Price Chopper Supermarkets

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Price Chopper Supermarkets Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
124 Reviews
2.9
124 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and Benefits are fairly good (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, Good ability to switch a shift, Can work around school schedule (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • They do not offer full time to part time employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Want superior customer service while cutting hours (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The most remarkable place to work in that I get to share my passion for what the store has to offer,(i.e. Unbeatable savings on groceries and gas) with all the customers with whom I interact with! A very positive atmosphere!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Teammate in Cicero, NY
    Current Employee - Front End Teammate in Cicero, NY

    I have been working at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment is positive and everyone that works here is so helpful! We have great customers and love making sure that they are well taken care of.

    Cons

    There is nothing that has been a con to my experience here at Price Chopper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do! Keep delivering great selection at great prices and helping us get more for our money! So thankful for what this store has done for me, not only as an employee, but also as a customer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sacker and Cart Pusher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sacker/Cart Pusher in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Sacker/Cart Pusher in Independence, MO

    I have been working at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perfect job for those taking college classes or who are still in high school. If you make friends with the management and customer service life is made easier for you. As long as you conduct yourself as a professional, reliable, and on-time to each shift employee, you will do great! (That includes following the exact dress code word for word). If you want to move up into a full time position I suggest getting on good terms with all the managers and store director and things will fall into place faster than if you don't really know them well. It's who you know not what you know most the time.

    Cons

    Position is not full time, when doing carts customers can be very rude sometimes such as stopping their vehicles directly in front of you as you are pushing 10 carts towards the store, much less on a hill. A machine to push carts would be very much appreciated. High turn over rate due to dissatisfied employees who expected more than what they got out of the job. Starting pay is extremely low starting at $7.25. You can make more at Burger King or Wendies. Most hours you will ever get part-time is around 32 or if you are lucky, 35. Moving up in the company is competitive. Some employees have customers marked as good tippers which will make them refuse to let anybody but themselves do the drive-up, even when it is in clear violation of the employees code of conduct. Some sackers don't do their job right which causes more experienced employees to have to fix mistakes such as correcting the placement of red baskets which can take some time depending on the amount there are that were placed incorrectly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for advancement within the company. Hire people after their first application instead of hiring them after their 6th to 13th one (you'll fill open positions much more quickly that way). Update the training material used for sackers, cashiers, and all other manner of positions employed by Price Chopper. The videos are quite outdated and mostly just repeat what they have already said in each section. or "chapter" as you might call it. Keep up the good work and positivity that you have. Also take into account that although you know every bit of each job responsibility, you may have never actually performed the task or job responsibility. Many times we find out better more innovative ways to finish the job than what is asked of us by management. Management sometimes doesn't recognize that we have a better way that is more efficient than theirs which causes them to think that we need to be "re-trained" when in fact we are getting more done than we would by using their system. Also, train employees in all manner of jobs such as stocking, phone answering, and even dealing with customers because many times sackers just don't communicate positively or professionally with the customer which causes the customer to have a very dull experience while checking out their items. Customers need to have a positive experience so that they will want to come back to the same positive environment. Keep up the good behind-the-scenes work that keeps the company running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hours were fine but overall job atmosphere was dull.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Catskill, NY
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Catskill, NY

    I worked at Price Chopper Supermarkets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You never do things that aren't in your job area, you usually have the same customers and know what they want.

    Cons

    Very dull repetitive work, no bonuses for great work, no shift changes, employment threatened for not being able to make a shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that your employees even the bread maker are the ones who make it all possible. Without them you would be nothing. Treat the great ones a little better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid Part-Time Employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lenox, MA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lenox, MA

    I worked at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The money wasn't bad for the job requirements. Work-life balance was good as I worked part-time. I further strengthened my customer service skills and learned new deli-related skills. Training was good and I felt comfortable asking questions whenever I had them.

    Cons

    Many hours spent on your feet and performing repetitive motions (deli slicers). If a shift earlier than you is slammed with customers and falls behind in performing necessary tasks, more work can fall on the closing shift workers. The situation is made worse if you also happen to be responsible for doing inventory during your closing shift in addition to all your regular closing duties.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    deli clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Schenectady, NY

    I have been working at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    worked part time for 8 years. Good place to work. Has benefits for Part time.

    Cons

    no chance for advancement. They do not offer full time to part time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Easy enough work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Price Chopper Supermarkets

    Pros

    Decent pay for easy work, at least when it wasn't crowded.

    Cons

    No real training, just thrown into the job and expected to learn as you go. Conditions and work environment were also terrible, expect to smell like alcohol after a shift.

  8.  

    You get what you put in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dairy Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Dairy Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Price Chopper Supermarkets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fulltime work with benefits included

    Cons

    not the best pay starting out with long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More micromanaging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not the best, Not the worst

    Current Employee - Bakery Associate
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate

    I have been working at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy Job, Not bad pay for a supermarket

    Cons

    Very stressful and takes on toll on the body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the associates better; do not forget about the "little people" that help make that place it is.

  10.  

    Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier, Price Chopper in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Cashier, Price Chopper in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good for interacting with different types of people. Good starting job. Decent job for part-time hours. Clean environment. Easy system to learn.

    Cons

    The management is awful, they put their tasks off on other people as opposed to handling them, themselves. Very uncomfortable when communicating with higher ranking co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cashier at Price Chopper

    Current Employee - Cashier, Price Chopper in Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Cashier, Price Chopper in Torrington, CT

    I have been working at Price Chopper Supermarkets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay isn't high but never expected it to be.

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