Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Worst 8 months of my life

    Feb 3, 2014 - Service Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Easy work -Work-life balance (all days requested off are received) -Steady job -Benefits -15 minute breaks every shift -4 hour shift minimum -No shift longer than 8 hr

    Cons

    -Low pay with no hope of a living wage unless promoted to management. Each promotion raises pay about a quarter per hour. -Repetitive menial tasks, like bagging for 8 hours straight. -Starting position is all the way at the bottom - bangers also function as lackeys -Hard to get promoted - I was set to become a cashier after 7 months, then, due to calling off a specific day. -Management acts superior -Constant ownership and rule changes -Oddly specific positions - again, baggers only bagged, etc -Unresponsive hotline and unions - I have been on the phone with a hotline for 3 hours because of the fact that they put the wrong SSN on my W-2. Also, the union is billing me for hours I did not work, and when I call, I get redirected to automated hotlines that no one pays attention to -Secret rules that receive punishment - here's a hint. After you call in 7 days through any period of time, spaced out in any way, you are to receive a writeup.. As mentioned above, I was going to become a cashier, but, since I called off due to illness a day in the week they had decided was "reliable cashier week," I remained a bagger and would've had to wait months more and hope I didn't fall violently ill the next week they chose promotions. Even though, you know, I did everything they said, was a great worker, and all that jazz. I didn't deserve it because I had chronic illness and food poisoning kicking my tail a certain day. Don't apply to Jewel. Just don't do it. They don't care about their employees and run everything like you're robots on an assembly line rather than human beings. Quitting was the most freeing feeling.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great side pay

    Aug 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Supplement income was fine, nice people and managers, close to home

    Cons

    Couldn’t pay much, didn’t have a great schedule, long days stocking

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good People

    Oct 17, 2021 - Deli Clerk 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The store director and other managers were great and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Some coworkers very obviously did not like the job and did nothing to hide that.

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