Lunds & Byerlys Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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Tres Lund III
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  1. Amazing Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great bosses, opportunity for advancement, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    it is retail, so working nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be friendly, open, positive, and encouraging to all employees


  2. Very professional experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment and good training available

    Cons

    Point system is very confusing


  3. Restaurant Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good perks and benefits, team environment

    Cons

    Working some holidays and weekends


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  5. Bagger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lunds & Byerlys part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work customers can be nice

    Cons

    Not enough hours available to give if you're looking for over 28 hours good luck there unable to give it plus know opportunity for full time

    Advice to Management

    Start offering real hours to hell with the union be done with them so people have a reason to work there start offering full-time


  6. Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator
    Current Employee - Process Operator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As my first job, I enjoyed working here. Some of the perks were an employee discount card for L&B stores, and a flexible work schedule which was nice as a student. Overall good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Seniority, Union controlled, stress, old machines

    Advice to Management

    New equipment would be nice


  7. Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Union, pay raises depending on how long you've been working there(ex. You get a raise every 6 months).

    Cons

    Seniority, the managers decide who gets promoted.


  8. L&B Bakery

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lunds & Byerlys part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly Coworkers; Great work environment; Approachable management; Dedicated employees who've been there for years; They care about their employees; Everyone is paid equally because it is a union job and it is all based on senority.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up to higher positions; Work environment is not multicultural; the bakery in some locations has a separate union than the rest of the store, meaning you cannot cross train in other departments. Employees who slack off are hard to get rid of because of the union.

    Advice to Management

    Put money into new equipment


  9. Union controlled grocery store

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Original concept elevated this company above other grocery stores. Employees overall are of a different caliber-ceo has more of a hands-on approach.

    Cons

    Since acquisition of Rainbow company noticed a more negative atmosphere as Rainbow personnel were accommodated. Wages are controlled by meatcutters union. Store policies are controlled by union contracts. Health insurance not available to part time workers under30 hours.


  10. Was once a better company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lunds & Byerlys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am proud to work for Tres Lund. Some of my co-workers are as dedicated as I am and I enjoying working with them. The employee discount benefit is much appreciated. The company does re-invest heavily in the stores.

    Cons

    I am not proud to work for some of the people below Tres Lund. As a long time unionized employee, I am treated as I am some kind of problem. I never asked to be in the union. You in fact told me I needed to join the union if I wanted to come work for you. Now you seem to resent my presence because I did as you requested at the time of my hire. I am well respected by both those I work for and those that work for me. I have been told this repeatedly for decades. If I post for a promotion, I am not even worthy of an interview. You hire people that have not worked a day for you and will not even talk me despite decades of solid service. This is not how you build loyalty among your employees Tres. The company once boasted large amounts of experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable employees. Unfortunately that group of employees are reaching an age of retirement and is constantly shrinking. It will be difficult for the company to replace them with similar long term employees as the industry has changed. It will impossible for the company to replace them with similar employees if the company does not change their ways

    Advice to Management

    In a company where succession planning is supposedly a concern, you need to stop antagonizing the most experienced employees. These employees could be your greatest asset in this area. Instead you treat them as though you just want them to go away. It's sad.


  11. A company that rewards for the wrong reasons...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lunds & Byerlys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    + Decent benefits + An opportunity to exercise while at work + Beautiful stores and fantastic assortment of products

    Cons

    - Poor prescription coverage (80/20) - Store leaders pick favorites to promote and won't allow others to apply for promotions - The company seems to reward tenure over talent, even when someone is mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    - Give the milennials a chance to enter into positions of leadership and management -- we possess stronger interpersonal communication skills than the boomers and other, older generations because we believe in open, honest and transparent communication.



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