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McLanahan's Downtown Market Reviews

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  1. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Box Boy in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Box Boy in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McLanahan's Downtown Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the employers are treated very well as the managers are very respectable. It is also a fun and energetic workplace.

    Cons

    The major con is that we are paid minimum wage with very little opportunity for a raise or promotion. It is a bit demotivating to be a box boy and earn the same salary as a cashier even though one is definitely working a lot harder.


  2. "Don't put in extra effort because you won't be rewarded."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McLanahan's Downtown Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good part time job in college, will pay. Managers can be very fun to work with and hang out with outside of work. Very laid back

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement. If you put in an exceptional amount of work you aren't rewarded or compensated in that way.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more work put into return on investment for products.


  3. "Pretty solid"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McLanahan's Downtown Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible works well with class schedule

    Cons

    Only minimum wage. But can't complain about that.


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  5. "Terrible Management, Terrible Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They give a good discount to employees
    They have convenient locations
    The other employees are generally nice and down to earth

    Cons

    The pay is absolutely awful
    None of the employees have had a pay increase in years
    The hours are not flexible at all once scheduled

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a raise or two over the course of four years' employment
    Study your ordering needs more thoroughly so you don't run out of stock during the week


  6. "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McLanahan's Downtown Market full-time

    Pros

    - easy going management
    - polite
    - clean

    Cons

    - would try to make you work extra hours
    - forced you to do work outside of your job requirements

    Advice to Management

    Hire the proper staff do not try to get free labour


  7. "Great store culture and family atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McLanahan's Downtown Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The management are very friendly and were like mentors to me. The co-workers became some of my close friends. The over all vibe of the store is very positive! I had a great time.
    Hey Owl!

    Cons

    You will have to work on football weekends sometimes but its worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep shining sunshine (Mike)


  8. "Basic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There were no pros in this job.

    Cons

    Did not work with school schedule.


  9. "Stay away from McLanahan's."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McLanahan's Downtown Market (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes the scheduling was flexible, that is it.

    Cons

    Unequal pay between people of the same job title, it's all about who you know at McLanahan's. They are stingy with pay and upgrading old equipment and sometimes that gets in the way of your job. The owners are rich entitled middle aged men that expect to work like you owe them something when in reality they owe you more than you ever will get. The owners will never lift a finger to help keep the business going so don't expect much feedback about your work unless it is negative. The general managers at both McLanahan's locations are very poor at there jobs and are either in the position because of past friendships or because they are being used and fail to realize it. Nepotism is rampant all over McLanahan's creating sometimes silent issues. Overall a poor experience and I advise anyone to look elsewhere for long term employment.


  10. "easy job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    easy schedule, no real duties

    Cons

    horrible pay but minimum wage anyway


  11. "alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good place to meet fellow college students

    Cons

    there's a huge culture of gossip