Associated Wholesale Grocers Reviews | Glassdoor

Associated Wholesale Grocers Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
81 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
David Smith
14 Ratings

81 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Pay and Benefits are above average (in 3 reviews)

  • They have a good benefits package (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours so you basically live there's (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management is very competitive among themselves (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Food Safety and Quality Assurance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly staff, work environment

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and advancement


  2. "No work/life balance."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Bethany, OK
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Bethany, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security. Co workers. Salary. Occasional cater-in. Paid vacation; easily accessible too. Christmas bonus. 401(k) up to 10% but starts at 4%.

    Cons

    Little to no breaks. No advancement possible. The overall culture isn't terrible but it's not great either; due to either union environment or due to short staffing on both managerial and hourly sides. The health insurance is remarkably awful.

    Advice to Management

    Staff up.

  3. "After 6 years, it started good but slowly got worse over time."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - pay & benefits are good
    - plenty of overtime if that is what you're looking for
    - laid back easy-going environment
    - very easy to get along with co-workers
    - no micromanagement as long as you don't lazily slack off
    - Union helps to prevent employees from getting screwed over

    Cons

    - if you like having a life outside of work, this is NOT the place for you
    - 12-18 hr workdays with 30 min lunch break & no cafeteria on-site
    - any company with this HIGH of a turnover rate should be embarrassed, for every 10 people hired per week, they are lucky if even one of them stays on
    - physically demanding due to the long hours and minimum time off to allow the body to rest
    - upper management gives off the impression of not caring about employees

    Advice to Management

    Open more Warehouses to spread the workload. #1 reason the vast majority of new employees don't last is because the job is too physically demanding for the amount of hours worked.


  4. "Hard work, great pay, crazy hours!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Pros

    This job offers a very good wage at 16.75 an hour to start, with opportunities to increase based on performance. If you stick around for a few months and excel at your position, you can become a trainer in no time! If you work all of the hours requested of you in a week, you will make over $1300.00 a week.

    Cons

    The hours are pretty crazy, especially in holiday season. You should expect to work anywhere from 12 to 18 hours a day, 6 days a week. Can't get to know people because they might only make it 1 week there.

    Advice to Management

    Create an 'unpaid time off' system like Amazon has. You'll have a much smaller turnover rate and your employees will feel less overworked.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Grocery Buyer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Grocery Buyer in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Grocery Buyer in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable sales are strong and growing

    Cons

    No upward mobility. No team morale

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees


  6. "Warehouse Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, Hours, Lunch-ins, Co-wrkers

    Cons

    Long hours, Union shop, Work/Life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the production floor.


  7. "Great pay. Lovely hr"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Pros

    Pay was great. And insurance

    Cons

    Supervisors have a mental problem. And wanted to make the job harder than it was

  8. "Forklift Driver"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I met a lot of different people , made good relationships

    Cons

    Learned a lot about Inventory and shipping and recieving

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  9. "Warehouseman"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High paying job for someone that only has a high school diploma.

    Cons

    No work life balance, HR, Management, Clinic, HPE, work nights weekends and holidays, company does not follow the "Contract", unsafe and favoritism in a Union environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new job while you still. Treat people like humans and not machines. Hire more people and listen to your employees.


  10. "Exremley unprofessional, poor communication and unethical working conditions."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing worth working for here. Can't think of one positive thing to say. 30 min lunches for 20 hour work days says it all.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, no stability nor communication and high turnover rate. 100 plus hours a week, or close too it each week. Supervisors make half of what the subordinates make working more hours, makes sense?

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your business model it's not working. Unsafe working conditions with massive turnover in management and employees. Supervisors make half of what the people they so call manage, which is unheard of and quit frankly comical.


Showing 81 of 82 reviews
Reset Filters