everyone can be annoying. Finally, be prepared to miss out on life. When everyone else is enjoying holidays, you will actually be working harder since the store will be busier. The only day that the store is entirely closed is Christmas day. If you have no friends or family (or if you hate them), this could actually be a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    First, there has to be a better way to train ALL employees. Some guys are great workers but don't know enough about what they are doing. Also, treat everyone equally. Every worker, good or bad, has an important role in the company and should be treated that way. Finally, let the employees know that their efforts are being appreciated. It really makes a difference.


  3. curtesy clerk , Backup cashier , liquor etc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foodland Super Market part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very helpful & friendly to customers and there store is organized and they treat every customer and Employee equally in a Fair way just like family I guess.

    Cons

    there is nothing bad to say about Foodland

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything you are doing an awesome job on Managing the store your the best there is I should know I use to be an employee. So good job to the manager of foodland in kihei.


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  5. Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Foodland Super Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Totally a great place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes customers are a bit too demanding


  6. Good but not great

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director in Kahului, HI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director in Kahului, HI

    I worked at Foodland Super Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthcare for management is only 27 dollars a month for the family!

    Cons

    Everything else is questionable. Shoplifters are rampant

    Advice to Management

    Promote the worthy managers


  7. Great career advancement opportunity.

    Former Employee - Anonymous in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Foodland Super Market full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to variety of experiences Collegial environment Supportive colleagues Opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment Wide range of autonomy in work

    Cons

    Large organization run at times too closely by the family group Favoritism at yes prevents true growth opportunities Relationship with Union is too close at times

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to applying more objective criteria to those seeking advancement


  8. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foodland Super Market

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Was able to take time off if requested for it early. Offers double the free or special priced product with Maikai' reward.

    Cons

    Managers are self centered and selfish creeps. Caters to the younger more pretty workers. Basically favortism. Hard to compete to get the good dates on vacation sign ups when senior workers hog the same weeks year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Discounts should be offered more often than just earning a my reward after spending $250.


  9. Great local company

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Foodland Super Market full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very sympathetic to the needs of hourly staff. Workers receive union wages. Benefits are very generous. Opportunity for advancement is available to those looking for it.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary. Management does their best to support the workers. Only the usualy cons associated with cashiering (impatient customers).

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing.


  10. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Foodland Super Market full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, management is accessible all the way to the top.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotion opportunity since most management staff does not leave.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Foodland Super Market is very family orientated.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Pukalani, HI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pukalani, HI

    I worked at Foodland Super Market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ILWU Union Significant pay raises by hours worked Wonderful people and friends Good communication system

    Cons

    "Black out weeks" - You are not allowed to request off during these weeks at any point. It is difficult to request time off with certain particular managers.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should share the work load. Everyone.



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