Thrifty Foods
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The people were very nice work was easy and schedules were open but staffing issues made things troublesome and the pay is very low for todays economy.
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Good people

I liked the people I worked with. The managers were always quite understanding and always did their best to accommodate everyone. That being said, it was still minimum wage and the hours were never consistent unless you asked for it a few times.
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stressful, fast paced

rude customers, disorganized management, kept changing the schedule without alerting employees. wasn't paid time and a half even though I worked holidays. coworkers were nice though.
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Very stressful environment

People constantly quitting. One person is usually having to work two positions with minimum wage or just slightly above. Management doesn’t listen and doesn’t care. Will very much guilt trip you into not taking vacation time.
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Not bad for a first job or while going to school.

The job can be stressful depending on which store you work at but if you get a slow store expect very little work and boring shifts. The job itself is whatever but if you can get good managers like I did then you are set in terms of scheduling and time off.
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Consistent employment but under compensated and suffering from muddled communication

Its a busy place, you will be appreciated if you put in your all but appreciation doesn't pay the bills so if you need a living wage or are trying to support a family or have debt or bills find something else. Wage increases are slow and small and you have to advance to move past the wage caps. Management varies from department to department and from location to location. There are positions available to be had but guard yourself if you aren't strong with your boundaries
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Positive work environment

By far the best job i’ve ever had, super accommodating to students and a great work atmosphere. Allows a great work/ life balance, just an overall positive environment
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Its ok while you look for a better job

All depends on who you work with & for but either way dont expect fair pay for the hard work you do & always expect the slackers & people that do less to get the better pay... Not a fair work environment starting pay is between $16-18 if your pretty you can get more than $16 right off the bat

Pros

None

Cons

The alcoholics will some how make more than you
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Productive and fun workplace with good support from management.

Overall, I really like working at Thriftys. The workers there are all very friendly which really helps with the transition into a new job. There is a certain level of expectation that you do your job properly and efficiently as it's a very fast paced work environment but other than that it’s quite laid back.
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Good place

Good place.very friendly co workers.under staffing.but always try to hire enough people.Very supportive store manager.
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Fast paced work environment with great coworkers

A fun place to work, with great coworkers and a great atmosphere. They start at above minimum wage, and always have opportunities for advancement if you’re interested
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exceptionally busy, great teamwork, happy environment

fairly new to this part time position. great people, always assisting and working together as a team. some real "poopy" customers... same ones, different days... overall, i am learning a great deal, enjoy the current working environment, would definitely recommend to others seeking various employment to check Thriftys out. :)

Pros

flexible hours, decent wages, great people

Cons

extremely busy most of the time, never ever a dull moment
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A fun, underpaid, high skill required position

Cake decorating comes with high expectations, low pay, and an enormous workload. There are never enough cake decorators on staff to get the work done because the position is not given the same value that others are. The job causes an incredible amount of musculoskeletal injuries because of the huge amount of repetitive tasks that must be completed.

Pros

Benefits, some engaging and creative work

Cons

Long hours, large workload, low pay, little recognition
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It’s easy

If you’re not a manager they pay everyone very poorly and almost never get weekends off. They don’t care about you at all you are replaceable. The cap on pay hasn’t really moved up in twenty years!
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Issues trickle down from the very top

Having worked for Thrifty’s for over two years, I can safely recommend against working for them. The employees and lower management are generally nice. But the place is mismanaged from the top. Very frequently, departments will be short staffed and overloaded. This is because the upper management of the company gives out a budget to the department managers. However, they almost never give them a big enough budget, resulting in the department managers scrambling to make sure they are even allowed to have a full department. This winds up affecting scheduling, morale, and workload very heavily.
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Got pretty boring at times

Was a very boring job, good for older people I guess. A lot of standing and the breaks felt like 5 minutes long. Store discount wasn’t very much to be honest.

Pros

Store discount

Cons

Boring job
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good training

managers are nice.They are work effective.easygoing.they gave me the feedback. is it a good way to drop off resume.it is a good learning to start
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Very fun and productive place to work

Not much room for advancement but great for stable hours and team environment. Large variety of work that could be done, and the team members feel like family.
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Not a bad place to start working when your a kid

Entry level fairly relaxed job. Just have a voice or you tend to get walked over a little bit when it comes to what your doing and scheduling and such.

Pros

Pretty flexible

Cons

Some people take it way to seriously
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Toxic Store Culture

Management is toxic, store culture is absolutely terrible. There is no accountability for management— only lower level employees. Unlikely that any HR concern is actually heard, they are too understaffed and they don’t particularly care anyways.

Pros

Medical/dental benefits, unlimited sick days

Cons

high turn over, low and/or unequal pay even when conducting the same function.
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Great Flexibility and Manafement

As a high school student who requires a part-time job the management understood I could only work limited hours. They are understanding as long as you communicate well with them. Overall good job.

Pros

flexible hours, easy work

Cons

overwhelmed at times if store is busy
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Based on 334 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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