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Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible hours, great for students" (in 73 reviews)

  • "I enjoy the job because it’s flexible around my schedule, especially with me being part-time" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "No real options for full time unless you are management" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Be prepared to work extra if you are part-time and your store is understaffed" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Bar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco full-time

    Pros

    Good money nice people good hours

    Cons

    Poor mngmt messy unorganized no employees


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk
    Former Employee - Service Clerk

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment and co-workers, clear expectations, fairly low stress

    Cons

    Difficult to get many hours. Working part-time I was only guaranteed 12 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    As an employee, I was not a fan of the union.

  3. "Write orders, breakdown loads, fill shelves, check codes,prepare displays /sales week.."

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    Current Employee - Backup Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Backup Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented fast paced, helping customers. flexible hours.

    Cons

    Holidays heavy customer service

    Advice to Management

    Put on more help


  4. "Ok Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people working there are the nice.

    Cons

    Some customer's not so nice.


  5. "Jewel-Osco"

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    Former Employee - Backup
    Former Employee - Backup
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly. Vacation in first year of employment

    Cons

    No sick days. Low wages


  6. "Grocery Bagger"

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    Former Employee - Grocery Bagger in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Grocery Bagger in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewel-Osco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people, large corporation, lots of room for promotion.

    Cons

    Bad hours, some of the managers were not the nicest.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "I enjoy this job, but there are pros and cons."

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    Current Employee - Scan Coordinator/File Maintenance Clerk
    Current Employee - Scan Coordinator/File Maintenance Clerk
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the job because it’s flexible around my schedule, especially with me being part-time. I enjoy my coworkers very much and some managers are cool to deal with-especially when it comes to job demands and scheduling. Certain aspects of the job can be challenging and fun, and sometimes even chill. You don’t have a lot of contact with customers in general unless you are out on the sales floor, which is nice.

    Cons

    The company itself needs work. They are a very rich company but still makes lots of mistakes and require us to do a lot of manual work due to their mess-ups. Depending on the store you work for, some store directors can be downright unpleasant to deal with. Some stores can be understaffed so it adds extra pressure on you to get the job done fast and on time. Be prepared to work extra if you are part-time and your store is understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in our shoes. The job can be very stressful because we are in charge of all the pricing in the store! Don’t push employees or force them to work more if they are already doing the best they can. Please fix your mistakes so it doesn’t add more stress to the employee!

  8. "My experience taught me alot but I would never work there again."

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Orland Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some pretty cool people.

    Cons

    Management has favoritism and it’s hard to move up. They also schedule you when they want to no matter what you say. I go to school and they insisted on me working till almost 11pm knowing I’m in school. You only get a 30 min break if you work over a certain time and they choose when you go on break. 15 min breaks were the normal.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be more diverse when hiring people. Also stop with the favortism.


  9. "Bagger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorkville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yorkville, IL

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This store gives us discount cards.

    Cons

    The Pay is not good.


  10. "Pharmacy technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Not an extremely hard job, supportive coworkers for the most part

    Cons

    Not much of a chance for advancement