Jewel-Osco

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Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
323 Reviews
2.7
323 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. 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 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

  8.  

    good for a highschool student

    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Deli Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Oak Lawn, IL

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

    Pros

    Get discounts and work with some great people.

    Cons

    Managers are rude and some customers treat you lik crap

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Some managers were horrible

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

    I worked at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    good hours, room to move up

    Cons

    management could improve, high turnover rate

  11.  

    Unchanged.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chef's Kitchen (Deli)
    Current Employee - Chef's Kitchen (Deli)

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

    Pros

    - If you are a hard worker and don't fraternize, you will be recognized. Push surveys because nobody else is.
    - SM goes out of his way to make customers/employees feel special, also is passionate about his position.
    - There is room to move up if you choose.
    - Within 3 weeks of working, the SM has asked for me to start management training.
    - Decent pay at entry level, as long as you have some experience.

    Cons

    - Hard work generally means pulling the weight with your "team".
    - Half of the said "team" are drug users.
    - Minimum wage, minimum work attitude
    - Be prepared to close within your first week with any other new people
    - Very repetitive workload.
    - Full-time workers can be moved to other locations without their consent.
    - Management would prefer you would not be sick, however they rarely follow their own advice (leaving early, poor management of time, etc)
    - A returning employee's first words to me, "God I hate this place, I'm only here because of Union pension."
    - Being a troglodyte does not prohibit you from working here.
    - unbelievable amounts of dissent throughout the store ranging from, "Suzy is this and Sally is that, Managers just love Suzy. Can't believe Suzy told me this, hope she get's fired. Nobody ever gets fired, I wish they would fire me."
    - Ops teams clearly have so much to do and work with, it's no wonder to me how they can always be upset at different stores in regards to departments.

    This is the second time working for this company, the first time being as a bagger as my first job 10 years ago. Halfway across the U.S., it feels like the poor work ethic and lack of care is maybe a part of working here. The faces I see in all departments are actually void of emotion with the exception of a few people. Customers are generally avoided and considered a nuisance. Even employees are avoided in some departments. The utmost downfall is that this attitude is infectious and can easily spread to new employees and is apparent that it does.

    If this sounds far fetched, perhaps you should take a look at the break room. Filled with people, yet completely silent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain things start at the cutting room floor, judging character and whatnot. I assume that the turnover must be very high if the employees being brought in are either completely dense or pessimistic. All of the faults that I have are quite literally with the people in the department vs. the actual job itself, so take this experience with a grain of salt. You can't train those who do not care nor teach those who desire the knowledge to make a job a better experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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