Save-A-Lot Food Stores

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Save-A-Lot Food Stores Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
199 Reviews
2.5
199 Reviews
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Ritchie Casteel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • decent pay and health insurance (in 10 reviews)

  • Enjoyed the simplistic business plan, and the team work, good pay for part time job also (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management very out of touch with what goes on at store level (in 13 reviews)

  • Not much opportunity to grow in my region, not the greatest work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ultimately a nice company to work for, good experience working, though bad experience once it was over.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores

    Pros

    The pros to this company include working atmosphere and close employee-managment relationships. Family oriented with reasonable expectations. Owners are working, understanding, hands-on owners.

    Cons

    Average pay scale for regular employees but management and higher end wages and salaries are much more toward the low end of the pay scale. Many positions include high expectations with high responsibility and a lot of physical labor for not a lot of appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is pretty good with this company. My advice would be to work on maintaining a reputation to the outside world by treating formar employees the same once they and the company part ways...instead of throwing people under a bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good money, treated extremely poorly...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Plant City, FL
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Plant City, FL

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

    Pros

    The money is good... Average pay $23/hr. Someone could support a family easily on salary at distribution center. Pretty good benefits. Great health insurance. 401k, vacation days, personal days, sick days...

    Cons

    Very long hours. Treated extremely poorly. Few days off with terrible schedule. I've been working for company for 2 years and work all weekends. All holidays with exception of Christmas and thanksgiving. Several weeks out of year required to work 6 days/wk. I go in its dark, i leave it's dark... Do any of supervision our management appreciate? NOT AT ALL! Very unprofessional company. Have had supervision on numerous occasions use vulgar profain language toward myself and other employees. So many more cons really... Now i just don't know how to express it all... I feel like a dog being constantly beat and kicked around. The money for a position that is entry level requiring little more than clean urine and clean background check can not be beat. But it's not worth it really... You will never see your family and when you do you will be too exhausted to play with your children or love your wife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whats the point... You will constantly beat down good hard working employees and hire more unskilled behind them... You only care about your bottom line. How much Slave A Lot is Saving. Tell me... What to you is more important than your cost/sales ratio? Coming from the distribution center that has won the directors cup nearly every year I know first hand...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work. Just has changed a lot over the years. Not really for the better. Runs more like a government now.

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

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profitable growing company. Job security!

    Cons

    Only time to look out for today's issues. Not efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Leadership role

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

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores

    Pros

    Great company that believes in serving people in the community and create a vehicle in which people can become their own boss through ownership

    Cons

    Change is something the culture struggles with. New people in the organization with experience elsewhere are not received well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the leadership and start influencing the people to accept change as a positive and not something that won't work at Save A Lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I enjoy the challenging and changing demands of this business. Every day is something different but remains mostly fun.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    The company pays well and offers a great benefit package.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allot for more hours to be used in the stores to better serve our customers needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    this job at times can become very demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The customers and immediate management are the reason I like the job and have stayed with the company. Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Management at Corp level sucks. Their expections and demands are unrealistic. They should really try and take suggestions from store level employees, it might do them some good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and consider store level suggestions. We know more than you think

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, unpleasant experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Oxon Hill, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Oxon Hill, MD

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

    Pros

    Choice of locations, other staff members.

    Cons

    Communication issues from higher corporate management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very clear on what you want your managers to do and provide beneficial training to new managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours which make work life balance easier
    Good bosses
    Easy job

    Cons

    Minimum wage with little room for advancement
    No benefits for part time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some type of benefits to even the part time employees even if it is something as little as employee discounts on their grocery bills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Satisfying depending on what your interest is in working.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the fact that I can work in any position so your days are different. Customer service is something I personally enjoy.

    Cons

    Hours change a lot. Sometimes you get mixed messages from the bosses but I wouldn't blame them. I have been with them for a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think if they would all get together and come up with one solid plan for the store it would run a little smoother for everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Visit time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Days pass quickly as you stay constantly busy .

    Cons

    Poor locations in undesirable areas . Staff is hit and miss . Sometimes they show up and sometimes they don't. You continue to hire but not much better replacing those employees that need to be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many programs that do not fit into the small staff and small store environment - too many corporate visits as well- which is all we focus most of our time on and stress over that which really does not make a big difference .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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