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WinCo Foods Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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WinCo Foods President, CEO, and Director Steven Goddard
Steven Goddard
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Pros
  • "Great benefits for you and your family" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Good benefits if you are able to get 100 hrs a month" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "It can be difficult to get full-time hours" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Many people remain part time for a lot of years" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Employee Ownership and it Shows"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WinCo Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are incredible. The insurance includes medical, dental and vision coverage at under $60 a month for a family. Every employee who works at least 100 hours per month qualifies for benefits. They also qualify for stock ownership based on a percentage of their income. The stock is allocated yearly, not purchased. Paid vacation starts after a year of employment, beginning with a week and eventually tops out at a full month. They promote from within the company as much as possible. My current store manager started by throwing freight overnight. Because we own the company we have a personal stake in its success. Overall, if you show up for shifts on time, do you best work, and contribute to a pleasant working environment, you will fit right in.

    Cons

    The work is fast-paced and physically taxing. Expect to be on your feet for most of your day. Breaks and lunches are strictly enforced, and you can be disciplined for not taking them, or taking them too late. The attendance policy is also strict, so show up on time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your customers and employees to maintain their loyalty.


  2. "Store 076 is a great location!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Orem, UT
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WinCo Foods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. No guarantee of hours. One week you're scheduled for 40 hours then the next week you're scheduled for 25 or less.

  3. "Good job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WinCo Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits espp

    Cons

    Fast paced. Time expected to be under time


  4. "Solid job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk
    Former Employee - Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WinCo Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Simple job that worked well with my school schedule.

    Cons

    You get your schedule for the next week at noon of Friday (Sun-Sat format). No real consistency on what days or hours worked from week to week.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start. Great if you make it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WinCo Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Insurance: PPO, low monthly cost, low deductable.
    - ESOP: put in the time get great retirement.
    - Busy environment, no boredom here
    - No required overtime, more time with family
    - Pay increases based on hours: step system, every X amount of hours you get a litle raise until you max out. Part time is $15 and change and full time is $21!
    - Flexibility: your never really stuck in one department. Always room to grow!

    Cons

    - Can be stressful: culture has changed from Pro employee to Pro profits...can lead to underappreciated and over worked staff.
    - Rules are fine but they will use them against you if your not meetimg expectations.
    - it's retail: dont expect weekends or holidays off. Not a con for me but for many others it is.
    - Many people remain part time for a lot of years. Full time positions are hard to come by
    - Work load: often the burden can be very large and lead to extreme burn out.

    Advice to Management

    After the retirement of CEO Steve Goddard, the focus and culture changed radically. We went from a company that cared for its employees to one who cares about its profits. Turn over has increased, moral decreased and the average life span of an employee has gone way down. You can still find store managers who care but the preasure they put on them, supervisors and dept. Managers is leading the company down the same path as Walmart, Ross and other retail stores whose lack of employee empathy is legendary. We need to get back to our roots and remember we work for our customers and our fellow employees not for P&L's, quarterly evaluations and people who haven't seen a hard days work in decades.


  6. "Order selector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WinCo Foods (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved that place . Made good money just careful with the equipment.

    Cons

    Nothing i actually worked and kept busy

    Advice to Management

    None .


  7. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Freight Stocker in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Freight Stocker in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WinCo Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    none really for me lad

    Cons

    they show you that if you work there for 40 or so years you will retire at say 60 years old with approximately 1.2million in retirement funds, but what they forget to tell you is that inflation is probably going to cut down pretty hard on 1.2million in 40 years.

  8. "freight stocker"

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    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Freight Team Associate in Richland, WA

    I worked at WinCo Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    employee benefits after completing probation period

    Cons

    bad management over working employees not enough pay


  9. "Night stocker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours, decent pay, fun

    Cons

    Selfish management, don't get hurt

    Advice to Management

    Get some adequate workman's compensation insurance and place more value in your lower employees.


  10. "Where do i begin..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Company stock. Thats a bout it

    Cons

    Job posting said it was full time and start pay was $12 and some change but when i was signing their contract it said part time and starting wage was $11 and some change...Not enough thorough training before you are working by yourself. Was told to lift the mixer bowl (which is the biggest industrail size) by myself, which the person that was training me told me it was a 2 person job. They refill new ingredients on top of old in containers that obviously have not been washed for sometime and they do not use sanitizer while working.