Save-A-Lot Food Stores

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Save-A-Lot Food Stores Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
175 Reviews
2.6
175 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company has potential........

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, hours, and perks.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to operate stores, Managers muti-task to 10th power, reactive vs. proactive, and fail to plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appropriate more hours to higher volume stores to get customer service where it needs to be, spend money to make money, Company has been in business for 50 plus years, acting like it just opened its doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never a dull moment!

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of things to do, time flies! There is a lot of stocking, organizing, cleaning as well as interacting with people. This job is fun if you like to keep busy. Compensation is decent. Not many perks and time off (Vacation and personal days) are probably in line with other companies.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, holidays. Tough to schedule time off. Hours allowed to run the store are somewhat limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at some of the people you already have working for you when you need to add an assistant manager. We have a few associates who already know the company and what is expected. Some of these people would be a better choice than who we are bringing in from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stable yet terrible company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

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

    Pros

    Great job stability and good pay for managers. Hands on approach from field management and tons of opportunity to learn the grocery business.

    Cons

    Employee input not taken seriously. No employee bonuses. Horrible hours and no incentive to work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back bonuses. And make advancement opportunities more available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good until the last few months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Office Manager in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier/Office Manager in Flint, MI

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible hours, laid-back environment, decent time-off/vacation

    Cons

    No teamwork, horrible management, no discipline, employees were extremely unprofessional, dirty store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are managers and assistant managers that do not need to be fired immediately. Very unprofessional and do not do anything to solve problems or fire people when necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Macon, GA

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the good news is there are other places to work besides this location / operation. The only reason I would recommend someone applying here is due to extreme desperation while looking for something else.

    Cons

    Men rule Save a Lot. Good ole boye system in full effect. Double standard would have been welcomed. No one had ability to lead, only blame. Not recommended

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    although there were many people walking around with manager on their tag they were far from being a manager so I would not have any advice to any of the managers because there weren't any true managers at any location I ever experienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people but awful management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Salary, employees, corporate but at times is too far removed

    Cons

    Upper management is a joke. Very unprofessional and lazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in charge who care about the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    MANAGERS, PLEASE SKIP THIS COMPANY UNTIL THERE IS TRUE CORP. CHANGE!

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

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

    Pros

    As mentioned by others...you get paid every week and you meet some wonderful customers.

    Cons

    Wow, I truly believe they have been listed by everyone on here perfectly already! However I would like to add super poor DMs, horrible poor 'slick' hourly staff..and weak managers who are too afraid to 'manage' staff because of the fear of being in the stores alone...but mostly upper management--DMs and above, what a true waste of salary, talk about ego's ..lol..you are a true joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck finding suitable employment when your management style causes this company to completely fall under and you are looking for employment on the open market...the crimes and decisions you made....well.....'you reap what you sow'....people in high places also read these reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    None stop

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

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

    Pros

    Multitasking, meeting new people, learning something new.

    Cons

    Not enough cashiers to help during shifts, fast paced, lack of customer service due to short handed, you do it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uniform makes a statement. Don't give the worst employees to your closing managers. If you have a favorite pretend you don't or simply don't. Positive encourage your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good first job

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Not hard work. Lots to learn. You have the opportunity to really get to know people which can help you in a future career.

    Cons

    Schedule is random and can change throughout week. Which could be good but most the time it's not. Very low pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager

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

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As long as you don't do something really stupid, your job is safe.

    Cons

    No one wants to be promoted to store manager because you may get an 8% raise for 25% more hours and 100% more stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for. Quit being so cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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