Royal Ahold - For a rapidly changing company, it has great potential, but a lot of kinks. | Glassdoor
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"For a rapidly changing company, it has great potential, but a lot of kinks."

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Current Employee - Administrative
Current Employee - Administrative
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Royal Ahold full-time

Pros

You have a flex schedule, fun work environment, and a lot of jobs posted from within. They are generous with free product samples, and put on a few good company picnics/parties each year.

Cons

Even though there are a lot of jobs posted from within, it is EXTREMELY difficult to penetrate the "inner-circle", especially if you are a temp (still considered "outsiders" when applying for "in-house" positions). There is little structure, and even less training. So, moving up in this company seems to be "saved" for those who are either related to, or already know, someone in a decision making position.

Advice to Management

1.) Vamp up training, and make sure that those designated to train other employees or temps actually have proper training skills, and that they are held accountable for the information they provide (or lack there of). 2.) Invest in the people who are already working hard for you. Consider the temps more often because they work very hard for little pay, no benefits, and are too often overshadowed because of office politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Royal Ahold

  1. "Good company to work for; great culture and senior level management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large bonus target rates
    Approachable senior management
    Lot of internal promotions and opportunities

    Cons

    Low base salary
    Location of main corporate office is in central PA
    A few bad managers/dept heads ruin it for alot of people

    Advice to Management

    Lok at some of your younger dept heads who maybe out for themselves and no one else


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely bureaucratic and filled with self-serving executives."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation package (base, bonus, equity, and company car) is very rich and above market, but it comes at a price.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get decisions made. Organization changes constantly and never allows enough time for the changes to yield benefits.

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