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B&R Stores Reviews

Updated November 7, 2016
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  1. "A small town grocery for the big city"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A solid local company to work for, with very horizontal structure at the store level. A great place to start off, but plan to look for advancement elsewhere.

    Cons

    Pay is still lower than market average even after company-wide raises. Hours have been cut to help absorb higher labor costs, making the raises something of a wash.

    Advice to Management

    There's not less work to do just because you're giving people less time to do it in. Hour cuts mean corner cuts.


  2. "Low Salaries, Hard to Advance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at B&R Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and caring.
    Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Underpaid.
    Training is minimal.
    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Update wages to match current trends


  3. "Bakery Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B&R Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Eventually, everyone ends up knowing everyone. For the most part, management has your back, unless you are in the wrong. Decent pay for experience.

    Cons

    If you work in Omaha or council bluffs.. It doesn't seem like the home office (Lincoln, NE) cares so much about your concerns. Way different in Lincoln though.

    Advice to Management

    Of course there is always going to be a bad apple in the barrel, but for the most part, I would have liked to have seen the home office get involved in certain situations as to where it was just brushed off as they looked the other way.


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  5. "Value Your People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at B&R Stores full-time

    Pros

    Mostly good people to work with

    Cons

    The company has as a core value "We Value Our People", but demonstrates time & again that it will use people


  6. "Office clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Clerk
    Current Employee - Office Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at B&R Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are for the most part really great people to work with. You can learn quite a bit about the grocery business if you want too.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are very low. Management clearly doesn't care about the employees at all, particularly the corporate directors.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your exemplary employees better. Offer better pay and benefits and you will attract and retain more quality employees.


  7. "good starter job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B&R Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are very good to work with

    Cons

    work - life balance not balanced


  8. "Great experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at B&R Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay... Good People ...Opportunities

    Cons

    Same things as any other job.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    Pros

    Parent store seems to see the problem and are trying to improve conditions

    Cons

    Training is not good. You are mentored for two days then told you are on your own. You basically learn through mistakes. And hopefully not too big of mistake

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees.


  10. "Overall, I would say that my experience at Super Saver went from good to 'I need a new job fast.'"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier, Produce Clerk, Deli Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Cashier, Produce Clerk, Deli Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Probably the best reason to work at Super saver would be to get minor experience in fields such as meats, produce, baking, and customer service.

    Cons

    The management of the store is very lack luster when it comes to working with the employees. They do not work very well with the employees and have not been giving hours required to make a living, ie. I went from 40 hours to 8 hours in one week.

    Advice to Management

    The best piece of advice I would give the management is to actually listen to the employees at the store.


  11. "B&R Stores"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet new people in different departments. You will be trained to do new things. You will also get a paycheck every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than Hy Vee, which is their competitor. Stores are almost always understaffed, so that makes it very hard. Management is rather snobbish too.

    Advice to Management

    This company really emphasizes customer service, but they don't treat their employees as well. Sure, customers provide our paycheck, but without us employees, the customers couldn't get food. So it goes both ways. At this company they like to use the phrase "valued customer" quite a lot but never once did I hear them say "valued employee". Basically I recommend that if a person wants grocery experience, that they try Hy Vee and not B&R.



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