WinCo Foods Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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3.5
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WinCo Foods CEO Grant H.
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71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company with great benefits(in 71 reviews)

  • "Good place to work good benefits(in 39 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Point system sucks they can get rid of you for no reason and the points never go away(in 30 reviews)

  • "Being stuck at the part-time pay grade (maxed out) while averaging 40 hours a week(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Overall experience

      Mar 23, 2021 - All Purpose Clerk in Salem, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee-owned store stock, Pays little more then minimum wage, huge areas for growth within the store.

      Cons

      No cons at this time

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Run!

      May 11, 2021 - Cashier in Kent, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Coworkers, Supportive and encouraging Mine help me keep grounded and not rage quit

      Cons

      The pay is low. Many retail places pay more! The management is nice initially and then treat you like a number after you start. I have to call out or do “request to cover” to avoid working 7 days a week. No time with my kids Took a few tries to get them to not schedule me on specific times due to kid obligations that are very important Management is a joke

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      don't even bother

      May 6, 2021 - Clerk Overnight in Union Gap, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      absolutely none never have been

      Cons

      If you are smart you will not even bother to apply. Screwy hiring practices. Worse that I have ever seen.. If you are willing to be a friend to management you will be fine. If you are just a worker and refuse to be buddy buddy to management. Trouble is on the way. They will pull you on the carpet for absolutely stupid things like not having you hair combed even on a windy day. Again if you are a friend to management you will be fine . Especially when assistant managers act like high school girls. If you are not trouble will find you. Bitter? Yes !!! especially when you bailed the store out countless times by coming in when they are short staffed.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      overall, one of the better retail gigs out there

      Apr 26, 2021 - Grocery Clerk in Vancouver, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      ESOP & 401k match, competitive health insurance (including dental & vision), 24 hour operation with a huge variety of positions and hours available

      Cons

      Few chances for promotions. As a part time employee you have NO guarantee of hours, or even a set a schedule. One week could be 40 hours, the next 10. Store management can make or break this job.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      You get what you work for

      Dec 8, 2020 - Clerk 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are some of the best, especially for part-time employees. Their ESOP program is industry leading and if you're willing to make WinCo your career, you'll retire very comfortably. One great thing is that it's a great entry level position that will give you many different and useful skills in the workforce. Additionally, depending on your department, the managers will work with your schedule. Personally, I worked 3 days a week while I was going to school. There is opportunity for growth if you want it, typically it's pretty easy to move up into the MIT or MA positions but you have to be willing to relocate.

      Cons

      The biggest con about working for WinCo is the salary. You will start at just above minimum wage and increases are based on hours worked. So if you are a student and can only work 20 hours a week, it will take you a very long time to move up in your steps. If you can consistently work 40 hours (and you get scheduled 40 hours) it typically translates to 1 raise per year. Another con about the company is there is a lot of turnover and you will quickly find yourself having the longest tenure and be in charge of training new hires.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company!

      May 9, 2021 - Freight Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to grow within the company.

      Cons

      Some departments may experience a little more turnover than others.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job

      May 4, 2021 - Cashier in Lancaster, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours, I was able to pick up hours in multiple departments, leniency with attendance, flexible, employee focused

      Cons

      I don’t actually have any cons and would work there again if I had the time.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Just another part time job

      Feb 26, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good benefits, low prices, management at my store fair

      Cons

      Once you are have enough hours, you are eligible for benefits, however you then must maintain a certain amount of hours a week ....which is impossible when you are then scheduled ONE day while the 15 new hires are given almost 40 hours. Havng the schedule posted on Friday afternoon -one day before the new schedule begins is ridiculous. How can anyone plan anything..if you need to have time for drs appts, etc you have to offer upi your shifts (and lose hours) to be able to keep an appointment. it isn't hard to write a schedule for more than a week at a time, they did it ONCE then abandoned the idea. Direct Deposit-have been chasing my check for 3 pay cycles..they can't get it right They do not enforce any of their own rules make an annoucement about wearing masks , but do not approach anyone and enforce the correct/need to wear a mask Have had at least 6 cases of covid in store, never closed for deep cleaning, just 'sanitized area employee worked in several times' Service dogs only? joke Have only seen 1 or 2 actual service dogs, But there are at least 4-5 dogs in the store weekly -riding in carts, being carried by the owners..

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I was the best to ever do it

      May 10, 2021 - Lead Clerk in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hours good environment first dibs

      Cons

      Too many hours to work no 15 min break low pay over worked underplayed even as a lead clerk

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible communication&Covid precaution

      Feb 2, 2021 - Freight Handler in Everett, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay based on seniority. Is that a pro? Bonuses when the store does well since its employee owned. Extra pay for overnight employees. $30 a month for insurance after you qualify (single adult) I'm trans and use they/them pronouns, most people have been respectful of that to my face, aside from two interactions with coworkers.

      Cons

      No hazard pay. No communication about covid precautions even a year into the pandemic. Bonuses only ever come in the form of a WinCo gift card. Most managers and employees don't wear their masks properly or at all in the backroom, definitely not a safe place for high risk people. They don't offer any other services for disabled people to buy groceries, so a lot of people shop without a mask. Anyone can say they have asthma and unfortunately my store has been tagged as a safe space for anti maskers. It doesn't seem like anyone actually read the ADA. Poor communication in general. Sick pay doesn't come often, really have to ration it. There is no in store HR representative to talk to if you have any problems. You have to call a hotline and speak to a disembodied stranger. If you have ADHD and anxiety like me, it's really difficult to do so, especially when you are in a situation where you would need to speak with HR. If you try to email, they tell you to call. There is no security team overnight, and sometimes no assistant store manager, just lead clerks.

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