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Save Mart Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good part time job to have while going to school (in 9 reviews)

  • Management did a great job of working around my school schedule (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Could use more full time jobs and maybe some new freezers (in 7 reviews)

  • At the time that I left there was not much room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

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

    Pros

    Experience for dealing with close

    Cons

    Too much overtime during the close

    Advice to Management

    Review close cycle to reduce overtime.


  2. "Ok job for Grocery Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Saratoga, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save Mart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is nice, and it's a friendly work environment.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are pretty low, and the labor union takes your money.

  3. "Stepping stone job,idea for teen or young adult paying way through school with no major life responsibilities."

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    Former Employee - Multi-Purpose Clerk in Ripon, CA
    Former Employee - Multi-Purpose Clerk in Ripon, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay,benefit's,learn how to interact with people from ever walks of life,sell and merchandise product.

    Cons

    It will take you at least 12-15 year's to become a full-time clerk,poor scheduling,customers could be overly rude 70% of the time.Management and supervising mediocre,you rarely see weekends off or holiday's,but that is how it is in the retail business.

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers with equal respect,Stop the favoritism,be honest with new hire's on
    how long it take to become a full-timer and how many hour's they will be working a week
    and that there may be times you cant work with there school/other job/ or life schedule.
    Leave your personal life and feelings at the store entrance.


  4. "All retail has ups and down"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save Mart part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked there for ten years and changed jobs because I was commuting but boy never should have left

    Cons

    Being in retail depends on customers and if it is slow your hours get cut and or you are expected to do more and once you can do more why bother adding more people but that is EVERYWHERE you work nowadays.

    Advice to Management

    We are not super humans


  5. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save Mart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly at the office and you get some overtime. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Wages are stagnant and not keeping up with other companies.
    Not enough value given to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation or Save Mart will become a training grounds for better paying corporations


  6. "Grocery Clerk; Inventory Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save Mart part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent and competitive healthcare benefits.
    Flexible work schedule- ideal for college students.
    Develop excellent life skills: Team leadership, Customer Service, Communication skills (similar to Toast Masters), Forecasting, Inventory Control, and learn how to approach problem solving situations, while cultivating customer relationships.

    Cons

    Potential to be distracted with work politics.
    Good work ethics and motivation to mantain good habits will be tested by complacent coworkers or at times by poor management examples.

    Advice to Management

    1) Seek to be a role model in everything you do and say from the time you walk-in to the store you manage.
    2) Continue to mentor motivate college students and as opportunities arise provide team leadership opportunities, while not picking favorites.
    3) Remember we (employees) all want to win, be open to listen and value ideas from any employee.


  7. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people here at SM.

    Cons

    There's not many cons here.

  8. "Good Starting Company"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Save Mart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work culture was very friendly. Most employees were welcoming.With some of my fellow employees also going to school with me as well. As a starting job, this is a wonderful place to work and obtain experience. Management did a great job of working around my school schedule.

    Cons

    Minimum of 16 hours a week. Could be a good thing, but with heavier workloads, less hours would be pleasant.
    Random scheduling. With their store hours between 6am - midnight, some schedules would only have a 10 hour gap until the next shift.
    i.e., you would work until midnight and the next day have to come in at 10 am.


  9. "Smart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Save Mart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and cheap insurance

    Cons

    Bad unsafe work environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "service clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good hours but thats about it.`

    Cons

    no pay raises and some managers will play favorites


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