Bakery Manager (Former Employee), Dracut, MA – July 24, 2014
Pros: continiously changing
Cons: certain unreasonable expectations
Start day by reviewing sales from previous day then checking department conditions. Then making lists to prioritize necessary jobs. Then delegate and assign to associates and myself. Then continuously keeping track of department conditions and updating necessary jobs. I have learned good time management skills, delegation, following through with assignments – more... and associates, and quality control. Developed and maintained a good working relationship with upper management, peers, as well as associates working below me. The hardest part of my job was having to discipline good associates due to some unreasonable policies. The most enjoyable part of my job was spending the day in my department working with my associates. – less
Meat Cutter (Current Employee), Madison, ME – April 18, 2014
Cons: benefits as well as insurance.
Hannaford is an ok place to work for first time jobbers as well as high school kids. I learned team work. certain co-workers are alright. Most enjoyable part of job was getting to learn new things of meat. hardest part is trying to advance in company.
Service Leader (Current Employee), Manchester, NH – December 31, 2013
Pros: scholarship opportunities, free thanksgiving and christmas dinner
Cons: part-time hours vary significantly
All of the managers, including the store manager will not hesitate to strike up a conversation or tell an employee that he or she is doing a great job. The hardest part of this job is getting carts because no one likes to go out in fifteen degree weather pushing carriages. There is a general sense of teamwork among employees that makes it a great place – more... to work. I have enhanced my customer service excellence and learned how to work with other employees effectively. I have learned to take the lead and be more comfortable in every situation. – less
Bakery Associate (Former Employee), New Hartford, NY – July 30, 2013
Pros: for every 2-4 hours worked you earned a 15 minute break and a 30 minute lunch.
Cons: no health care
I learned so much working here! It was always fun helping costumers and working with that staff. At the end of the day I always felt good about working here. The hardest part of this job was trying to figure out what the costumer would like.
Busy, high traffic company with a positive workforce
bookkeeper (Current Employee), Waltham, MA – June 24, 2013
Pros: the level of customer service, fellow associates
Cons: healthcare, hours
In the Customer Service Department of Hannaford Bro. Co. there is certainly no typical day at work. Everyday brings you some new challenge and something new to learn. While under employment with Hannaford Supermarkets you must learn to manage time, make sometimes difficult decisions, and make sure that the day and all transactions go as smoothly, and – more... satisfactory to the customer as possible. While bookkeeping you must handle all the incoming monies that the store sees for the previous day and the week. All the information related to these monies must be processed and handled in an efficient and sensitive manner. When you are working as a Service Leader in the Customer Service Department your day encompasses a vast amount of duties. You must maintain the schedule for the day while carefully ensuring the customer flow through the store continues smoothly and efficiently. On top of these you must make sure all associates are adhering to standard procedure and are providing the best customer service possible. Management in both Hannaford Supermarkets I have worked for put a great deal of trust and depend greatly on the abilities of their bookkeepers and their Service Leaders to ensure the store is delivering the level of service customers have come to expect. The Customer Service Manager especially depends and trusts the bookkeepers with the store's cash flow, including the management of and the recording of said cash flow. The hardest part of the job sometimes is making sure that the level of communication among all the employees is where it should be. With such a hectic and busy day often some information isn't passed along as properly as it should be. Thankfully, however, it is not a constant occurrence and happens most often when we are experiencing a higher volume of customers than anticipated. The most enjoyable part of the day is seeing the associates you work with and along side learn something new, especially when it is something that you helped them with. It is extremely rewarding to see successful communication and interactions between customers and associates when you know you've played a part in helping develop the customer service skills that associate has. – less
Bookkeeper/ Assistant Manager of Customer Service (Former Employee), Waterboro, ME – June 14, 2013
Pros: great people
Cons: took on too many projects
I would come in and set up for the day. I would handle closing out the day before, as well as balancing out tills. There would be waiting on customers, answering phones and helping other employees while closing out the financials from the day before. Also, took care of deposits and ordering coin. I was head of the Connects Committee for employee awareness – more... like Employee of the Month. I ordered supplies for the store and headed up school tours while working on the schedule and assisting in the running of the front end. – less