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Great co-workers and a very laid back environment
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Saint Johnsbury, VTJune 5, 2014
I worked as both a cashier and janitor. Some days, I would do both if I was needed for extra help. I would clean the sales floor, bathrooms, employee break rooms, and gather shopping carts from the outside. When I had my duties done, I would help bag groceries for customers, or run register if we were busy. The co-workers were friendly and easy to get – more... along with. The hardest part about the job is when things got busy, it became a bit difficult to accomplish the various tasks I had. The most enjoyable part about the job is when I was able to help someone successfully. It always feels good to do that – less
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fast paced supermarket
Deli/Food Service Clerk (Former Employee), Worcester, MAMay 30, 2014
Pros: lots of work to keep you busy
Cons: would not give me full time
A typical day at price chopper would be coming into work, cooking food and helping out customers. I learned how to cook. management was pretty good, always kept you on your toes. The co workers were not so great, they hired many people who were lazy, stole, caused issues and were not good workers. The hardest part of the job was understanding customers – more... who did not speak English. The most enjoyable part was learning how to cook. – less
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Challenging, fast paced, satisfying.
Store Set Up Specialist (Current Employee), Schenectady, NYMay 14, 2014
Pros: ability to work independantly.
Cons: changes in company car program
Today, I assisted the lead Store Set Up Specialist along with two other Store Set Up Specialists in preparing to open a new store that will open within the next four days. This involved merchandising all of the Center Store Categories, including, Grocer, Dairy,Frozen, GM, HBC, and Front End.

I learned how to install wood gates for the 3-way end cap – more... fixtures. My manager called one of my peers to discuss the next assignment with him, which he will lead.

The biggest challenge of the Store Set Up Coordinators position is that there is a finite amount of time to open the store, and I can't do everything myself. So trusting that I can give good direction as well as having realistic expectations regarding what is acceptable and perfection is what I have to balance. – less
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nice place to work
Cashier/Front End Supervisor (Current Employee), Glenmont NYApril 17, 2014
Good place to work I love my co workers. Its just people don't really understand what work is there. My most enjoyable part of working there is the customers being happy.
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Long fulfilling days.
Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee), Oneida, NYApril 10, 2014
Long days but the work is very fulfilling. Great environment. Everyone there is very friendly but works really hard. The director and producer expect your best, but if you give it, you are rewarded.
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Terrible place to be right now
Produce Clerk p/t (Former Employee), Guilderland, NYMarch 20, 2014
The only good thing about this position was that I made some friends in my store. You can meet great people who make the job bearable, if not entertaining.

I worked as a part timer in NY for over 8 years. In that time I've witnessed a steady downward spiral in terms of management and priorities.

Capable employees who want to succeed are seemingly – more... kept away from higher positions (I have two graduate degrees and got *one* interview for basic corporate jobs in 8 months). Plus, the woman who was supposed to interview me worked from home that day and failed to tell me... I spent an additional 20 minutes at check-in due to this error.

At the store level, things are even worse. Management, department management, specialists, and regional managers all give conflicting reports and requirements. Every week - let alone every day - is more confusing than the last. Retail sucks, but come on...

