Vons

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Vons Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
198 Reviews
2.8
198 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Employees are helpful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vons

    Pros

    If you can't find the product you are looking for, staff offers an alternative, to me that is a plus.

    Cons

    Registers tend to be short staff on rush hours. Need to improve that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more than three registers open during rush hour.

  2.  

    coutersy clerk

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Los Altos, CA

    I have been working at Vons part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    its ok - it pays at least

    Cons

    its costumers service - what can u say

    Recommends
  3.  

    Market cashiers for flexible hours

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    Current Employee - Cashier in South Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in South Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Full Benefits , flexibility of hours

    Cons

    Combo clerks take away checker hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Alright, but not something you want to do long term.

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Vons part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are very flexible with scheduling. I needed a lot of time off and almost always got it. You will become very comfortable with speaking to strangers. It is a decent steady job for a student.

    Cons

    The environment in my store was very stressful. I never felt secure in my job. The pay is bad unless you are there a long time. The schedule is always changing, you will work the closing shift one night then open the next morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try viewing your courtesy clerks as people instead of a tool.

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

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vons

    Pros

    A lot of room for advancement and had great managers

    Cons

    Needy customers, work holidays, union dues even though they really don't do anything for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be the type of manager employees respect. Encourage and support your employees

  7.  

    Only because it's convenient

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Vons part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling for well-liked employees, some fun customers occasionally

    Cons

    If I didn't live 5 min away, I'd definitely go get some better job. Some good supervisors, but for the most part management and older cashiers talk down to younger employees and are just generally rude. Get paid very little and then have to hand a chunk of your money over to a union that does nothing productive. Customers can be very rude, as with any retail job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Vons part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I received a lot of great training and development opportunities while there. Thankfully I had a boss that did a lot to help me along. Overall great learning experience. Flexible scheduling to an extent.

    Cons

    Pay can be a little rough, lot of politics exist within the stores, corporate micromanages which in turn makes management micromanage. Although I moved up quickly it was hard seeing so many people that had potential never be given the chance, I feel more like I was lucky and less like that was the norm. A lot of employees seemed dissatisfied while I worked there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Work and decent wages if you're willing to stay with them for years.

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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Vons part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages after a long time of putting in hours. Years it takes to actually make real money. On the job training and no degree needed.

    Cons

    People are the challenges. People you work with as well as the people you have as customers. Put your customer service to the test. Also, no way to really move up, past the store. Managers have no power, district managers don't care, and hell even the Vice president has come in multiple times and no one care to give you opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some power to be able to promote those you feel are the best and can do better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Courtesy Clerk

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk

    I have been working at Vons part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's fun when you like the people you're working with

    Cons

    Pay sucks and you get treated like a slave as a courtesy clerk. It's a very physical job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop leaving us short handed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I produced and directed training videos for Vons.

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    Former Employee - Producer-Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer-Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Vons as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They were professional, easy to work with, and paid on time.

    Cons

    There were no cons. It took me an hour to drive to HQ for meetings but the work was at various locations around the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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