Key Food Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. I have been working at Key Food part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, learn life skills, relatively easy to work there

    Cons

    Low pay, only 15 minute breaks, no employee discounts

  2. Half worth it for a high school student.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Floral Park, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Floral Park, NY

    I worked at Key Food part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -only that is was local

    Cons

    -pay is awful and you won't get a raise unless you've known the manager before being hired
    -customers are some of the worst in the business
    -schedule is semi-flexible, they'll put you on for days and hours you have class
    -no employee discount
    -in fact, employees are prohibited from shopping there, which was awful for me seeing as its the only super market within walking distance
    -no respect
    -management is very aggressive
    -given fewer hours daily to avoid giving employees 30 minute breaks
    -outdated technology

  3. The managers never spoke to each other.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Key Food

    Pros

    Pretty easy job, not too much stress involved, nice co-workers. Quiet and clean store.

    Cons

    The managers never spoke to each other, so one would state a rule and another would have no idea and say something completely different.

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  5. Straightforward Job..Could offer more new employee support

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Key Food

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to grasp
    Most locations have friendly employees

    Cons

    Not much support for new employees
    Schedule done on week by week basis
    Could devise better strategies for teaching newbies fruits/veggies/baked goods #s

  6. NOT THE NEST PLACE TO WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Cashier in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Grocery Cashier in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at Key Food

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

    Pros

    There were no pros at all

    Cons

    15 minute break
    Stand all day touching wet produce
    Filling consumer bags with heavy items
    Lazy costumers
    No tip
    Made your skin feel icky being in there
    Memorizing a bunch of codes for carrots bananas onion different potatoes as well as leafy products and other fruits and vegetables
    MINIMUM WAGE

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more
    Separate the fridge items from the aisle items
    Give people a longer break
    Have some sympathy

  7. i have worked there for a year as a cashier...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Key Food part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - friendly working environment

    Cons

    - horrible pay
    - not enough hours
    -unorganized
    - severe favoritism

    Advice to Management

    be less judgemental and reward those who actually do things around the store.

  8. Cashier Review

    Former Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Key Food part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, Easy to catch on, All managers are really professional and easy to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes overwhelming with the amount of customers but once in a blue moon it gets like that

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade cashier system

  9. Laid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Key Food part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well, from my position the only thing I really looked forward to was the free food.

    Cons

    Not much training. Probably because they wasn't the ones paying me so they didn't get personally with me.

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands on when training your new crew members. Keep em busy,

  10. Terrible, terrible, terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Maspeth, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Maspeth, NY

    I have been working at Key Food part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Coworkers are some of the friendliest people I know
    -You can easily switch the days you're working with someone else with no consequences to you. Very convenient when you're scheduled on days you already had plans.
    -Payment is weekly as opposed to bi-weekly as most places do

    Cons

    Everything else!
    -Management is absolutely terrible. If a customer is yelling at one of us about a sale that ended WEEKS ago, managers will give it to them anyway. They don't defend us at all when customers are treating us like dirt.
    -90% of the customers are rude, inconsiderate, ungrateful, and have disgusting attitudes. They treat us like sub-human.
    -A lot of customers are very friendly with the white cashiers but not the rest of us. Management does nothing in these situations either.
    -FAVORITISM! And a LOT of it! A handful of the girls can get away with literally doing NOTHING and being on their phones the entire shift, but some of us can't even go off-register to eat without being questioned or scolded. One of the managers dislikes several of the girls without reason and talks down to them.
    -No actual break times given. Also, no break room. When we take a few minutes to eat lunch, we have to sit on boxes and use the bagging area of the last register as a table. We can't even take that "lunch break" unless another girl can stand on our register for us, but we're not allowed to eat at the register either.
    -A lot of the prices for things on the shelves are misplaced or just downright wrong. Sale prices don't always ring up and, that means a customer trying to ague with you and having to trek around the store to find the prices in the aisles. Too many things in the store don't even have price tags on them to begin with.
    -Very old cash register technology. Sometimes doesn't scan things. Multiple button combinations for very basic tasks. Receipt machine jams very often. Handling food stamp cards can be a hassle because the machine doesn't always read the cards. No backspace or undo button if you make a mistake typing in someone's card number.
    -No opportunity for growth. You could be a cashier for 2 years and still only be a cashier. A few of the girls have moved on to filing or counting drawers, but it's the same pay and they still have to do cashiering work.
    -Usually only one person taking phone orders. There are several days where over 10 people call in, and it becomes VERY overwhelming. Managers want at least two of the 4 girls on register which is always impossible with them letting certain ones do whatever they want instead of actually working, so we often can't help whoever is doing the phone orders.
    -It's minimum wage, so don't expect to be making a lot of money from this job. And for all the nonsense we have to put up with, the pay is definitely not worth the trouble. There are also no benefits to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    At this point, just get new management.

  11. I learned life and working skills that will benefit my future career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Key Food part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It teaches you how to be patient most importantly communication skills.

    Cons

    Other workers do not come on time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good work.

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