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Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • If you are full time they can transfer you anywhere (in 44 reviews)

  • It's an entry level part time job (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great Managers"

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

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Managers always take care of an issue when it happens, and will help whenever you are in need

    Cons

    You don't usually have a set schedule until you have worked there a while whether you are a cashier or service clerk


  2. "Deli Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Hickory Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Hickory Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great first time gig for being in high school.

    Cons

    Kept calling me while I would still be in class to see if I could come in early.

  3. "First Job"

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

    I worked at Jewel-Osco full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good management, always felt a part of the team.

    Cons

    Low pay but on par with other retail.

    Advice to Management

    Prices are important but cleanliness of the store is even more important.


  4. "Poor scheduling"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -very nice management and employees

    Cons

    -poor pay for work
    -terrible customers-
    -bad scheduling

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees more


  5. "Only positive is preparation for future careers elsewhere."

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Service Clerk in Elmhurst, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Service Clerk in Elmhurst, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for a first job.
    Harsh and busy work environment can possibly prepare you for ANY future job.
    Provides 401k and (if you work at least 30 hours a week) health and dental insurance.
    Face to face interaction with all kinds of people.
    Follows the bare minimum of local union standards.

    Cons

    Poor communication between workers.
    Lack of discipline.
    Reluctance to work around life changes.
    Harsh scheduling that impacts your personal life.
    Stressful work environment without any support.
    Face to face interaction with ALL kinds of people.
    Follows ONLY the bare minimum of local union standards.

    Advice to Management

    Please invoke more discipline on ALL job levels.
    Do not scold employees in front of customers.
    Make sure all registers are properly supplied.
    Have someone assigned to STAY at the customer service counter.
    Hire and schedule more RESPONSIBLE workers.
    Allow availability changes for workers with a second job.
    Improve security/shoplifting prevention policies.
    MAKE SURE ALL workers follow the standard of interacting with Courtesy, Dignity and Respect!


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewel-Osco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people
    minimum hours because of the union

    Cons

    Union dues, long shifts, bad scheduling


  7. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    the job is easy, i like all the people that i work with. Management is good.

    Cons

    I really had no cons while working there.

  8. "Good Place to Start out"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Offered Benefits to parttime employees
    -Can schedule around school and other obligations
    -Nice coworkers
    -Plenty to do to make the day go by (bakery)

    Cons

    -Customer Service but that's expected
    -It's an entry level part time job. Typical cons

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Love Work Hate Stress"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Employees are awesome and understanding
    Able to feel like your part of a family
    Get to know people and become friends with them quickly
    Manager cares sometimes about you as a person.

    Cons

    Manager doesn't listen, understand, or care about whether you are needing more help then others or are trying your best and keep getting snapped at.
    Some of the new employees ditch you and don't show up so you are left alone.
    Hectic and always busy and stressful

    Advice to Management

    Listen with not just your ears, but also with your heart and mind. If you don't think of your employees as human beings with feelings, then you are going to lose them.
    Trust, care, and understanding go a long way with how someone works.


  10. "clerk"

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    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great good excellent job awsome

    Cons

    none its great job recommend


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