Spartan Stores Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Spartan Stores President, COO, and Director Dennis Eidson
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  1. Great store!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spartan Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing management. They really care about you and will work with you to accommodate your schedule.

    Cons

    It seems like after Spartan bought the store I worked at, them trying to force our store to run their way caused some friction. But hey, what can ya do?

    Advice to Management

    Let successful stores runs things their ways. Also maybe let promising employees earlier management training.


  2. Seafood clerk

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

    I have been working at Spartan Stores part-time

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

    Pros

    Very flexible about hours and days off

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low and lack of chance for promotion or raises.


  3. great stepping stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter Apprentice in Petoskey, MI
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter Apprentice in Petoskey, MI

    I worked at Spartan Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Great place to start working *Able to progress in a "career" *Management is understanding

    Cons

    *5-10 cent pay raise ever year *no over time allowed *lack of communication at times


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  5. Marketing Manager

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

    I worked at Spartan Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They throw good lunches for the opffice staff.

    Cons

    Average compensation. Career opportunities vary by department, however, mostly not very good.


  6. Assistant quick stop manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Quick Stop Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Quick Stop Manager

    I have been working at Spartan Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full time with benefits and easy to get days off when needed.

    Cons

    Your expected to do way more then our share, and get throne into a lot of maddening situations, the management stinks, and spartan claims they care about their employees when they in fact have done nothing to make it better. There are also no insensitives at all to make anyone want to work or try harder, you get a lot of turnover too, I have unfortunately worked here now for 7 years and in that time have gone through 60 people, most of them leaving due to my manager and the unnecessary drama that takes place there. The people who need to get suspended or fired never do. HR is way to lenient and kind. They need to limit how many times a person can call in before they get into trouble..our moral is severly low! And I know 3 or four people including myself who are looking for another job or even a different line of work altogether. My manager has no clue about this and I am not going to tell her, we are already short staffed, and would not want to make her even more upset. Bottom line SpartanNash doesn't give a darn about the little people, if they did they would see my hat everyone is unhappy , even the all the truck drivers and deli people I see come in to our store..you also only start out at $10 per hour for all this grief, and have to have open availability too! I can't even move out of my parents house yet ! I am thinking about quitting and working two jobs. I sure hope this was helpful to anyone interested in this position. I started with a great possetive attitude and a dream, but it died, and it's really sad.. It's not my fault tho it's them.. Poor training or none at all and they expect you to know most everything.. Crazy and totally lame. Good luck to the reader trying to find a job! I am too


  7. I did a few things here and there. Cleaned and what not. Cashiered sometimes.

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

    I worked at Spartan Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the one thing I liked was my coworkers. They were young, which was cool since they were pretty laid-back.

    Cons

    It is a corporate situation. Upper-level isn't really in touch with what happens in the stores.


  8. Like a large grocery store with a "homey" feel

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spartan Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The particular store I worked at was large enough to keep me generally busy, but still small enough to feel like you have a niche.

    Cons

    There seemed to be some discontinuity between upper management and lower management. My store manager would get very angry when we'd clock more than 8 hrs / day, but employees were known to get in trouble for not serving a customer after their specific department is supposed to close.


  9. Alright

    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker

    I have been working at Spartan Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits holidays off with opportunity to come in for overtime

    Cons

    loads of physical work and then some


  10. overall a good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spartan Stores

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible schedules, good supervisors.

    Cons

    restricted hours to work with, could do better on pay increases.


  11. First job, Good introduction

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Clerk/Cashier in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Service Clerk/Cashier in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at the D&W in Kalamazoo, Michigan for several years during High School. This was my first job, and first time in the working world. Everyone that worked here was very accepting, fun to talk to, and very helpful. The management was excellent, scheduling was consistent, and the hours were great.

    Cons

    I do not have many cons for Spartan Stores - it was my first job so I was payed minimum wage, which would not be able to support someone through the next step, or college for that matter. This is to be expected from a first time job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!



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