Vons

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Vons Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
216 Reviews
2.9
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Can help develop time management and customer service skills (in 13 reviews)

  • It is a great place to work if you need a flexible schedule when your attending school (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Needy customers, work holidays, union dues even though they really don't do anything for employees (in 15 reviews)

  • This causes poor customer service because everyone is too busy (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Vons/Safeway

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vons

    Pros

    The people in the Vons corporate office located in Arcadia, CA are very friendly. Right up until the time they sold to Cerberus, which two years earlier had bought Albertsons markets. The majority of the people in the Arcadia office will not have jobs at the new company, but if you do get hired on....the new corporate office will be in Fullerton, CA which is in Orange County, not Los Angeles County. A BIG commute for most.

    Cons

    The new company has been interviewing Vons employees, Albertsons employees and people from the outside. Just because you drew a salary of $---- does not mean you will have the same salary base at the new company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The men and women at the Executive level (making the most amount of money) are not concerned about the people who will be out of a job. They jump up and down, happy smiling faces b/c they are keeping their jobs if not their original salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    its a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vons

    Pros

    union based job with benifits

    Cons

    during the holidays its so busy u cant keep up

  3.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vons Courtesy Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Vons Courtesy Clerk in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Vons

    Pros

    Its a retail job like any other, but if I asked far enough in advance I got the hours off I requested and it worked around my college schedule.

    Cons

    The assistant manager wasn't properly trained, and they let other coworkers get away with things like not showing up most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better assistant managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    All areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Vons

    Pros

    Pay co workers fun training

    Cons

    Long hours no set schedule. Pressure on shops

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rude favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vons full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Been at Vons for 13 years in all depts. very good company to work for

    Cons

    The hours the set up for you sometimes can be hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am willing to grow in different areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Vons full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions,Keeps up to date with computer equipment
    Nice staffing, good ratio of tech to Pharmacist
    Progressive company,

    Cons

    The company is managed by to much upper level management
    More store level management
    To many ridiculous audits
    Union show little interest in Pharmacy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to store level employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Courtsey Clerk

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vons

    Pros

    Hardly any other than an employee 5% discount

    Cons

    The horrible customers and the politics of the workplace made it sucky to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.

  9.  

    Working here wasnt too pleasant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Combo Clerk in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Combo Clerk in Ventura, CA

    I worked at Vons (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice co-workers (Most)

    Cons

    Rude customers, co-workers not taking their jobs seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers have no reason to treat their employees with little warmth & respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I've been working at Vons store for half a year...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vons

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly.
    Stores are clean.

    Cons

    Some courtesy clerks need to do garbage sorting of all trash cans in the store. It's very gross. Imaging that separating the papers or plastics with ice cream, soda or some unknown juice on it ......
    With such low pay, you may want to skip the gross part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

  11.  

    Fun place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Vons

    Pros

    The people and the benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None all was great. All positive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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