ShopKo Stores Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
172 Reviews
2.8
172 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I really enjoyed the people I worked with (in 6 reviews)

  • Gave me the best customer service training possible which was useful in later (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Store management (at least at my location) changed frequently and most often they were awful managers (in 9 reviews)

  • Low pay makes it difficult to make ends meet (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Manager over 1 year

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    Current Employee - Customer Service/Apparel Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service/Apparel Manager

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good position for people that are self motivated. We have a new CEO that is allowing store managers more leeway on sales drivers for that particular area.

    Cons

    Inventory levels-I think that corporate forgets to take the square footage of stores into consideration when sending out inventory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good starting job in Retail. Udually work around your schedule.

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    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor Supervisor
    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor Supervisor

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co workers are usually pretty good.

    Fast paced environment.

    Always something to do.

    Cons

    Management does not care about teammates.

    They say they want to develop young leaders but I have not recieved any of that training.

    Very high expectations put on the supervisors.

    Lots of bad mouthing of teammates from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk bad about your teammates to other teammates.

    Get out from behind your desk and help out when theres clearly not enough people to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant environment, professional colleagues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at ShopKo Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Access to the world of retail in Titletown USA. Feel like part of a team. Work / Life balance appreciated. Collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Constant pressure of working for a small retailer going up against the giants. Somewhat parochial view of the world. Company ownership changes are always difficult times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No Development

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    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor Supervisor in Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor Supervisor in Janesville, WI

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best co-workers.
    Fast paced, steady schedule, decent pay

    Cons

    Management needs to care about the needs of the team more. And there's no developing of the supervisors into the managers of tomorrow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and use technology to your advantage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    okay.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    nice customers and other employees

    Cons

    low salary for a lot of work.

  7.  

    Sucks!!!!

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    Current Employee - Freight
    Current Employee - Freight

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    The job is very relaxing, fast paced, friendly customers.

    Cons

    Lazy management, the management had big egos but no intelligence, learn as you go training (but when you train, they don't actually train you, just criticize you.) My manager is the worst person I've ever known, and she deliberately makes work emotionally stressful for everyone. Another employee thinks she's a manager but really she's not. She talks behind everyone's back and I have often caught her in easy lies. Overall, if you like high school drama among older people then you'll fit in!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, and calm down. Get over yourself!

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

    Shopko Hometown Stores

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    Current Employee - Receiving
    Current Employee - Receiving

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the best reason I can come up with is it is steady work

    Cons

    you are one person expected to do the job of 4 or 5 and then get your head handed to you when you don't get it done. there is NO teamwork, it's every man out for himself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold everyone to the same set of standards. don't pick and chose who you are going to hold accountable. listen to what the employees have to say.

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

    good place to work, people are friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time

    Pros

    work well around schedule,

    Cons

    usually hire part time, people can be rude

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Shopko Review - It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most staff are nice and easy to work with which makes it easy to become good friends with your coworkers.

    Cons

    Not very open to newness or change. Put in a lot of hours in during busy seasons w/o extra pay. Did not receive raise this past year and probably won't for the next few. No bonuses and low morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fast-paced, interesting

    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Lyons, KS
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Lyons, KS

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are good. Work colleagues are the BEST! Love small town living and being a part of the community. Provides opportunities to keep learning.

    Cons

    There is a fair amount of micromanagement. For example, we gave about 77 flu shots last season and corporate has set a goal for our pharmacy to give 200 to 300 this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with those of us out there meeting your customers.

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