Freight Unload Supervisor (Former Employee), WI – July 17, 2013
I worked at Shopko all through my college years and beyond. It's a retail company, and as such, an employee has to learn to work productively in a number of different environments and situations. I had a pretty good experience overall.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee), Houghton, MI – July 11, 2013
Pros: healthcare plans, team orientated
Cons: at times unreliable workers
The store opens at 9 so it was important to be there at 6 to count the safe and all of the registers. After the information was entered into the computer, the deposit was then counted and sealed. Tills were set up and the store organized for opening. During business hours registers and cashiers were monitored. Any customer suggestions or complaints – more... were addressed efficiently. I learned how to take on the role of a supervisor, as well as accounting. The hardest part of the job was during the time I was there, several people would not show up for work making the workload greater. However, the people who could always be counted on worked very well together and that was the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
CSS. Front-end supervisor (Former Employee), Menasha, WI – June 21, 2013
Pros: everything basically
Cons: gross working conditions once in a while
Shopko is a wonderful place to work. The management is wonderful, co-workers are fantastic, and the customers are generally really nice! I absolutely loved this job! Hardest part was having to clean up when little kids threw up, but that didnt happen often. The most enjoyable part of the job was the whole job itself! Just a great place to work!
Apparel Associate (Former Employee), Washington – June 21, 2013
Pros: friendly people to work with
Cons: lacks training
Managers were nice, co-workers were nice. Job overall wasn't a blast. Worked in apparel. Folding clothes, cleaning up messes in fitting rooms, etc. Easy enough, but dull. The one major complaint I have is the lack of training, which I guess isn't unusual in retail. At Shopko, everyone is trained on the register. Sales associates will be called away – more... from their work for back up cashiering because God forbid there are 3 people in one line. Cashier training for non-cashiers is 30 minutes tops. After that, it's on to other things while the actual cashiers get more training. I was working one night and customer service paged for me, needing a cashier. I told them I'd barely been trained and they basically told me "tough ****, she needs to go on her break". If it's a busy day, good luck calling the managers/customer service for help. It's even more annoying when you're closing and have a couple of departments to get cleaned up (while people are still shopping/making messes), and then the dreaded "star service" call happens. They need to figure something else out. Maybe have more than 2 cashiers on the schedule during busier times (weekends, holidays). Left after 2 months to go back to school. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Yakima, WA – May 30, 2013
management was all about money and making it. they didn't seem to care about me or my life. they wouldn't give me enough hours a day to be able to get a lunch break. they were really mean and held a grudge when I put in my two weeks notice.
Price Accuracy Supervisor (Current Employee), Redding, CA – May 28, 2013
Pros: they are fairly flex able with schedule's. and time off needs.
Cons: early morning shift starts at 4-5am, and some overnights.
In charge of daily price changes and Ad prep and Add Set. They have a new Store manager who needs more skills to run the store successfully. And no one is held accountable for there faults. It is not a hard job. It is a very busy job. It can be very stressful at times because it is poorly ran.
The people you work with at Shopko will help you through anything whether it is a schedule change to a problem on the floor. The group becomes a consistent team and family and can help pick you up on the bad or busy days. A typical day is just like any retailer; returns, straightening, cleaning, answering questions, and helping people leave happy
Customer Service (Current Employee), Wisconsin Rapids, WI – May 24, 2013
Usually at the service desk, returning items, answering phones or just helping a customer. Also cashier sometimes. Most co-works are great works. We know how to have fun but still be there for the customers.