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Review averages

  • 63 employees say

    Excellent (23)
    36.507936507937%
    Good (9)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (16)
    25.396825396825%
    Subpar (15)
    23.809523809524%
    3.08
  • 4 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (2)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.96

Reviews for Save-A-Lot Food Stores Ltd.

Reviews - What employees say

3.08 Employees say
2.96 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Re-organization! New management, incentive programs for all positions. Write-ups for all, not just friends!

What I like about the company

Once a month we had a company paid meal. We worked in a temperature controlled environment, meaning too hot or too cold outside didn't matter. Need to be self motivated because the managers do not tell you what to do or what they need from you.

What I dislike about the company

No room for advancement. They decide whether to hire someone by how they look and if they liked them or not, nothing on experience.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Save-A-Lot Foods Stores Ltd.
  • City
    Edgerton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 26.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

That company only focused on Hispanics which is not a problem to me but the product needed to be for everyone.

Support from management

Like i said before you were for yourself there.

Teamwork

You basically had to defined for yourself there.

Freedom to work independently

My boos would always ride my butt and be in my face all the time about getting work done. I could not get work done with her in my face all the time.

Overall compensation for your work

No because it took my 10 yrs to make 14.75 an hr. I knew how to pretty much did just about everything in that store.

Work-Life Balance

I had no family life outside save a lot. It was work,work, work with them. I had a car accident back in 2014 because of no sleep by doing a back to back shift.

Challenging Work

I loved what i did on a daily bases. If i can go back i would but the store manager has to leave.

Suggestions for improvement

  • New store manager which just happened about 4 weeks ago. Stop hiring young kids that dont want to work these hrs.

What I like about the company

I got to meet a lot of people.

What I dislike about the company

My boss was so controlling and in my face all the time. NOT cool

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

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
    Save a lot food stores (Moran foods)
  • City
    St. Louis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 09.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

The new company has not resolved what their business model will be. It seems to change with the wind. Poor leadership has Save-A-Lot losing business to the competition and consequently has closed over 100 stores in the past six months.
They are in a death spiral which is sad to watch. To compound their problems, they have separated most of their talented employees from the company and hired a new inexperienced group.

Support from management

The independent retailers have been asking for a little support from management. They are not getting anything but lip service.

Teamwork

Teamwork is not a part of their culture. You do want I tell you to do is the culture.

Freedom to work independently

You are given your marching orders to complete tasks. There is no independent culture.

Internal Communication

The communication with the new group is poor. Late deliveries which lead to out of stock conditions in their stores is one example. The stores do not know when their deliveries will arrive so consequently they can’t schedule labor appropriately.

Gender Equality

They treat them poorly.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They have terminated almost every associate over 60 years of age.

Career Development

None

Overall compensation for your work

The separation between the old associates and the hiring of the new ones was a “Hire” for less attitude.

Office / Work Environment

High pressure along with a seven day work week is the culture.

Environmental Friendliness

No environmental program is in place. They place little importance on this.

Work-Life Balance

Working late nights seven days a week is expected.

Company Image

The industry is just waiting for them to implode of be sold again.

Job Security

People are still being terminated on a weekly basis. When management decided that a program is not working, it is then blamed on the staff and not a poorly designed system. Senior management takes no responsibility for ill conceived processes.

Handicapped Accessibility

They do the basics and nothing more.

Workplace Safety

Nothing but your basic safety plans are in place.

Challenging Work

With no model as a reference point, what are employees being asked to challenge.

Inclusive / Diverse

They have a large diversity group here. Unfortunately they do not practice what they preach.

Suggestions for improvement

  • A new culture needs to happen soon if this is to be salvaged.

What I like about the company

The discounted food business helps many shoppers save money on groceries buy putting stores in areas that may not have any supermarkets.

What I dislike about the company

Their treatment of their employees is awful. They also treat their licensed owners poorly.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Save-A-Lot Food Stores
  • City
    Earth City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Executive leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 63 employees say

    Excellent (23)
    36.507936507937%
    Good (9)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (16)
    25.396825396825%
    Subpar (15)
    23.809523809524%
    3.08
  • 4 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    25%
    Good (2)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.96

kununu score comparisons

Save-A-Lot Food Stores Ltd.
3.07
67 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.17
139,408 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,965,000 reviews