Produce Clerk (Current Employee) – Amsterdam, NY – October 30, 2013
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, 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.
Low pay, at times very few hours, and poor upper management
Very friendly people, just struggled to find hours.
Sacker/Cart collector (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – December 3, 2016
I enjoyed my time with Price Chopper it just had its a con or two. I enjoyed interacting with the customers and my coworkers. I was very versatile with the company. I was mainly a Sacker but sometimes I would go out and collect shopping carts and I was also take the trash back to the compacter. The hardest part about working here however was towards the end of my time with Price Chopper when my hours were cut. All in all I enjoyed my experience with the company.
Terrible hours and they won't work with your home schedule
Cashier (Current Employee) – Gloversville, NY – December 3, 2016
Asked them for one day that I couldn't work during the week and they denied it without even looking it over. I don't recommend trying to get a job here. They don't work with you or help you at all. They only enjoyable thing about the job was that you got to see people smile and the 15 minute break you got.
short breaks, don't work with you, very short hours.
Customer Service Clerk and Front End Supervisor (Former Employee) – East Greenbush, NY – December 2, 2016
I really enjoyed working with Price Chopper Supermarkets. The management was very understanding and worked with their employees in regards to scheduling during school or appointments. While working at Price Chopper is gained a lot of customer service experience as well as cash handling experience. I learned ways to efficiently communicate to customers to resolve any issues or concerns. I quickly learned processes needed to perform the job. I was not satisfied with the ability to become full time and gain full time benefits including a higher compensation. Over all, I enjoyed working for Price Chopper.
PRICING COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 1, 2016
I started at price chopper as a product stocker and was promoted to pricing thanks to my skills in computers.
Any grocery chain thrives on getting the maximum out of the minimum but Price Chopper was particularly distinctive.
All staff were required to help with the registers so customers could buy and leave quickly. This often felt like an excuse to only have 1-3 cashiers on hand at any one point of the day. Management often became upset that your work wasn't finished for the day.
With roughly 20 aisles and no plan layout it became a memory game as to where less obvious products were and finding one at a customers request could take upwards of 15-20 minutes, it was a disorganized mess.
Since every branch (deli, produce, bakery, etc) were on such pressure to sell their product the work environment was very competitive.
Customer interaction, Easily accessed lunch, camaraderie within teams
unreasonable requests, frustrating work environment, competitive team leads.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Middletown, NY – November 30, 2016
I enjoyed in participating with the price chopper family. I learned how to work with different people from different places. The management was great in that building. The people I worked with were great people. I enjoyed working with my team.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Plattsburgh, NY – November 23, 2016
I have been working at Price Chopper for a long time, I started out as a part time employee and worked my way up to management. Being a part timer the job was great, the work was hard work but it was relatively stress free as long as you showed up and did your job.
When I first started as management all was well. It was very stress free. Everything changed around February 2016, all of a sudden they refused to give out hours so all of our part time employees were cut to 25 hours a week, and on top of that no addition help was supplied to fill in for all of the hours we lost while at the same time the work load did not decrease.
its impossible to get fired
its impossible to fire people who cant carry their own weight, upper management is terrible and ignorant.
Retail Specialist (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY 13224 – November 23, 2016
Price Chopper is a great place to work to start off your job experiences. You have multiple placements with in Price Chopper where you can learn different skills. A typical day at work would be dealing with customers, good or bad. Co-workers usually get along well. The hardest part of the job could be the fast pace on the busiest days. The most enjoyable part would be meeting all different kinds of people and being able to interact with them daily.
HBC Manager/Pricing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Saint Joseph, MO – November 17, 2016
My days consisted of ordering product, checking in product, putting up stock, daily paperwork, checking dates on product hanging tags and auditing. I learned to be a great Pricing Coordinator. The managers were a great team. Most Coworkers were great to work with. The hardest part was trying to lift heavy totes off the top of the pallet. I loved my hours.
Produce Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Guilderland, NY – November 14, 2016
The company is an ever growing company that does offer a good work environment. The upper management is offen pulled to deal w/ alternative issues, so the "smaller" dept issues do not get dealt with as frequent as they should
Deli Associate (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NH – November 14, 2016
The people there are friendly and the enviroment is engaging. The only thing I don't like is the hours really drop off after the busy season. I kept the job anyway because I was learning new things and I otherwise enjoyed it.