Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to what people should know about employment with Ricker’s.
Can I choose the store I work in?
Employment is based on store openings. Every effort will be made to assign you to a location that is reasonably close to where you live.
Will I have to work weekends and holidays?
Yes, Ricker’s stores are always open and that means most team members will work on weekends. Most stores have a weekend rotation schedule which means that if the store if fully staffed, employees may be scheduled off on some weekends. Ricker’s stores are open on all holidays; however, the stores close late Christmas Eve and re-open early Christmas morning.
How often do we get paid?
Employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis.
Are employees eligible for promotions?
Yes, Ricker’s has a tradition and history of promoting employees.
How long does it take to be promoted?
It depends on your performance and available positions.
What do I have to do to be promoted?
A number of factors are evaluated including demonstrated employment performance, customer service, attendance, and cash accuracy.
Will I get a lunch break?
Team members receive breaks throughout their shifts and have learned to eat on the run. There is usually time to grab something to eat as long as you don’t wait on customers with your mouth full.
Does Ricker’s have a dress code?
Yes, Ricker’s has a dress code including uniform shirts and style and color of pants. All employees must be clean and neat.
What does the job require?
The job is physically demanding, requiring you to be on your feet up to 9 hours a day. Regular and predictable attendance is a must since the store relies on you to have the store ready for customers and peak sales periods. Ricker’s customer service standards are extremely high. Maintaining stores to our standards means doing repetitive and routine tasks, including some of which you may not like such as picking up trash in the parking lot, sweeping floors and parking lot, mopping floors, emptying trash, cleaning restrooms, and working in walk-in coolers/freezers. All team members are required to complete tasks throughout their shift.