Strack & Van Til Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Like one can expect from working in a grocery store, you have to know how to work with customers.

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    Former Employee - Utility Clerk in Hobart, IN
    Former Employee - Utility Clerk in Hobart, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent job for young adults while in school. Not difficult to be qualified for the job. Time can go fast if you stay busy. Not great but advancement opportunities for some are sometimes available.

    Cons

    Utility Clerks do the most yet get paid the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay throughout store employees. Split Utility Clerk duties to make separate/new job titles. Micro-manage a little more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Lots of work, annoying rules and customers with low pay

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    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. Bad experience

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really cant think of any other than its a (very small) paycheck

    Cons

    Management does not give a you know what about its employees. Thats spelled out very clear to me by the very low pay ($7.50/ hour) and the fact that we only get 1 lousy 15 minute break our entire shift, which of course we have to clock out for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  6. New changes makes it a terrible company

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    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
  7. Company should be ashamed of themselves.

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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

    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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