Stew Leonard's

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Stew Leonard's Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed emotions after a while

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

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great comradery, Fair Management, Good recipies being put to use, friendly environment, workers operate like a family, Easy going work load

    Cons

    For what we do, and how long we've all worked; we are paid a rather low amount, and my yearly review was given to me by a coworker who's only true claim to any power was his seniority, not by an actual manager. One more thing I have to comment on is how understaffed production areas are, at a near constant basis.

    Quality of food has gone down significantly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid if at all possible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time

    Pros

    Starting wage is decent for retail.

    There is usually always a place to park.

    Cons

    The other reviews do a great job of mentioning the many problems at this store, namely the favoritism, completely inept team leaders, and the out of touch management. Though there are a few things that have yet to be brought up.

    The environment at the store is very detrimental to the production of workers. Due to the lack of a union, team leaders can go around behaving in a very unprofessional manner toward the workers beneath them. I can speak from experience that this goes a long way toward weakening a workers' morale. Nobody wants to work while being treated like a dog.

    To expand on my previous point about the detrimental environment of the store, the employees always seem to be setup to fail. The machines that would push carts to the front of the store would be broken 70% of the time, easily. And yes, we would still get scorned for not doing everything in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for high school kids & college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - They don't start you at minimum wage
    - Pretty flexible with regards to scheduling if you're in school
    - Form great friendships with coworkers (depending on your department)

    Cons

    Favoritism is at an all time high. The hours suck (they only give you 25 max), and if it's not busy enough, they'll send you home a half hour to an hour earlier than your shift ends. For example, if you're scheduled 9am-3pm and it's not busy enough, they'll send you home at 2, including your lunch and your 15. They try to intimidate you and make you feel small. Racism is definitely playing a role as to who moves up where. Communication is lacking terribly. Stew Leonard's is not the same place that it used to be. No benefits for partimers and the benefits that they do offer barely cover anything! Very negative atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your workers more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stews has slowly degraded in quality of food, service and quality of job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture of the company is still very good with some managers. The company means right by it's employees as long as the managers believes in it's culture and follows stews standards

    Cons

    The highest management in the yonkers store has completely fell out of touch with what stews was all about. All the president cares about is his bottom line and big bonus. There are leaks all over the store when it rains. Broken floor tiles, broken equipment that takes weeks to be repaired. This makes our jobs so hard to do. There are team members who don't even know who the store president is because he's never on the sales floor. The morale amongst the store is very low that customers see it. They want to save money so they bring in cheap goods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the store president bully anyone into doing things that contradict the companies goals and standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really a great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time

    Pros

    They really know how to accommodate the team members and show that they truly care.

    Cons

    The job could pay more and get better equipment but other than that it's fine

  7.  

    Terrible Place to Work....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Grocery in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Just about nothing...
    The pay is decent I guess, but that is completely offset by the lack of a union anyway...

    Cons

    The supervisors or should I say "team leaders", are terrible. If they dislike you, then you are in for a rough time. Not only are they terrible, the co-workers are as well. They are complete suck-ups and will throw you under the bus at any opportunity they get. It was to the point that someone whom I never met before from a completely different department told my supervisor that I was doing my job poorly, even though I wasn't. The schedules are horrendous as well. They say that they'll fix you schedule to go along with school, but my meathead supervisor kept scheduling me on days that I had school. When I told him i couldn't come, he would just suck his teeth and say ok. Then he would call me the day I had school and harass me and ask me why I didn't go, even though I told him 10 times that I had school. The next week he would just schedule me the same day and the whole thing would repeat. The fact that there are no unions means they can treat you whichever way they want. Supervisors will treat the workers like garbage regardless of which department they work in. All in all this place is a horrible place to work at and should be avoided if possible...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers better and don't expect them to do everything. Fire all the supervisors because the extreme amount of incompetence and favoritism is beyond ridiculous...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    No longer a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay every week, good benefits if you are full time. Some managers are k. Good if you are in college or get support from family

    Cons

    Only 25 hrs or less if you are part time worker. Benefits are expensive and you can't get medicine at common pharmacies like CVS, Duane read.
    Low startibg pay. I waited a whole year for a review and they only gave me small increase because I'm part time. Very few opportunities to move up. They found small things to write you up but other people font get brought to the office for worst offenses.
    Building is old, ceiling is leaking in the cafeteria for workers, some rodents in areas and no one fixes broken machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, fix leaks and old machines. Managers should be nicer. President should say hi to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    This is a wonderful place to work for to get back into the working force.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid every week, they are concern about their employees, each year you get a raise,

    Cons

    They are only hiring part time no more then 25 hrs a week,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about giving new employee more then 25 hrs a week some people have families to care for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    They need a wake up check

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Bakery in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    its a good place if your starting off or need something on the need be

    Cons

    The compensation is low and they find little things about your performance to use as an excuse to not give you a raise, you have to wait a year for a raise ....they treat people differently depending on their race .... No employee discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so strict on little things such as minor uniform violations. Increase the benefits for part-time and seasonal employees ... tell the truth and watch the hours and don't write up good employees for silly reasons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid every Friday, that is all I can think of. Lost weight because of all the walking. One of the supervisors was okay.

    Cons

    Hours, bad produce, and bad supervisors, bad uniforms, and also the sign fingerprint scanner did not always work. had to park far away so customers could park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your workers on their hours and keep bad produce from the shelves. Enclose the bottle machine so bees can not get in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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