In 1939, Joe Albertson, a former Safeway district manager, took $5,000 he saved and $7,500 he borrowed from his wife’s Aunt Bertie to open his first Albertsons store in Boise, Idaho. Joe knew the keys of running a really great store meant working hard for the customers: give them the products they want, at a fair price, with lots of tender, loving care.
With the merger of Albertsons LLC and Safeway, Inc. in 2015, Albertsons Companies is now one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. The company operates more than 2,300 stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.
Albertsons Companies is dedicated to helping people across the country live better lives. In 2015 alone, with the help of our generous customers, Albertsons Companies and the Albertsons Companies Foundation gave more than $270 million in food and financial support to the more than 2,300 communities we serve, improving the lives of millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities, and veterans outreach.
All of our stores were founded around the philosophy of offering customers the products they wanted to buy at a fair price, with lots of tender, loving care. We still open our doors every day today with that in mind, and because of it, we run really great stores.
We’re making a difference in our local neighborhoods. As your Favorite Local Supermarket, we’re committed to making our communities a better place to live and work
Products: We offer organic, earth friendlier, and sustainably sourced products.
Community: We support our local communities through fundraising and food donations.
Planet: We minimize our impact on the planet.
I have been working at Albertsons Companies full-time (More than a year)
you get to actually go to the aisles and make OTC recommendations to patients; in most stores you won't be running everywhere and missing out on the important stuff like patient safety. nice people to work with. your hard work is recognized even if it is not followed by monetary reward. leader in MTM services
no tech coverage on weekends in most stores and you have to work every other weekend. you will get pissed off customers because you have been on the phone or at the other window too long as if you have more than a set of arms and ears. they still expect you to have 15 min wait times... it is stressful even if the store is "slow". no scheduled lunch time...you eat when you can if you can
health insurance and vacation hours could be better
Advice to Management
if you want not good but excellent customer service allow all the pharmacies to have a tech on the weekend. I feel it is important even from a patient safety side. I hate giving shots with no one else around if something does happen. And it doesn't project a professional appearance when you have your mouth full when someone walks to the counter.
I applied online. I interviewed at Albertsons Companies.
It was nice and easy. The store director was friendly. I loved him. He was willing to hire me from the very start. He did ask the questions because he was supposed to but he trusted me to have good sense. He was nice.
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