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Spartan Stores President, COO, and Director Dennis Eidson
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  1. "Good college job"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Portage, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    In-store jobs offer flexible work schedule, easy to train in other departments to get extra hours

    Cons

    Store manager wasn't super pleasant


  2. "Pay attention to your red flags... I saw them but wanted the job so bad I took it anyways."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Quick Stop Manager in Byron Center, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Quick Stop Manager in Byron Center, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As management I got great vacation time and decent benefits. Most of the customers were regulars so got to know them.

    Cons

    It's a larger corporation and if your not higher up or best friends with higher up you don't really mean more then a number to them. At the quick stops management doesn't seem to be held to much standards in the treatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the lower people in how they are treated and the scheduling. Management should also have to work nights and weekends when it's a open 7 days a week place!

  3. "Busy and no labor."

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spartan Stores (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Alright job for a collage kid. Not a company I liked. Flexible schedule. Little overtime. Vacation time after 3 months in.

    Cons

    No labor. Tight deadlines with too much to do. Little room for advancement. Seems to be the trend. Health insurance is high but I suppose that's everywhere.


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spartan Stores full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly management. Some control over hours.

    Cons

    Nothing too large. Perhaps a lack of hours at times

    Advice to Management

    Management was good. Maybe watch how many employees you hire at a time


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run !!!"

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

    Pros

    There is ZERO Pros about that company.

    Cons

    Everything. Nothing good about that place.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a company.


  6. "Avoid if you can"

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

    I worked at Spartan Stores part-time

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers were pretty nice. When our shift was over, we got to eat all of the day-old doughnuts we wanted, so that was pretty cool.

    Cons

    -Minimum wage pay, no raises in my whole department for years
    -Only had two weeks of 40 hours before my hours got cut
    -Little to no advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Don't build the most expensive store you've ever built (Grand Rapids, MI) and then cut hours because you can't afford to pay all of your employees.


  7. "Seafood clerk"

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

    I have been working at Spartan Stores part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible about hours and days off

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low and lack of chance for promotion or raises.

  8. "great stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter Apprentice in Petoskey, MI
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter Apprentice in Petoskey, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great place to start working
    *Able to progress in a "career"
    *Management is understanding

    Cons

    *5-10 cent pay raise ever year
    *no over time allowed
    *lack of communication at times


  9. "Marketing Manager"

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

    Pros

    They throw good lunches for the opffice staff.

    Cons

    Average compensation. Career opportunities vary by department, however, mostly not very good.


  10. "Great store!"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing management. They really care about you and will work with you to accommodate your schedule.

    Cons

    It seems like after Spartan bought the store I worked at, them trying to force our store to run their way caused some friction. But hey, what can ya do?

    Advice to Management

    Let successful stores runs things their ways. Also maybe let promising employees earlier management training.


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