The 82nd ave location's administrative staff are horrible (Crystal the secretary excluded)! I worked as a checker for the 82nd Ave, Portlan OR location, the graveyard shift. It was very tough, especially being 82nd avenue with all the weirdos coming in there every night. One morning I was totally exhausted and my lunch break was at 5am or so. Another checker took over as usual (Qolin/Colin (forgot the spelling)), and a line formed while I was getting my bagel at the bulk section of the bakery. I (stupidly) decided to go ahead and eat the $0.33 bagel and I paid for it a few weeks later by having the checker charge me for an additional bagel when I only had one in hand. I paid for it with the checker named Colin. Mind you all bagels are thrown out each morning and replaced with fresh bagels. So I grabbed a bagel that was about to be thrown in the trash compactor. Well, apparently the administrative staff reviewed the surveillance video and some how came across that I paid for a bagel without paying. They fired me despite me telling them that all they had to do is to interview Colin and he would tell them that I charged an extra bagel one day when I only had 1 in my hand. I also had a receipt but didn't have it on me. The 'firing staff' that they hired were rude and tried to make me think that I was some kind of criminal! I was fired but luckily the assistant manager let me continue to shop there (I wouldn't be trespassed). Don't work for this place. I saw day-time staff come in in the morning when they are buying some breakfast, with stress on their faces. I saw night time shelf stockers who didn't have much to look forward to except to try their best to meet the quarterly quota of the store. Stay in school like I did and become a Computer Engineer! -Sincerely, email@example.com
They have the worst customer phone service ever. I asked for a certain product and three people gave me two different answers. One of them being a manager. During Christmas this place was absolutely no help. Spending 10 minutes on the phone with them was a waste of time. Driving in the snow to see them would be even worse since I have no actual answer. Call if you dare
I held off on going to Winco for years, because it was too much with my daughter being so small to have to bag my own groceries. I imagine had I known I would be saving at least 25% everytime I went shopping, I would have found a sitter for her! lol...I cannot believe the price breaks you get at this place-it's almost unreal! There is a bulk foods section, a great produce section, and a huge beer cooler to boot. Drawbacks are of course you have to bag your own, the meat department isn't really that great and neither is the bakery. But with the amount I can save by going here, I am not really one to complain because I almost always find everything I'm looking for. Word of advice though---don't go on weekends during the food stamp week, or you will be standing in line for a very long time!