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Harp's Food Stores Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Care about interns learning valuable skills, Flexible with school schedule, positive work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • The only pro I can think of is flexible hours, that's pretty much the only pro to working for this company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I am a part time hourly employee (in 4 reviews)

  • I couldn't make enough money to live off of and they couldn't pay me more or let me work full time so I had to leave (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harp's Food Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with a great team and the management was always willing to help out. The pharmacy department was run well and had an independent pharmacy feel to it.

    Cons

    Management of the other departments were a little too lenient and the store's success was only determined by the manager, which was hit or miss.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you do everything the same way at each store. You aren't competing with Walmart yet and that's your main competitor.


  2. "Closing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Closing Manager in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Closing Manager in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great first Job. Always flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    Not enough hours given sometimes.

  3. "Mixed emotions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of us who work there do have fun with each other. There are employees who truly care about and are fiercely loyal to the store. Customers are, for the most part, a hoot (you get some jerks, but that's everywhere).

    Cons

    Three managers in 2016??? "Peter Principle" at work. Hours getting cut yet more people hired. No incentives to work or help people.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving a damn about the place! Bring back Customer Days. Bring back monthly potlucks. Give something to the loyal employees. Corporate needs to develop employee discount program (and not just the freakin' 20% off GMD at Christmas). Gas card should be set up to make it easier to get discounts--many people don't spend $50 a trip.


  4. "I Am An Employee Owner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ESOP
    Friendly Atmosphere
    Exceptional bosses
    Willingness to promote from within
    Flexible schedules
    Seeing my regular customers
    Continuing to grow and expand

    Cons

    Health Insurance could use an upgrade
    Dental and eye is a reimbursement once a year
    Harps cards are only good for fuel points at some locations

    Advice to Management

    We continue to grow and expand and build new stores. Just wish we could focus more on some of the older stores and give them a facelift.


  5. "Cashier/stocker"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harp's Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gave you many opportunities for great customers service and also communication skills. also worked with money and Harps technology systems

    Cons

    Not many cons other than dealing with your rare customer who's had a bad day

    Advice to Management

    Kept the store clean, had mainly great customer service from every employee and always working hard.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Mtn Home, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mtn Home, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Love the customers.

    Cons

    Get anywhere from 12-21 hours per week. Can not make over 28 hours per week. Starting pay is $8.50 per hour. Never know what days or hours you are going to be working from week from week. Have gone without breaks for 4 hours and more. Never enough sackers and wind up sacking your own.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to get full time cashiers, we love our job but can't live on low wages and low hours.


  7. "Good people and great company"

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    Current Employee - Meat Department in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Meat Department in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get enrolled in ESOP when you are full time will come in handy when you retire clean safe place to work

    Cons

    Have to make do with bad labor% I believe if we had more labor would have more customers they can't ask questions if there is not anyone to ask

    Advice to Management

    All our upper management do a great job on helping employees succeed in what they are doing we get advise from them great staff

  8. "closing manager"

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    Current Employee - Closing Manager
    Current Employee - Closing Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores part-time

    Pros

    fair wage, great coworker, super friendly

    Cons

    bad management, snitchy coworkers, hypocritical store manager


  9. "Pharmacy technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great work environment

    Cons

    more advancement opportunities would be nice


  10. "Fun job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harp's Food Stores part-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable work that is fast paced and easy to do

    Cons

    The pay is low and from what management says I don't hope to make much more regardless of position. Plus hours get cut often.


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