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Stewart's Shops Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly atmosphere, profit sharing, competitive pay (in 18 reviews)

  • On-shift meal discounts are 50% for food to go and ice cream products (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Culture promotes ZERO work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours, no work life balance at ALL (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "clerk"

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

    I worked at Stewart's Shops full-time

    Pros

    profits if manager liked you

    Cons

    if anyone steals, the company is accusatory toward everyone.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of bad managers


  2. "Summer Work"

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

    I worked at Stewart's Shops full-time

    Pros

    It's great for college students looking to work over breaks.

    Cons

    The way Stewart's handles day to day operations is pretty hectic. Everyone blames everyone else for stuff not getting done (and it still never gets done). The shop I worked at was always understaffed and couldn't retain new employees to save it's life. Lunch breaks are also an issue because they will give employees a "30 minute" break to eat but for most of it you have to still work with half a sandwich in your mouth.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees and don't expect 2/3 people to do the work of 4.

  3. "President and VP of Company Losing Shops Trust"

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

    I have been working at Stewart's Shops full-time

    Pros

    Pay and ESOP retirement program. I've met some great people .

    Cons

    Managers expected to work 70-90 hour weeks for months while being pressed to fire more employees for loss. Salary is capped at 45 hours . Only certain managers with busy enough stores get bonuses.

    PT partners expected to care as much as full time, full time partners have expectations of supervisors and assistants. Assistants as much as managers and managers are supposed to care about shop as if they built and own it.

    The heads of the company need to realize people work hard to have families , houses , and some kind of balance. When the heads of the company stopped caring about the work life balance of employees , the employees stopped caring about the wellbeing of customers and fellow partners.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of a mass exodus If there is ever a decision to rid the company of ESOP . It is the ONLY thing drawing anybody to this company .


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Busy. Hectic. Demanding. Exhausting."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herkimer, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herkimer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hired at $11.00 per hour. Was able to stay busy and productive. Was offered chance for promotion.

    Cons

    Blamed for anything going wrong. Inconsistent management. Manager showed favoritism to poorer worker. Shift supervisors take huge amount of punishment for things out of their control. Makes you bend over backwards for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Stop pushing so hard that we never feel good enough.


  5. "Under appreciated"

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

    I worked at Stewart's Shops full-time

    Pros

    Entry level great atmosphere
    Community involved

    Cons

    Management is over worked.
    District and corporate staff losing touch of roots

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics, Take care of your partners and management alike. Stop covering up your problems. Sweeping it all under rug will only make lawsuit worse


  6. "Good people who want to squeeze every dollar out of you"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oneonta, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oneonta, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stewart's Shops full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and the hours are flexible.

    Cons

    I often felt obligated to stay past my shift as the work required could not often be completed in the time allotted.

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic goals and be more willing to help out management upon request.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stewart's Shops full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially ESOP retirement plan.

    Cons

    Not a ton of room to move up in current department.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stewart's Shops part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, managers provide a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Everyone starts as a part time employee.


  9. "Decent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stewart's Shops full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, profit sharing, competitive pay

    Cons

    Crazy hours, short staffed, being in the freezer


  10. "Could be better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stewart's Shops full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, Meet some outstanding people.

    Cons

    Crazy schedules. Little to no work/personal life balance. Impossible to be promoted. The company hires people off the streets for Management positions. Unable and unwilling to provide reasons for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    You have fantastic people working their tails off for you. Wake up and smell the coffee. Promote from within.


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