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Ralphs Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • flexible schedule, medical & vision benefits (in 29 reviews)

  • Very flexible hours as they are open 18 hours out of the day (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not enough hours sometimes (in 30 reviews)

  • Do not become a combo, their way of taking advantage of paying minimum wage to a cashier (in 24 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Management can be reminiscent of highschool"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Monterey Park, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Monterey Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The tasks arent very demanding or hard and the job can be fun when you get used to it

    Cons

    some customers can be hard to deal with depending on the time of day you work

    Advice to Management

    stop playing favorites and using emotions to make managment decisions.


  2. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ralphs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer care, friendly atmosphere, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Rude customers, cold at times,


  3. "My 25 Year Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator Retail Merchanding in Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator Retail Merchanding in Compton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ralphs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career Path to go Non Union
    Hourly Wages
    Benefits

    Cons

    Management
    Core Values are no longer valued

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to watch its Loyalty to Upper Management. I lost a 25 year, blemish free career with the utmost of dedication to Ralphs because of personality/conflict. I loved my Job and the company, I still do, that is why I did not file a wrongful termination suit. I even applied to a different position after realizing my manager just wanted me gone, I believe because of my vast knowledge of the department and his ego and lack of knowledge. I was fully qualified for the position I interviewed for, but I was terminated the day before I was to get the new job.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Job Security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Cashier/Sales Finance Instructor in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Cashier/Sales Finance Instructor in Anaheim Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good union that will help you when you need them. Promotions can be available every 6 months. Alot of different departments to work for and skills to learn. Lots of locations to work at.

    Cons

    Low pay at entry level positions up to mid management. Union dues are quite high. Almost everyone will start as a courtesy clerk and there is no pay increase if you decide to learn the cashier position.

    Advice to Management

    Understand you are not in your position because you are smarter then someone or know something better just because your title. Your absolutely experienced but you are a manager because you have put in the hours other people don't want to stick out on.


  6. "Vault cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Jacinto, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Jacinto, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ralphs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet great people and was always busy and learned new things

    Cons

    Was always away from family and at the time my children were little

    Advice to Management

    No


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ralphs full-time

    Pros

    You get paid every week and see your schedule two weeks in advance

    Cons

    Everything is the closers fault, hours suck, pay sucks unless your topped out and its still not that good.

    Advice to Management

    If you say your gunna promote someone do it. Should schedule based on performance not seniority


  8. "Worst place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ralphs part-time

    Pros

    got a minimum wage of $10.70

    Cons

    No team work, disorganized,fired me without any reason and when I asked they said they didn't want to talk to me about it.

    Advice to Management

    As a new hire I think that management should be there to guide new employees and should be respectful. I felt like a outsider and unwanted.


  9. "Never worked around school schedule."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Dana Point, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Dana Point, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making new friendships with co-workers, not a difficult job, build rapport with frequent customers, more than enough hours to work

    Cons

    No matter how many times I gave them my school hours, they would still schedule me to work during those hours, preferential treatment to women, when I was hired I was told I would only have to close 1-2 times a week, ended up closing 5-6 nights a week, part of a union so certain deductions out of your paycheck are union dues that you may not even need

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into caring about your employees school schedule. The managers at my store cared more about me making a career out of my job than they did working around my school schedule.


  10. "Soso"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in North Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ralphs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to work close to 40hrs a week

    Cons

    Hard to manage school life with work life


  11. "It was fun Service Deli"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work load was a lot but you get to meet alot of people good and bad. you will get experience in the kitchen and out of the kitchen. its alot of meat/cheese cutting and interacting with customers.

    Cons

    The ralphs i worked at, the management was terrible. the service deli manager had favorites which are the morning shift so they get priority over EVERYTHING. Everyone in morning shift hated the night shift, i was in night shift. the manager also did not work around my school schedule, in fact the opposite. i told them to not make me work late becuase i have class starting at 6 am, the manager changed my schedule from 4:30 pm - 12 am which is closing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees



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