Save Mart Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
58 Reviews
3.0
58 Reviews
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Save Mart Chairman and CEO Bob Piccinini
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a part time job for high school / early college students trying to make small change and that's basically all its good for (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits plan, and standard policies for sick leave, vacations, etc (in 5 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the effort!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Save Mart

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome place to work

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

    I worked at Save Mart part-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  3. 3 people 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

    I have been working at Save Mart full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
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  5.  

    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

    I have been working at Save Mart part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, mostly flexible hours

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at Save Mart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Save Mart as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits and good culture

    Cons

    moderate salary, limited job growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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

    I worked at Save Mart full-time (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
  8. 3 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Save Mart part-time (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
  10. 2 people 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 (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    the good old days are gone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checker in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Checker in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Save Mart full-time (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

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