Sweetbay Supermarket
3.2 of 5 60 reviews
www.sweetbaysupermarket.com Tampa, FL 5000+ Employees

Sweetbay Supermarket Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
Sweetbay Supermarket – Tampa – “Sweetbay Supermarket”

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3.2 60 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Sweetbay Supermarket President and COO Mike Vail

Mike Vail

(30 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There isn't much structure within management, so you have a bit of freedom to do whatever you want within the store"
    in 2 reviews
  • "Easy job, you have pretty good ability to schedule you time, and you get work experience"
    in 2 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management only impressed with further"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Low-wage and very boring, no reason to want to work harder"
    in 3 reviews
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    I enjoyed working with the employees.

    Assistant Bookkeeper (Former Employee)
    Punta Gorda, FL

    ProsI was a promotion. The people that I worked with where experience and well seasoned for the store.

    ConsThey closed the store down. The store was a very slow store and was not turning a profit.

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    Affiliated witgh Kash n Karry/Sweetbay for 25 years

    DSS Analyst (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsExcellent Managerial Staff and Associates

    ConsClosed the doors sold to different market

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways respect your associates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for while they were in business.

    ConsToo bad Bi-Lo holdings has purchased them. Transition to Winn-Dixie has been a disaster!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great place to work

    Customer Service Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedules, caring managers.Loved it

    ConsI can't think of any at this time

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Set up for failure

    Customer Service Leader (Current Employee)
    Temple Terrace, FL

    ProsThe company has given me the opportunity to see what it is like to have situation in which i have to think quickly on my feet and modify plans.

    ConsThe training that is provided here is either way to simplified so you feel incompetent, or completely useless in the daily application of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management has loss their tough with the stores and expect things that do not help in the growth of the store.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sweetbay Supermarket

    Stocker/Service Clerk/General Merchandise (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, FL

    Prosgood minimum wage job if your looking for little hours while going to school.

    ConsHorrible Management that likes to overpower its employees, does not offer much past 15 hours a week job if your lucky, gives horrible review evaluations even if your God himself, Offers little room for advancement, No praise at all only threats of losing your job if you make a mistake or criticism, overall horribly experience for a individual looking for employment that no one can live off of, Does not cover its employees when they have a work injury happen to them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake management classes, learn to grow up and treat people with respect. I cannot wait to get out of this store and will be so happy when I do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exhausting work without a vision or purpose

    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsStore level personnel have plenty of opportunities for advancement, up to the store manager position. This company supports diversity and inclusion.

    ConsLack of stability. Poor leadership. Inability to focus on a company vision and goals, resulting in poor performance. Constant cutbacks and downsizing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA little communication will go a long way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule, holiday days paid, time off

    ConsLow opportunities of promotions. Many policies inapropiate .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I enjoy working here for the most part.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits were great (401K with a good match, domestic partnership benefits, profit sharing. 36-hour work week. Purple uniforms.

    ConsNot a lot of incentive or reward for doing a great job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould be more focused on customer experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Has had it's ups and downs

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company culture has been very favorable.

    ConsToo many changes over the years. Now being sold to Bi-Lo.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much to say at this point with the company being sold.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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