Strack & Van Til

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Strack & Van Til Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    the grocery business is hard.

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    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.  

    Long hours, little pay.

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    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
  3.  

    More bad than good

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    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
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  5.  

    Good first job

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    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
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    Terrible Employee Treatment

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    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
  8.  

    A Good Job When You Need Work

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    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
  9.  

    Poor Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Strack & Van Til

    Pros

    Right now the only pros I can think of for working for this company for over 21 years is that it does have decent medical insurance and You do get paid vacations there when You have been there for at least a year. The managers are good at working around your schedule and when You request a day off, You usually get it.

    Cons

    The managers are way to strict and some of them even like to yell at You in front of other co-workers and vendors. They don't value hard working long time employees such as myself, instead they cut Your hours down and expect You to do so much in little time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers really need to be more respectful to long time, hard working, dedicated employees.

  10.  

    Company could do better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk
    Current Employee - Utility Clerk

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

    Pros

    To be honest the only pros working here are they are good at working with you and your schedule. Also, the people you work with for the most part are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Over worked and under payed. No one gives full effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly cared about your employees, you'd pay them more than a lousy $7.50/ hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I was a customer service manager for a year.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Highland, IN

    I worked at Strack & Van Til full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They are overall very flexible with work hours and vacation time. The people who work there are great and easy to get along with/work with.

    Cons

    Petty fights/issues between co-workers were common. The pay scale is sadly incredibly low for the amount of work. Vacation days/medical insurance coverage only begin after a year and a half. It unionized so you have to pay dues on top of the low hourly wage.

    Positive Outlook

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