Jewel-Osco

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Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
326 Reviews
2.7
326 Reviews
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Jewel-Osco Chairman, President & CEO Wayne C. Sales
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74 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    I really did like it here, I just couldn't keep up...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Not a bad place to work, just way too many workers so you get no hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job isn't too bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    A lot of hours are available

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have interviews before hiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started this company as a GREAT place to work, now its just OK, but not complaining...could be worst, like Dominick's.

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

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Jewel is the benefits, the opportunities, yes you start out part-time, but this job is what you make it. At times I couldn't stand my job, but its like that almost every where, so I changed my attitude, and the job was better. PS. More stores equal more opportunities, I'm just saying!!

    Cons

    Like everyone else said, managers can be a bit harsh, but that also changes along with everything else. You just have to learn and adjust at Jewel. Don't get me wrong, some managers are adorable, others are viscous, only because of the new company ways. When upper management tackles store management, it trickles down to the associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restart the Happy Camp Seminars

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Stressful, late nights, work weekends

  7.  

    Previous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8.  

    This company allows for advancement and is very flexible with hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like that the managers are nice and the customers are friendly. There is different types of jobs within the departments. Flexible schedules and descent pay.

    Cons

    There is often times that you will work late one night and early the next day. Physically demanding, you may have to lift a lot of heavy merchandise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    The union helps a bit

    Cons

    Other employees that do the same job as you try to boss you around

  10.  

    good for a highschool student

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    Current Employee - Front End Service Clerk/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Front End Service Clerk/Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    associate discounts off of groceries, save me hundreds of dollars. new games every three months where customers can play as well as associates

    Cons

    new uniforms constantly, new policies and rules almost every month. Depends on the managers, some are laid back and others aren't. little room for upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for a minimum wage part time job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management style, poor training, top-down management style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees more, treat them with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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