Big Y Foods Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.6
71%
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Big Y Foods Chairman and CEO Donald H. D'Amour (no image)
Donald H. D'Amour
173 Ratings
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  • "Hard to move up, low pay, not a lot of support from upper management(in 23 reviews)

  • "Part time employee turnover is high(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bethel, CT

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun, Good place for young people to start

    Cons

    They got rid of time and a half on sundays for new emplyees

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  2. "Glad to be part of the Big Y family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Big Y Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are the best! The company cares about its employees, its customers, and its communities.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of

  3. ""Good place to work.""

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floral Associate in Northampton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Easy scheduling with Managers, good Co-workers.

    Cons

    Advancement in career takes years.

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  4. "Mundane"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, 15-minute breaks, 30-minute lunches. Have to work longer shifts to get the lunches.

    Cons

    Very boring and mundane work environment. The employees who have been working there for years look like they have life drained out of them when you look them in the eyes. Everyone is nice enough to say hi but every conversation felt forced and disingenuous. Work load got hectic when balancing cooking seafood with packaging seafood.

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  5. "A good part time job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk 

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time

    Pros

    they give consistent hours which is good

    Cons

    none i have no complaints

  6. "Cashier"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in North Branford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Convenient location nice store friendly people flexible schedule holiday time off

    Cons

    Lots of training videos to watch

  7. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Y Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, Value their employees

    Cons

    low manpower, occasional rude customers

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Upper Management Is Horrible"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk/Frozen Food 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time

    Pros

    The other employees and department managers are nice people and good to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management has insane demands for understaffed departments, several employees also work in several different departments so they don't have to hire anyone else. They berate you if they think they are doing your job, or they will try and pressure you to do something that doesn't fall within you job description or even your department. Any complaints against management get swept under the rug. It got to be too much and I had to quit for my own sanity and it felt amazing.

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  9. "Retail : Is it for you?"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager 

    I have been working at Big Y Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great Paid Time Off and Benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work I do. They expect too much from managers.

  10. "Not a bad first Job"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in South Hadley, MA

    I worked at Big Y Foods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They are flexible if you decide to continue your education, or if you want to work another job too.

    Cons

    They have a tendency to pay only minimum wage for part time workers, but they are known to give at least a 25 cent raise every year to every adequate employee.

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