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40 English questions out of 40

September 9, 2021

What is paid time off like at Blue Apron?

Pros

My crew is like a small family The schedule allows for time off during the week

Cons

Information is not shared at all levels The buddy system is definitely in place

Advice to Management

Take care of the people who actually do the work and not just your friends

The schedule allows for time off during the week

September 9, 2021

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September 7, 2021

Does Blue Apron offer massages?

Pros

Not many. The rallies were nice. Pre-IPO employees enjoyed Silicon Valley-style perks like daily prepared meals and IPO shares. There is good room for advancement if one is interested.

Cons

Cold miserable work environment. Daily frostbite, repetetive motion, weird aches and pains, high turnaround. Having to dress like Nanook of the North when it's 80 degrees outside. One has to be somewhat desperate (which I was). The daily existential crisis of wondering if what you are doing is actually of any benefit to the world. Unsustainability: Since Blue Apron, the original meal kit delivery company, launched they incurred about half a dozen competitors for what is a finite, niche market. Heck, even Martha Stewart is in on the action now. Their main competitor out of Germany, Hello Fresh, was so brazen they set up a fulfillment center just down the road and stalked me with ads via Google and the iOT just because I frequented my place of work (they thought I was a customer apparently). Oh, and lastly, I did not appreciate being forced to stay late and stand motionless in that freezing environment to give a moment of silence to a violent drug addicted criminal thug (George Floyd).

Advice to Management

Not sure. But the company desperately needs to diversify or something. Maybe stop printing the lovely but expensive menu cards. Go more paperless. Minimize labor, push automation, because no human really wants to work in a noisy, freezing environment.

style perks like daily prepared meals and IPO shares.

September 7, 2021

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June 23, 2021

Does Blue Apron offer employee discounts?

Pros

Salary was great and benefits included lots of free food and a 50% discount off meals. The people here are a pleasure to work with and I made many close friends! There seemed to be plenty of internal job opportunities, offering rapid career growth for those truly invested in the company.

Cons

Blue Apron has by far the most toxic work culture I have ever encountered. It wasn't uncommon for employees to pick fights with each other; this place seemed more like a school playground than a professional work environment. Conflict resolution? Nah, just yell at your coworkers. Don't like how your boss is acting? Throw them shade for weeks! There was a clear hierarchy in place dividing hourly and salaried associates, in part due to the insane supervisor to associate ratio (why are there so many supervisors??) Many salaried employees, especially upper management, would pride themselves on being better than their hourly counterparts, when in fact, there are several hourly associates who know the company better than them and are more capable of managing a team. There were some employees who required incessant babysitting, and some who constantly went above and beyond but never received as much praise as they deserved. I hate to throw COVID into the mix but oh boy, here we go. Blue Apron handled COVID so poorly to the point where the facility was almost shut down. HR failed to put employees at ease and a constant fear of illness loomed in the air for months. Upper management's empty talk about working together to beat the virus only lowered team morale. Social distancing was rarely enforced due to the nature of the work. It wasn't until the facility faced too many cases that management decided to put in more stringent practices to stop the spread. In such a tolling work environment, you would hope HR would be supportive. Many claims brought to HR were treated with the utmost disrespect and were never resolved. How could HR take your harassment claim seriously if they too were harassing you? From my understanding, a lot of employees were very unhappy working at the Richmond location and were not afraid to vocalize this. There's a reason why attendance issues are so rampant here. It's a shame that most employees are too comfortable in their roles to pursue a career change.

Advice to Management

Swallow your pride and be all ears when it comes to taking feedback from the rest of your team, especially those below you (including hourly associates!) Some smart individuals never had their ideas heard because they were overshadowed by leaders who were afraid of change. There needs to be a major cultural shift in this company if you're looking to reduce turnover, because many people are very obviously unhappy working here.

Salary was great and benefits included lots of free food and a 50% discount off meals.

June 23, 2021

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February 20, 2022

Does Blue Apron assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

they'll train you in the company

Cons

not supportive of your mental health or medical care

Advice to Management

Be there for your workers

not supportive of your mental health or medical care

February 20, 2022

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August 29, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Blue Apron?

Pros

Flexible schedule; team spirit and collaborative employees, fun environment; people have passion and care about the company from the foundation up; great benefits; safety is priority - whether it be food or work

Cons

Could work on training and development overall

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

Flexible schedule; team spirit and collaborative employees, fun environment; people have passion and care about the company from the foundation up; great benefits; safety is priority

August 29, 2020

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