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Price Cutter Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Casual Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Price Cutter full-time

    Pros

    Locally Owned and Operated. ESOP

    Cons

    No room for advancement, no yearly reviews.


  2. "Cashier"

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

    Pros

    Easy work, flexible hours, good people

    Cons

    Not enough hours, terrible management


  3. "Seniority seniority seniority"

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    Current Employee - NONE in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - NONE in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    fellow employees are great people
    management is mediocre

    Cons

    it is a union company so position is based on seniority
    not!! on experience

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking you can do everything yourself..and use your employees that know the job instead of using amatuers


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  5. "Not A Bad Gig"

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Stocker in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Price Cutter (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Zero micromanagement
    -Average benefits
    -Simple interview

    Cons

    There wasn't a "company culture." All employees treated the workplace as a place to get a check and keep on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing things the way you do them.


  6. "Not the worst job I've ever had"

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

    I worked at Price Cutter part-time

    Pros

    Pros:

    I really enjoyed my customers and my co-workers,
    Free refill on drinks

    Cons

    Cons:
    Management didn't always make clear what exactly they wanted,
    A lot was expected from all of the employees and most were tasked with multiple jobs,
    Pay was low and management seemed a bit inept at times

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect everyone to bend to your will, actually listen to what they have to say instead of just blowing them off. Remember that you are working with humans, not grocery robots.


  7. "A great-turn around for skills, but a dead-end in terms of career."

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Price Cutter part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are generally great. Most customers are positive or understanding.
    They'll hire almost anyone, didn't even bother read my resume.

    Cons

    Corporate office is cutting as many corners as they can and many employees have to multi-task several different jobs to just barely met demands.

    My store is constantly under-staffed, and still firing people.

    Pay is the literal minimum wage of my state, and it's part-time only. The convenience store next door pays $1.35 more and I'm tempted to see how green that grass is.

    Sometimes you're lucky to get more than 21 hours a week. Other times, they have to completely rework your schedule last minute, so you really have to be free to meet their demands.

    The job it's self is pretty unsatisfying. I don't feel energized or challenged during work, just stressed. The only highlight to my days are the coworkers. I feel no intensive to strive, because there are no rewards.

    Personally, I don't understand why the store has to be open to midnight, but that's just me. A lot of creeps and shop-lifters come in and there's only two employees in the whole store. Are the sales from the six to fifteen people who come in after 10 pm really worth it?


  8. "Not worth it in the long run"

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were cool, interacting with certain customers was great and definitely smoothed out the ride a bit

    Cons

    The raises are a joke, like 10 cents a year joke. Management sucks and no recognition is ever received for hard work or sacrifices you make

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that you care and don't be lazy and pretend you're working while you're in the back taking a nap either


  9. "dept mgr"

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

    I worked at Price Cutter full-time

    Pros

    Supported family for long time

    Cons

    Worked like dog, but with ins increases, Amy raises were wiped out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at other stores and wasting money to be like them. Stop hiring outside. Promote within. Pay more.


  10. "Sales Asociate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Price Cutter part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Managers were great

    Cons

    A little unorganized at times
    Pay was low


  11. "Career vs Job"

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    Current Employee - Stocker in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Stocker in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Price Cutter part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simply put: the people. There are exceptional people and there are good people who work at my store. Generally management is smooth to deal with. The overall vibe, culture of the store is generally refreshing. You can buy coffee and enjoy cafe style seating where you may study, drink your brew, eat your lunch or hangout with your friends. I appreciate this aspect. For the most part, customers are delighted by their experience and are often times loyal.

    Cons

    I have worked in the grocery/retail industry for a good number of years.
    A huge negative for Price Cutter : there really is no incentive to remain with the company, unless you move up through the upper echelons of management. (Even then you might still question your allegiance.) By far, it pays the least when compared with its competitors. The rollover is incredible. Again, when one is hired in at minimum wage and has the potential to earn $1.25-$3.00 more per hour elsewhere, it really is a no brainer to accept a job offer at Hy-Vee, Harter House or even Walmart.
    Corporate also seems to forget it deals with real people (managers/store directors; supervisors and department heads, etc.) and not emotionless, dimwitted robots, bebopping about PC factories. At this point, I highly discourage anyone seeking a "career " to consider Price Cutter, Country Mart, Price Chopper or King Cash Saver. Turn your attention elsewhere. If though you need a "job" to help through a pinch, school, etc. by all means consider.

    Advice to Management

    What does Price Cutter value? People? Profits? I believe companies do have to make difficult decisions. Take a risk: Truly invest in your people. (I think also an occasional pay raise could boost the morale of current employees.)



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