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Shaw's Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy Part-time job, flexible hours, understanding administration in particular departments (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible scheduling with supervisor (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management can be questionable at times (in 16 reviews)

  • They are cutting the part-timers hours and making us full time 40 hour associates do their job and ours (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible store, depends on department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Waterville, ME
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Waterville, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy Part-time job, flexible hours, understanding administration in particular departments.

    Cons

    Used to work in checkout, the managers there are often not understanding, bad at time management, quick to call upon other departments, and hesitant to help other departments when they aren't busy. Call outs and time off requests are much harder despite an overabundance in employees, they rarely have enough people working, and they will often skip your breaks or neglect your comfort and ignore your well-being. New CSR's can be blessings or nightmares.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding with employees, I work harder for friendlier managers than I do for jerks. That being said, don't be too lenient either, simply set goals, check in on employees casually and personally, and make yours goals and objectives clear and attainable. Your employees are only as good as you manage them.


  2. "Good Part Time Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Middletown, RI
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Middletown, RI

    I worked at Shaw's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with good employees.

    Cons

    Some members of management difficult to work with.


  3. "Shaw's Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaw's full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people respectful good pay

    Cons

    No cons for me all good


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  5. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    member discounts, nice people, enjoyable job

    Cons

    low pay, no benefits, hard to move up to management


  6. "Fine Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shaw's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible to workers needs. Treats their employees great.

    Cons

    Compensation was less then ideal


  7. "Not too bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melrose, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melrose, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are largely there as long as availability is open, room for advancement

    Cons

    Not the best compensation, retail is retail


  8. "Managers average, customer's terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Shaw's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discount wasn't too bad. The work itself was okay. It's an average first job.

    Cons

    Customers were always complaining about the prices and there wasn't much to say to them as a cashier. Retrieving carts was awful in the winter. Some managers were pretty nice, while others were unnecessarily rude.


  9. "Just a cog in the machine"

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

    Pros

    This place has to be a good place to work for before they got bought by investment company

    Cons

    New owners only care about making themselves money not about the company itself or anyone who works at it and it's apparent. Now when u walk into shaws all you see is miserable employees


  10. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bath, ME
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shaw's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The interview process was pretty simple.

    Cons

    Bad hours, not an uplifting environment, never enough employees scheduled during a shift.

    Advice to Management

    Be happier.


  11. ""Cart Pusher""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shaw's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pushing carts isn't the best, but employees are friendly and the pay is good.

    Cons

    Work in all weather environments, snow, rain, heat.

    Fast paced job.

    Advice to Management

    More help for cart pushers.



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