Stop & Shop
2.9 of 5 276 reviews
www.stopandshop.com Quincy, MA 5000+ Employees

Stop & Shop Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

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Stop & Shop President & CEO Carl Schlicker

Carl Schlicker

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Union benefits for part time workers and pretty flexible hours"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Unionized store with good benefits and cross training across multiple departments"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Need to make current Part time cashier full-time employees"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Pay is too low, you can barely make it with minimum wage after taxes are taken out"
    in 13 reviews
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Working for Big Brother

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Stop & Shop full-time for more than 8 years

ProsReasonable pay, ok benefits, good learning experience

ConsMicro-managing and you don't have authority over what you assume you would

Advice to Senior ManagementA department is only as good as ALL of it's employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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its alright...

Front End Cashier (Current Employee)
New Bedford, MA (US)

I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time for more than 5 years

ProsOnce you are hired very flexible. You can change when you can work and they have to make that work due to the union. The people I work with are amazing and you will make a great amount of life long friends. The customers are alright, work is very easy. Paid vacations and sick pay is great.

ConsThe managers stress way too much. Its a good job for high school and college kids who need flexibility but the managers act like this is your career when its just a job to you and its annoying. Managers also seem to think you are dumber then you are no matter what. Hard to move up and when you do the pay raises slim to none.

Advice to Senior ManagementChill out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job and you get to work with your coworkers!

Cashier (Former Employee)
Union, NJ (US)

I worked at Stop & Shop part-time for more than a year

ProsAverage pay
Manager is kind
Working with other nice employees

ConsHard work ( but that is how every job is nowadays)

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good customer service

Cashier, Floral, Bakery, Gmhbc, Overnight Crew Member, (Current Employee)
Vernon, CT (US)

I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat management, friendly and helping environment!

ConsSometimes people power trip! And sometimes you get rude customers you just don't know how to deal with!

Advice to Senior ManagementGive reviews on your employees! Help them advance through out the company! Don't sit in your office all day! Become one with your customers and employees to create a happier environment! Not all stores do this. Communication also lacks In this company at times and can be upsetting given certain situations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stop and S hop

Stock Person (Former Employee)
Elizabeth, NJ (US)

I worked at Stop & Shop part-time for less than a year

ProsGood benefits for part time workers.

ConsThere are some people that don't pull their weight.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not awful, not great

Cashier (Former Employee)
Somers, NY (US)

I worked at Stop & Shop part-time for less than a year

Prosfriendly coworkers, pretty easy job

Consangry customers, management does play favorites, gossip goes around

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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worthwhile

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
South Setauket, NY (US)

I worked at Stop & Shop part-time for more than 5 years

Prosflexible schedule. good money for minimal work.

Consmanagers breathing down your neck. make it more serious than it is.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty decent part-time job, but not many opportunities for advancement.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Stop & Shop part-time for more than 5 years

ProsI enjoy working at my Stop & Shop. The fellow employees are really nice, and you can usually get as many hours as you'd like provided that you push to get trained in as many departments as possible. The benefits are hard to beat with paid vacation, sick days, personal holidays, time and a half on Sundays and holidays. Most of the management team is usually pretty easy to talk to, even if they don't have enough power to truly change anything.

ConsThe union makes it impossible to get rid of bad employees. We've had people come to work stoned, and/or drunk on a regular basis, but unless they are caught red-handed the union will not allow us to do anything about it. You basically can't get promoted unless you are willing to move to a different store every two years for the rest of your career here. If you get promoted in-store (and by that I mean front-end supervisor) your pay doesn't really go up enough to balance the increased responsibility and you have no means to control your employees. Corporate is pretty out of touch of what goes on in the stores, but when they come to visit, they don't really bother to try to find out. They glad-hand the management, and then tell them to cut hours. It's not worth the gas money for them to come out.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the quality of who you hire, and promote those among your company that work hard. No appreciation leads to poor morale, and lazy employees. If you want to know what's going on, come up to the employees one-on-one during your visits and really talk to us. We love to gossip, and we know what's really going on. Trust me, it'll be more accurate than your yearly surveys.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Stop & Shop

ProsAmazing people, customers and co workers

Conslots of work with little help

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A year of nothingness

Dairy Clerk (Former Employee)

I worked at Stop & Shop part-time for more than a year

ProsEmployee discount, work with okay people, fun times in the back room on break

ConsShifts become monotonous, work backs up during holidays and major sporting events.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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