Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated July 4, 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. Helpful (1)

    Good Job for teens

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier

    I worked at Jewel-Osco

    Pros

    The pros of jewel is that it is a well structured job for teens and teaches young adults a good work ethic, in a well organized setting.

    Cons

    Not a career, the pay is low and the more you make an hour the less hours you will work, it a tedious job and there is not much room to grow.


  2. Easy down management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

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

    Pros

    Benefits , union, paid vacation , flexble

    Cons

    Low pay, rude employees/customers , working holidays

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect to much from employees who are underpayed


  3. Working at a grocery store

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

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco

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

    Pros

    Its a good job to work when you first get a job. You learn to deal with all types of people. You a get an discount even though its not a lot, but it helps. The people you work with are cool you also get payed weekly.

    Cons

    15 min breaks, when the managers are there they can be very annoying, and the pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    managers need to stop showing favoritism


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  5. Cashier

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

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits!! And some great people!

    Cons

    Not worth the headache! Too many expectations! And don't pay enough!

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking you're so much more important then the rest of us!! You have a retail job.


  6. Good first time Job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Clerk in Carol Stream, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good management, union, great work schedule, good experience

    Cons

    Amount of work, big loads, pay, horrible job outlook in terms of promotion, and holiday benefits


  7. Great Place, Needs Some Improvement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    If you are just starting in the job market, they have the perfect positions for people with no experience and will train you.

    Cons

    As you move higher up through the ranks, promotions become very political, even though it is a union shop.

    Advice to Management

    Be in the field more. Don't lock yourselves behind a desk or in meetings. Go out and work the stores so that you have a hands on approach to solving real problems.


  8. Part time

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great if you are a people person lots of people to talk to, friends and family day is great

    Cons

    Everyone including my hiring supervisor was part time and didn't seem to have benefits


  9. Bagger

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and build grocery experience.

    Cons

    Nothing. Great place to work!


  10. cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Good experiences Learn new things

    Cons

    Sundays and Mondays super busy

    Advice to Management

    encourage employees more


  11. Helpful (1)

    Bagger

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

    Good working hours for high school

    Cons

    Minimum pay Union for a non Union job

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and give them better benefits to want to stay there



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