Roundy's Supermarkets Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Roundy's Supermarkets Chairman and CEO Robert Mariano
Robert Mariano
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are quite strong (in 4 reviews)

  • good benefits and wages if you are full time or a top part time worker (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The worst upper management you could imagine (in 12 reviews)

  • Full time employees don't get 40 hours, more like 35-38 (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Grocery Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Operations Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Grocery Operations Manager in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets

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

    Pros

    Insurance is good. Store directors make really good money for what they actually do.

    Cons

    I often watch assistant managers and store directors do very little compared to a grocery ops manager. Salary does not reflect responsibility. Oh, and typically one 30 minute lunch for 10+ hours of work. Expect to have a difficult time taking vacations too.

    Advice to Management

    Assistants have the cake job at a similiar/slightly higher salary.


  2. Grocery Clerk

    Former Employee - Account Development Representative I in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative I in Madison, WI

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good part-time work in college. Enjoyed co-workers and majority of customers.

    Cons

    Like any retail environment, some customers were ridiculous.


  3. Human Resource Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very exciting - I worked in various capacities in HR and in the stores and had a fun time. They have fantastic employees, and the services that they provide are excellent. I had the opportunity to provide training at stores throughout Wisconsin, and therefore was able to spend time with a great number of their employees.

    Cons

    When Roundy's supermarkets forced the independent owners to sell or they would stop providing groceries, it caused a lot of bad feelings with the employees, many of whom are lifetime workers. They changed the focus of the business from providing excellent customer service to making money. They slashed hours on the front end (cashiers, baggers, etc.) and then complained when customer service suffered. It is a constant battle between them wanting to make more money, and not being able to cut anything else from the stores.

    Advice to Management

    The employees that work for the company as a whole are wonderful. They need to be recognized as the valuable resource that they truly are. I had experiences calling the corporate office for assistance, and was yelled at because they didn't have time for me - that is unacceptable. When you treat your employees that way, that's how they treat customers because they believe the behavior is acceptable. Lead by example!


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  5. It's a job...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets

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

    Pros

    Knowledge of deals and huge savings before Anyone else. And It is nice to get paid on a weekly instead of by weekly.

    Cons

    Crazy expectations of workload completion time, in turn causing a 4hour shift to become 6 or more! Never any time to take a break and over worked

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork people because you'll eventually wear them down and they'll leave.


  6. I wouldn't work here again.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets part-time

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

    Pros

    Some of the more laid-back and friendly co-workers you will ever work with.

    Cons

    Their corporate staff is not organized. I transferred to a further store as part of a full-time promotion which was never given to me. Instead I was laid off and received fewer hours to eventually no hours at all when I had no choice but to accept a full-time opportunity elsewhere. I would have loved to become a full-time employee as was promised by their management staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your promises and walk the talk.


  7. Produce

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets part-time

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

    Pros

    It's a job. The quality of people there is higher than most low level places.

    Cons

    Low salary, workers are taken advantage of with poor scheduling.


  8. Fantastic Starting Job

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    Former Employee - Front End Associate in Bellevue, WI
    Former Employee - Front End Associate in Bellevue, WI

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great managers clear rules opportunity to move up good pay friendly environment fantastic first job

    Cons

    Hours fluctuated weekly Cutting Hours Favoritism Unhappy customers Cranky Coworkers


  9. Customer Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Work on a daily basis

    Cons

    Boring overall job on a day to day basis

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to excite employees about their jobs.


  10. Great employers, but let's be real It's a grocery store. Your co-workers are very likely to be obnoxious teens.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Roundy's Supermarkets part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for advancement at the front end. Flexible scheduling. Roundy's does a great job of working with what times you're available. Takes quite a bit of slacking to get fired. Job security.

    Cons

    After learning bookkeeping, it definitely feels as if there is a ceiling. Takes quite a bit of slacking for bad employees to get fired. Very boring during downtime, or lack of customers. Hours are thin. The best employees get 28hrs/week, but promotion to full-time is incredibly rare.

    Advice to Management

    Cross-training employees who aren't likely to leave the company in different departments would help raise morale of the people whose impact (upon morale) is the greatest.


  11. Roundys is a terrible company

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Cottage Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Cottage Grove, MN

    I worked at Roundy's Supermarkets (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and wages working with customers and other employees

    Cons

    Being treated like garbage and workload is impossible to finish then being punished

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people not things



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