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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (1)
    25%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    50%
    2.77
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for food 4 less

Reviews - What employees say

2.77 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 13.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Shopping experience in the cleaning of the store And more product to choose from

What I like about the company

Friendly faces Great work ethic Excellent customer service

What I dislike about the company

The shopping experiences And cleanly of the store

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    food 4 less
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
  • 16.Sep 2016
  • Employee

What I like about the company

The benefits are great; the company is financially sound.

What I dislike about the company

Work life balance is not a company focus.

Teamwork
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    food 4 less
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

Company Culture

The culture is good on paper, but never emphasized or put into practice.

Support from management

Leadership's expectations are neither realistic nor achievable; goals are murky and unobtainable, and employees are almost never involved in the decision making process.

Teamwork

Teamwork is encouraged on paper, but is forbidden in practice since management forbids employees to communicate with each other.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanaging is rampant here.

Internal Communication

You receive a basic training at another store that isn't yours, usually in a group; then you will be lead on your first day to how you do the job; and communication between employees is forbidden.

Gender Equality

Women are treated as men are. Sometimes this upsets certain women who feel that the job is "a man's job" and are too disgusted to do the job.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Middle aged workers are hired, I never saw senior citizens hired in all the time I've worked here.

Career Development

Advancement is possible, but you have to go to them if you're interested and the right people at that. I did the same job for 7 years and I only advanced when I relentlessly talked with them, and did 4 hours of new modules that were enacted.

Overall compensation for your work

Minimum wage for work that isn't even part of the job description most of the time, and for doing the jobs of 4 people.

Office / Work Environment

The environment is a standard grocery supermarket. It's uncomfortable if you work overnight, as there's stagnant ventilation, no temperature control (hot in summer freezing in winter), technology is improving from being stuck 25 years in the past, and lighting is varied.

Environmental Friendliness

There's a recycling program for bags as well as hand dryers in most stores.

Work-Life Balance

Work/Life balance is standard here. You will feel pressured into working more hours during the busy season (October-January), but if you need a few days off, you just need to let them know 60-90 days in advance. You will almost never see your family otherwise though, especially when your schedule is written differently each week.

Company Image

Food 4 Less's parent company Kroger is the second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart, and has been around for 133 years. Food 4 Less has a lot to improve on in terms of how employees are treated from what I witnessed for close to a decade of employment, but that's no mark against Kroger.

Job Security

Your job is as stable as plutonium. They emphasize that you are expendable and that you can be let go at anytime and for the most trivial of reasons. I feel that in the next 5 years a lot of positions will be eliminated due to financial and organizational restructuring, and advancements in process and technology.

Handicapped Accessibility

No problems for handicap accessibility.

Workplace Safety

Safety is emphasized as a cultural standard.

Challenging Work

The work is challenging since one has to be swift in movement and a quick thinker to get the work done on time. You leave feeling drained, but unsatisfied since tomorrow you do it all over again, and there's no accomplishment in the work.

Inclusive / Diverse

No ideas or opinions are really put into practice, and often management will take credit without offering who came up with the idea. But it's average overall.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    food 4 less
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (1)
    25%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    50%
    2.77
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

food 4 less
2.77
4 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.26
150,584 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,660,000 reviews