Stater Bros.
3.1 of 5 64 reviews
www.staterbros.com San Bernardino, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO Jack H. Brown

Jack H. Brown

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Some coworkers are great to work with"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Pretty good pay if you were in an older union contract"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Also weekends and holidays virtually do not exist, as you will be working those days often"
    in 5 reviews
  • "years in this business, I'm finally going to school myself; I should've done this a long time ago"
    in 3 reviews
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    Easy work some times high stress overall good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUnion, Medical Benefits, Scheduling overall pretty good

    ConsAll I can say about Stater Bros is their Management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop having favoritism

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    Run far, far away from the "Family"!

    Administrative Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe perk of working in grocery is that everyone has to eat so there is always job security

    ConsEgoist supervision, awful company culture, poor compensation, antiquated business practices

    Advice to Senior ManagementPull your heads out of the sand and get with the times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable company but management culture is very non inclusive and old fashioned

    Manager (Current Employee)
    San Bernardino, CA

    ProsNo trouble picking out what to wear, white shirt and tie every day. Nice nearly new corporate offices. Somewhat stable environment but very competitive supermarket industry. Good reputation with customers.

    ConsVery slow career progression. Arrogant senior management. 2% annual raises. Corporate culture is very extreme need-to-know, to a fault.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to get with the times. Need to value employees. Differentiate from other supermarkets besides price to ensure survival for example, create new, better than national brand, private label products that customers come to love and shop Stater Bros. for not just a cheaper version of the national brand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get out quick! Corporate office treats store level management horrible!!

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsLearned a lot about the aspects of the grocery business through the many years of employment.

    ConsStressful and condescending work environment. Supervisors treat employees worse then animals. They're all relentlessly negative, rude, demeaning, talk down to the store mangers and staff, walk around believing they are better then everyone. It's apparent they all hate their jobs as well, otherwise they wouldn't treat others the way they do. However, the corporate office allows this behavior, and supports them. This company will forever be know as "The good old Boys". They all backstab one another, and are robots to humanity. This is not a career, it's a stepping stone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll supervision and regional VP's need to take classes on people management and should have to go to a seminar by Tony Robbins on how to be positive and motivating. The way this company treats their employees is horrifying! They see it as justified. Switch places for a week, and see how they would like to be abused and belittled as we are daily.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cant wait to get out!

    Cashier (Current Employee)

    ProsStater bros provides good benefits although the pay is lacking with current labor contracts. Yes you will top out at 20.00 an hour as a checker but it will take well over a decade since raises are based on hours worked.And dont expect to work a 40 hour work week.
    Their is room to move up,but you get no raise, just a title. Their are many checkers who make more than the keycarriers in charge.

    ConsSupervision keeps cutting hours.
    How did some of these managers get to be managers?
    Dont let all the smiles and kindness fool you we can get fired for not doing it. Were really not that happy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have employees who have worked for your company for many years. And most have noticed the decline in the company. I have noticed it big since starting 8 years ago. Your actions speak louder than words

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Shorthanded, part-time doesn't exist, unorganized assistant managers

    Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsMost coworkers are cool, easy to get along with.

    ConsCourtesy clerks are shorthanded almost all the time
    Hectic environment depending on the store location
    T/O requests aren't granted as often as they should be
    A part-time job here is practically a full-time job
    Strict rules. Too easy to get written up

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more courtesy clerks!
    Hire more checkers!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosworks around your schedule if you have a cool mananger

    ConsHard to move up with in company

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    it pays the bills

    GMC (Current Employee)
    Victorville, CA

    Prosbenefits are nice, flexible then most other jobs

    Consnever really noticed for work you do

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote instead of bringing other people in from other stores kind of discourages the employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great then to hell

    Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)
    San Bernardino, CA

    ProsGetting payed every week and getting to know cool new people. Buying new food you've never seen

    ConsCSRs think they can tell everyone what to do and make them cry in front of customers. no one really cares about courtesy clerks and works them to the ground. Getting horrible shifts and being a hard worker and still getting treated like crap. I've work there for almost a year and I'm finally quitting do to harassment and embarrassment I'm not putting in my two weeks I'm just telling them I'm done because I'm too stressed and tired of being be littled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry giving some positive advice and not putting people down. And realize some people have lives and don't question them when they call off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They work you very little

    Clerk (Former Employee)
    Victorville, CA

    ProsThey pay you on time, and are union.

    ConsEverything. Not enough hours, the customers are rude, ect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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