Arbitrary decisions and no payroll to speak of... I'm glad I had a part-time job, but I'm equally glad to be out of here. – less
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Good place to work if you're only interested in part-time
Peon (Former Employee), Worcester, MAMarch 16, 2014
Pros: it's a job
Price Chopper is currently struggling to find balance between paying themselves and paying their employees. It's partially understandable in the current economy BUT their priorities are way out of whack. Their number one concern is the almighty dollar and the rest fall to the wayside. They are not hiring full-time unless you already have an in with – more... upper management. There is little to no room for growth and you will most likely be stuck in whichever position you entered into, or shifted around from department to department. – less
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Fast paced, competetive environment that I thrived in and was promoted several times throughout my 8 year period with the company
Guest Service Manager (Former Employee), PAMarch 5, 2014
Pros: good salary, good benefits, working with the public
Cons: limited budgets, corporate changes daily, inconsistent direction from upper level management
I worked approximately 9-10 hour days, any day of the week as a member of senior store management, and commuted over an hour each way for work, depending on which store I was working in. I managed a team ranging from appx 55 - 90 teammates depending on the store volume and enjoyed the service aspect of the job, helping our customers feel like guests – more... and ensuring retention of customers and customer loyalty. I greatly enjoyed working with my team and developing teammates as well. The most difficult part of the job was, as the company began to struggle and lay offs began, the moral and corporate ethics suffered as a result. – less
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Busy and Productive
cashier (Current Employee), Dunmore, PAFebruary 25, 2014
Working part time I am looking to expand my job experience and opportunity. I work very hard and am productive. Working as a cashier i am a personable friendly individual.
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Good work environment, great management
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Glenmont, NYFebruary 16, 2014
Pros: my manager was phenomenal, good hours
Cons: underwent several renovations and product changes throughout my years, made it a bit more difficult to learn entire new catalouges everytime i came home from college.
A typical day was working in the deli line serving customers meats and cheeses. I learned how to deal with customers of all sorts, working at a supermarket between a wealthy town and the city of Albany delivered various types of customers. It taught me that each customer deserves their own style of assistance and that not every customer is the same. – more... I learned there is no one style in which you can help a customer because each person is different. I learned to cope with co-workers whether I got along with them or not. I found ways to work well with all of my co-workers no matter the situation. The hardest part of the job was in fact dealing with co-workers who didn't get along, I never really had trouble with any co-workers but often sat third party to co-workers who didn't get along. I would find ways to seperate their duties so that they could perform their jobs without crossing paths too often. The most enjoyable part of the job was being given other tasks to perform. I took pride in the fact that my manager chose me to perform other duties because she knew I could perform those tasks and still find time to finish my daily duties. – less
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Part time Job with flexibility
Customer service (Current Employee), Delhi, NYJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: flexible during college attendance
Cons: part time, no benefits
A typical day includes problem solving for customers, attending to managers, distributors, and teammate needs. Cash handling large deposits of money and being accountable for company profit and payroll. Due to the job responsibilities, I learned excellent communication skills, organization, the importance of customer relations and confidence. The management – more... is divided on occasion which causes discrepancies in workplace rules, and customer relations. However the teammates collaborate to solve problems efficiently and provide excellent customer service. The hardest part of the job is the inconsistency of scheduled hours, and the most enjoyable part is the feedback from customers, as it is generally positive. – less
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Fun and friendly work environment
Cashier (Former Employee), Menands, NYJanuary 16, 2014
I loved working at Price chopper. It was always busy and I enjoyed it, because I had the best customers. I was always fast and reliable. My coworkers were always supportive and I truly miss the environment.
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Decent company that requires improvement
Part-Time Clerk (Current Employee), Oswego, NYJanuary 2, 2014
Pros: flexible shifts
Cons: difficult to move up in.
I am still employed with Price Chopper Supermarkets and do not wish to write anything that may jeopardize my employment with them.
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Productive and fun environment with great people
Night Manager (Former Employee), Utica, NYDecember 4, 2013
Pros: flexible lunch and break schedule, and a fair amount of paid time off
Cons: working holidays
-A typical day at work is fast paced and physical
-I learned how to best motivate each individual based on his/her personality
-Management is always changing, so again it is essentially just about learning what type of manager the person is and what area(s) he/she likes to focus on
-I've met so many different co-workers over the years, it's hard to – more... narrow any down
-The hardest part of the job is keeping track of several tasks at once as well as keeping tabs on several other employees and their current tasks, but it also keeps you going, always something that needs to be done
-I most enjoyed the physical nature of the job, it makes the shift go by much faster – less
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Fun place to work and meet new people
Produce Clerk (Current Employee), Amsterdam, NYOctober 30, 2013
Pros: flexible schedules
Cons: low pay, at times very few hours, and poor upper management
The job in of itself was fun, laid back, and all around enjoyable. The pay may not have been the greatest, as it relied entirely upon how many hours available to be given any individual which at times were not very impressive.

I learned a great deal while working here, including the importance of communication, both with fellow workers and management, – more... as well as with customers. Being able to effectively talk to anyone about an issue, or just to chat about a product, really helped make the days enjoyable and allowed me the opportunity to learn a great deal from those around me.

The hardest aspect of the job wasn't necessarily the requirements of the job itself, but what the requirements were of me by upper management. I realize that not all stores were operated quite like my own, but it really did make it difficult to carry out what I know to be primary job functions, just to satisfy the requests and expectations of a select one or two individuals.

All in all, unreasonable expectations aside, it is an enjoyable place to work part time in between jobs, unless you can qualify yourself for management training. – less
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Worked around school
Produce Clerk and Cashier (Former Employee), Colonie, NYOctober 12, 2013
For the most part was able to work around school and had the ability to meet new people
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A Day at Price Chopper
Stocking Clerk (Current Employee), Schenectady, NYSeptember 24, 2013
Pros: working with a wide network and range of people.
Cons: no discounts, free food. health benefits are expensive, and full-time positions are rare.
Being employed by a Price Chopper Supermarket is your local town can feel rewarding as well as make you feel successful. However, without proper leadership skills, it is incredibly difficult to advance within your home store. Unless you have the ability to travel, you're at constant competition with the other employees that have the advantage of traveling – more... from store to store. A typical workday for a stocking clerk's position includes checking each individual isle for holes on shelves where product should be available for customers. You are to greet any customers with a question or an inquiry with a friendly and courteous attitude. Your co-workers are your teammates. You help them, and they help you. If there is slack in the system, you never completely finish the job to full potential, being that you always have a task. The hardest part of the job is dealing with a frustrated or disgruntled customer. The most enjoyable experiences you will have are after you meet a customer with their request and they are overjoyed that you were able to fulfill. You may make someone's day just by taking the time to search for something they can't find and if they truly need that specific item. – less
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Good place to work, often short, busy shifts
Maintainance (Current Employee), Malta, NYSeptember 11, 2013
Enter shift
Shoppinjg carts from parking lot to inside
Unload full bottle return machines
Garbages on Property
Close bottle room
Clean Bathroom

Good People to work with
Keeps Busy, lotss of things to do
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Grocery retail.......
Cashier (Current Employee), Warwick, NYSeptember 3, 2013
Pros: co-workers
Cons: lack of professionalism from management
Typical day at work is work hard and feeling like you're NOT appreciated.
I learned that working with customers can be the most difficult part of the job.
Management is unprofessional and untrained. There should be some effective management training for every manager. In my store there IS an age discrimination factor. Older employees were treated poorly – more... in hopes they would quit. Watching managers carry on while the real workers are doing their jobs." It's a do as I say, not as I do" policy.
Hardest part of the job are the customers that think cause you work in a supermarket you must be stupid and uneducated.
The most enjoyable part of the job are your co-workers that are team oriented and fun. – less
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slow paced
Produce Associate (Former Employee), Rome, NYSeptember 1, 2013
Pros: other workers were good to work with
Cons: management does not work with you
go through produce and get rid of any bad produce then restock holes

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