Stew Leonard's Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. Great Company! Great People!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stew Leonard's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very family oriented. Everyone is friendly and managers very approachable.

    Cons

    They do not hire Full-time. No part-time benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Make more full-time positions available.


  2. server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the benefit and the co workers were excellent .

    Cons

    not many hours to work.


  3. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for first job. Management works well with accomodating to your schedule. Lots of young cashiers.

    Cons

    Favoritism. If you are not a Leonard or child of a manager then they really dont care about you


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  5. Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, managers willing to work with schedule if brought up in advance

    Cons

    Seasonal help leaves much to be desired (probably true about seasonal help at every store though)

    Advice to Management

    Certain managers outside the department I worked in were a bit full of themselves and could stand to be taken down a notch or two


  6. Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY

    Pros

    Interacting with different people/kids, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Sick days are vacation days, not enough hours, no employee discount, customers take advantage of "the customer is always right" motto


  7. Excellence For the Customer At the Employee's Expense

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    •Brightly-colored and lively workplace •Mostly friendly management •Reasonably high hiring rate

    Cons

    •Less-than-hygienic break room and lockers •Fast-paced to breakneck work speeds for mediocre pay •Little to no sympathy/workability for vacation days

    Advice to Management

    •Better negotiability for vacations/pay raises


  8. 👎

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Starting pay is higher than minimum wage & they work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Favoritism, racism, no real part time benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you once came from.


  9. Overview of a Cashier Assistant position at Stew Leornards

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    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere all around Easy to make great friends free bread and coffee between breaks (provided in the break room) Free juice and milk from stew Leornards (provided in the break room) Many famous people will stop buy to shop depending on your store Scheduling is made by you depending on availability (unless you work at front end, because they have strict schedules) You won't just be working in front end but you will have a chance to experience other parts of the store with full training within 3-6 months of your employment You get a unique locker and lock

    Cons

    Parking lot will be literally crazy on a busy day You will have to be willing to work during holiday weekends or consecutive days before and after to help prepare the store

    Advice to Management

    I think management should keep monthly meetings where employees can openly discuss subjective matter which relates to the work place and employees


  10. its the best place ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    food customer service great people working there

    Cons

    nothing really but theres things that bother other people


  11. Was good in the beginning then changed and became more corporate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Free food in the cafeteria, insurance is nice.

    Cons

    Upper management treats people like cattle. they used to care about people and still say they do but all they care about is keeping expenses down. You have to be a director or above to make any decent money and those people are brought in from the outside. They used to promote from within but they no longer do that. and the pay is horrible and you barely get a cost of living raise. they pride themselves on not having ever gone through layoffs, but if they want you to leave they will come up with an excuse to stop giving you a yearly raise. When the founder ran the company it used to be about the quality and the customers now it's about upper managements bonuses. Plus HR plays favorites because you could basically break a lot of office rules but if you are in good standing with HR then you get a free pass. Used to be a great place to work, I used to love waking up in the morning early and excited to go to work. That all changed when they brought in new management and when the gas crisis it in 2008. Management did not know what to do what to do about morale and sales and started pinching pennies the wrong way. Their is a reason why they have only opened 3 additional stores in 45 years.

    Advice to Management

    remember where you came from.



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