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Harmons Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Harmons has given me the opportunity to gain valuable skills in customer service, communication, in depth product knowledge on a variety of food items (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay, consistent schedule, benefuts (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Getting promoted from part-time to full time is entirely dependent on how much the director likes you (in 8 reviews)

  • More upper management will promote their friends than hard workers (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "An Excellent Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Cashier in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harmons part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dependable, Respectful, understanding. Remarkable, family-like,

    Cons

    The vast majority of Management is wonderful, but there are several rotten apples.

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful about whom you pick to be in a management position.


  2. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harmons part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, best food, good benefits

    Cons

    hard to become full time

  3. "scanning manager"

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    Former Employee - Scanning Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Scanning Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harmons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Employee discount.

    Cons

    Store itself is all political and favoritism. Department itself is all repetitive work. Dump every thing on you on the same day while other departments come before your own work. Outdated tools for the job. A little more pay than regular associate comes with much more responsibilities on your shoulder. Marketing tasks make zero sense to this department.

    Advice to Management

    Sales directors can learn to talk to us directly instead of going thru our main boss lady since we are right next to you. No need to alert the entire company if you see one thing not up to your standard at one store. Investing in slightly different colored labels and shelves each year will not drive more sales nor will it catch any attention from customers, spend the money on rasies or better tools instead.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Depressing and miserable."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harmons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    10% off employee discount up to $1,000 a month. Nothing else is really good about Harmons. They seem to treat people well, but true colors come out.

    Cons

    Management is corrupt and will treat you like dirt. People in management positions that have absolutely no business being in those positions.

    Advice to Management

    Actually value your associates if it is in your mission statement. Also, treat associates like they are people, not a person in a position.


  5. "Front End Cashier Bagger"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harmons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Food
    Some Incentives
    Involved in community, I liked and appreciated how they were involved in toy for tots, food bank, and MS bike ride.

    Cons

    Work very holiday other than Christmas.
    Different management styles.
    Impolite co-workers
    You need a doctors note for a sick day.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise doing better audits on managers. Make sure managers are all on the same page. Customer is always right but employees should come first, especially on holidays. I would like to see Bob and Randy work Christmas Eve.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Harmons part-time

    Pros

    Company has good values, decent training

    Cons

    Scheduling was difficult, too many different department heads made it difficult to know who to ask for what


  7. Helpful (2)

    "One of the worst companies I have ever worked for!"

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    Former Employee - Store Director
    Former Employee - Store Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harmons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great food! Nice coworkers. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Nepotism is completely rampant! Unless you are related to the right people you might as well quit.

    Advice to Management

    Mark Jensen is a total waste of oxygen.

  8. "Great Job"

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with committed people.
    Friendly atmosphere with committed people.
    Friendly atmosphere with committed people.
    Friendly atmosphere with committed people.

    Cons

    The most politics for a grocery store I've ever seen.
    The most politics for a grocery store I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    You're awesome.
    You're awesome.
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    You're awesome.
    You're awesome.
    You're awesome.
    You're awesome.


  9. "Retail life"

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    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Riverton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wage and great people to work with, better than other grocery stores that I have worked at in the area

    Cons

    Work life balance is broken, added many tasks within in the same amount of given time. Typical for a retail job


  10. "Harmons is a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harmons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment ability to work at own pace with some flexibility in hours
    Opportunities to learn new systems
    Management works with the employee to help further their skills

    Cons

    Starting to move from the "small business" mind set to a more corporate view. Meaning that there is less concern by management about the employee, causing a higher turn over rate.
    Hire's from outside of company instead of promoting from within. This leads to employee's feeling that they have little hope of moving up in the company. It didn't used to be this way.
    Removing people from their offices' to place them in cubicles to maximize use of space. But once the move was made management kept changing the set up so you never knew week to week what your work are would be,

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes based on one source of information. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that is to be found in your employees.
    Better communication from the top down.
    Actually give pay reviews that sometimes result in a pay raise.


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