Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • flexible hours depending on department you work in (in 20 reviews)

  • Corporate has made it difficult for part-time employees to receive benefits any more (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has high expectations from a small group of people (in 23 reviews)

  • Company just wants to hire a bunch of part time people that are not very reliable (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Produce Clerk

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Tinley Park, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts and friendly associates

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Offer more raises

  2. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fox River Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fox River Grove, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and mostly friendly customers.

    Cons

    The hours aren't always the best.

  3. Meat Wrapper

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Wrapper in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Meat Wrapper in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Represented by Union
    Pay raises
    Free uniforms
    Based on your availability
    5% discount

    Cons

    Management often think they run the department, that it belongs to them.
    Union dues
    No guaranteed hours
    No social life
    Only negative recognition

    Advice to Management

    To be more flexible and try their best to match BOTH needs of associate and the business.

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  5. Great people to work with but little pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facer/Stocker in Villa Park, IL
    Current Employee - Facer/Stocker in Villa Park, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, employees also a good start out job for teens

    Cons

    Way to much work for such little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay for workers

  6. Grocery Clerk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

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

    Pros

    Super easy, cool managers, can be fun

    Cons

    Same thing over and over again, customers are really annoying, always cleaning up stuff that falls, lazy coworkers, you get cut a lot by boxes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so annoying about little things

  7. Great first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    short shift, minimal work, chances for extra hours

    Cons

    twelve hours weeks when new people are hired

  8. Customer Service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco full-time

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

    Pros

    Stable environment to work at. Maintained retail conditions. Lucid directives from management and an easy environment to assimilate into. Decent first job.

    Cons

    Confusing structures of bosses. Did not like any of the management staff. They mostly seemed scared of making decisions. Most of my time spent there was just looking busy so that nobody would bother me.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building employees upwards. Do not waste time with bad managers/supervisors. Dissolve the union so that you do not get taken advantage of by crappy employees.

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    Bakery Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are going to be in the same position you are in.

    Cons

    upper management will find an excuse to screw you over at any chance to make their lives easier or make them look good.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers better if you really want to have a good CSI rating.

  10. Scan Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, backed by the union, fair pay and good training.

    Cons

    It's extremely hard to get full time in this company. Scheduling can leave the departments a little short handed.

    Advice to Management

    My interaction with management has always been positive.

  11. Money was decent. The Management sucked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Union job so pay is good

    Cons

    The management is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Poor

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