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Big Y Foods Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Donald H. D'Amour
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  • Tough upper management in realistic sometimes (in 13 reviews)

  • A part time job is fine but a life time career is not worth it (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Good place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Service Clerk in Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Cashier/Service Clerk in Meriden, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big Y pays time and a half on Sundays because they do not close early. They also will pay time and a half on small holidays such as memorial day, etc. They are closed or close early on major holidays such as christmas and new years. You get a raise after six months employment and then every year after.

    Cons

    Cashiers and Service Clerk deal with a lot of rude people. Sometimes the employees can be gossipy but are mostly nice. Your schedule isn't a set schedule unless you make it that way.


  2. "Produce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time

    Pros

    Good management and cleaner than other stores

    Cons

    Some unnecessary stress in a work environment that should be more relaxed

  3. "Head cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time

    Pros

    I held this job from high school and through college. They're great with working around your school schedule and after school activities.

    Cons

    Dealing with angry customers, always moving managers around to different locations


  4. "Food Service Sucks"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Chicopee, MA
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Chicopee, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing off of the top of my head

    Cons

    Everything you can think of

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees when requesting newer equipment.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Y Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, locations, bakery, good first job, and I have nothing else to add for what's good. It was really hard to think of anymore to give.

    Cons

    One thing I noticed with this company is that they preach about wanting to hear from their employees but they really don't. Their surveys don't even allow employees to leave actual feedback. If Big Y is your only life career then most likely you think it's the best employer ever. The benefits are good and that's about it. Corporate could care less about previous experience from other retail markets. Working as a manager is not fun with Big Y they ask a lot and provide little resources for you to accomplish what they want. Their prices are high and they are gimmick driven. Like really gold coins? Customers want to be in and out. The diversity level in terms of management is extremely low and the amount of women store managers are a handful. And they are cheap when it comes to doing things for employee appreciation day. I would not recommend anyone to start a retail career with this company. A part time job is fine but a life time career is not worth it. And they should really look into how trainers and even corporate people on how they talk and treat others.

    Advice to Management

    Be about what u preach.


  6. "employee satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in North Haven, CT

    I have been working at Big Y Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big y takes care of their employees

    Cons

    I have found nothing negative at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Please allow department managers a bit more freedom to staff their department as they see fit hourly to become more efficient.


  7. "Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time

    Pros

    Good Starting Pay
    Great Coworkers and work environment
    Offer benefits after 1 year

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours week to week

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seafood is killing me."

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    Current Employee - Seafood Clerk in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Seafood Clerk in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Everyone in the store hates their job with you.
    -Fridays are like an adventure.
    -Some managers are nice.

    Cons

    -Not trained enough
    -Managers protect themselves, and other managers first
    -Us part timers get no respect, and we are thrown under the bus
    -Low pay
    -Working alone
    -Managers gossip about you with other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave new employees alone on busy days. Don't give employees grief over their mistakes, and then ingore things they do right. Don't make it sound like giving good performance slips is unfair.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Just okay"

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    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Westfield, MA
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Westfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, some room for advancement

    Cons

    Not much in opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop badmouthing unions.


  10. "Cashier"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great hours

    Cons

    Management is not helpful at times


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