Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. Great first job

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

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

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

    Pros

    short shift, minimal work, chances for extra hours

    Cons

    twelve hours weeks when new people are hired

  2. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable environment to work at. Maintained retail conditions. Lucid directives from management and an easy environment to assimilate into. Decent first job.

    Cons

    Confusing structures of bosses. Did not like any of the management staff. They mostly seemed scared of making decisions. Most of my time spent there was just looking busy so that nobody would bother me.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building employees upwards. Do not waste time with bad managers/supervisors. Dissolve the union so that you do not get taken advantage of by crappy employees.

  3. Scan Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, backed by the union, fair pay and good training.

    Cons

    It's extremely hard to get full time in this company. Scheduling can leave the departments a little short handed.

    Advice to Management

    My interaction with management has always been positive.

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  5. Bakery Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people you work with are going to be in the same position you are in.

    Cons

    upper management will find an excuse to screw you over at any chance to make their lives easier or make them look good.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers better if you really want to have a good CSI rating.

  6. Money was decent. The Management sucked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Union job so pay is good

    Cons

    The management is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Poor

  7. Good company culture, flexible scheduling

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours and scheduling - management will work with you to work around your schedule especially if you are in school. Training is very good

    Cons

    None come to mind, only would be working on various holidays but that is expected, you rotate

    Advice to Management

    Seems to be doing very well

  8. I don't like it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

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

    Pros

    -My co-workers are very nice
    -I have learned fruit codes
    -I have learned how not to treat employees.
    -Job security
    -That is all.

    Cons

    Management is just outright mean sometimes. We are always short-handed. We are always busy, and when we're not, we're given busywork. The job is boring, and every little bad thing that happens in the store is the little peoples' fault. Very up-tight environment.

  9. ok first time

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Naperville, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours for high school and college students and thats about it

    Cons

    managers suck, pay sucks, don't care if your out of town and can't work you get in trouble for it, they like to schedule 4 hours and 15 min or 4 hours and 45 minutes and when you get the 6 hour and 45 minute it means you still get one break. Ive been told many times that you get your hours by seniority but when a new cashier that started a week ago gets the day shift an you that has been there for 4 years gets the highschooler shift 3-10pm kind of does not seem that way.

    Advice to Management

    care for the lower people under the management. raise pay for those who are hard working not periodically

  10. Very demanding on management and unconcerned about your personal life

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most store associates are hard working and easy to get along with.
    Get to know regular customers and they appreciate seeing you in the store.

    Cons

    Overworked, understaffed departments.
    Poor communication among corporate management, lots of time spent doing re-work because each corporate manager wants things different.
    No regard for your personal life, want you to work as much is needed until the job is done.
    Say they care about personal development, but don't show it, you are just a body (easily replaced)
    Corporate management is hypocritical
    Had a corporate manager who commuted weekly from another state.

    Advice to Management

    Consistant communications (no conflicting messages) to eliminate re-work.
    Develop proper staffing levels

  11. Annoynomus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, medical, dental, 401k

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

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

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