Save Mart Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
54 Reviews
3.0
54 Reviews
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Save Mart Chairman and CEO Bob Piccinini
Bob Piccinini
29 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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  1.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Save Mart full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  2.  

    My experience at Save Mart

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Save Mart as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits and good culture

    Cons

    moderate salary, limited job growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glad to have left!

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    Former Employee - Receiver  in  Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Receiver in Pinole, CA

    I worked at Save Mart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Little effort required, lazy work and thinking rewarded

    Cons

    Doubts about company's future, not for the hard worker, working in the stores is a joke. There's always complaints that workers aren't ever efficient and benchmarks aren't met, but the resources are overcapacity and little appreciation for anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Digitize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went from hopeful to hopeless in seven years....

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    Former Employee - Various  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Various in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Save Mart part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cool coworkers, Decent benefits(which are getting whittled away), I usually got the days off that I asked for.

    not really a pro or con. It's retail, life/work balance is what it is.

    Cons

    At the time that I left there was not much room for advancement. Cut from Full time to part time. Worked in two positions that were deleted the second one they tried to lay me(and everyone else) off. People getting bumped and laid off due to store closures. Overtime rule changes. PTO and Holiday pay drastically changed for the worse. There are no longer a full time positions unless you are a department manager or have been there over 20 years.

    It went from a career to just a job.

    I was one of the hopeful Albertsons employees that Save Mart saved when they acquired us. That hope was whittled away in the promise of, not to be open on Christmas Day(that went away the first Christmas), deleted positions, being knocked down to part time from full time, store closures, and that crappy stabilization agreement.

    It really seems like a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people in the trenches with respect. They work hard for their money, even when it has been cut by $5 dollars an hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Job to have in a small town....

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Save Mart part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, some room for advancement, was easy to transfer between stores, ok pay for how long I was there (6+years)

    Cons

    Work/life balance (hard to plan around schedule you only get 3-4 days in advance and not knowing if you'll get requests off for life events), it is not a job salary you can raise a family on like it used to be, and there were times where it felt like hard work did not pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that it is the employees down on the floor in all those stores making you the money. Treat and respect them accordingly. Stop taking away money and benefits for a job that is already hard to make a living at. You may see attitudes change if you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    the good old days are gone

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    Current Employee - Checker  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Checker in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Save Mart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Union, works around school schedule

    Cons

    Just about everything else. This company is going downhill, get out while you can.
    I had an ASM who had multiple sexual harassment cases against him, however he was just transferred every time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you actually want them there. Learn how to be nice, especially

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good job, good people,

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter  in  Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Stockton, CA

    I worked at Save Mart full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great employees and customers, family oriented, definitely a good job if that's what your looking for..

    Cons

    Underpaid, unrealistic time tables given to complete work load, sub par training, little advancement opportunities, unwilling to work around school or other employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to what your employees are saying!!! Show a little compassion and understanding in difficult personal matters brought to you by employees

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

    Co-workers were fun to work with.

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    Former Employee - Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Service Specialist

    I worked at Save Mart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers were fun to work with. The regular customers uplifted the atmosphere. Job stability and benefits is a big plus.

    Cons

    Crazy work schedule, continuous change in management, and the hourly pay is not high enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow some freedom with the staff scheduling to prevent turnover rate of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Desk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Desk in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Save Mart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with wonderful customers plus I was good at what I did. And loved my job until out of no where I am laid off. I don't know what it is about the grocery business

    Cons

    You put in a lot of work and in my case I was laid off I don't feel like they care. I was someone who did my job and did it well and for a lack of a better work they screwed me. I put my heart and soul into work and was hoping to make a career and it was taken away from me.I hope Mr.Piccinini I feel so bad for the stores in Sacramento that are closing less hours for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice and caring about your employees, you need them. Without them you have no one to work for you. Be nice to customers you need them also.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Learned more at my time there than other jobs.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Save Mart

    Pros

    Majority of employees treat each other with respect and support each other.

    Cons

    Inconsistent practices amongst managers across company.

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