Grocery Outlet Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. G.O.

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Department manager and cashier

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay what the employee deserves, appreciate your employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Ever changing work environment

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    improve on communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. UNDERPAID. not enough help. rude coworkers

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    underpaid. bad managers. stupid coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Stocker Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grocery Outlet

    Pros

    they have good benefits, pay

    Cons

    the hours are sometimes tricky, but usually flexible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Deceitful

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    Former Employee - Mamanger in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Mamanger in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Hire and train you own crew

    Cons

    Not owning you own business. not being able to preform at your highest level. It's very hard to control theft in the locations Grocery Outlet put their stores and the upper Management give you no help on this matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always believe what your told.
    Don't get rid of good Managers because they make more money than budgeted for. All the old timers do it, they just now how to record it before inventory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Not a bad starting place for grocery jobs

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    It is pretty easy Grocery.

    Cons

    It does not pay very well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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