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Not earning minimum wage and there 3 years working.

Flexible hours due to interest in sport and time to do college work.


Fair break times.


Management very cooperative.
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Working in supervalu was good for the hours and they could work around your schedule but the salary was very poor and wasnt aload eat your lunch in the canteen unless your bought food from the shop so it was an experience but would not go back there
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Long hours bad salary
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4.0
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Working at supervalue is a stressful job and hardworking as you are lifting boxes and moving alot of crates in the back. I would recommend it to someone who like s to work out and doesnt mind being a bit sore in the morning
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I enjoy working in SuperValu cause I enjoy working with customers. It was a big company so I loved living up to the expectations of the customers as well as the employers. I enjoyed my time working there
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I worked in supervalu for a couple of months and I decided to quit due to the store manager constantly making me feel like I'm a slave and constantly calling me names
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I worked in Supervalu for a year out from college from September 2018 to October 2019. While working in retail and dealing with the public is great for character development, I must say for the work that is endured in this workplace the pay is in no means sufficient to meat the cost of living in any part of the Republic of Ireland. I have to say that the staff there are wonderful people and the owners of every store should appreciate there staff as it's there warmth and personality that brings back customers as its certainty not there prices! in my store, I personally like the management and the owners but when promoted to duty manager i felt my pay rise was very unreasonable and from starting my own side business this year, I have come to the conclusion that without people working hard in these stores to clean up ware houses, stack shelves, serve sometimes very ruse customers and follow over the top health and safety regulations there businesses and personal wealth would be non existent and they should very much respect there staff more and provide more decent wages. While Supervalu is great for providing students with part time jobs, if you happen to be in a situation where you are currently looking for a full time job, by all means avoid working for any job that offers anything starting at minimum wage as it's very likely you will be on or very close to that pay rate for the foreseeable future. take you time and find something that pays well and respects the work that you contribute to the business.
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My goal here is not to put people off working for a SuperValu branch near them, or to stop customers from shopping in SuperValu. I will however give a fully honest opinion on what it was like to work for SuperValu.

I was hired to work as a member of the deli. My first few days in the job were mostly fine, managers and other staff were quite helpful and constantly checking in to see if I was doing okay. HR manager at the time was lovely and did everything they could to help me settle in.


After about two weeks of working for SuperValu I began to notice a lot of issues. My biggest issue with SuperValu, and an issue I have heard is prevalent in many other SuperValu stores around the country, was the management. While they do their job effectively in terms of keeping the store operating every day, their people management skills are perhaps the worst that I have ever encountered in a job.


Management (including supervisors) would go out of their way to consistently undermine the staff at every opportunity. If a customer made a request, outside of our ability, management would still force us to fill the request (cutting through animal bone with a saw in the butchers when the butcher was on their lunch break, which Deli staff have had no training for). Management would be verbally abusive to staff, cussing at us and berating us (often to the point of tears). Of course this was only done away from the view of customers, after all, they wouldn't want to damage their reputation.


As a college student I had exams that I would need to book off shifts for in order to either
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Pros
Wonderful co-workers, only thing that made the job worthwhile.
Cons
Bad management, lack of flexibility, no care for employee well-being.
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Would not recommend anyone to work in meat department treatment by management a disgrace my view pleanty of other jobs out there my opinion but everyone can decide for themselves advice think good and hard before moving jobs
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None
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No comment
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5.0
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its good. good pay. nice to meet people. Get to help many people. rewarding, nice to meet people from your local community. good people work here nice atmosphere
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i enjoyed working here. the staff were always willing to give us a hand and teach us the requirements of working on the shop floor. overall i have found it a great experience and thankful for them taking me on for experience.
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I worked as a junior butcher and I loved the job, but the pressure of sales got too much as no matter how well u did at the end of the week according to management it still was not good enough and there was no such thing as a well done. Hours completely unreliable as you could go from very little to crazy hours the following week. Made some amazing friends there though as the floor staff are so friendly!
Pros
Very friendly
Cons
Long hours, ungrateful management
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5.0
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I had to help customers and stock the shelves. I was also in the stock room which I had to sort everything right. I learned new skills and it helped me gain experience
Pros
Could get my lunches in there
Cons
None
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Lovely staff and good nice community very easy to talk to the mangers are lovely .. there very welcoming and Liam Ryan is always giving the young people of the community a chance to start up in super valu
Pros
Christmas bonus
Cons
Long hours
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4.0
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Amazing place for work experience there always there for you if you have trouble and they always show you the positive side of the job it can also led to fun workplace
Pros
Long lunch
Cons
Must be always available
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3.0
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No union but they would be flexible.
Low pay just basic minimum wage.

Busy work environment but good environment and management approachable.

Flexible rota.
Pros
Parking christmas bonus
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4.0
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Enjoyed my time working at SuperValu . I made great friends working here while improving my overall job skills and people skills. I recommend SuperValu as a place of work
Pros
Nice staff
Cons
No benefits
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I actually loved working here. The office was, in spite of being frequently busy, a fun place to work. No weekends, no overtime, just Monday to Friday, 9-5:30. Everyone was lovely to be around, and enjoyed what they were doing.

The problem I had was that the position I applied for was advertised as a full-time, permanent position. I was called in to do a few days of a test run to see if I'd hit the ground running or not, which I did. After nearly 2 weeks, I was told that the advertised position wasn't available "due to SuperValu changing their mind", but was kept on as a freelance designer, thinking I at least had my foot in the door for a future position if one opened up. Which it did.


The thing is, I wasn't told that once that person was gone, so was I. I finished up the same day as that person, back in September last year, and haven't been asked back since. No reference, no explanation. Had to fight tooth and nail to get my last month's pay, which sadly happened every month to anyone working freelance there, and have heard nothing from them since then.
Pros
Very friendly environment
Cons
If you're freelance, don't expect secure pay, hours or a friendly goodbye
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4.0
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The job was used as a stepping stone to put myself through college and give myself the best opportunity to pursue the career I want. I am forever grateful for my first job and the experience it gave me
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5.0
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Learning to deal with customers and stacking shelf's and working the check out. Cleaning and team work. Time management. Communication skills. Customer service.
Pros
Lovely team
Cons
None
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4.0
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- I would go in and get straight into packing shelves and did this throughout the day.

-I learned the work involved.


-Hardest part of the job was doing it and disbelief because there was so much to do.


- The most enjoyable part was after I did the work to the best of my ability it was rewarding done and organised.
Pros
I got an easter egg at the end of my work experience.
Cons
I cant complain.
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3.0
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I liked it, someday were boring but it was never complicated. The staff were friendly and kind the customers were also likeable I encountered no problems. On two of the days there was practically no work to do but that wasn't a major problem.
Pros
It was an easiey job no skill or effort
Cons
It was borning and somedays there was nothing to do
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