Grocery Outlet Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Cashier, assisted in training approximately four others after me, assisted many other departments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chehalis, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chehalis, WA

    I have been working at Grocery Outlet full-time

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing -- fun worker environment, from baggers to the managers. Build relationships with customers, 99% are regulars. Ability to branch out, help other departments, despite official title -- depending on the day. Good summer, or at least short-term, job. Gain 40hrs/week quickly with o of work. Quirks and fun! We're all fun and crazy here!

    Cons

    Owners are good at numbers, but can be bad with people. Schedules are rarely done in a timely fashion. Requests for days are often unfulfilled. Calling in sick, or being sent home sick, more than one day can result in severely cut hours. No benefits. No representation. Mediocre pay -- No union, no pay raise requirements. Little growth capacity. 99% of customers are regulars, remember, so you'll have to deal with the ones you can't stand a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend to listen. Actually listen.
    If the day is busy, don't get after your cashiers for having lines (the customers won't die of waiting).
    Don't disregard requests.
    Close on the major holidays -- you're supposed to be family focused.
    Get the schedule out on time, our families depend on them to plan life.
    Reward employees when they succeed, even if success is small.
    Appreciate quirks, it's what makes us, us.

  2. My Favorite Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Grocery Outlet part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, including managers
    Flexible hours
    Understanding of disabilities
    Store charge
    Kind customers
    Great prices
    Friendly managers
    Finally updated technology

    Cons

    Management sometimes forgets availability
    No discount
    Questionable customers
    Short breaks
    Food not always best quality
    Second register does not have phone
    Ghost phone calls
    Hours get cut if you call off

    Advice to Management

    Praise employees individually; we would loved to be recognized!
    Investigate WAY out of date food
    Give raises to those deserving
    Ease up on brakes

  3. G.O.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oakhurst, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oakhurst, CA

    I have been working at Grocery Outlet full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Love working in the grocery business I have been at grocery outlet for over a year, and am one of the few employees still there that helped open the store in August 2013. Wonderful business.

    Cons

    No communication with management. And it's always a war between morning and night crew about who's duties are who's. No room for advancement though. I've been in the same position for the full year, while others who have been there less amount of time have become managers that micromanage you.

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  5. Department manager and cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Placerville, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Placerville, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the work and responsibility

    Cons

    Bad management, terribly work environment, pay is little work is hard, I was managing 3 departments, ordering, inventory, stock, cashier

    Advice to Management

    Pay what the employee deserves, appreciate your employees,

  6. Ever changing work environment

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

    I have been working at Grocery Outlet part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun working environment with other employees. Managers are relaxed and don't micromanage you.

    Cons

    Poor communication in management. High turnover rate. Not much chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    improve on communication

  7. UNDERPAID. not enough help. rude coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Grocery Outlet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    such easy work. easy interview. apparently any dummy can work here.

    Cons

    underpaid. bad managers. stupid coworkers

    Advice to Management

    pay your good employees. acknowledge what they do for you.

  8. Stocker Review

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

    I worked at Grocery Outlet part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good starting job, easy training and not a hard company to get in to. Also received quite a few more hours than I expected

    Cons

    Poor management, poor leadership. Product is expired and in some cases shouldn't be put on shelves but is anyway. Management treats the new people badly and will stick you with some disgusting jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, pay a fair wage, try doing the job yourself sometime.

  9. Great place to work

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

    I worked at Grocery Outlet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they have good benefits, pay

    Cons

    the hours are sometimes tricky, but usually flexible

  10. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grocery Outlet

    Pros

    People, customers, helping the community, owning your own store, yearly trip with other owners

    Cons

    Owners only get 14% of sales to pay employees, bills, and all of GO bills. GO gets 86% of daily sales.

  11. Decent Job, Great for experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grocery Outlet

    Pros

    Grocery outlet is an independently ran store. My boss is the owner of the business. He is a great boss and thought me how to run a beautiful store. but the pay is poor and there is no benefits

    Cons

    The pay is not great and there is no benefits

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