Rural King Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Alex Melvin
27 Ratings

Pros
  • Great co workers, opportunity to move jobs with in the store (in 2 reviews)

  • Nice place to work, cool store, great employee prices, real opportunity for advancement (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • LOW, LOW pay and beneifts are not all that great (in 7 reviews)

  • Turnover rate extremely high- about 75% in the 6 months I've been here (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rural King

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees to work with.

    Cons

    Management tends to talk down about employees to other part time employees, and a high turn over, which puts more work on the management teams, especially when they have nobody but themselves.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rural king is a mess

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rural King

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Part time hours, if you need specific days off you will get no hours.

    Cons

    Disorganized, got no hours. Unaccounted sales


  3. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Rural King full-time

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, excellent co-workers, management works with schedules to allow for family time, fair work place. Worker discounts, great opportunity for advancement. Work hard and it will pay off.

    Cons

    Work is VERY physical, assistants work min 55 hrs a week, corp cuts hrs at the worst times so your left with skeleton crews in a 30 thousand sq ft facility so it's tremendously tiring on EVERYONE. Pay is at the bottom of national scale, amount of pressure put on management is exhausting with very little assistance from corporate to get the projects done in a efficient manner..

    Advice to Management

    Our management team is fantastic but advice to corporate level, "give more hours to the stores to effectively manage" you have to spend money to make money.! D volume stores have their hands tied to maintain that volume much less to get to C volume, without efficient payroll hours to get the tremendous amount of projects complete and freight flow then costumer service, it makes for an exhausting, frustrating day. Workers are paid min wage and work like dogs!!


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  5. mechanic

    Former Employee - Mechanic in Paris, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Paris, IL

    I worked at Rural King (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Would not do it unless you need day shift No pros Other than the day shift hours7-4 m-f

    Cons

    Hard to get parts to compleet repairs, treated like sales clerk not a mechanic Low pay, clueless management

    Advice to Management

    Mechanics are skilled labor not a floor assocaite or casheer right out of high school. Pay mechanics better


  6. Mis-management Rural King Warehouse Waverly Ohio

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaver, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaver, OH

    I worked at Rural King (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You actually get a pay check...at least I did.

    Cons

    Terrible management and all explanations for many good questions and concerns were, "We're a start up facility and this is something we've never down before so just give it time." They tried to start up the warehouse before anyone was trained..at all. It was a terrible situation and finally they had to remove the general manager himself. While this was a step in the right direction, it appears that more pompous, self-centered, and arrogant "leaders" were brought in. Many good employees quit while I was trying to hang in there hoping for a change. If OSHA ever comes looking there way there'll be a huge fine to pay. Enough said.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is not worth the headache. Seek work elsewhere.


  7. Rural King

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Vincennes, IN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Vincennes, IN

    I have been working at Rural King full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Turnover is high since low pay for lower workers

    Cons

    Like going to work each day


  8. Helpful (3)

    cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rural King

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

    Pros

    Stable environment...nice place to start out..don't plan on advancing and being npaid what you're worth EVER

    Cons

    Company does not promote employee retention. They have a pay the minimum amount they can get by with mentality. They love to hire people that do not have a college degree so they can back them into a corner and they will have to stay. Most unprofessional place I have ever been employed.

    Advice to Management

    Learn a few management techniques, learn how to promote growth, allow for females to advance within the company. Promote hard working employees and pay them what they are worth. Don't expect Alex to follow up with anything that he says he will do.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Got a Job; Overworked with Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Martin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Martin, TN

    I worked at Rural King (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Gives College Student a Job

    Cons

    Low Wages; Store Likes to Run on Skeleton Crew to squeeze a dollar out of a dime

    Advice to Management

    Raise Salary to Sale Percentages; Competitive Wages; More Uniform Monthly Hours Allowance; Better Training of Employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Shelbyville, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Shelbyville, IL

    I have been working at Rural King (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, fast paced

    Cons

    Long hours, schedule not consistent

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the management hours, or increase the pay


  11. LAST RESORT JOB

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Rural King full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People there were hard working. Some Managers were ok We all felt the same way about this company.at first This was to a fun store because it was brand new, but soured fast.

    Cons

    The WOMEN unloaded the freight trucks and put away the stock to proper areas Washed our own floors with mops and buckets Bugs EVERYWARE.MOLD in PET FOOD WORST JOB I had in over 45 years in retail Many GOOD ppl left this store because of the things ant etc, listed. TOO BAD Will be written up or fired- no questions asked. NOTE-I did leave properly with a letter of resignation.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE remember that you like many others started out on the bottom, don't loose your respect for your fellow pee-ons..



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