Fareway Stores Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2020

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3.6
74%
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Fareway Stores CEO Reynolds Cramer
Reynolds Cramer
41 Ratings
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  • "It can be difficult to get from part time to full time(in 11 reviews)

  • "Long hours and working Saturdays(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee 

    I worked at Fareway Stores full-time

    Pros

    Very fun environment and people

    Cons

    Long hours and disgruntled customers

  2. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fareway Department Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fareway Stores full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, frequently get raises

    Cons

    Early mornings, late nights, exhausting at times


  3. "My time at Fareway"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fareway Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    consistent hours, consistent raises, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    management plays favorites, wanted to work in produce and they wouldn't let me it came across a bit sexist, working with high schoolers

  4. "Great First job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Storm Lake, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fareway Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to learn everything and ability to move up

    Cons

    Not open sundays so less hours overall to work

  5. "work related and pay"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fareway Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the place was very people friendly

    Cons

    i was under paid even after working their for two years

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  6. "Great Place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fareway Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, time and a half for holidays, Sundays off

    Cons

    Long days, rarely off on Saturday,

  7. "Bad pay"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Marshalltown, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fareway Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people to work alongside. Enjoyable environment when slow and not being rushed by customers.

    Cons

    Pay is horrific. The amount of hours is ok if your store isn’t over staffed. You will feel unsatisfied with every paycheck. Sexist place to work at, female cashiers with male baggers who stand behind.

  8. "Fareway Meat Department"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Nebraska City, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fareway Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great managers, decent starting pay.

    Cons

    high paced environment, need to memorize codes for all products.

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  9. "Good People"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fareway Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are many nice and friendly people working at Fareway with opportunities to get to know the people you work with in a somewhat relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to put up with rude or upset customers.

  10. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fareway Stores full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Nice benefits.

    Cons

    Working every Saturday. Hard to get time off.

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