Save-A-Lot Food Stores Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Ritchie Casteel
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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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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Corydon, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Corydon, IN

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great way to learn about business fast paced

    Cons

    Distance hours delivery schedule product avalibilty

    Advice to Management

    Really good company to work for

  2. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Coast, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Coast, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Always busy even when it is not busy. Great Benefits, average pay and only 40 hours a week. Career advancement is great as there is a high turnover in Management. People getting burned out in two to three years. Went from 4 managers in a high volume store down to 3. I believe in three years they are to replace all assistant managers with shift leaders.

    Cons

    Todays business environment requires more with less. Customer service in all businesses has been going down hill since 2008. Just do the best you can with what you have.

  3. Best place of business by far.

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Princeton, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Princeton, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Casual attire, fun environment, flexible hours, easy work, awesome management.

    Cons

    Not much room for career advancement, but it is great for part-time.

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  5. Flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to cross-functional train and move from department to department. Relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code. People have fun.

    Cons

    Haven't found anything yet. Rest assured, it will probably be minor, like any company that receives criticism. Either role with it or find something new.

  6. Food service

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learning new things to do in the store

    Cons

    managing food all day long.

    Advice to Management

    I will only will work during 5pm- 8pm.

  7. cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Millville, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Millville, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Easy job, fast paced and simple uniform requirements

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities what so ever, not allowed more than 20 hours a week, job meant for play money

    Advice to Management

    give employees more hours

  8. Good experience. First time working in an extremely economically depressed area.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Helping young people see a future in retail. Opportunity to learn about merchandising and driving sales with very low margins. I learned so much about retail and the mindset of individuals in these kinds

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of physical work. For me it was rewarding to see a store that showed your hard work but it was not viable for me to keep it up in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Same as always, just take care of the team.

  9. Salaries are decent. Dm's treat managers fairly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Salaries are fair. DM's treat managers fairly

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals, no balance between work and home life.

    Advice to Management

    Get out before you have to much time invested

  10. Great Money, but be careful!!!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay for assistant manager was great. They started me out at $20.00 a hour with no grocery store experience at all.

    Cons

    The hiring process took a long time, and certain managers are striving to make it to the top with no regard for others. They will lie, cheat, and set you up!!! I know this from experience from working there. If you apply and are hired continue to look for.other employment because it might not last.

  11. At times very frustrating!!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter

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

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

    Pros

    I work alone have no one on top of me telling me what to do except the store mgr or dm

    Cons

    I get absolutely no help I cut wrap and pack out by myself. Plus I have to cut enough for my days off

    Advice to Management

    Put help in your depts that are making money and stop worrying about your bonuses

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