Jewel-Osco Reviews

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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. Annoynomus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, medical, dental, 401k

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees more, they do all of the grunt work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Started as a bagger during high school and worked my way up to the service desk.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Charles, IL

    I worked at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    Very flexible with scheduling hours and usually requested days off are always approved. There is a lot of room for growth with this company. They provide benefits and give regular raises.

    Cons

    Required to work some holidays and at least one day each weekend. Unfortunately when you are a new employee you get stuck with all the worst possible hours because its based on seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers were great and a pleasure to work for, others could really work on being a little more friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not bad for a first job

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -Unionized
    -Part time workers also eventually get vacations
    -Usually coworkers are great, as are most managers

    Cons

    -Customers are less than friendly (probably because of how "low class" Jewel itself is perceived to be)
    -No real way of being promoted, unless you work there for countless years (or you're promoted from bagger to cashier)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Just a job.....nothing more, nothing less

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    Former Employee - Store Clerk
    Former Employee - Store Clerk

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My position was unionized, so paid vacation time, holidays, and personal days were a nice perk...especially for a part time job, but with the pay being so low....that was the only true benefit.

    Cons

    -Management constantly changes - killing any positive rapport you may have had prior.
    -Attention always focused on the "Jewel Side"....leaving Osco employees feeling unimportant, undervalued, and unappreciated.
    -Many Store Directors have a pompous attitude and don't listen or care about the "peons" that keep their store running successfully.
    -Managers are extremely overworked....working as long as 12 hr days and even coming in on their off days just to catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Start appreciating your store employees and how they are the backbone of what keeps the company rolling. Put your egos aside and realize just how valuable they are.
    -ALSO.... if you provided some room for advancement...employees might start to actually care about their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good starting off job

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Waukegan, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    Flexible hours still have a life with this job

    Cons

    I would change the amount of hours they give

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. My experience working here is okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    there is always a project to tackle....good benefits...flexibility

    Cons

    Low wages and not enough hours 12 hours per week just dosn't cut it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    issue out more hours and increase wages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Not very satisfying. But better than most jobs out there

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Wheaton, IL

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

    Pros

    I have fun working with my friends, and time goes by quick if its busy

    Cons

    Management is horrible, they yell at us for everything. And working with lazy co workers sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with us instead of against us, understand how it feels when we work hard all day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Not a bad place to work, just way too many workers so you get no hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    Good pay, great and kind co workers, cart pushing is a bit tedious and frustrating but gives you a break kinda.

    Cons

    Breaks normally way too early in your shift. Short 4 hour shifts. Expected to do 3 different things at once. Bosses suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less employees so your workers can have hours and actually get the hang of the job. Train them a bit better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. I really did like it here, I just couldn't keep up...

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Munster, IN
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Munster, IN

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

    Pros

    The people, weekly pay, long breaks...

    Cons

    Carts. I absolutely loved everything about this job except that. I couldn't keep up, and felt I was letting the store down. I have many, many years cashier experience. If only they'd have let me on a register...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't automatically start employees as baggers. Go by experience!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    One of the good things about it is you get paid weekly but considering you only get a few hours a week. Weekly pay dont matter

    Cons

    Females can be cart pusherS. I feel like that is for boys. You really dont get that many hours. All bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

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