ShopKo Stores

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ShopKo Stores Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
210 Reviews
2.8
210 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
  • 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.  

    Enjoyable job if it's what you're looking for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Leader
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Leader

    I worked at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, pretty easy to catch shoplifters

    Cons

    Training on the administrative side of things was very minimal (OSHA, audits, quarterly reports, etc.). It made for quite the headache when the fiscal year or quarter ends and all of the financial info is due but there's been little to no training on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit getting involved in the drama with your temporary/seasonal high school employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Madison, WI

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    Oversee all of the cashiers, in charge of breaks and lunches, did much more than just checking people out

    Cons

    Strict policies on returning, a lot of customers got upset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More salespeople on the floor so that cashiers don't have to do their own price checks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fair and Honest to the point

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Pocatello, ID

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    I have worked for this company for 4 years I have tried different jobs but nothing compares to how Shopko treats their employees and that's the reason why I came back to work for them..
    The management team is excellent and without them nothing would get down.I admirer our management team because their work ethics is excellent.

    Cons

    The only problem I have working at Shopko is that the don't pay enough for those that are willing to stick around and if they would have a cost of living that would help. As times have come and gone job's are few and far between and some of us are Lucky to have a job here at Shopko so instead of going out and buying smaller stores why not think of the employees you have in your company now and give them a Pay raise. I see the Aggravation in the store Managers face when the hire new employees and then a short time later they quit so instead of hiding behind the companies door you think of the people you have working for you NOW. Give us what we deserve and that is a pay raise and Health Insurance. And Get off the Obama Band wagon and think of the worker's you have in your Retail Stores.
    Another thing our Customer's Question our Music choice and we here it in the front so Change the Music that is more Family oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I had one word for our Management I would tell them what a GREAT job they have done with all the crap they've been through. And Thanks for hiring me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for flexible and good hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Very nice co workers, usually friendly costumers, and good environment.

    Cons

    Many projects to do with not a lot of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not what it used to be...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    Shopko offers a good place for people to develop and tends to be pretty flexible, especially at store level. Many options for advancement for the newer employee.

    Cons

    Shopko has done a lot of downsizing lately, especially at the corporate level. They claim it is to make us a leaner organization, but there is a point where you can't get any more lean without impacting the experience our customers see. Customer service is number one until it gets to be too expensive. Corporate office morale is at an all-time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving benefits would go a long way to raise spirits -- enabling more employees to take advantage of profit sharing opportunities and setting realistic financial plans that can actually be met. Vacation rollover and domestic partner benefits would be a good step as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mostly Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, friendly people.

    Cons

    Discount was only 10% on most items.

  8.  

    Great.

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

    I worked at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly. We were complemented for a good jobwe did. we split the work when there was enough people.

    Cons

    When there wasn't enough people one person had many sections for the remaining time. Some customers were very rude if they couldn't find what they were looking for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ShopKo Stores

    Pros

    Small and listens to employees

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest.

  10.  

    Flexible and reasonable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor in Onalaska, WI
    Current Employee - GM Salesfloor in Onalaska, WI

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with. My manager genuinely cares about the well being of every person on the team. Really flexible giving time off requests.

    Cons

    If not for the flexibility, the low wages would make it difficult to stay. It can be hard to get all of the work done at times without a lot of people scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more payroll to help more customers and get more done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed dress code. You can also buy extra vacation days.

    Cons

    No options to move up within the company. Benefits are average. Office culture is relaxed, but expect a lot out of short-staffed departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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