Manager (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – October 15, 2018
When I first got hired back in 2004, Save Mart could have been a career but today it can only be considered a job. Due to a weak Union, pay, incentives and benefits have decreased. Even with promotions, I am making less then I did 10 years ago due to everything that has been taken away. To move up in this company you have to know the right people. It is like this in most companies, however, Save Mart created a new promotion process that is supposed to make it objective but I have seen first hand that this is not the case and managers can work around these steps to promote who they like. It is also a rotating schedule and you shifts can vary week to week. It is expected that you will have to work weekends, nights and holidays which creates a negative work / life balance.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – June 16, 2019
Worked for the company for about six to seven years and not once was satisfied as an employee.. when company downsized they informed employees at the last moment.. some employees lost their homes due ti this.
District Supervisor, Loss Prevention (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 14, 2019
The company is firmly stuck in the 1980's style business culture where the bosses are bosses and anything below that is looked down upon while they drink in their offices.
Poor top down communication across departments along with unsustainable business practices. Company structure resembled an upside-down pyramid. Middle Management took the brunt of the work while upper leadership did little (arrive at 10am; leave at 2pm type of work day) and most managers felt unsupported by leadership.
However, work life balance was fantastic as there is very little overview and projects being turned in were rarely ever checked, used, or reviewed so at 5pm you could call it a day and go home.
Since no one is looking at you, yearly reviews (if they occur) are always fantastic as no one knows what exactly you do.