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Strack & Van Til Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    the grocery business is hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Gary, IN

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the weekends off and thats all.

    Cons

    The work enironment is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the way you want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of work, annoying rules and customers with low pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees where really cool to work with

    Cons

    Customer service managers could have not been there and you wouldn't even notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    New changes makes it a terrible company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If full time good benefits

    Cons

    New ceo,replaced Dave Willenson, new directors, employees with 35yrs or more getting demoted to where they are quiting, cutting jobs, to save company money doesn't care one bit about employees, what use to be a great company to work became the worst. To many demands not enough man power to fulfill there expectations if you don't suceed they get rid of you by sending you to the farthest store possible making you quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing wrong with management its the higher up Ceo, directors, that are going to destroy this once family oriented company. Management is now moreless robots to higher up

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Company should be ashamed of themselves.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers are easy to get along with. They USUALLY will let you have a day off if you request it.

    Cons

    Pathetic pay, a big who cares environment amongst coworkers. Management could care less about the safety of their employees. No benefits for utility clerks. Many of my coworkers are clueless when it comes to helping a customer find something, because there is very little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to fix everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Long hours, little pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Manager
    Former Employee - Front End Manager

    I worked at Strack & Van Til full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment with coworkers, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Long days, little time for home life, unreasonable expectations from corporate and little pay. The store environment really depends on your store manager and management team. Little pay for hourly employees as well which shows in the turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management listen to your store management, make decisions quicker and act faster. Also, check on your stores every once in a while, don't just speak with the store manager. Pay people more, they might stick around longer and work harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to get experience. Union protection for tardies and call offs. Nice people to work with. Family environment among employees. Make tips on carry outs.

    Cons

    Union dues 12.5 every check. No training or job offered to UC's if another store department is hiring. Very minimal raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote UC's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I did not like the management but the job wasn't that bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Hobart, IN
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Hobart, IN

    I worked at Strack & Van Til part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were awesome to work with. Family like environment.

    Cons

    Management wanted to much to be done in little amount of time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    More bad than good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are easy to get along with. OK work/college balance

    Cons

    Scrubbing toilets and carting groceries out for lazy people while not making squat is very demoralizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should consider paying your employees what they deserve. $7.50 an hour is barely enough to pay for my gas to get to work. Maybe then your employees would take not calling off all the time seriously. Quit asking us to care about the customer when you don't even care about us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Job When You Need Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Even 99% of the customers are very nice. The store is well run, clean and well stocked. Management is willing to work with you for your scheduling needs.

    Cons

    The schedule is put out each week for the following week, makes it hard to balance work & life. Many times the schedule is late and we wait till Saturday or (less often) Sunday for it to come out. Part-time is mandatory. Low pay and you stand for long hours at a time. Short 15 minute breaks. Expect your feet to hurt even in comfortable shoes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to have the schedule out on time each week. Actual preformance reviews where you sit down with someone and discuss how you stack up and how to improve would be nice as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Employee Treatment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Hobart, IN
    Current Employee - Stocker in Hobart, IN

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of very independent work

    Cons

    Not paid nearly what is allotted even on this site. States that i would start at $8/hr and i only started at $7.50. For the work i do (HEAVY HEAVY LABOR) i should be paid a LOT more
    Managers are rude and have no concern for their employees
    VERY poor training.
    No organization or communication whatsoever.
    VERY VERY VERY understaffed in my department
    No discounts at all for being an employee
    I was hired as an overnight stocker and then was told that they didnt have any positions for that position. What?????

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stockers should be paid a MINIMUM of $9/hr. We are lifting AT LEAST 50 lbs all day and are very understaffed so we have to work twice as hard. I have hurt myself multiple times due to having to rush around like a mad woman because there is a constant rush because we are so understaffed. Take better care of your employees because honestly? We make or break you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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