Jewel-Osco
2.8 of 5 192 reviews
www.jewelosco.com Itasca, IL 5000+ Employees

Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.8 192 reviews

                             

24% Approve of the CEO

Jewel-Osco Chairman, President & CEO Wayne C. Sales

Wayne C. Sales

(46 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
192 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Sundays you get paid a dollar more, 15% discount, flexible hours"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Corporate has made it difficult for part-time employees to receive benefits any more"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "As soon as I was promoted my hours dropped from 20-25 to 12 hours a week"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Mangement would cut hours and you would be working 12 hours a week if you were part time"
    in 15 reviews
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Nice for a part-time, but not great for a long term situation unless you get Full-time.

Checker (Former Employee)
Des Plaines, IL

I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time for more than 3 years

ProsDepending on the areas within the store and the people it can be a very friendly environment.

ConsThey have hiring freezes a lot that had caused a lot of employees to not be able to move up despite hard work on their part.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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so far so good

CSD/Receiving Clerk (Current Employee)
Palatine, IL

I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time for less than a year

Prosits an easy good not really stressful

Conspay could be a little more

Advice to Senior Managementoffer more full time positions and better pay

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

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It's okay...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jewel-Osco

ProsYou get paid on time
There are bonuses and you can win monetary prizes monthly

Cons50hrs
taxes body
no help/short of staff
expects miracles

Advice to Senior Managementstop making us miserable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Geneva, IL

I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time for less than a year

Prosgreat friends
Not very stressful
Very nice place to work

ConsLong hours
The managers are ok.

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

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Ok but no full time no insurance.

Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)
Joliet, IL

I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time for less than a year

ProsLove my co workers and working with the public and have met a lot of great people but I need fuul time.

ConsEarly hours but I work what they give me. Low pay anmd no benefits for part time people.

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't think that there employees come first anymore and it was never like that 30 years ago.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good First job

Grocery Clerk (Current Employee)
Aurora, IL

I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGuaranteed hours very nice people, opportunities to advance to full time, good benefits

ConsUnion lets bad employees skate by by just showing up, bad employees hardly get punished, no accountability, have to pay union dues which is like $9 a week and may not be a lot to a full time employee but it is to part time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing I know the union hardly lets you discipline bad employees but giving favor to the good ones is always nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Average high school job

Facer/Stocker (Former Employee)
Lombard, IL

I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time for more than a year

ProsThe work is obviously extremely easy, weekly paycheck is nice, can request days off a week in advance. You can get health care I believe after 2 years of working.

ConsManagers are a little power hungry. As a high schooler I don't really need a union yet I was forced to still pay union fees. Sometimes make you do work that isn't in the job description.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind better managers that overlook stockers, facers, and cashiers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice job for students in high school

Facer (Former Employee)

I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible schedule as far as during school.

ConsAlot of weekend and holiday work

Advice to Senior ManagementSpread out the weekend work.

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Stocker (Former Employee)
Silvis, IL

I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time for more than 3 years

ProsEasy job. Worked with friends.

ConsPay was pathetic. Management was pathetic.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your good employees better hours and better work will be done.

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

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Great Place to Work

Grocery Clerk (Current Employee)
Batavia, IL

I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood pay great hours fun people to work with great benefits

Consupper management needs a little improvement

Advice to Senior ManagementCOMMUNICATION!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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