Ralphs Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
117 Reviews
2.6
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are looking for a part-time job, Ralphs is good because they have flexible hours (in 9 reviews)

  • Job security: You have to be a real idiot to get fired after your 2-month probation (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay in comparison to the union workers there but twice the work (in 13 reviews)

  • Minimum wage for too much work, high union sign on (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cashier Position

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ralphs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working part time at Ralphs is great if your a student but looking for flexible hours.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized could do a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Courtesy Clerk

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Ralphs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They were really accommodating with my school schedule and my other job. Tasks can be varied. Interesting customers everyday.

    Cons

    Your experience will be largely based on how well you get along with the "keys." Being in school prevented me from many opportunities for growth within the company. 10 managers to manage 5 people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, worked almo 29 years in lots of different locations throughout the Corporate Offices. Retired in 2010

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Compton, CA

    I worked at Ralphs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and great career. This used to be all union but now there are quite a few jobs that are no longer union. Benefits are good, parent company is Kroger out of Cincinnati, OH.

    Cons

    Working for the company now is very different as our parent company Kroger is very anti-union and has tried and succeeded in taking away union positions. Most people I know that work there are very unhappy and looking forward to retiring asap...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Ralphs and Food 4 Less original employee's are great people. Instead of supporting your employee's at Ralphs / Food 4 Less you have done everything within your power to destroy their self worth. Ralphs has been around for many years, maybe you should try and learn from the employees who made it a great company.

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  5.  

    Courtesy Clerk/Combo

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    Current Employee - Combo  in  Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Combo in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Ralphs part-time

    Pros

    Work with school schedule, different schedule (time shifts you can work) if you are in school

    Cons

    not enough pay, always more task to do, say bye to all holidays!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stop worrying about que vision and help employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bakery Clerk / Cashier

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk/Cashier  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk/Cashier in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Ralphs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers were very nice and worked well as a team. While I was there the culture was more like a family but that was just with low level employees. Very flexible with students going to college or high school. They do give options to motivated employees to move to different positions. It was an ok job while I went to school but I would not recommend it for long term employment.

    Cons

    Did not like the way upper management ran that specific location. The pressure put onto employees to reach sale quotas and production quotas were outrageous. There was a high amount of stress put on department managers and employees for very little pay and recognition. They wanted the impossible to be achieved high a low amount of staff and restricted hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company values and standards need to be achieved but not at the cost of committing unethical acts.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Ralphs was pleasant and went as expected.

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Ralphs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    Many different tasks to do.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow in the company.
    Stand on your feet all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to make the bottom employees feel like they matter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Ralphs for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good part time job with flexible hours if you dont mind working nights and weekends.

    Cons

    working weekends, nights and holidays. Not enough hours they schedule the minimum

  9.  

    Good for what I needed

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    Former Employee - Combo Clerk  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Combo Clerk in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ralphs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I got the job as a full time community college student. I was looking to work as much as I could, I worked between 25-48 hours per week. You can block out a couple of days for school and still get quite a few hours. The pay sucks a bagger/combo clerk--if you decide to make it your career you can make up to about 20 dollars working the register. After I went away to college, they even hired me back for 2 weeks and I was told that I could come back whenever I was home for school.

    Cons

    Minimum wage job for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Difficult to please employers

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Ralphs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This job is very easy to maintain schedule wise if you need some flexibility with your availability. Usually you just let the managers know when you are available and they will work with you. Most of the stores that I had worked at had an amazing team of employees which made the job easier to get through. In the end, it's a good job to introduce you to the work force.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get promoted with this company and the ones who do get promoted, the ones you have to call your managers, are a-holes and don't know how to treat the employees. The expectancy of the corporate end is ridiculous because they expect you to handle 2983475 things at once and still have a big smile on your face. It is just a sad little company that doesn't know what they're doing at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buckle down, get your stuff done, and be nice to the ones who have to face the crowds upon crowds of customers everyday while you sit and hide in your offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    29 great years

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    Former Employee - Transportation Supervisor  in  Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Transportation Supervisor in Compton, CA

    I worked at Ralphs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people. Great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Union shop makes it tough to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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