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Save Mart Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
54 Reviews

3.1
54 Reviews
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Save Mart Chairman and CEO Bob Piccinini
Bob Piccinini
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits plan, and standard policies for sick leave, vacations, etc (in 5 reviews)

  • Great for college students working part time and going to school (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Cut from Full time to part time (in 5 reviews)

  • Since the company is going down the drain, advancement opportunities do not exist (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An amazing company with even more amazing people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Definitely the people. The way the it department is a team.

    Cons

    Always behind the eight ball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be so secretive.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vacaville Distribution Center.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Truck Driver  in  Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Vacaville, CA

    Pros

    decent pay and decent equipment, at the distribution center.

    Cons

    Actual store equipment, mostly substandard and in disrepair.
    snake pit, Management, always trying to write you up.
    Its as though they get points, for doing so, confusing
    to say the least. Team Work doesn't really exist, except for on
    the pallet dock. DON'T GET HURT ON THE JOB, YOU'LL BE
    STRATEGICALLY TERMINATED, LIKE ME~!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become Union, like the rest of us and stop the
    hostile write ups...Its good you did they did away
    with the performance incentive pay, it makes you unsafely hurry
    to keep up and ahead of schedule..Others learned to manipulate
    the incentive paperwork system, bilking easy money from it, not
    actually earning it. Lastly, but Foremost, GET RID OF PEGASUS RISK
    FOR A WORK COMP. INSURANCE COMPANY....Pegasus will get you
    terminated, instead of getting you back to work~!! CEO must know
    how Pegasus treats Injured Savemart Employees....
    Others have been terminated
    by Pegasus, besides me~!!!
    do a google search on pegasus terminates savemart employee(s)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average company with potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Specialist  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Elk Grove, CA

    Pros

    Great group of coworkers, Paid time off, able to work flexible hours if part time, and weekly pay checks.

    Cons

    management needs more leadership training , lack of control of your weekly schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth the effort!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Most co-workers are nice, and they pay a little more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    You dont have to work here long before you see the true nature of this company, they dont care at all about employees! Management treats you like a tool, just another person thats replaceable, the hours are unpredictable and based on wether youre good at sucking up. My advice, go back to school!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate every employee and treat them like a human being, say encouraging words to keep up marale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative company, fumbling desperately while trying to reinvent itself.

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    Current Employee - Manager In Corporate  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager In Corporate in Modesto, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits plan, and standard policies for sick leave, vacations, etc. Family business, so not a slave to trying to make the quarterly reports look good. Is in it for the long haul.

    Cons

    Promotions are as rare as lottery winners, with most positions going to outside applicants. No succession planning, no bonuses, no raises. A conservative company, that feels stuck in the 1950s, Yes-Men, Good ol'boys mindset. Uses fear to motivate, not incentives. There's a feel of a company in its winter years, trying frantically to adjust to a marketplace it doesn't quite understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change starts at the top, not at the bottom. There must be buy in at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Baby Boomers, Old Technology, and Major Management Problems.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Good Starter place
    - Good People
    - Benefits packages have changed, but are still decent

    Cons

    - Pay is way below standard for all levels
    - Benefits packages have changed
    - Middle Management needs a ton of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work.good benefits,union job loved the customer service . I also shopped there

    Cons

    Could use more full time jobs and maybe some new freezers.oh and also more checkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to your employees.they have good advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm glad I have a job I just wish it wasn't this one

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk

    Pros

    It's a decent job, it's just not a career, and that is what they prefer, i believe, short term employees that they don't have to give many benefits to.

    Cons

    We haven't had a raise in probably more than five years, they took away a week of vacation pay and the 3 personal holidays we had, they expect you to be held responsible for so much stuff which is fine but they don't want to reward you for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity for part-time employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits, mostly flexible hours

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Modesto, CA

    Pros

    Great pay,reirement and benefits

    Cons

    too much competion from the likes of WalMart and others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank You

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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