Forklift Operator/Order Puller/ handling cases (Former Employee) – Albertville, AL – December 5, 2017
You're expected to be a picture perfect worker 24/7 which is not all that bad it is a job within a day and I understand that but when management treats you like you're something else over a family emergency that's one thing I can't stand
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – August 14, 2017
There are several problems with this company. First of all, the management there is ineffective with absolutely no leadership capabilities whatsoever. The managers try to intimidate you to make sure that you know that they are in charge, even though they can barely do their own jobs. None of the managers have any sort of formal training in management and they definitely have favorites. Second, there is no such thing as work/life balance at this company. The way it usually goes here is if you are one of the favorites, you can get anything you want. If you are not one of the favorites, no matter how hard you work, you are expected to drop everything outside of work. You are expected to sacrifice things like family, church, etc. because you needed a job. If you ask off for anything, the managers will complain about it. Third, the pay is absolutely terrible. You start out making minimum wage with the promise of an evaluation after 90 days. This promise is rarely ever kept. If you do ask for a raise, then you are labeled by management as a complainer. Most of the people that I know have gotten raises have had to threaten to quit to get them. As far as workplace culture, everything is fine if you are one of the favorites. However, if you do something to make any of the managers mad, they will hold a grudge and make working there miserable. They will try to get back at you through the schedule, either by scheduling you to work only on nights and weekends and/or by cutting your hours. Some of them will go so far as to not even say anything to you directly, but willmore... talk about you to other employees behind your back and then lie about it if confronted.less
Good coworkers, good customers, works around school schedules
Poor management, no work/life balance, terrible pay
Cashier (Former Employee) – Florence, AL – August 8, 2017
Loved my co-workers. However, poor management and low wages made it impossible to work there. Very poor working environment, morale was low, and management had favorites. If you weren't one of the lucky ones, you got to clean the bathroom.
Meat Clerk (Former Employee) – Cullman, AL – June 23, 2017
There is absolutely no room for advancement here unless you get into the Meat Department and that means just getting the knowledge on how to cut meat and then seeking employment elsewhere.
They pay only minimum wage. I was there for 2 years learning to cut meat before they increased my pay to $7.75. The hours were terrible and I felt like I was there all the time. Other places will pay upwards of $15 an hour for someone who knows how to cut meat but here the manager of the meat department was making only $10. They will not pay you what you are worth.
I really liked the people I worked with but this place is something you do during or just after high school to get some sort of job experience otherwise it's just a dead end job.
Practically no benefits, terrible hours, terrible pay
Cashier (Former Employee) – florence al 35633 – May 29, 2016
Very racist place to work if the location is in Cloverdale. POOR mangement and has high school students in the office being over the cashiers. Don't follow their rules and lets under age employees give other under age employees permission to sell alcohol and tobacco products without licenses often. Doesn't look at cameras and take customers words over yours. Some customers are racist and rude toward black people. Don't count pans right and fires people based on false accusations. Very very poor training and chews you out when you make mistakes instead of preventing issues before you make them. Do not work here because they are very lazy when comes to helping you with anything and most customers have walked out mad.
Meat Cutter/Butcher (Former Employee) – Hanceville, AL – May 20, 2016
I had worked 15 minutes of overtime during a holiday so my manager has the overtime removed. Basically he stole it. He also did the same thing to an elderly employee who was working to supplement his social security income. If you can find somewhere else to work you'll be better off. They pay minimum wage and your lucky to get a raise. My experience working there taught me that Mitchell grocery employs liars and thieves for managers. When I told senior management about the overtime incident I was treated like it was my fault. The meat market manager at the Hanceville WDG location is a liar and thief.
Head Cashier (Former Employee) – Morgan County, AL – April 16, 2016
I helped open a brand new Foodland and was given the opportunity to work in the office as a bookkeeper and be the head cashier. They tried to work me to death for 50 cents above minimum wage, and I was the highest paid person besides management. No one would work with my college schedule, the management was rude and terrible, and the upper management didn't seem to care. I also worked 35-40 hours a week with no benefits and no chance of ever being "full time." It's a terrible company.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – March 19, 2016
This job has no advancement opportunities you have to be a suckup or church member in order to get hours. They promise you raises but you never recieve them. No full time opportunites they may change work scheadules without notifying you. This job is mostly for a second job or for teens.
Cashier and Department Manager (Former Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – February 4, 2016
Managers don't know what they're doing, if you're a manager in a department, you are expected to be married to the store, but you have no real say in what goes on in your department. Store manager was hardly there, makes you question how they even have a job there, much less in management.
Poor management, poor pay, small if any raises, poor work environment, no motivation
cashier (Former Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – January 6, 2016
Managers have no clue what they are doing. One manager in particular has run off many new cashiers and has had multiple complaints against her from customers but no one will do anything. Very unprofessional cashiers that leave their stations and would rather gossip than pay attention to customers. Neither employees nor managers take their job seriously. Awful place.
cashier (Former Employee) – muscle shoals, al – September 16, 2015
The management here really do not know what they are doing and you wonder how they made it to the positions they hold. Pay does not compensate for the work that is expected and raises are rare and small. The customers are pretty good people. Mostly the employees are good but there are some that are unbearable. The overall job is great but pay could be a lot better and management and employees need to be weeded out.