ShopKo Stores Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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ShopKo Stores CEO Mike Bettiga
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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
  • Low pay makes it difficult to make ends meet (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. I have to get assistance due to low pay.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun. Good hours. Nice people. On the job training. Easy to schedule PTO. Always doing something different to keep one from going crazy from monotony.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Expensive benefits. Can't raise a family on the low wage. Wage cap is far below everyone else in the same field. Bonuses do not make up the difference.

    Advice to Management

    Value tenured employees.


  2. Apparel Teammate

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Monmouth, IL
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Monmouth, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ShopKo Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Scheduling was flexible, enjoyed working in the apparel department, great coworkers, enjoyed helping customers

    Cons

    It is a job in retail. Retail is not for everyone.


  3. Poorly Managed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, Friendly people and managers

    Cons

    Cost of merchandise, corporate standards for few hours given

    Advice to Management

    Manage things better at corporate to allow your stores to be successful.


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  5. Ok

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pharmacy Rx volume was not overwhelming like most large chains. Hours were great. No Sundays.

    Cons

    Computer system was below average (PDX). Processes and procedures were overbearing.


  6. presentation supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, nice store and workers get along. Easy work if in a part time position

    Cons

    Crap pay, biased management at times. Supervisors do most of the work including managers work with out a decent pay level. Pay is low if promoted from within the company


  7. Apparel specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ShopKo Stores full-time

    Pros

    Fun coworkers. Opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Crappy pay for back breaking work


  8. Apparel teammate

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    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworker relations, inviting atmosphere, quality products, safe store, good store location, helpful and friendly people, the prices are decent

    Cons

    Lack of communication( I was not told who I had to meet with for what training on what days. When I had to page them or ask who I was training with, they did not hide their displeasure well) did not carry through with agreements made in interviews, ( I was told they would help me get enough hours with another job and now they act like its a huge inconvenience) confusing and unclear training practices, training is too quick and leaves employees confused and have to learn most things on their own, training doesn't last long enough, employees are set out on their own too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the on the job training is thorough and the managers always communicate what is going to happen and who the new hires need to meet with on what days. Perhaps put procedures in place to make sure an employee is never alone before they are ready


  9. Area Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ShopKo Stores full-time

    Pros

    This company offered decent pay for the area, worked with some good people who were willing to help each other out when needed.

    Cons

    The company babies employees too much. The pay at the associate level is not very good so they put up with a lot of crap because they don't think they can find replacements

    Advice to Management

    Have your employees backs. Grow a backbone and have the confidence in yourselves that you are good enough to attract top talent.


  10. Bad Culture

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has positive cash flow.

    Cons

    Extremely heavy workload and payroll continues to be cut.

    Advice to Management

    Teammates need to be paid for performance.


  11. Friendly

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    Current Employee - Happy in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Happy in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming! I've had no time adjusting and making friends and great benefits!

    Cons

    They don't take your requested time off seriously and no guarantee on yearly raises

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more worker friendly and stricter management



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