Stewart's Shops Employee Reviews

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Stewarts was a great enviroment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Johnstown, NYSeptember 24, 2018
My boss was amazing. He really helped.me.get the hang of things quickly. The customers were friendly. I only wish I had more hours in. I loved being there and knowing my customers in a personal level
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5.0
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A nice place to work!
Partner - Worked part time (Current Employee) –  Holland Patent, NYSeptember 24, 2018
A typical day at work includes making food, coffee, scooping ice cream and cleaning. There is a lot of prep that goes into making Stewart's run smoothly. I learned how to run a cash register and improved my customer services skills.
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3.0
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Fun work enviroment
District Auditor/District Staff (Former Employee) –  Potsdam, NYSeptember 17, 2018
Company is a good company, dont offer enough freedom even in an upper level position, micromanaging is one of the biggest plagues this company suffers from.
Many hire with their heart not their mind.
Nepotism and cronyism can cause discontent with employees not benefiting from it
They offer a great opportunity to all who are seeking employment with room for growth and a phenomenal retiremnt/esop program
Pros
Good pay, good enviroment
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4.0
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Co workers are fun
Partner/Owner (Current Employee) –  VermontSeptember 5, 2018
Great place to work as a team. Excellent ESOP plan. Enjoy meeting new workers and customers. Always something to do in the store between audits or paperwork or inventory.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No breaks
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3.0
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solid work enviorment
Partner (Former Employee) –  Ellenville, NYAugust 30, 2018
the work enviorment at stewarts was pretty relaxed overall sometimes can be a bit stressful but in sales you kind of always have that so this job could be great for a part time student or as a second job
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2.0
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Difficult to work for.
Cashier (Former Employee) –  East Greenbush, NYAugust 28, 2018
The culture puts money first. Co workers are overworked and work long shifts. Stores are usually understaffed because they have high turnover. If there is too many hours they’ll be cut.
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3.0
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Quick paced environment
Partner (Former Employee) –  Hopewell Junction, NYAugust 24, 2018
This was a quick paced fast environment, they have fair pay and pleanty of advancement opportunities for people to grow as well as perodic raises and potential benefits to those who need
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Understaffed
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5.0
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I loved working at stewarts
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Johnstown, NYAugust 20, 2018
I enjoyed the job, just didn't like most of my coworkers. The customers were great. Especially regulars. Job wasn't very hard. Always had a good time working, and it was never a dull moment
Pros
The people were great
Cons
Washing dishes
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5.0
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Fast paced friendly envirment with room to move within the company
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  West Milton, NYAugust 17, 2018
work was always on the go to different stores and locations for floor maintenance and upkeep to repair or polish and maintain cleanliness of the store.The role was exciting as it was never the same and meeting new people and making friends which you quickly consider family was an everyday occurrence.
Pros
friendly employees and everyday was different it was not monontinous
Cons
sometimes traveling to the various stores didn't allow enough time per store
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4.0
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Good place to work
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Plattsburgh, NYAugust 15, 2018
Stewart’s is a great company with the exception of work/life balance. You are responsible for being on call 24 hours a day. The store has to come first above anything else. The pay is very good and the benefits are great. The company prides itself on treating employees very well, but this does not trickle down to the district managers. The district managers are not trained well and therefore they do not provide the proper training for others or carry on the corporate culture.
Pros
Health care, esop retirement, discounts, paid vacation
Cons
You have to sell your soul in order to succeed
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Wouldn't Recommend it to Anyone
Partner (Current Employee) –  NYAugust 14, 2018
To be fair, when I was first employed at Stewart's I thought it was going to be a fair and easy job. This is way wrong. It must depend on your location because I've seen really oblivious people in management positions at some stores and excellent people in low positions in others. I'm the youngest in my shop, which is all girls except one male partner and the male manager, and this is where a lot of problems stem from. Of course the manager has his favorites, and will pay someone much more than another even if the other person is in a higher position. People will blame others for something they do themselves and it's he said she said. No one will believe you no matter how much proof you have, and everyone will talk about you as if you're a mistake when you're not around. Breaks don't last long unless you're a favorite. Pay isn't great considering the fact that many partners sit around and talk to each other, typically leaving one alone to work.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Short Breaks, Poor Management, Lazy Coworkers
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4.0
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family environment
Customer Service/ Closer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 8, 2018
very fast pace job. Not enough hours there is a lot more work to do than people think. You are never just standing still waiting to cash a customer out cause there are always things that need to be stocked or cleaned etc.
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4.0
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Good part time work
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYAugust 8, 2018
Fast paced work environment, good for people who need some flexibility in their schedule. ESOP available to partners that qualify. Each shop the same yet slight differences.
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4.0
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fast-paced public work
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) –  Queensbury, NY 12804August 6, 2018
Fast-paced work with the public makes for a quick work day. There is always something to work on with a small staff that is well versed in everyday tasks.
Pros
employee insentives
Cons
open everyday
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5.0
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Fast paced. Good atmosphere, partners and customers.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Brushton, NYAugust 5, 2018
This isn’t the job for everyone, but if you like a fun fast paced and challenging career then Stewart’s is the place for you. You constantly grOw as a partner because the company understand their best results for growing the company is growing g the partners.
Pros
Discounts. Pay amount. Vacation time.
Cons
Basically no breaks.
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5.0
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Great company to learn good work ethic
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Clifton Park, NYAugust 4, 2018
This company not only helped me become a better worker but it helped me become a better person and a hard worker. Its a busy day with tasks to completed constantly. My favorite part about the job was becoming close with the regular customers and building a bond between them and your partners
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2.0
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Good part time job, don't commit
Assistant Manager/Shift Supervisor/Partner (Former Employee) –  NYAugust 2, 2018
Stewart's Shops is a great job overrun and ruined by corruption and lack of genuine care for it's employees in a so called family friendly company. It uses higher than average pay, good benefits, and a nice retirement plan to justify a business model built on too few employees with ever increasing responsibilities as the company grows. They are open all days of the year and only give holiday pay four times a year. Their payroll system quickly fails with more than a few full time people per shop, instead trying to have 2-3 full time and 10-15 part time. Managers are overworked, underpaid and usually thrown into a store before they are fully trained due to constant shortages from a high turnover rate. Toxic subculture of short to no breaks and not changing your time if you get stuck late to finish a task or even just hand off to the next shift. With a severe change to it's staffing policies, payroll, and culture it would be an amazing job due to the fast pace and friendly, loyal customers.
Pros
Flexible hours, high hourly pay
Cons
No breaks, unrealistic expectations, subculture of donating time for the sake of the shop
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3.0
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The work place is pretty busy sometimes it's mainly in the middle of the day sometimes night
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYJuly 30, 2018
I learned how to use a cashier in scoop ice cream in the right measurement of the cone or cup there is no hard part of stewards it a busy place at night and the middle of the day
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1.0
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route driver
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Saratoga Springs, NYJuly 30, 2018
i would never recommend anyone to work at this place or even consider working here. don't get me wrong good place to get your foot in the door they will help you with your licence thats it
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Hated the place
Partner (Former Employee) –  Gloversville, NYJuly 26, 2018
Worked there only because it worked with my schedule with my children and husband. It was good pay but co workers were very petty. Wasn't an enjoyable work experience
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