Spartan Stores Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
42 Reviews

3.7
42 Reviews
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Spartan Stores President, COO, and Director Dennis Eidson
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  1.  

    Phenomenal Leadership in this company

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    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Spartan Stores as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The leadership is amazing, they are very down to earth and approachable. The company is growing rapidly so there are some great opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Very quite atmosphere depending on what department you are working in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    First job, Good introduction

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk/Cashier  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Service Clerk/Cashier in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Spartan Stores part-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good experience for part time employees

    Former Employee - Grocery/Dairy Clerk
    Former Employee - Grocery/Dairy Clerk

    I worked at Spartan Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    paid job while in school.

    Cons

    Not that I know of

  6.  

    Very good part time job while in school

    Current Employee - Grocery/Dairy Clerk
    Current Employee - Grocery/Dairy Clerk

    I have been working at Spartan Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PTO for whenever, Still get to be apart of company events

    Cons

    I would have to say none.

  7.  

    Spartan is a great company for people who like to be creative.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spartan Stores full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very open company. Allow a lot of creativity. Really focused on Associate Satisfaction. Lots of locations and a great corporate office. Lots of departments for people with specialized skills.

    Cons

    We are very margin driven as opposed to sales driven. Like any company, there are a lot of hoops to jump through to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good organization overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Assistant  in  Byron Center, MI
    Former Employee - Category Assistant in Byron Center, MI

    I worked at Spartan Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This organization is very community driven and encourages its associates to contribute to the community. They also ensure that there is a good work-life balance for their associates The associates are friendly and helpful, overall a great team.

    Cons

    Promotion seems to be a little elusive for many associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your most loyal employees before they turn on you and burn out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    overnight stocker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spartan Stores

    Pros

    employee discount, friendly co-workers,clean environment

    Cons

    Low pay/ no benefits, do not get more than one day off in a row

  10.  

    Growing company on the backs of associates without just reward/acknowledgement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Spartan Stores full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    401k, good people to work with, can be a great place to work

    Cons

    Upper Management talks a good game but does not deliver consistently on caring for associates and abuses store managers and department management. Training and development is not accomplished thru on line videos! Use people to train people...commit resources for live training already!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in your store teams or lose your momentum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a basic retail job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Night Stock  in  Rockford, MI
    Former Employee - Night Stock in Rockford, MI

    I worked at Spartan Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for retail. Working while the store is closed. A good first job if you don't take things to seriously.

    Cons

    Upper management is poor. If your department does really well and hits its sales goals you will get rewarded with less hours to do the same job the next month which meant if your at the bottom of the ladder you lost all of those hours.

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