Save-A-Lot Food Stores Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Ritchie Casteel
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Pros
  • decent pay and health insurance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay when they let you get it (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance for upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Work / life balance is not there (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours flexible, Manger is very approachable, great atmosphere, love my co-worker and customers

    Cons

    Company is only in need of part-time workers, hence no benefits; not much room for growth, pay is quite low, high rate of turn-over

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for the employees by instituting a pay increase system by performance evaluation. Very hard to care for family on the rate and hours offered.


  2. cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time

    Pros

    The facility had good managers and other associates. Hours were good. worked well with employees

    Cons

    Alot of drama between managers and outside people coming into the store, pay of course was minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be less drama between management, or keep it behind closed doors.


  3. cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When it's busy it makes time go by really fast which I think is a great thing when your shifts fly by. The job itself is very simple as long as you stick to the rules and just always make sure you stay busy you should do good at this job.

    Cons

    Sometimes when it's busy it's very easy to accidenty give customers a little more or less money. So if this happens a couple times in one shift and your register goes over or under a certain amount of moneys at the end of the night, I can't remember if they dock your pay or write you up. So you always have to stay on point about giving te exact change to the customer.


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  5. Not bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great. When it's time to get off, you actually get off at your scheduled time. The one I worked at the manager was very flexible

    Cons

    Not many hours, pay is not that great


  6. good job but not long term

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    Current Employee - Dairy/Deli Stock in Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Dairy/Deli Stock in Earth City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (More than a year)

    Pros

    I received the most respect i have ever got from a job management and coworkers are very friendly

    Cons

    To little hours available not enough pay to be offered the work is not challenging enough


  7. Helpful (1)

    If you don't like long hours fast-paced environment than this isn't for you

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy advancement of your a hard worker and show initiative

    Cons

    Lots of hours and balancing work and home life some weeks 14 to 15 hour days and a minimum of 70 hours a week if you work less than your not doing the job.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the basics and use what works. Not what sounds good. Listen to management we know what s going on more than you do.


  8. Cashier / Stock Person

    Current Employee - Store Associate in Paris, IL
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Paris, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to benefit customer service skills

    Cons

    Hours worked are never same per week


  9. manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a place of employment

    Cons

    Very hard work and upper management very hard to work for!

    Advice to Management

    You really need ro sit down with a team of store managers and listen to what there concerns are and work with them instead against them.


  10. Ask for too much with too few resources

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time

    Pros

    challenging environment, varied in routines, and has healthy growth vision supported by marketing and promostions

    Cons

    corp. rests to much on the backs of managers to control costs (principally labor) without sufficient resources(staffing, proper training for new managers that are meant to support the vision, and labor planning tools) to meet service goals

    Advice to Management

    implement a real & meaningful development plan for selecting candidates & providing training to persons to lead operations in-store. recommend 3 tier pay structure that has a lower cost basis & allows for more flexibility in additional PT staffing to get work done to standards. Low cost entry level managers(to gain experience & be trained), followed by better paid(but not too high) assistants who are proven to deliver results, & finally the store manager to actually manage


  11. enjoyed it

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable in South Lorain, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable in South Lorain, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very caring for employees and customers

    Cons

    couldnt get enough hours to work

    Advice to Management

    stay caring about workers



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