It's an okay place to work, until the grocery market gets rough
Payroll Associate I (Former Employee) – West Sacramento, CA – August 6, 2018
It's okay as a workplace: people are generally nice, and there are some on-site amenities in the corporate office (e.g., well-stocked break area, on-site gym); however, grocery has small margins. If the management didn't consistently keep its eye on what they needed to do, things could snowball badly. (As a family-owned company, top management tends to have a lot of the family involved; consequently, they weren't always interested in keeping their eyes on what they needed to do, and would be more interested in pet projects...) The organization is best thought of as a collection of individual units (stores), loosely controlled by a larger entity (corporate office); also remember that stores are union, corporate office is not. If they need to balance budget on the back of payroll, the corporate office will be cut first, sometimes quite deeply.
Privately owned, grocers have very small margins, questionable decision-making