Excellent starting job with flexible hours.
Pros: Flexible hours. Willing to hire with no experience. Excellent management.
Cons: Hectic shifts some weeks.
A typical day of work at Albertsons as a supervisor was functionally the same as being a cashier until cashiers or customers had questions, or issues arose. I scanned & bagged groceries, ensured customer satisfaction, dealt with issues as they arose & assigned daily duties, breaks and lunches as needed.
Working retail helped me improve my patience, time management, people skills and prioritization.
The management at Albertsons was exceptional. I had the most experience working with and talking to the store director and front end supervisor, both of whom are exceptionally polite, patient, experienced and friendly people. The other service supervisors were also, with little exception, very knowledgeable and friendly.
The majority of my coworkers were also fantastic people. There were a few exceptions, almost all of whom have left the company for varying reasons.
The hardest part of the job, initially, was getting used to the varying hours. Some nights I would work until the store closed and come back the next morning to open. This, however, was not the norm, and generally I worked similar shifts throughout the week.
The best parts of the job were seeing the results of good customer service. Some regular customers would come almost exclusively through my line and knew me by name.