Wakefern Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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The Wakefern Food Corporation, founded in 1946 and based in Keasbey, New Jersey, U.S., is the 20th largest private company and the largest retailers' cooperative group of supermarkets in the United States, the fourth-largest cooperative of any kind in the U.S., and the largest private employer in New Jersey (35,000 people).

Wakefern has horrible management and training, the workflow is counterproductive due to the outdated systems, and there is a hostile environment, an ex-employee claims at glassdoor.com

"Horrible management. Either macro managing or completely unavailable for help. Horrible training. Outdated systems that make the workflow counterproductive. A hostile work environment with constant shouting and demeaning of employees. Any mistake you make will be broadcasted over the department and constantly talked about."


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Former Employee - Envoy Services Driver says

"Delivered groceries yo many invalids in homes that should have been reported to board of health. Homes smelled horribly and garbage was piled up throughout home."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Horrible management. Either macro managing or completely unavailable for help. Horrible training. Outdated systems that make the workflow counter productive. Hostile work environment with constant shouting and demeaning of employees. Any mistake you make will be broadcasted over the department and constantly talked about."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"No work life balance, no upward mobility, too many people riding it out until retirement, everything is smoke and mirrors and communication from management is poor, most of workforce is 50+ and inadaptable to technology change"

Former Employee - Digital Commerce and Innovation says

"You work in a silo with little interaction/cooperation with other departments. They reward time spent at the company rather than actual work ethic. Advancement is based on who you know and how well you can brown nose. Just because someone is a manager, director, or VP of a department does not necessarily mean that they have any skills or background in that field. It's not a place for young, intelligent, ambitious workers. The pay is somewhat insulting."

Former Employee - Selector At Produce Warehouse says

"Terrible supervisors, if you're working this summer part time you're not a part of the union so you have to stay till they tell you to and you are mandatory to come on your day off if the asked you to so you end up working a 7 days. I had a couple incidents where I tried to report to my supervisor he turned his cheek the other way,they dont do there job"

Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst says

"Too much dead wood. Lots of politics. Unwilling to spend money at all costs."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"You will be in the same stable job forever. Compensation is not competitive. Morale is super low. Favoritism is the sole basis for advancement decisions."

Cashier says

"pay is terrible and raises arfe terrble"


"Management treats everyone with disrespect. They expect you to bend when they are in a bind but when it is the other way around they are not understanding at all. I worked 2 straight days hours past when i was supposed to get off to help out. But when one of my family members was in the hospital that same week and asked for the day off I was denied."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"The Pay was not worth the amount of work required"

Warehouse Associate/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) says

"Over work u every night 12hours no time for family at all a they don't pay enough money for the hard labor they have u doing every night the lowest paying selection job in the stateLots of overtimeNo time for a life"

Package Handler (Former Employee) says

"I will never went for them again at all n they don’t give u no rises especially when u train for another position I work by myself in no.n foods I really didn’t like what the store manager was doing nor the night crew manager"

Selector (Former Employee) says

"Work long hours lifting products from sun up to sun down till your back give out.Bad employees and even worst management.Its why i needed a career change.noneeverything"

Warehouseman (Former Employee) says

"work is fast paced here and you have ridiculous quotas to meet for each job you get. The worst part is that after you make the Union--if you make it--they change your shifts on you to work double Sundays, until enough new people are hired and make the union for you to move to more favorable shifts."

Shoprite - Shop From Home Clerk (Current Employee) says

"Shop Rite was only a temporary job for me to get myself back into working (personal). The hours I work per week are well over 40 hours even when I asked multiple times for my hours cut and I severely feel for the work I do I'm not paid nearly enough as I should be. The people I work with take advantage of my work ethic, and confidence. Additionally, they only let me take a break when it is convenient for them. Our department is always backed up due to poor teamwork. Though, the job has advantages like weekly pay periods, and it is a nice job to get back on track or beginners/experiencediscount off groceries, location, paid weeklyshort breaks, unfair pay"

Selector/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says

"All in all it was a great job. There always overtime, you get enough breaks. But if you don't rest it will show and will effect you. You have to make a 80% Everyday so if your not well rested it will show in your work.You work by yourself, no one always over you watching what your doingTheres mandatory overtime, and you might have to work on ya days off during holiday seasons."

Administrative logistics (Former Employee) says

"It's a great work environment , great co-workers. I developed better typing and computer skill, and leadership .i just didn't like the shift I was on (3rd 10:30pm- 7am)."

Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says

"I work as a selector and downloader trailer, driving a forklift and working equipment."

Clerk (Current Employee) says

"Have worked at Wakefern for nearly 8 years...pay isn't great, but job security and benefits are excellent. A lot of politics when it comes to promotions and new hires. Everyone "knows somebody" to get ahead, and if you don't, you're going to have trouble. Good company culture, people are friendly and most definitely has that "family feel"."

Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"A typical day would be you come in at 6 start officially working at 7 and you're busy throughout the day with what ever job the manager assigns you. Basically assessing a healthy and moderate work environment."

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