Roundy's Supermarkets

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Roundy's Supermarkets Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
116 Reviews
1.8
116 Reviews
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Roundy's Supermarkets Chairman and CEO Bob Mariano
Bob Mariano
79 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a flexible schedule available, and because I am full time, I have great benefits and a nice amount of vacation time (in 5 reviews)

  • Very good training, good people at the stores (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • 5 hours a week isn't fun, even if you're told a full time position should be available for you 'soon' (in 9 reviews)

  • Some of the upper management recruiters are rude and very unprofessional (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Pay but poor Working Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are quite strong

    Cons

    Bob Mariano berates his senior staff thereby turning them into "yes" men. The over-arching strategy is to subsidize Chicago via Milwaukee. There is no way the same store sales for Milwaukee will exceed -2% as a result. This leads to an unpleasant working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split the company so you can concentrate on Chicago (which is clearly what you want to do), and stop destroying the PNS brand in Milwaukee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Treated like a number

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best. Like family. I have made many good friends working there.

    Cons

    This company does not care about their employees. Expect miracles from all of us while our hours are being cut. They don't care about you as a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the ones who run your stores. Instead of cutting hours on us cut costs elsewhere. For one example the amount of tags and signs that are wasted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Corporate Roundy's

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a jumping off point for new college grads.

    Cons

    No training for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate employee turn over is rampant, find the obvious issue and eliminate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    if you want to be treated like a number

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    your caleoworkers are usually friendly. everybody becomes close like family. the pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    the company does not respect their employees very much. they only seem to care about how much sales they can make. there is never enough help in the store because the hours are always cut and they do not hire help when needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have incentives to motivate the employees. give more positive feedback rather than focusing on the negative all the time. do things to improve employee morale. provide employee discounts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible treatment at Metro Market

    Former Employee - Specialty Department  in  Cottage Grove, WI
    Former Employee - Specialty Department in Cottage Grove, WI

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary for position. brand new store as of 2014 so, no dilapidated equipment or corner cutting.

    Cons

    Horrible communication, lack of leadership among department managers. Too many leaders, so lack of actual leadership, lots of changed decisions after told to do something one way, it's all of a sudden wrong, then right, then wrong, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a line of communication. I'd like to trust that if you say you'll pass a message on, you will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior management is terrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Insurance plan has cheap premiums

    Cons

    Senior management only allows a labor budget of 5% of sales. As a result, none of the departments ever get all of their work done, causing store-level management to treat employees like crap. Various managers at my store outright IGNORED reports from multiple employees about racism, sexual harassment, missing wages. Managers also violate almost every company policy. I was required to work off the clock hundreds of times, saw underage kids paid under the counter to work without actually being employed by the company, etc. Basically every law regarding discrimination in the workplace and labor laws were violated during my employment. None of this is lies or exaggeration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all senior management, store directors, increase labor budget to 10% or more (this is comparable to companies that are actually profitable)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok, if your Full time

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a flexible schedule available, and because I am full time, I have great benefits and a nice amount of vacation time.

    Cons

    There is more and more pressure to get more done with fewer hours and fewer people. Even the people who have worked for the company for 20 yrs or more are looking into leaving because they are consistently hiring low wage workers who cannot perform the jobs necessary and adds stress to the people who know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to spend money to make money. Give more hours and pay more for experience. It's like Business 101.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Just not worth it unless your desperate! I honestly feel sorry for the guys who made this a career..

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    Former Employee - Selector/Loader  in  Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Selector/Loader in Oconomowoc, WI

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Union got to raise the wage to $15.50 an hour for casuals, if you want long hours this is the place to go

    Cons

    You will have no life, if your a gym rat like me kiss it goodbye, youll wear yourself out and not make percentage. MANDATORY overtime EVERY NIGHT..my schedule was 2nd shift from 1pm - 9: 30 pm ...for one i NEVER got off at 9:30 and typically worked till 12:30 AM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees better, I remember working the 4th of July which was MANDATORY promising we would get off early what a joke..this company is so CHEAP couldn't even buy us pizza...many of The pallet drivers suck/dangerous. .the warehouse is too small and with SP guys coming down it will get even more dangerous and that much harder to make your percentage!! Oh and all holidays for that matter are bogus, you even work on Christmas! If you want to make money here become a supervisor, they don't do a thing but sit on their butts and get paid to yell at people. The 100% goal each day is unrealistic, Roundy's in Stevens Point plant just closed down so this place is going to be more busy and crowded than it already is. Plenty people are leaving because over time might be at least 4-5 hours from now on instead of 3 due to the extra load of 180,000 more cases a week!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great High School Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets

    Pros

    Decent pay for a fun group of people.

    Cons

    Not everyone is the easiest to deal with

  11.  

    Don't support their greatest asset: employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great insurance benefits. The company is self-insured and offer the lowest insurance rates of any company I've heard of.

    Cons

    The company does not support, appreciate, or respect employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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