Rural King
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Its an ok job if you kiss up to the managers

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There is definite favoritism within management. If you’re on good terms with managers and supervisors you can slack off and stand around and talk. If not, you get threatened with write ups and occasionally you can get yelled at. Your life will revolve around work. You’re promised every weekend off, but they often spring surprise Saturday shifts on you with very short notice. and if you’re promised a raise don’t expect to see it. The tech in the building is so outdated and many of the forklifts are barely hanging on. If you get injured at work they will drag out the worker’s compensation process until it’s past the deadline to report it.

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Nice break room and fun coworkers

Cons

Very short breaks, management issues, no competitive pay
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Worst company to work for.

The management at the time of my employment was incompetent. I worked here for 3 years and never got to take a single paid day off. They expect you to work long hours for little pay. I would not recommend this job to anyone that I care about. Don't dare talk to a fellow employee while on the clock, you will be reprimanded for it.

Pros

No pros that i can think of other then meeting some good co workers.

Cons

Managers look for the smallest things to complain about.
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Joke of an Organization

Management does not care about its employees at all with regard to work/life balance. Until Covid-19 became widespread, sick days counted against your attendance record. There are no personal days allowed, only advanced notice paid-time-off. Management reserves the right to black out PTO for yet to be determined blocks of time. The health insurance is expensive, low quality and hard for healthcare providers to find and work with. Management nitpicks details irrelevant to production regardless of how well you perform. Management does very little to make things convenient or easy for its employees. The company holds onto managers and supervisors who have multiple accounts of harassment on their records.

Pros

Literally none

Cons

Short breaks, poor management, poor organization, poor policies
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Pays but wouldn’t recommend

Management - frequently lies, does not care, does not listen, petty, lacks key strengths to properly manage employees, very drama filled environment (like middle school), Most people do not want to be here but need the money and have little other options and they capitalize on this. Don’t expect to enjoy coming to work if you choose the work here. The place is majorly disorganized and upper management won’t give the lower management the information they need to do their jobs. Most of the equipment is outdated and works poorly. Expectations are set high and environment is designed to let you fail. Favoritism is a major staple of the company and how they treat you. Rules are enforced either at random or if they don’t like you. If they don’t like you, they will find any lie they can pass as truth and are never questioned or punished for the lies and rumors they spread. Rarely promotes from within, know to hire people to lower jobs with intent of promoting but doesn’t want to make it look like they never promote from within.

Pros

Pays decent

Cons

Long hours, frequent mandatory overtime, unlikely to promote from within, minimum environment accommodations, disorganized, poor management
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Little to no advancement opportunities, management is a joke

If you like making the same amount of money as the guy next to you and you are doing your job as well as his then this is perfect for you because they throw around the word accountability but never reprimand or get rid of the dead weight. They claim that they listen to our concerns when we bring things up but nothing ever changes. If they were to get rid of the management that claims they do things other than congregate and talk about fishing or Pokémon instead of the issues we bring up that would save the company money then this would be a wonderful career. There’s little to no advancement opportunity as well as raises.

Pros

Decent insurance

Cons

Management is a joke
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This job made you feel like you are part of a family.

I had a great time working at Rural King. My Internet Customer Service team were like Family. Awesome management. I would work there again if I ever move back to Illinois.
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Average to Underwhelming

Rural King is place that when you first start is average enough but after any amount of time there you'll quickly learn that anything from your superiors that is said is quickly contradicted or never taken seriously or enforced. The organization is an joke. No one has an idea of to handle any prolonged events. Higher management doesn't plan anything out and just thinks as they go.
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The pay is not fair.

Rural King only support the customers never their employees. The hours are not flexible and pay rate totally sucks. They have money to expand the company but they can't give their employees a raise. The pay rate is 8.25 hour and it's every two weeks for pay periods.

Pros

You get 15 % discount for employees

Cons

They don't believe in raising pay for employees.
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Terrible management.

No appreciation for skilled labor, act like you're replaceable at the drop of a hat, no communication, terrible equipment, mediocre pay at BEST. If you have any self value for the skill set you've developed look elsewhere for employment, they don't deserve it. Preaches midwestern values but does as much business with the Chinese as they can and don't give a d*m about their employees.
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Don't work here unless you are broke.

Terrible treatment if the grunts and low position staff. Overtime is seemingly a year round. So it's a great place to make money, maybe to move away and live somewhere else. Blatant sexism and preferential treatment.
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Poor place to work. Stressful

Never recommend this job to anyone. The management team can't manage anything. They work you for more than what they offer to pay. Very stressful environment.
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The interview was comfortable and encouraging

Worked for the digital isle over the Christmas rush. Many of the department managers and coworkers were helpful but the training for the position was not very organized.
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A Day At Rural King

It Was Ok Working At Rural King For The Most Part But If You Wanna Continue Working There Go Full Time Because If You Working Part-Time They Will Let You Go In A Blink Of And Eye
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Not horrible

Enjoyed working there for the most part. Could get stressful at times. Full times people had a set schedule which was nice. Forget about holiday time with family.
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bad place to work

only work there if you can't find anything else, they have low pay, you are always being monitored . High turn over, the pay is not worth the stress. Was accused of stealing merchandise, was latter cleared, by monitoring cameras. Assumed guilty until proven I was not. Come find out the stuff fell off the back of semi and was laying in a ditch on the prosperity, but they determined to blame me for stilling two hundred chain saw blades. They quick blame people before doing a good investigation. Just a horrible experience! Even though i was cleared It was all big witch hunt by manager trying to put feature in his cap, with out doing a proper investigation into the facts. I hold secret security clearance, so why would still put that in jeopardy for something dumb like that? It was just job i took to get some income until found something better. Had i know how this how this company treats there employees i would not have took the job. To this day i am i wished i had never heard of this company.

Pros

health benifits

Cons

bad place to work low pay, terrible work inviroment
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Most coworkers as nice but the work environment sucks

While the experience in retail is a great thing to have, almost 2 years later I'm over ready to move on. The effort is not worth the measly pay. Work as a head cashier isn't necessarily hard, but it's nonstop and exhausting, especially as a full-time student.

Pros

15% discount, flexible hours

Cons

Low wage, dinky chance for any career advancement
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productive workplace

It is a very fast paced position and alot of invoices need to be entered into the system everyweek. they have several different stores in several different states
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Not a recommded work place

Poor managment, lack of training for new associates and low concerns for over all safety are just a few key things that I have been witness to in my years as an associate for Rural King. The HR rep is very confrontaional with all associates even when just needing basic info from paychecks to just correcting basic info. I have had multiple paycheck errors which would some times take weeks for them to corect or in one circumstance they had made a differnt mistake on the same check multiple times which lead to me waiting weeks on a single check. My yearly evaluation was not once on time with my hire on date there were multiple years where it was over a month later even after asking multiple times when I would be receiving my eval. My over all experience at Rural King was very poor and I would not recommend working for this company.

Pros

They leave the left overs from corperate lunches in the break room for the wharehouse associates

Cons

Tempature, management, training, saftey
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Fast Paced and competitive

Working here is very fast paced and enjoyable, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great, fun time. Pay is good and benefits are awesome.
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Fast pace but fun

Fast paced good learning experience great team work.Overall a great company to work for. Everybody got along well. Very organized. Good leadership for the company.

Pros

Good training enjoyed over time

Cons

Long ways to drive
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Good workplace

Good start up job. If you are looking for a long time job it wouldn’t be for you. Would recommend finding another place of work while being there. Not many people stay for more than 3 or 4 months

Pros

Has good chemistry

Cons

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