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Wakefern Food Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Wakefern is a great place to work (in 8 reviews)

  • They really do care about their employees in every aspect and they have GREAT GREAT GREAT benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Really no cons that any other company of this size would face (in 6 reviews)

  • Not much room for growth, to the point that you start wishing people would just die (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Merchandise Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Most people are very helpful and want you to succeed. Learned a lot about mailers and fliers, etc.

    Cons

    some of the people are difficult to get along with but you'll find that everywhere


  2. "Retail Pharmacy Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wakefern Food full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    small company , good atmosphere

    Cons

    tight sales create poor situations

  3. "Bad Bosses"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wakefern has no pros I would not work here

    Cons

    out of date management style
    Drama is fueled by managers
    Boss tells you, "why give extra you do not get extra."
    Boss tells you, "I do not praise because then you will think you deserve a raise."

    Advice to Management

    Give your managers leadership training


  4. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Striving to upgrade latest technology. Left the state or I would still be employed there.

    Cons

    Merging new technology with old technology causes hiccups and customers sometimes end up with the short end of the stick.


  5. "Corporate Finance Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wakefern Food full-time

    Pros

    Friendly workplace, great learning experience, and exceptional management.

    Cons

    There are no negative aspects.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


  6. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance at Wakefern is great. Very supportive team and good relationships are made here. A lot of opportunity and support from your peers. It is a great place to begin your professional career and learn the food industry. Great exposure in the corporate world.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is favoritism in some departments. People use inappropriate language and tone of voice when speaking to others.
    Your privacy will be invaded. If you don't share your personal business, you're an outcast. Some departments do not have professionalism.
    This is not all of wakefern. Just a few departments. You will know it when you work in it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to respect an individuals privacy. Judge employees based on their work and work ethic. Not your "perception". Use facts and respect others if you want respect. Your title does not entitle you to respect. You have to earn it.
    An employee can go anywhere and get another job. We don't need disrespect from our managers. They should be supporting us and encourage if us. Your employees create your business. Treat them with respect.
    Wholesale is one department this happens frequently. And should be looked into.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wakefern Food part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Its a large company so sometimes things take a long time to be approved.

  8. "25 Century Club"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great established company, leader in the supermarket business. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Some work/life balance issues but it depends on your division/department. They do try to listen to employees and make changes to accomodate.


  9. "Leader in Technology Training"

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

    I have been working at Wakefern Food full-time

    Pros

    Very easy work that requires no actual skill.

    Cons

    No one at the company knows how to program

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger more competent people and pay better


  10. "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 Wakefern Food part-time

    Pros

    Wakefern is a great place to work. Good work atmosphere and friendly co workers.

    Cons

    Large company so some things take a long time to be approved.


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