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.
Buxton Project Manager (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – April 16, 2018
Warehousing transformation and trucking was fun to learn since it was a new industry for me. But, being that its primary business was a supermarket chain IT of course was a cost center. There was daily travel involved gathering information for six different distribution centers.
Learning a new industry
Trying to guide the existing IT Staff to follow project practices.
Multipurpose Clerk (Former Employee) – Chico, CA – April 15, 2018
I got some lifelong friends from working at SaveMart. My coworkers were what made the job tolerable. I was able to become a cashier a year after being hired as a courtesy clerk. But my managers were kind of terrible and treated certain people certain ways. Being at the bottom of the totem pole sucked, especially with senior cashiers who were being payed 2x to 3x times more than me. They got whatever they wanted while I got whatever was left. Standing all day isn’t fun but being let out on the floor was a nice escape. Whenever we did store promotions for pans and stuff: the literal worst. And being forced to try and recruit people for our card was awful. But! I wouldn’t change anything about my experience though. I learned a lot and I actually did have some fun.
Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Roseville, CA – April 15, 2018
Not a bad place for a job, I'd recommend Savemart to anybody who needs a part time job. The pay is ok and most of the coworkers are nice to work with. For the most part Savemart has its ups and downs, but overall it's a nice place to work.
Liquor Manager, Inventory Control Clerk (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – April 13, 2018
This job offered a lot of opportunity if you were willing to where the hats of five people without the added monetary compensations. I was doing the job of four to five people on any given day because I was flexible and willing to learn anything. I also was adaptable. That was the only way you could be guaranteed 40 hours was if you learned a lot and could jump in where ever there was a need flawlessly.
Everything (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 30, 2018
Low pay for high cost of living in Bay area. Management micromanages all day long. They expect to much of you for little pay. When I was working there I was running the show and wouldn't promote me. Instead after a while of doing managers job at lower level wages they layed me off. Which was the best thing that could have happened to me because now I make over 100k a year working at a stable job.
Bakery/Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Grass Valley, CA – March 26, 2018
This Job was one of the best places ive ever worked it has tons of room for advancement to move up the people who i worked with are really nice and easy to work with, they teach very well the managers are fantastic at their jobs i believe this would be a great place to work for as a career
Advancement Opportunities, Union, Heath Care, 401k options
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – March 25, 2018
Save Mart SuperMarkets is company with lot of loyal employees. I saw people working atleast for 15 years and more. People are really nice to work with and with great humour. Learnt a lot from their experience
Service Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Carson City, NV – February 13, 2018
I worked in the deli department. I enjoyed working with my coworkers and helping the customers. I got really good at slicing and holding deli meat in my hand and feeling the weight of it. I helped my supervisor unload the shipments of the day. I also enjoyed helping the customers. The hardest part of working there was my schedule. Needing to work weekends.