Lead Loader (Former Employee) – Jasper, IN – May 23, 2018
Rural King is a fun a fast-paced place to work with great people to work with. Rural King is a good place to work for a temporary place to work, unless you are in management then it becomes more long-term.
Due to aquiring useful knowledge, skills andlife long friends, my experience at Rural King was a rewarding one.
Freight Team Associate (Current Employee) – Muncie, IN – May 23, 2018
Overall working at Rural King was a rewarding experience. I gained many new skills and knowledge that I can take with me and use elsewhere. I've also gained a few life long friends. All in all it was pretty worth it.
It was so face paced and lifting more than 10 lbs was an impossible task
Cashier / Front End Assistance - Part Time (Former Employee) – Leesburg, FL – May 7, 2018
I Would Come In and Go Back To The Managers Office and Pick up My Cash Drawer I would then find out which register I was to work at Then I Had To Open. The Cash Register and Turn On the Light of the number register I was on then I would start checking people out. Then At The End Of My Shift I Had To Log Out Of The Register and Be Walked Back To The Cash Room. Then They Would Count The Money & Let Me Know If I Was Short Or Over.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator/Stocker (Current Employee) – Muncie, IN – May 7, 2018
The trucks aren't usually loaded right when they are received. Heavy products on top of unsteady lighter stock. Complaints to managers does no good. The live plants inside aren't usually watered. The live animals aren't maintained properly. Not watered enough. When they get pasty butt their bottoms aren't washed. So they die. Most managers don't know their departments well enough. What they don't feel like doing during the day and evening hours is left for the over night crew to do.
loader (Current Employee) – Ocala, FL – May 7, 2018
I have only been working at RK for 2 weeks, in the first 2 weeks they already put me in on a full-time schedule, I was hired as part-time and can only work part-time because I have a disability and am on SSDI. I have mentioned it to the scheduling manager and every other manager, all saying the same thing "It will be taken care off" but nothing is fixed, no communication.
I hear the same complaints from other employees, pay is way below average for this area, 3-4.00$ an hour lower., management does not care about employees, work is stressful, etc.
I came here because I liked the store and the customers are great, money for me didn't matter too much. But I was a supervisor for 20 years and one of the many things I have learned is , if you are not going to pay well , treat your employees well and they will want to stay. The managers here don't seem to understand this and this is one reason you lose good employees, and the customers see this, they like seeing the same people they have gotten to know and when they see a turn over like this they wonder why. Like I said before I have been here only a couple weeks and have already gotten to know several customers by name and/or face and they like being able to see someone they know and can come to.
I truly hope they change, soon or I may too move on. GMR
Freight Handler (Former Employee) – Charleston, IL – May 2, 2018
The Rural King Ware House I really did like it, I was just starting to get situated in getting my ducks in a row over there with knowing what to do. The one problem was I had a heck of a hard time lifting those boxes off the trailers and those trailers seemed like they were endless.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Unknown – May 1, 2018
You come into work and you start at 100mph and are expected to be pulled 100 different ways and at the end of the day, to have over come every task with complete success with or without help.
The pay is not as competitive as they say it is. Most employers in the area will pay minimum of 1.00 more an hour for less stress and better environment. We are expected to have people come into a location with pay that doesn’t support a family. We do hire minors and that low pay is acceptable to them as cashiers and loaders. But to expect an adult with a child or two, to support their family on 9 or 10 dollars an hour it beyond naive thinking. Maybe 5 or 6 years ago that was possible. But in the day we currently live in. That is highly impossible and very disrespectful to assume they can.
The mentality of the new store managers coming in has ran the associate moral into the ground. The company strives to say we are not like tractor supply or Walmart. Yet we are hiring their District managers and store managers and letting them run the company. Once you push past store/co manager and DM....THE LEADERSHIP IS STRONG AND FULLY ENGAGED. But that will change once promotions push up the dm and sm.
Final thoughts. If the upper management (Store/COManager and District Manager) would stop thinking of the P&L and how much money is going to be bonuesed to them for the month, and start taking care of the associates...this company would strive. The companies MOTO is “we are our customers”. Well let me tell you, the way you treat your associates (aka our customers) have to change.
Discount, stock program with matching program, decent health care
Loader/Unloader receiving customer service (Former Employee) – Waverly, OH – April 29, 2018
Overall it's not a bad place to work it's a fun high paced environment with great employees management is fine at a local level but terrible at a corporate level which trickles down to local management and employees causing for confusion or a change of plans sometimes numerous times thru out your work day
Stocker (Former Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – April 28, 2018
Employees are dropping like flies due to terrible management. Management doesn't communicate with each other so no one knows what's going on when you inquire about something. There's also a lack of promotion among this store as well since they'd rather hire outside help or promote their equivalent to teacher's pets. Can't recommend unless you want a stressful environment with incompetent management.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Leesburg, FL – April 23, 2018
This particular store is very fast paced that comes with many freight trucks a week. The staff their is very stubborn but very friendly and are willing to go above and beyond. The customers are all mostly retired people from the villages. Management is almost like baby sitting sometimes but it is very easy to work with merchandising. The hardest part is the drive for me but then their is the attitude of some employees
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Connellsville, PA – April 20, 2018
Ive worked retail for about 6 years now And i have never seen such poor management in my life. Your schedule gets changed 4 times a week and half the time it dont even get posted then you get wrote up because you dont come in for a shift you dont even know about. Constantly cutting hours off full time associates. You never do the job your hired for you do everyone else in the stores job. I was told by a manager store work came before helping customers completely blew my mind.