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Stew Leonard's Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours and great pay

    Cons

    There are no cons at stews


  2. "No Benefits for Part-Timers & Barely any Full-Time Promotions // No Growth or Career Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Yearly Picnic, Appreciation Lunches, Profit Sharing,

    Cons

    Raises area a Joke, No Discounts on Food, Full Time Promotion is RARE, Part-Timers are EXPENDABLE, Hours Cut

    Advice to Management

    This is not harsh, its the truth... so bare with me.

    If you're a College kid that needs come cash this is for you, even a mother would work. Do not expect growth or promotions.

    Sadly the company has changed, its very corporate now, barely any Full-Time hires and sacrificing product quality over saving money (pennies). Raises are minimal even when they know how hard you hustle.

    The reason they hire so many Part-Timers is solely because of the Affordable Care Act. They keep employees working less than 30 hours, which means they don't have to pay for healthcare. I understand the politics behind it... but this is a HUGE problem for employees.

    I personally know many coworkers that are there for years and are still just 'Part-Timers', while they work just as hard (or more) as the other guy. Its sad because we feel expendable and replaceable. There's now 'family feel' or feeling you're important, not anymore that is.

    Instead of promoting a few hard workers to Full-Time positions, they hire many Part-Timers. All which treat it as just another 'Part-time job' and have no incentive to do better. Leaving behind a lot of work and messes for others to clean up.

    Part-Timers have no benefits either, thats harsh especially after all the sacrifices you make. They can't even pat you on the back, instead its a kick to the teeth.


  3. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Opportunities If Your Still In School

    Cons

    Favoritism,No Work Life Balance, Don't Go By Availability


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  5. "Pretty good, but lacking innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stew Leonard's part-time

    Pros

    Easy work environment, welcoming staff, plenty of food and drink nearby.

    Cons

    Lacking innovation and giving employees a free environment to speak up. I think they should implement one-on-one time between staff and managers.


  6. "Part Time Worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours were very flexible and manageable
    Not too much quick turnover in my department

    Cons

    Very corporate feel
    Departments can feel very separate from each other

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for management at this time


  7. "Part Timers everywhere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time

    Pros

    Concidering which department you get placed in. You get to work in a lot of fields. Usually everyone very friendly like. Ofcourse it also counts which store you get placed in. 401k is a good plan. Offer lawyer plan also if needed. Very well in balancing family life and work life if you are willing to talk to your boss and work something out.

    Cons

    Budgeting extremely to keep bonuses up. No full time oppertunities unless someone gets fired or leaves. Health plan sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the original stew plan and care about making your employees happy.


  8. "Great place to work for high school kids, college kids and moms."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly Paycheck or Direct Deposit.
    Great company culture, very lively and positive atmosphere.
    Great co-workers, easy to make new friends.
    Decent management, HR has a open door policy.
    Direct access to top management, CEO frequently comes in and says hi to regular workers.
    Break room with free drinks, bread, cable TV and computers.
    Opportunities to advance, they hire higher level positions from within.
    Excellent employee training programs (paid).

    Cons

    Average pay but is better than some of the competitors.
    Part timer could only get 25 hour, less if you are not flexible, you may be dismissed earlier on non-busy days (15-30 minutes earlier).
    Full time position is lacking, even supervisors are part time.
    Some employees have been in the company for over 20 years and have not advanced beyond low level management positions, while some who are only 5 years in got a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    Consider opening more full time positions. Create venues for employee to provide feedback and not just from the customers.


  9. "Good Place to work if your under 20 or are a family working there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Only good if the entire family works there.

    Cons

    - Asking for time off is harder than it should be
    - When it comes to holidays they dont care about your social life and make you work no matter what u have planned.
    - They Expect the world from you and if its not good enough they get a little disappointed.


  10. "Mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. The other team members were fun to work with and most customers were nice

    Cons

    They are very skimpy when it comes to salary. I was there for years and only received one raise.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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

    I have been working at Stew Leonard's part-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with, build on people skills, work-friendly environment

    Cons

    Holidays become busy, customers are not always understanding



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