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Jewel-Osco Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible Hours for high school students over the summer (in 61 reviews)

  • Excellent schedueling for part time mom (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are full time they can transfer you anywhere (in 42 reviews)

  • They'll also want you to work evenings (especially if you're part-time) (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Quick review of Jewel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in South Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in South Chicago Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a difficult job, time flies while on the clock.

    Cons

    Not very enjoyable, Cramped work space, Management could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Make quicker decisions.


  2. "Produce Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great way to meet the community, learn a lot about produce and get to try a lot of different foods that you may have not thought about trying

    Cons

    Shifts are inconsistent and vary. One day you may work an evening shift and work morning the next day

    Advice to Management

    Offer a greater employee discount for employees during their lunch breaks, also sometimes it seemed that the standards for employment were too low hire more competent employees

  3. "Horrible"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Shorewood, IL
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Shorewood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly do not have any to give.

    Cons

    Working with Supervisors that don't work, disappear for long periods of time, coworkers that are not properly trained, getting complaints about things that other people should be doing, but instead are pushed onto you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people, train people to know what they are doing. Get a better management team. Make it so that workers like being there.


  4. "Simple Inquires"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The people ( Co-workers ) were nice.
    2. The Managers are hard working, they work with you and not just sit in their office.
    3. Get paid bi-weekly.
    4. Always hiring, super easy to get hired.
    5. They have a union, fantastic and really hard to get fired.

    Cons

    1. Pay wasn't as big as I hoped about $300 but it $250 or less after taxes. Make just enough to pay bills or do a little emergency shopping.
    2. You stand on your feet for six to right hours a day and the work is fast paced and tiring.
    3. Bathrooms were like zoos and a few things could stand to be removed or replaced asap.
    4. A lot of people, to little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Get a few things in the store like pipes replaced or at least find a way to properly conceal them from view.


  5. "It's a good job to start out with if you're young, love helping people, are patient, and energetic."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HHB Clerk in Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - HHB Clerk in Wheaton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -you get to meet and help new people everyday
    -flexible scheduling for people in school or with other jobs
    -most coworkers are decently friendly

    Cons

    -pay is quite low for part timers
    -workload is very heavy
    -long/inconsistent hours
    -short breaks (only one if you work less than 8 hours per shift for 15 minutes)
    -hard to get promoted
    -no time off
    -environment is kinda crappy
    -hardly any training

    Advice to Management

    Show up more and make it easier to change scheduling


  6. "Jewel Osco Delight/Meat Market"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Union benefits for full time work. Management opportunities

    Cons

    Department Managers are changed often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people in the same department they manage, instead of transferring almost immediately


  7. "Summer Business Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco full-time

    Pros

    good pay for little experience.

    Cons

    poor communication at times.

  8. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jewel-Osco part-time

    Pros

    Good scheduling, not stressful, easy job

    Cons

    managers suck, they are really bad

    Advice to Management

    stop sucking


  9. "Focus on future, not past."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are pretty good, but depends on the location.

    Cons

    Always moving you to different locations. If you and the manager don't get along, they find a way to "stick it to you" and brag about it to try to intimidate you. No incentive to meet goals. Poor lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to screw employees over and take ownership of your bad management. You set the tone and should lead by example.


  10. "Ok."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewel-Osco part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good pay, for what it is.

    Cons

    Stressful, at least at my location. The support form the managers is nonexistent when it comes to dealing with customers. Also, they try to tell everyone that their availability doesn't apply to holidays, which it does.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Support your employees and you'll actually retain the experienced ones.


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