Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • flexible hours depending on department you work in (in 20 reviews)

  • Benefits even for part-time employees (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is a revolving door (currently on 5th president in as many years) (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. okay job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always smell sweet in the bakery, nice customers

    Cons

    Nothing much really just people trying to order when you're closing or having to write on cakes.


  2. want to see better provements

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

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close by where I live, nice could workers

    Cons

    constantly changing the schedule, no ac on they are not on time with giving breaks or lunches short handed at night's

    Advice to Management

    Quit changing the schedule once its posted, service desk supervisors need to help out way more, have baggers for cashiers, answer the page man when we need assistance, quit hiding in the service desk office, start cracking down on employees that abuse there breaks


  3. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefit and perks.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling is obvious. Big company is not easy to change.


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  5. Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Not too hard of a job once you get the hang of it, somewhat flexible hours

    Cons

    Management at my location was very passive aggressive, the employees were great but not the best work environment


  6. Clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco

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

    Pros

    Good part time job, usually flexible with hours. Work is not to bad. Always moving around so you get good exercise. 401k matching

    Cons

    Pay is not that great, store managers are always getting moved around. Very labor intensive and requires you to get your hands and cloths dirty

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving managers around from store to another. One manager orders seasonal products and another manager has to deal with it.


  7. Loved it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

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

    Pros

    -Good schedule -Great costumers and workers -Friendly and funny

    Cons

    -Uniforms -Can be stressful -managers could be nicer -overworked

    Advice to Management

    -Don't always critize


  8. bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees, discounts, ok schedule, good for college students

    Cons

    Not enough hours, don't paid enough


  9. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    You are able to gain experience. Most coworkers and customers are friendly, social, and hardworking people. Every now and then you get a new challenge.

    Cons

    Management is unfair, gives people too many breaks as in conduct and timely management. Some customers are extremely rude.


  10. Jewel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bake Shop Department in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Bake Shop Department in Aurora, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being in a union Guaranteed 40 hours a week if you're full time Offers benefits

    Cons

    Management is God awful Literally all managers have no clue what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue- pay attention to your employees and don't treat them like your slaves.


  11. It's What you'd Expect

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    Current Employee - Stocker in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Stocker in Lombard, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the workers you'll meet here are good people who just want to do their job. The managers will vary. If you like physical work then this is for you. The day will fly by as long as you actually apply yourself and work. Most days 8 hours goes by without and boredom. There is always something to do. If you enjoy helping people you'll get your fill of this as well. Most of the customers are wonderful people, polite, nice, and understanding.

    Cons

    Low pay. Schedules will change frequently, and you'll lose days off. Poor training. It's retail as well, you have to deal with customers, so while most are normal, you will have the few that are there simply to treat you like dirt. There's very little room to move up, and very few positions to move up to. The benefits are pretty good for the individual, however, you need to work there for 5 years (Yes, YEARS) before your spouse/children are fully covered under their insurance plan. The raises are sparse and based mostly on service time and not merit. It's not fair, but again, it's retail. Anyone not familiar with what that means will understand within the first couple of weeks of working there. Also get used to working Holidays.

    Advice to Management

    The people making decisions(upper management) should have some years of experience actually working in the environment they are trying to manage. Much of your expectations are so unreasonable for the daily working of a store. The only way much of what you think should be done would only be accomplished by closing the doors and preventing the customers from coming in, which would defeat the purpose.



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