SpartanNash Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
SpartanNash is an American food distributor and grocery store retailer headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan. The company's core businesses include distributing food to independent grocers, military commissaries, and corporate-owned retail stores in 44 states, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. SpartanNash operates 142 corporate-owned retail stores under a number of brands located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio, many of which were local grocery chains acquired by SpartanNash. In terms of revenue, it is the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States. It is known for its Our Family line of products and formally the "Spartan" line of products.
An upset former employee said this in a review "I was here for a very short amount of time but SpartanNash is by far the WORST warehouse I’ve ever worked for. Their warehouse is just utterly disgusting. No one cleans up, there’s trash everywhere making it a safety hazard. People are FLYING on their forklifts or EPJ’s and most of the time don’t even come to a complete stop, I almost got ran over. The only few things this place is missing, are cockroaches, mice/rats, hobos, and whatever else. It’s just so disgusting. Also, the hiring team and I decided that $15.00 an hour was the minimum wage I would take. I was offered the job at $14.50 an hour. For the distance from where I live at, the commute and the job itself was not worth it. Also, it’s a night shift position. They don’t bother to tell you until your interview. You’ve been warned".
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant says"9 wasted years of my life. Awful awful company. They DO NOT care about the associates. Mgmt is a JOKE"
Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate says"As we navigate these uncertain times, SpartanNash has two top priorities: the well-being and safety of our family of associates, customers and communities; and supporting health officials and government leaders to contain the virus. To continue to protect our family of associates, we have implemented a number of changes to the way we do business in our retail stores, including installing sneeze guards at all checkout registers, providing gloves and other personal protective equipment and redoubling our cleaning and sanitation efforts. On March 23, we were excited to announce an Associate Appreciation bonus for all hourly frontline associates serving in our retail stores, manufacturing and distribution centers, in addition to doubling the associate discount to 20 percent. We know how hard our valuable associates are working, and we are so appreciative of your efforts to keep our associates, customers and communities safe. These bonuses are in addition to the sick pay and Total Rewards benefits already provided to you as part of our family of associates. If you have any questions about our additional health and safety efforts or the Associate Appreciation programs, please reach out to your HR Business Partner."
Former Employee - Deli/Bakery Associate says"Key job responsibilities not adequately disclosed by hiring management"
Former Employee - Data Analyst says"Management, Listening to logic and THE DATA, Super high turnover"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Working for a company not in your market"
Current Employee - Person In Charge of Store (PIC) says"Pay is awful $9 as a store supervisor I have to run a store by myself for that kind of pay when I can be a cashier at any other grocery store for $12 just ringing people up. No store discount. Watched a coworker get hurt the store manager put in for workers comp they fired the girl. Store manager is sexist only hires guys. The assistant manager gets treated like nothing and blamed for everything. Moral is low. The store has almost closed 3 times."
Current Employee - Information Technology says"Incompetent management that is ready to outsource the whole IT department at a given second. There is plenty of talented IT workers from Spartan and Nash. They simply want to hire contractors and dump the rest of the current employees. The contractors they brought in will work 16-18 hour days and expect you to do the same to fix problems. One of the biggest problems in IT is nobody willing to take responsibility of a problem. They keep every employee in the dark and most of the time when projects roll around its to late and damage is already done. There is problems that have gone on for years and continue to ignore them from former and current management. They will find ways to penny pinch everything that an employee does without looking in the mirror and taking a look at the product they sell is very bad. By penny pinch I mean they only clean the restrooms & break rooms twice a week out. Inadequate amount of restrooms available for current associates & no parking. These issues you can address to management and HR and you will continue to be ignored."
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative says"Worst management group I have ever worked for. They don’t care about their employees."
Forklift operator/ Order selector (Current Employee) says"Do not work here. They careless about employees. Revolving door. Management blames workers for there mistakes. You will just be wasting your time. They will promise you everything and give you nothing. You would be better off working at Taco bell.Free waterLied to. No job security. Poor management. Dangerous work conditions.Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us -- we appreciate you speaking up! Our goal is to make SpartanNash a great place to work for all of our associates throughout each location; yet, we understand that there is always an opportunity for improvement.Your feedback has been passed along however, we do encourage you to speak up with your direct supervisor and/or your HR Business Partner as well. Again, thank you for providing us with your candid feedback."
Stand Up Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says"All new management and they don't know what they are doing. All the good selectors got fired now they are forcing the forklift drivers to select. supervisor gives out points for being 5 minutes late etc. Had a better supervisor back then. Now she has run everything into the ground. Many good people fired for petty things. They all use their authority over you and won't listen to anything anyone else has to say. Don't even get me started on how unorganized it is. TONS of food gets thrown In the trash that is damaged cases or strays."
