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Pros
  • Fun work environment and good benefits (in 39 reviews)

  • Very flexible hours with my school schedule (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management seems only focused on profits and not on how their employees are doing (in 38 reviews)

  • Long hours and difficult schedule due to the grocery industry (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good days and Bad days."

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    Current Employee - General Merchandise Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Albertsons Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons are union protection.

    Great benefits if you were hired before the strike. Stable job. They try to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Challenges of working here are you have 8 hours to get 12 hours of work done. Some days you get frustrated but if I walk out telling myself that I busted my butt and did the best I could I get over it

    Advice to Management

    Dont just tell us its "total store" help us!
    Quit treating GM and service dept as if we are the ugly step child.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, $50 union monthly fee's, not enough help, no room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Butcher Block Clerk in Alpine, CA
    Current Employee - Butcher Block Clerk in Alpine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Albertsons Companies part-time

    Pros

    cant think of any pro's

    Cons

    union fee's of $50/month
    no pay discussion, set amount across the board no matter where you work
    over worked, not enough help, and restricted to time clock (if you stay late - trouble)
    not enough help from other workers because they have to leave when told, always leave a mess and don't care about their work

    Advice to Management

    go on strike

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Store Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albertsons Companies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a very good career in the past with great opportunity for advancement. Good benefits and stability in the supermarket industry.

    Cons

    Due to the very competitive nature of the supermarket industry, store closings, buy-outs and mergers have caused corporations to downsize and eliminate long time higher paid exempt employees.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the employee as an asset instead of a liability.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Courtesy Clerk/Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible scheduling for high school and college students
    - Provides decent experience for new workers

    Cons

    - Everything is wrong with management: you only hear about what you do wrong; they will find any reason to harass you; inconsistency between different managers
    - Promotions are based on who management likes, not experience or merit
    - Inconsistent scheduling
    - Miniscule pay and raises that don't reflect the work performed
    - Store soundtrack will get old after two weeks
    - Corporate and management focus only on numbers and what it takes to achieve their goals, so employees are treated subhuman.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect.


  5. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Albertsons Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management. I would recommend this job to everyone. Good job opportunities. Pay is reasonable. The company is going in the right direction

    Cons

    Intense competition. Survival of the fittest mentality. Hard to get ahead. Sometimes can become overbearing. Sales are the key motivaltors


  6. "Bakery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable hours, union related, outlet for creative minds, write your own schedule. hourly pay rate. bonuses are earned.

    Cons

    outrageous amount of pressure from higher management. unreliable staff in fresh departments. lack of trust are given to department heads.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within, promote those who are qualified give workers a chance to prove themselves. needs better training programs.


  7. "I worked there for a month."

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is not the hardest job in the world.

    Cons

    Other workers expect everything to be done by the courtesy clerks.

  8. "Good grocery retail experience"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Produce Processor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Produce Processor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Albertsons Companies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with on the surface. Most co-workers seem friendly, and encouraging. Great retail experience-learn to adapt your lifestyle with sometimes challenging hours. When overtime is allowed, paychecks are decent. Low medical insurance costs with good coverage (includes dental and vision,) once they are in effect and you reach your minimum hour/week requirements.

    Cons

    Stagnant pay for new union contract sign-ups (not like what it used to be 20 years ago.) Repetitive tasks for multiple hours (sweeps and carts for hours as a courtesy clerk) or same department shifts for over a year, even when you demonstrate proficiency and skill and ability to adapt to other departments and enthusiasm to move to other departments or up within the company. Over sensitive management that jumps to conclusions and doesn't seem to give employees benefit of the doubt. Questionable hiring and retaining of lackluster co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for, and listen to employee feedback, then make appropriate changes for the better. Happy employees mean less turnover and more productivity, more business, more profits. Better pay distribution to help retain talent.


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Albertsons Companies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Albertsons overall has great benefits, and opportunities for advancement in store once you're in and there is a new job opening.

    Cons

    The particular store i work at, management is terrible. They think of only themselves and are lackadaisical in their training. They tend to be rude and get way to involved in your life. But that's just my store. I was promoted twice and i am still making what i started as.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to train and be respectful to others.


  10. "Service Deli"

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    Former Employee - Deli in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Deli in Solana Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albertsons Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, Del Mar store was very nice, clean. Great benefits. Health and Dental. Work hard you will get a raise and if you just go to work you still get raises based on your hours. Work wasn't to bad. I really enjoyed working here and I recommend it.It always good to work at union.I got really good hours.Loved everyone I worked with.

    Cons

    My store got bought by Haggen and it ended up being horrible for a lot of people 3,000 people 32 in my store lost their job including me. Con About Albertsons itself I only have one. Assistant mangers don't get paid more they get paid has much as someone Maxed out, and the Deli manager only got a dollar more than someone maxed out.


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