Graeters

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Graeters Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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  1.  

    I worked at Graeters for about 2 years. It was fun, easy work, but pretty tiresome during the summer.

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Springboro, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Springboro, OH

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Many free sample products
    -Flexible schedules (some employees only worked ~5 hours a week)
    -Easy to change shifts with other employees
    -Family owned business means you will see and get to know the Graeters family
    -You get to learn about the company and tour the factory

    Cons

    -Because the company is so small, management seems to be a tightly-knit "clique" sometimes. Employees who are trying to climb the ladder at Graeters may find themselves out of the loop.
    -Shifts can be dull and long during the winter, and you will have lines out the door almost every night during the summer.
    -You won't typically get a raise for working consecutive years. This seems to be a gray area not well-understood by either the employees or management.
    -Many high-schoolers work here and not all of them have a great work ethic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - Team Member in Westerville, OH

    I have been working at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, free ice cream, not very difficult

    Cons

    High turn over among managers, extremely busy during the summer, the company is very cheap and will staff the minimum amount that they can. We are often understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find good managers and use incentives to keep them around. It hurts the store, the employees and the customers when we constantly have new managers coming into the store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people you work with are awesome but the people you work for, not so much.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with a team of people of different beliefs, practices, and walks of life. Employee relationships can be very close and can be like a family sometimes.

    Cons

    I was promoted into lower management and received a very minimal pay raise. I also was given a great deal of responsibility. The company had us doing the same things that our salaried manager did and worked about the same amount of hours but did not offer us Full Time employment. My pay was reduced without notice even though I was a candidate for further promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about expansion and worry about the employees that you have first. Seeing as how tightly knit they have threatened to leave. From personal experience, we had a team of about twenty and if two people quit over the grievances of our disregarding manager then all but about three would also leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so "Graet"

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Graeters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They were somewhat flexible with scheduling. Free ice cream.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, never had a performance review or a raise in three years. Worked my arse off and never had much to show for it.

    I did extra work for the regional manager and was promised compensation but was never paid.

    Worked double shifts without as much as a 15 minute break. (double shifts = 13+ hours)

    Boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct performance reviews. Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Team Member

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Mariemont, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Mariemont, OH

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great management, fun environment, room for growth.

    Cons

    The only con is you might get ice cream on your arms from scooping ice cream from time to time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to gain entry level experience.

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    Former Employee - Team Manager in Gahanna, OH
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Gahanna, OH

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They allowed opportunity for growth among the various levels of management. Flexible with your availability, works with your schedule.

    Cons

    Managers never seem to stay longer than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for more feedback from our employees. They're the ones who see issues and hear reviews from customers directly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for entry level job

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a pretty easy job

    Cons

    Not much money is made in tips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to some of the 2nd generation employee rules

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad for a first job, but have to do a lot of chores

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are usually pretty flexible with yours and pretty easy to get a shift covered if you need to ask off. Not a highly demanding job, so its pretty stress free. Great for a first job. Not to mention the ice cream is amazing!

    Cons

    Shifts are usually only like 4 hours, so if con if you are looking for over 20 hours a week, Pro if you are looking for just a few hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The shift managers need to include themselves in the daily routine more. When I worked their the shift manager sat in the office and read a book while they barked orders to clean and would sit in the back even if we were slammed busy and needed some more help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The work enviornment at Graeters is amazing

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    Current Employee - Ice Cream Scooper in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Ice Cream Scooper in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Graeters part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is very easy to get a promotion, and the co- workers treat you like family. Its a hard job, but the enviornment makes it worth it

    Cons

    The equipment is pretty heavy, and it can take time to learn the ways of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great first job experience!

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Team Member in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Graeters part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    FREE ICE CREAM as long as you don't pig out. Great people to work with and a friendly environment. The scholarship program was a nice bonus to get every six months.

    Cons

    The amount of hours was limited and starting pay was very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise starting pay for crew members!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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