Wakefern Food Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Great environment

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

    I have been working at Wakefern Food

    Pros

    Great place to work with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Because it is so great to work, there is not always room for advancement.


  2. Great leadership, slow to change

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

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open dialogue, open door policy

    Cons

    Very few growth opportunities for newcomers

    Advice to Management

    Achieve a balance between values and a corporate identity


  3. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, room for movement, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    fast paced, last of communication between departments.


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  5. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone that's ambitious

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

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time

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

    Pros

    The job security is great. The benefits are also great but the pay is extremely low.

    Cons

    Once again, pay is insultingly low. Particularly to everyone below management level. Everything is political and based on who you know and who likes you.


  6. Growing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Procurement in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The people who work here are like a family. Everyone is very caring. The benefits package is exceptional compared to many other companies' packages. This is a very stable company that is growing in number of stores.

    Cons

    Expect to work hard. There are not enough people for the amount of work expected. No plans to add help in the divisions that have the most work.
    It's not an easy environment to work in. There are big expectations and if you do not comply, you're not promoted or considered for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Foster people who are loyal to the company instead of try to break them


  7. Good company if they like you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Intermediate Accountant in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job security and benefits are as good as it gets

    Cons

    Everything else if you don't know the right people or have the right people take you under their wing.

    Advice to Management

    Doesnt even matter.


  8. Grateful

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were great, learned a lot from people and very grateful for the opportunity given with no experience when I first came out of college.

    Cons

    Personal growth, promotions, it was difficult to move if you weren't cool with the right people. But even if you move up, the pay was still considerably low compare to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


  9. Unfortunate career experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location for folks who live in Monmouth County. Benefits ok.

    Cons

    Too much dead wood. Lots of politics. Unwilling to spend money at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if you fix the ingrained culture of the long-time employees with ethics problems.


  10. Too many employees feel entitled due to their tenure at company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of job growth in procurement.

    Cons

    Overworked with no site of hiring to increase staff support or to reduce stress. No compensation for supervisors for OT.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on culture and salary scale. Not comparable to industry.


  11. "Not the Best Career Choice But Stable Job"

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

    I worked at Wakefern Food full-time

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

    Pros

    The company provides stable jobs with adequate benefits.

    Cons

    You will be in the same stable job forever. Compensation is not competitive. Morale is super low. Favoritism is the sole basis for advancement decisions.



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