Order Selector (Former Employee) says"If you like no days off this place is for you. Forced in on days off and forced over for overtime always last minute upper management does not care about you just make rate or they’ll write you up worst job experience I had. Add that to the union doesn’t care about you until you have been there 10 years"
Inventory Associate (Former Employee) says"I was here for a very short amount of time I’ve had my fair share of warehousing in the past, but Spartannash is by far the WORST warehouse I’ve ever worked for. Their warehouse is just utterly disgusting. No one cleans up, there’s trash everywhere making it a safety hazard. People are FLYING on their forklifts or EPJ’s and most of the time don’t even come to a complete stop. I almost got ran over. Some dude spilled a crate of liquid creamer, drove over it, and didn’t bother to wipe or clean it up. The only few things this place is missing, are cockroaches, mice/rats, hobos, and whatever else. It’s just so disgusting. Also, the hiring team and I decided that $15.00 an hour was the minimum wage I would take. I was offered the job at $14.50 an hour. For the distance from where I live at, the commute and the job itself was not worth it. ALSO, it’s a night shift position. They don’t bother to tell you until your interview. You’ve been warned.Some benefits and weekly pay.Everything else"
Order Selector (Current Employee) says"Their pallet jacks suck and they still want u to keep up with your standard.Managment doesnt listen or work respectfully with its employees.slotting issues.Dirty and have products all over the placeThank you for owning it and speaking up! Our goal is to serve our associates throughout their career as we make SpartanNash a great place to work, and we thank you for passing this information on to us, as there is always room for improvement.We encourage you to continue owning it by speaking up with your HR Business Partner about your experiences and feedback. In the meantime, we have also passed your comments along to the necessary HR team.Thanks!"
Loader (Former Employee) says"It’s the worst place to be at. The loaders are given no break. We work anywhere from 15-20 hours a day. It’s just a horrible job. Getting paid 13.54 is NOT worth it at all!"
Order Selector (Current Employee) says"I've been an order selector for over 3 months and I've seen a high turn over rate mostly due to how the facility is managed. One day off a week doesn't leave you alot of time for your family or friends or anything outside of work. The powered equipment they give you to use is broken down and barely works and you are still expected to meet your productivity goals. Not a high emphasis on safety either, very unsafe work environment. Lots of injuries due to negligence. **I would avoid this job unless you have no family and no life and don't mind working 6 days a week for 10 to 12 hours a day."
Meat Cutter (Former Employee) says"Bad management and hours. You are just a number. Corporate is worthless and dont recognize good work ethic. Poorly pay their employees. Cut a lot of corners too save money, such as not hiring associates too cover hours and tasks so onlu get one day off and work you night and day. So work a lot of crazy hours."
Machine Operator (Former Employee) says"This was not a pleasant experience, mangers treated u horrible there, and we barely got time with are family's, it was like being in high school all over again"
Grocery Manager (Former Employee) says"Worked 20 years for them...don’t expect to survive on the hours they give you. If you are a department manager you might get by but don’t expect to get full time benefits. Bonus forget it...you could be in great shape going into the last of the fiscal year and in the last 30 days it will all disappear suddenly. Happened year after year."
night stocker (Former Employee) says"he sleeps in pharmacy area thats like a closet and behind starbucks at bar stools always on a laptop yelling at it uses staff break room he puts carts away and puts food away he DOESNT WORK THERE. not the best hygiene dont like some1 with bad hygiene touching food i might buy. ---management lacks communication, underpay u(they told me they was underpaying me), lack employees but expect u to make up for it,part time but working like a full time, never stick to one thing always switching stuff up like they are a new company. many more problems to list but i gtg"
Forklift Operator and Material Handler (Former Employee) says"Bad training an no real trainer are training program. They give you a few hours of training and then you are on your on. You ask management for help they act like it's your fault. Management only care about production not safety as they try to pretend they do. Never talk about team are team work. The moral is very low there."
Inventory Clerk/Support staff/Shipping (Former Employee) says"They will fire you over hearsay if you are non union. They favor other employees over others.. pay depends on who you are. Very unfair company to work for. They allow a hostile work environment."
Meat Manager (Former Employee) says"I was a meat department manager. I was not given near enough labor hours to do anything. But when some VIPs were coming to the store I would get all kinds of help from other stores. So my department would look great. Then back to normal. Then store management would get on my case and wonder why everything look bad. Then I was fired while I was in the hospital, still fighting them in court.NoneHours expected to work, work load, and help"
Order selector/ Forklift (Former Employee) says"Place is a joke!! The management is a joke. The union is a joke. They fire your for medical reasons that's holy can't control. I would never recommend anyone to work here!!"
Order Selector (Former Employee) says"I will never go back to work for this company..However I have this company 9 years of employment...Now that I’m no longer there and found another job I wish I would have been left"
Dept clerk (Former Employee) says"No senior leadership. No training. High priced, minimal staffing. Expect you to do work of 3 people. Hours are often evening late shifts. There is no support. Computer systems are outdated, always off line. New programs not explained"
QA LEAD (Former Employee) says"This is the worst company I have ever worked at. Very bad management. Hostile, sexist, and racist. The benifits are extremely high and they only want non educated men to work there.NonePoor management and very low pay for a cold environment."
MD (Former Employee) says"Managment sucks it's not the cleanest warehouse around. Most of the equip (pallet Jack's and forklift ) dont work. Would have to work alot of 12 hour days due to the fact of not having enough staff to effectively pull the volume for the day the turnover rate is high and theres not chance for career advancement I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone."
Food Selector (Former Employee) says"This company made me feel as if my hard work was never enough. I felt disrespected as a human being because of management and other authoritative figures. I do not recommend this company to anyone."
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