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Seafood City Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Could use some improvements but overall it's fine"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seafood City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fine people to work with, friendly atmosphere!

    Cons

    Not so fine people to work under, management could be overbearing sometimes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Office Staff"

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    Former Employee - Office Staff in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Office Staff in Pomona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think the only pros I could think of right now is that Seafood City gave me my first job here in the United States when other companies look for that "local experience" thing. That's a good thing and I'll always ne grateful for that.

    Cons

    Being grateful to the company and recommending them to others is a different thing. The tricky part is, if I had any choice, or if I had the same opportunity here with what I had in the Philippines, I think I will never work for a company like this. First of all, this is a family owned business, which means room for growth is very limited. All higher positions will of course be given to family members, regardless if they're fit for it or not, and regardless if you're really good with what you do. Second, salary increase is never measured. They don't have what we call a "performance matrix" where you base an employee's increase in their performance. Third, I was never maltreated or anything like that (because maybe I don't seem to be a pushover), but I have seen how management would abuse their power to get their employees to do things. Management leads by fear, not by example. I'm telling you, if the employees there have a choice for another job, they would leave in a blink of an eye. Fourth, there is absolutely no training nor career path here. Fifth, this is a dead end for any employee. If you have a choice, look for a different company. Exercise your right to a better future and don't get stuck here just because you need a job. There are soooo many fishes in the ocean. You just need time to catch it.

    Advice to Management

    Change your leadership style. Give these employees the warmth and reward that they deserve. I know you're running a business and you want to gain as much profit as you can, but these are people too, not animals. I'm getting overly dramatic but that's the truth you don't really wanna face because you know deep inside that it's true. No one really likes to work there if they had any choice. Stop leading by fear. Instead, lead by example, collaboration, and a team oriented environment.


  3. "good first job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Panorama City, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Panorama City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    gain some experience and customer service. friendly customers

    Cons

    management only cared about the workers who were close to them.
    They hire part time but will give you full-time work so you won't have PTO. Be careful

    Advice to Management

    Check your management in store, a certain group of friends are favored than the others.


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  5. "cashier"

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

    I have been working at Seafood City (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting along with the co worker and good manager .

    Cons

    Schedule is not flexible and it's just a stepping stone for careers

    Advice to Management

    Not so much favoritism to co worker


  6. "Unsteady hours, unfavorable to people who are not filipino"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seafood City (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good food on-site

    Cons

    Very rude/unprofessional management, unsteady hours, subtle racism with regard to people who are not filipino

    Advice to Management

    Schedules should be done at least 2 weeks in advance


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work for students or workers looking to start a new career. You will learn many new skills.

    Cons

    Depending on your position, you risk injury due to high-risk equipment and demanding work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to suggestions or concerns from supervisors and line-level employees. They work directly with customers and with equipment, so they can be the first to identify potential problems accurately, while providing effective solutions.


  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Seafood City full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and customer oreinted. friendly customer. competitive wage.

    Cons

    employee benefits are not good. there not following dept. of labor guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    I would not refer people to work there not unless you reall need a job badly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Place to Start Earning In the USA"

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    Current Employee - Scan Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Scan Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seafood City full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are Filipino and you just came from the PH, they would more likely hire you because I like to believe that the company would like to give newcomers a chance to start a new life in a new place. They are flexible with scheduling and are easy to coordinate with. It is a great place to be with fellow Filipinos too. Being SC, I love the fact that I got to handle my own time and workload.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate mainly because there is no room for growth. Every year, an increase of $0.30 is awarded, which is pretty low. There are no benefits. Supervisors and the like get underpaid. A lot of office politics. Job responsibilities a re vague and relied on to me.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt the American way of leading and team building. Leave crab mentality in the PH.


  10. "Working at seafood city"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seafood City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was ok always busy especially over the weekends

    Cons

    Too many assignments and the company is cutting hours


  11. "My time with the company has been interesting."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Pomona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Seafood City full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is willing to spend for equipment for the express purpose of efficiency. Employees there are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    There is a noticeable lack of professionalism in the workplace. There is no set parameter for career growth. Some decisions are made in an arbitrary manner that is contrary to the growth of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Treat them as assets, not another "mouth to feed". Invest in them.


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