Associated Grocers of New England Reviews | Glassdoor

Associated Grocers of New England Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 13 reviews

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
64%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
Mike Violette
2 Ratings
  1. "Annual Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England full-time

    Pros

    Some of the reasons that you should work here is the community that the employees provide is pretty great, Each event that they hold is well thought out, and everyone really listens when you have something to say.

    Cons

    A downside to working here is that the cellphone reception is not all that great.

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-06-13
  2. "Worker"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great and most of the people are extremely friendly.

    Cons

    There is no communication and no room to change what is currently being done. If you have an idea on how to improve something keep it to yourself. The warehouse staff is great and the people in the cubes are wonderful. Aside from 2 of those side offices though hope you never have to enter them. They find themselves above everyone else and have no problem making that known! Also without a degree they will hire you for...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    You lose alot of good staff with poor management

    Associated Grocers of New England2018-10-08
  3. "Nice workplace"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pembroke, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Grocers of New England full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. There are a lot of optional seminars to help employees learn about retirement plans, learning methods, and wellness topics. Very friendly atmosphere. Do fun activities to raise $ for charities, etc

    Cons

    Work load is pretty heavy.

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-11-01
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Feel appreciated"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in my department. It's nice to feel appreciated. Guests and staff are friendly. Great employee perks for everything from school to food. The company takes a great concern with the wellbeing of employees. It's nice working for a company with ethics and morals and who wants to give back to their community.

    Cons

    Only con I have is I wish I worked full time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with giving staff opportunities to grow personally and professionally and to have a voice.

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-06-02
  5. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England full-time

    Pros

    "Since joining Associated Grocers of New England in 2010, not only am I surrounded by wonderful, approachable, and talented people, but I have been provided many opportunities for personal and professional development. I have made many friends and collected some great memories over the years. AGNE truly appreciates its employees by recognizing and rewarding their efforts and performance. I am faced with exciting new...

    Show More

    Cons

    There is nothing negative to say about AGNE.

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-06-05
  6. "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England full-time

    Pros

    The benefits package here is amazing, and includes some things that don't typically come with a benefits package (paid time off for volunteering, for instance). Job opportunities are abundant, and people move between departments often. I feel like a valued member of the team, and the CEO really listens to what people have to say about their work environment. The cooperative atmosphere promotes working together to make...

    Show More

    Cons

    The pay-scale here leaves much to be desired. I am making about 20% LESS than the average person in my job working in the state of NH. While the benefits package can make up for some of that, it is far from an adequate replacement for good pay, which makes this company less competitive. If money is your top motivator, this may not be the place for you. There is also an attitude at the top levels of the company pertaining...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    I recognize that there is a stigma against "Millenials in the workplace" but we need to start hiring younger people. When the older folks start to retire, there won't be anyone to replace them with any kind of experience that wants to be here for the long haul. We have a lot to offer here, but the fact that someone might need to take a 20% pay cut to come here is really off-putting( just a guess, but why do you think...

    Show More
    Associated Grocers of New England2017-06-06
  7. "GREAT company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England full-time

    Pros

    I love my job at Associated Grocers of New England and while the job itself is great, the company is what makes it that much more enjoyable. Everyone is so nice and there is a lot of longevity within the company as well. There's always different activities going on, (fundraisers, raffles, food events), to both benefit the community and show employee appreciation.

    Cons

    The only con is that there is a difference in culture on the office side versus the warehouse side. That being said, the current CEO and the rest of management have made drastic improvements as well as continue to actively increase employee satisfaction. It is very important to Mike and other senior management that employees are happy and thriving, so even though the warehouse culture has been a negative in the past,...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the supportive team that you are!

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-06-02
  8. "Alright, but hard."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Selector 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good. Sometimes there's free food.

    Cons

    Everyone was forced on long work hours, standards are too demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust the standards. People would be more productive if they weren't so stressed about making the ridiculous standards (specifically the perishables side). Hold meetings/focus groups on standards and how you set them.

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-06-06
  9. "Bad place, good starter job..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Pembroke, NH

    I worked at Associated Grocers of New England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits. Better than most warehouses in the area.

    Cons

    Unless you're VERY athletic, don't expect to get listed as a union member. Quota is very difficult. Over 90% drop out rate. Either quit or can't make quota. So don't feel too bad if they filter you out... You got 3-6 months to make quota or else you're fired. Thats the cold hard blatant truth they wont tell you at first hire. To give you an idea on how difficult it is, even guys who have worked in construction...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    Go hire out of the military base or college athletic clubs. Most people can't make it. Don't take advantage of people who are good workers who just wanna get a decent stable job but don't have the physical capability to do so.

    Associated Grocers of New England2017-05-07
  10. "An Exercise in Frustration"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Selector/Loader in Pembroke, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Grocers of New England

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits Options for more overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    The middle management is blatantly incompetent almost as a whole. Upper management is either oblivious or unwilling to discipline them. Or do anything to improve the situation in the warehouse. They like to use half measures that fall through a lot to try and make things seem better than they are. A true test of patience and ability to be a door mat. How much asinine drivel can you put up with? Put it to the test...

    Show More

    Advice to Management

    They need to solve issues at their root. To put it another way if you brought them a man who had lost an arm. They'd just give him more blood to solve his blood loss problem instead of closing the wound.

    Associated Grocers of New England2016-08-22
Found 13 reviews