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Save-A-Lot Food Stores Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
153 Reviews

2.7
153 Reviews
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Ritchie Casteel
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • used to be a good place to work decent pay (in 8 reviews)

  • Enjoyed the simplistic business plan, and the team work, good pay for part time job also (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Mind you, each store had 3 store managers and about 5 associates (in 11 reviews)

  • No work life balance for upper management (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable  in  Toccoa, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable in Toccoa, GA

    Pros

    A lot of time to spend by myself so I can always get my job done. The people I work with are great.

    Cons

    Stockers don't get many hours. I have to come in two hours early just to get it done, but that's not really problem with me. Store upkeep could be way better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be a little more helpful when it comes to working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Save a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phila, PA

    Pros

    Great place to work for people who like to work. Lots to do and as a result your day goes really fast. Plenty of opportunity for people with a great work ethic and who like to get things done!

    Cons

    There is a lot of manual work involved, stocking, cleaning and reorganizing. It is hard to get time off as there is not a lot of mgmt relief. Bonus guide lines are often out of your control....as a result, no bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Solid company with good growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - ASM in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Recession resistant company. Many long-term employees. Stability
    Flexible scheduling. Minors are not employed which eliminates many short-term employee issues.
    Solid training program for hourly associates.

    Cons

    Limited growth beyond store level.
    More emphasis needed on holding warehouse accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one thing and see it through. Too many short-term projects that never have time to flourish.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    hourly management vs salary positions

    Cons

    get your money up front

    Recommends
  6.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable  in  New Carrollton, MD
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Perishable in New Carrollton, MD

    Pros

    -Provide with Training
    -You get paid for training depending on where you live.
    -Some Customers are patient
    -Provide Uniforms .

    Cons

    - Disorganized
    - Meat is very Bad .(yeah they have nice prices but i wouldn't dare eat they meat)
    -Rude Customers
    -Hours being Cut
    -Most the people that I work with are real Petty
    -New Manager every week
    -Need more cash Registers or new ones
    -How much you have in your till during the end of your shift , if you dont have the right exact change , they will take it out your check.
    -No Bonus
    -Manager was rude

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Save a lot is a job

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

    Pros

    You get training in customer service,You get paid every week

    Cons

    Unless you have been working for save a lot for years it will be Hard to move up

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This company does not care about the individual employee, just the bottom line.

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

    Pros

    Assistant Managers and above make a LOT of money. You get a good workout from the heavy lifting and running around, and the merchandise is CHEAP.

    Cons

    Shift Supervisor makes the same as a cashier- unless you are the only manager in the store, then you get $2.00 more for every hour that you are the only manager. However, you are expected to do manager duties at all times- for the same pay as a cashier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This position should come with at least a little more pay, because all stores use this position as a manager- not just as a back-up.

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

    wasn't bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  York, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in York, PA

    Pros

    it had to be the customers they were why we were there

    Cons

    wasn't a lot to take breaks or a half hour, was to get customers in and out quick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to be more nice to the customers not be nassy to customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Profit is more important than customers or employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Leader  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker/Leader in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    Decent pay rates, the progressive wages are a great thing to look forward to. the people are always great. I've worked with some pretty great Assistant managers and Store managers. Work is relatively simple and fair. Moving up isn't too hard if you work hard.

    Cons

    The hours. If you're part time, like 90% of the store staff, you will not be guaranteed any substantial number of hours. Some cashiers get 10 hours a week. The progressive wages mean very little when you are only there a couple days a week. Turnover is terrible! Cashiers and stockers come and go so often you hardly learn their names before they get sick of the low pay. Quality of the employees and their work is really bad. When you're offering such little incentive to work, nobody who really wants a job is going to apply. some district managers play the favoritism game, and like to move you around from store to store when their favorite gets mad at you. Part timers get transferred all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk out your problems with people (with the person who you are upset with). Give better hours. people come to work for the paycheck, not just to say they have a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT department is a good one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Earth City, MO

    Pros

    IT division in general is a good one, with pleasant , and yet effective, management.
    Quality Assurance department functions well as a team. They follow a methodology. They use tools. They encourage cross training on their applications.
    The management is a refreshing change of pace, easy going but no nonsense. They expect you to get your work done, but they are flexible and try to work with you when obstacles arise.
    It's a true team experience; no one is left to fail, people chip in to help. It is a very pleasant work environment.
    I actually enjoy getting up in the mornings and coming to work. I can't say that about the majority of companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    They've had CEO change 4 times in the past 5 years, so things were shaken up a bit (processes streamlined, methodologies adopted). Some IT folks quit, and some contractors laid off, but things have stabilized and become much better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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