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Albertsons Companies Overview

Boise, ID
10000+ employees
1939
Company - Private
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Albertsons Companies – Why Work For Us?


About Us

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.

Sustainability

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.

  • Sustainable seafood
    • Working to ensure our fresh & frozen, and packaged seafood meets our strict sourcing policy
  • Sustainable palm oil
    • Goal to source at least 4.8 million lbs. of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) by 2016
    • In 2015, we sourced nearly 3.3 million lbs. of CSPO
  • Sustainable products
    • Expanding our product portfolio of items
    • Launched 139 new products in 2015 from our brands that are better for you and the planet

Community: We support our local communities through fundraising and food donations.

  • Food donation
    • In 2015, we donated more than 80 million lbs. of food to local food banks, that’s the equivalent of more than 67 million meals
    • We received the “Visionary Partner” designation from Feeding America for being in the top tier of food donation
  • Charitable donation
    • In 2015, we donated more than $21 million to causes such as: hunger, cancer, and people with disabilities

Planet: We minimize our impact on the planet.

  • Zero waste
    • Working towards zero waste across all of our facilities
    • In 2015, we recycled more than 22 million lbs. of soft plastic
  • Water reduction
    • Creating a baseline of water data for the combined company in order to set future goals
  • Emissions reduction
    • Creating a baseline of emissions data for company-wide goal-setting
    • Continuing to improve truck loading efficiency to reduce emissions

 

Apply at Albertson's Today!Susan Morris Executive Vice President, Operations

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    "among the better retail environment for pharmacits"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Austin, TX
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    I have been working at Albertsons Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    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.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Albertsons Companies.

    Interview

    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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    • could I be on time// did I have transportation//did I get along well with others// did I understand that it was important to be kind to customers   1 Answer
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