Golub
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.pricechopper.com Schenectady, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 18, 2014

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Neil M. Golub

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Selector (Current Employee)
Rotterdam, NY

I have been working at Golub full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat management, fair pay, team atmosphere. This company is also extremely supportive of the military and employees who are also employed by the National Guard

ConsThe company is not that large and there are few opportunities for advancement, especially in the distribution segment. Takes a long time to earn senority.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent for me terrible for new employees.

Grocery Selector (Current Employee)
Schenectady, NY

I have been working at Golub full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent Full Time benefits and Pay. Predictable work schedule. Good Job security. Good general location.

ConsNew employees are getting treated horribly with terrible pay and benefits, no full time positions, newer full time employees will be working every weekend for the foreseeable future. Takes an eternity to accrue the seniority that is required to perform other jobs in the warehouse. Pay differentials for weekends and overnight are abysmal.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit the cronyism, nepotism, and "us vs. them" management attitude. Think more highly of your employees work ethic, its a difficult job that few people want to do. There are no "lazy" people who do warehouse selecting.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Eh.. Ok

Selector (Former Employee)
Rotterdam, NY

I worked at Golub full-time for more than a year

ProsGood starting pay with raises..

ConsWas poorly managed with a high school atmosphere.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop with the power trips. Help your people WANT to succeed not only at their job but also their lives. Flexibly work with college students.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The new corporate scene, and not in a good way

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Golub full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe benefits were great, the pay was good.

ConsI got blackballed out of the company, the higher you go, the more corruption and waste you see, extremely poorly managed company at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people you want to bang, instead of on merit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Highlights of working at Price Chopper

Co-Manager Trainee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Golub

ProsOne of the best reasons to work for Price Chopper is the opportunity availability. As an employee with the company, you are able to apply for weekly job postings that are closed to the general public. Within the program that I am currently in, I have the opportunity to network with many knowledgeable individuals to quickly excel at what I am doing on any given day.

ConsOne of the greatest downsides of working for the company is its "stick to the old way" culture. Many employees have been in the food retail industry for decades and are unable to accept new technologies and changes in operations.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiscover a better way to get lower level employees motivated about change in general.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great High School Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Torrington, CT

I have been working at Golub

ProsAvailability and flexibility is by far the best. If you need a day off you can find someone to cover for you.

ConsThe Micromanagement of employees is a little extensive

Advice to Senior ManagementGo easy on the new employees

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Price Chopper provides acceptable benefits to those who qualify

Front End Cashier (Current Employee)
Pittsfield, MA

I have been working at Golub

ProsPrice Chopper does a good job of hiring internally and promoting its employees so there is a chance to move up within the company if an aptitude for the job is demonstrated. Price Chopper offers decent profit sharing, 401k, and vacation pay once an average of 20 hours is worked a week after a year. Price Chopper also has a good scholarship program in effect for its employees seeking a college education. They offer very flexible scheduling.

Conswhile Price Chopper offers decent benefits to employees who average 20 hours a week or more, on the front end, where I was employed for the majority of my five years, it is hard to work 20 hours a week. Price Chopper over hires and spreads hours out too much. Becuase of this there is a higher turnover among employees and very few employees on the front end I began working with are still there. Many of the managers and supervisors concentrate on problems within the company that are too small and often lose sight of the larger picture.

Advice to Senior ManagementA better job of keeping a consistent work force needs to be done. If the turnover among employees continues customer service can not possibly be as high as it could be. As long as hours remain to be given out so sparingly, it will be impossible to keep a solid workforce and too many resources will need to be spent training new employees. If the employees at price chopper continue to feel as unappreciated as they do, it will only be a matter of time before management's greatest fear comes to life, and that is the company becoming unionized.

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Okay but...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Golub part-time

ProsCo-Workers were nice to work with. The floors were clean and distance to and from work was more than manageable

ConsOften did not have coverage in departments for breaks (would often not get to take lunch break until end of shift). Management asked for too much out of employees with too little manpower

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Food, food, food.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Golub as an intern

ProsPretty laid back, small company. Easy to be recognized by top management and even the owners. Has a great gym facility and cafeteria in the headquarters building.

ConsThe food retail business is not very exciting at times. Can be very boring at times but you need to be creative and make the business fun. If you cannot do this, this business is not for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with cross functional groups. There is separation between business units and makes it seem as though the business is disconnected and almost makes these employees compete against each other even though they should be working together.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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