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Save-A-Lot Food Stores Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good pay, its hard work work but thats why they pay asms a good wage" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Decent pay If you’re an external candidate, lower if you grow within the company" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance doesn’t exist" (in 26 reviews)

  • "The upper management are soulless leaders (mainly from lidl)" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I loved working at Save-A-Lot. It was a great experience and an awesome job."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team players, competitive hours, great pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will feel isolated.

    Advice to Management

    Great management. Keep up the good work.


  2. "Good coworkers, some nice people, not all that"

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    Former Employee - Store Clerk
    Former Employee - Store Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time

    Pros

    -nice coworkers
    -some nice customers
    -small store

    Cons

    -management
    -hours change weekly
    -not enough people to a shift

  3. Helpful (4)

    "to little too late"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The past few years there's been a few new CEO's for the company, each with new ideas that haven't really taken off or increased sales. The latest CEO is on the right track with lowering prices and streamlining aspects on the corporate side of the business. Still there's many Save A Lots closing and not very many opening or getting the updated look to better compete with Aldi.


  4. "Great experience for supply chain"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Austinburg, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Austinburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, and an $1800 stipend to live off of.

    Cons

    Not always that much to do towards the end of the internship so they start giving you busy work

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a few days at corporate to see how things are done there.


  5. "Growing company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company with innovative leadership

    Cons

    Lots of quick change


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Former Employee - ABP in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - ABP in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    company car and cell phone

    Cons

    too many to speak of anymore, getting rid of all the experienced employees and replacing them with recent college grads to lower their salary base


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Uncomfortable Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average for external management hires.

    Cons

    Directors and District Managers lack people skills. Turnover for Store Manager and above is like I've never seen. In one year I worked for 5 different SMs and 3 DMs.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with people and develop them. A revolving door doesn't help anyone.

  8. Helpful (18)

    "Don’t be fooled by their supposed “growth”"

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay
    Company Vehicle
    Insurance
    Travel
    Interview process

    Cons

    Upper leadership not aligned. Total disconnect between Retail Operations and Human Resources.
    Tons of rework as changes are not well planned or executed.
    Stores are very run down (most employee break rooms don’t have fridges or heaters) yet the new headquarters has its own yoga studio.
    Is notorious for layoffs
    Work/Life balance doesn’t exist. You will work everyday as a DM.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overspending on things that don’t help the business grow.
    Find a culture or some set of morals and stick to them.
    Promising store remodels and then stopping them at the same time you spend millions to get a new corporate headquarters, only shows the store teams how little you value them.


  9. "Holiday Pay"

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

    I have been working at Save-A-Lot Food Stores part-time

    Pros

    We closed early each day and was closed completely on Christmas

    Cons

    No type of holiday pay for working new years


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fairly easy job but can be boring"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save-A-Lot Food Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The corporate people are relatively easy to deal with compared to most companies. These are the people who have worked for other retailers for years and "get it", they get how it is on the ground and don't have crazy unrealistic expectations because they've been there before.

    Cons

    Most of the stores are located in low-income and often unsafe environments. The labor is going to be of the lowest quality, hard to train and hard to work with because the intelligence just isn't there.

    Advice to Management

    Being hands off and letting the stores do their thing is great, but a little more effort can be putting into showing appreciation for the store workers and creating more of a culture.