Raley's Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
109 Reviews

3.3
109 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits for working part time (in 8 reviews)

  • good hours good pay great people to work with (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does NOT care about their employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Union labor holds company back relative to competition (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    fast paced and always something to learn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    tons of different positions and areas to move into. Lots of local locations to move to if you need a change.

    Cons

    Tend to hire people off the street for corporate jobs more often. Very different cultures from store to store.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Great Company - Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Labor Relations  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Labor Relations in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A family owned highly ethical company with exceptional leadership and great business practices. A very friendly workforce that is highly engaged in their work and always striving to exceed customer expectations.

    Cons

    I really can't identify any negatives about this business. It is a business that listens to it's people and is always thinking about ways to improve the customer shopping experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Meat Cutter  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Head Meat Cutter in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raley's part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is still a customer orientated and offers quality products and the office still knows who you are you don't feel like a number . The company policies are realistic and advancement is great!

    Cons

    the company has grown in the past 10yrs and slowly becoming like your Safeway and Kroger style grocery stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the ol timers that built Raleys to what it is ...but you'll have to see them at home they all have retired now. the peter principal is taking effect now days... incompetent yes men at the helm ...YA THINK... YOU BET!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ozark Trucking ( Raley's trucking company)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable/Receptionist  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable/Receptionist in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Raley's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, laid back atmosphere . I worked in the accounting office and enjoyed my couple of years there. Management was nice and made you feel like you mattered. Only reason I left was I took a job in the public sector, big mistake as I eventually got laid off due to budget cuts. If I had stayed at Ozark at least I'd still have a somehwat secure job.

    Cons

    Pay was a bit low but for the level of work I did it was acceptable. At the time I was there several of my co-workers were very negative -gossipy types who created a constant bad atmosphere bad mouthing each other and management behind their backs, while smiling in their faces. I hated that and its what motivated me to look elsewhere for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- they did a good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Reno, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Reno, NV (US)

    I worked at Raley's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company discounts (which isn't much at all)
    Bounses every six months

    Cons

    Never ever enough employees. Always short handed. Managers play favorites hard core. This was my first job I started working as a courtesy clerk when I was 16. when I graduated high school many of the other employees in my position were promoted bit I was not. I knew it was because I didn't kiss managements butt. I repeatedly asked management over the years about what I could do to improve my performance and so I could be promoted but I never was. A year and a half later I transferred to a different store and I was immediately promoted. Cashiering is ok, just gets boring. I also worked as a deli/bakery clerk. Manager also played favorites. The deli/bakery's manager was HORRIBLE. She would constantly talk about everyone behind their backs and talk about what everyone was doing wrong but never ever confront anyone about it, not very professional of you ask me. Working in the deli is a horrible job. There is SO much to do and never ever enough people. I usually closed and I was always staying 20-30 sometimes even an hour or more after my shift was over to make sure everything was done correctly. If you stay late they get mad at you for over time. But if you don't do what needs to be done you get in more trouble. Over all I would not recommend this company. At one time I'm sure it was a great company to work for but many things changed just over the 4 years I was there. Benefits decreased a lot, I really just felt like a number and not like a person working for this employer. For the work that you do the pay is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you are going to work at a grocery store. Work for this one.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Crew Manager
    Current Employee - Night Crew Manager

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you work days and are trying to go to school. One of the better grocery stores to work for. Pretty good benefits, when compared to other industries. However, not as good as they once were, and will likely get worse.

    Cons

    If you work nights, it is nearly impossible to get back to working days. Low pay, with many apprenticeship steps. Only members of management are given full time status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall pretty Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  North Auburn, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in North Auburn, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raley's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of management is nice. They take care of customers well and will treat you well if you are a good worker and an asset to them. Most of the people there are very nice and friendly. They hire better people overall than most. Benefits (Not the greatest but not horrible). Easy to submit for days off/vacation time and if you're a clerk there's plenty of people to swap shifts with if need be.

    Cons

    Cut down staffing so there's one person doing the work of what used to be 2-3 people's job. Mildly stressful as often asked to hurry or multi-task in order to keep up with customer's and understaffing. A bit drama-filled but any large store can be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the manager's are good. Like 2 out of 3. There's always one or two that's a dread to work with but it's probably overall better than most places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pays the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Department Team Leader
    Current Employee - Meat Department Team Leader

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits flexibility with scheduling.

    Cons

    Not much growth potential. Upper management doesn't appear to have earned there spots by performance but by who they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be like whole foods.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Calif City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Calif City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raley's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good core values
    Family owned
    Customer service
    Cleanliness
    Free WiFi
    Cafe
    Friendly

    Cons

    Hours, Training, Communication, Equipment, Union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement needed for compassion towards people with disabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raley's

    Pros

    Busy challenging environment and fast pace.

    Cons

    Need a cost of living raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate management solutions at store level.

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