Cafe Worker in 2820 R St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Not so friendly place to be.
A typical day at work you go in, prepare your area for opening. Management are not really there for their employees, like it's fake or really forced. The culture has drastically changed, which once was a place people have shopped for decades. Now it seems to be more about making money rather then quality or connection with their shoppers. Customers will show you that they will get their way, even if they're out of line. You will get in trouble for sicking up for yourself.
Grocery Clerk in Sacramento, CA
Unsupportive management, lack of communication, no expectations or accountability
I had a terrible time there. The work was easy but it seemed so difficult for many or simply that no one cared. Management was terrible. Issues were rarely resolved when brought to their attention, Employees were not held accountable for not meeting expectations and slack was picked up by the few employees who were working for their pay. We had pretty lame work equipment and the order machines were always broken or lost or dead. No training guidelines or daily expectations listed so often many normal grocery practices are neglected. Very poor communication even though there is email and message boards. Overall, it was one of the worst jobs I’ve held. I was constantly stressed, sore, and upset to see my fellow employees being treated like robots. They seem much more concerned with having a certain look and making as much money off the community. They have switched up a lot since they moved to the new building and it was not for the better. They may have been great to work for at one time but they have forgotten their mission and follow what seems to feel like a corporate path.
Cashier in Sacramento, CA
Fast paced job with poor management.
I enjoyed my time at the Co-Op, but that was almost entirely due to the camaraderie I felt with my peers. Management in every department was (to my understanding), pretty bad. There's no room to move up in the food chain, so you'll find yourself getting burned out pretty quickly. Some customers are great, some are horrible. If you're looking for something short-term with some good people, I say go for it. But don't expect to ever build any type of career here.
Cashier in Sacramento, CA
Management is bad and don't care about employees
The Coop says it cares about the community and does, focusing on community outreach and local farmers. It does not care about it's employees. The employees who have worked there for more than 20 years are all pushed out, leaving or are treated very poorly and without raises. They just want to get employees that will not know there low standards for care of employees and pay them less. They are not acting as a coop but as a corporation. The employees although they are friendly with each other are not happy. So many unhappy employees. They do not get what they want, raises, promotions, benefits etc. They are not happy with management who says they will listen and help but don't. There is a huge gap between the Management, operation office staff and employees. They don't take care of pregnant, injured or sick employees fairly, they just want to make money. They have a very strict late and absent policy where they can fire you quickly. They do not want to work around peoples requests for time off or schedules unless you are in school. They do not tolerate time off for spirituality. Most people must work Sundays. The cashier position is only full time and they are not flexible with this. The members, shoppers are not happy, with low benefits to them, continually taken away and not being listened to. This makes the shoppers very disgruntled. It is unionized but seems that the union can not do much to help employees. It is also expensive to join the union and pay monthly dues. There is only parking that is payed by employees, otherwise poor parking around the building where you get tickets, and free bike parking. The coop gives employees a discount to shop there but many don't shop there because its too expensive. So many employees smoke! They don't hire natural foods enthusiasts just people who want jobs. They have a security team in the store and that makes employees feel uncomfortable, when they are busting people all the time for stealing. Many of the managers are very mean one minute and nice the next. There is a very long amount of questions that the cashiers have to ask every customer, they get mad about it, but management pushes this, so you have to do it. They have a corporate agenda, not a cooperative agenda. When management doesn't take care of its employees the company struggles. This is what is happening with the corporate run coop. It's too bad, if they had a better training for managers to treat employees respectfully instead of focusing on business stratagies that would help.
Buyer Specialist in Sacramento, CA
If you wanted to work for whole foods then I guess
This place is a joke. They charge 14.99 for a sandwich because they can and are try to gouge out every penny of their production as possible. They have a rotating staff of managers all to whom worked at whole foods and are trying to adopt their management pracrtices and its terrible and it shows. I am truly and utterly dissapointed to have called this place a job