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Jewel-Osco is a chain of supermarkets in the Chicago area, Indiana and Iowa. Founded in 1899, it expanded to 188 locations. It is a part of the grocery store giant Albertsons, employing over 265,000 people in various operations nationwide. Jewel Osco offers a wide assortment of products from groceries to drug store items. Find a wide range of opportunities in a dynamic retail environment – from store positions, distribution to retail management, and merchandising. If you want to become a part of the Jewel Osco team, apply for an open position and start your Jewel Osco career.


Jewel Osco offers excellent benefits to its employees including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Sick Days
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Job Training

We currently have 24 open positions across 18 locations spread over 50 states.


Itasca, Illinois, U.S.




$1B to $5B




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Frequently asked questions about Jewel Osco

How much does Jewel pay an hour?

Salaries at Jewel Osco vary depending on the job. For example, the average hourly pay for a Cashier is $10, $9 for a Bagger, $10 for a Produce Clerk, while a Pharmacy Technician makes an average of $11 an hour.

Does Jewel Osco pay weekly?

Yes, all Jewel Osco employees get paid on a weekly basis.

Does Jewel hire 15 year olds?

No, you have to be at least 16 years old to work at No, you have to be at least 16 years old to work at Jewel Osco. If you’re looking for an entry-level job, some of the most popular at Jewel Osco are Cashier and Clerk. Jewel Osco. If you’re looking for an entry level job, some of the most popular at Jewel Osco are Cashier and Clerk.

Do Jewel employees get discounts?

Yes, they offer a discount that ranges from 5% to 10% on brand store merchandise.

How long is orientation at Jewel Osco?

According to Jewel Osco employees, the orientation period typically takes from 1-2 days.

Does Jewel Osco do background checks?

Yes, a basic criminal background check is a part of the hiring process. Every applicant is reviewed on an individual basis. Furthermore, they have no policy against hiring felons.

How do I apply for a job at Jewel Osco?

To apply for a job at Jewel Osco, check out a job of interest. Once you’ve found one, press the “Apply Now” button next to open positions or click the “See more jobs” button to see similar positions near you. You can search by location, market type, work type or keyword. After that, just follow further instructions.

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Jewel Osco awards and recognitions

Some of the company awards and recognitions include: 



  • America’s Best Employers By State (parent company Albertsons listed), Forbes Magazine


  • Others Award (Long-Term Support as a Corporate Partner), Salvation Army

Jewel Osco cares

The Jewel-Osco Foundation funds organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods we serve.We support nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our priority areas: Hunger, Youth and Education, Veterans, Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities

Jewel Osco reviews



Chicago, IL - May 12, 2020

Great place to grow

There are plenty of great people here and I get to learn alot my job challenges me and I'm moving around but I get to do other jobs in different fields


Grocery Clerk

Chicago, IL - May 12, 2020

Alot of hard work but very low pay

As a grocery clerk, I stock, clean and I feel required to not only spot thieves but must perform security duties. Management will not properly schedule security because they want to save money for their bonuses. You can't really schedule your personal errands because schedules come out weekly. The schedule is due by Friday at noon. Many times the schedule is not available or you copy your schedule only to find out you were scheduled for a Sunday.



Evanston, IL - May 2, 2020

Fun workplace with bagging

I didn't have many co-workers that were my friends, and they didn't really like to work with me because I used to be annoyingly friendly. But overall,I really enjoyed working there because it helped me do things that I normally wouldn't have done like be working for 8 hours and not using my phone or laptop.



Steger, IL - May 2, 2020

Productive and fun workplace.

Jewel Osco is a great place to work! Very friendly and hardworking people to work with. Most workers there have excellent customer service and great attitudes.


Bakery Clerk

Glenview, IL 60025 - April 24, 2020

very laid back and well paying job

I worked in the bakery department for a while. My co workers were great! the customers were mostly great and my job was plain and simple. The only issue was that I eventually felt like i was going in circles. I had a very repetitive job that only involved putting stuff on trays for 6 hours of the day. Great job but very repetitive.



Niles, IL - April 23, 2020

Great co-workers

Easy grocery store job that had it's ups and downs, but the best thing about it was team that I worked with in the front end. Awesone staff that became like a family. Great people.


Staff Pharmacist

Freeport, ME - April 17, 2020

Better than the big 3, not as good as Hannaford

A “reasonable” amount of tech coverage provided, esp when compared to the big three. Even though they’re a grocery store first, they actually take pharmacy very seriously. When I was first hired in 2011, they flew me and several other newly hired pharmacists from around the country to Chicago for a week of training. I LOVED their proprietary ARx pharmacy software. Unfortunately, they now use a different vendor


full time reciever

Clarendon Hills, IL - April 17, 2020

Was a full time Receiver

Was a full time Receiver did invoices for vendors & put all the dollars amount in the computer for corporate office!! Manage to organize all paperwork up to a year's date!


Bagger/Cart Attendant

Clinton, IA - April 14, 2020

Extremely Poor Management

The Clinton, IA Store Management is Horrible to their employees. Yelling at employees in front of a store full of customers knowing that my grandfather just passed away the day before. One even told me to throw my phone away. Plus, overworking the employees and berating/belittling them in front of others. They are Extremely Unprofessional & Need Reprimanded if not fired!!!


Store Director Management Training Program

Carol Stream, IL - April 14, 2020

Productivity and time management

Great place to work. The skills and knowledge I’ve gained here will follow me forever. The staff are helpful with training and developing good managers


Osco Liquor Manager

Chicago, IL - April 13, 2020


Management is only worried about making money and does not care about their employees. The pay is decent but management was the reason why I ended up leaving.


Pharmacy Technician/Intern

New Lenox, IL - April 11, 2020

Productive and fun work place

Had a great experience. The employees are easy going and felt like a family atmosphere. Very laid back and easy to get things done. Everything is organized and patients are always being taken care of always.



Chicago, IL - April 11, 2020

Nice job

I liked my job for a while but things change and so do times so at the end of it all it wasn’t for me but I really loved working there seeing your regular customers and that’s what I miss the most but it’s definitely a job I’ll never forget.



Chicago, IL - April 7, 2020

Love it!

Very nice employees, good health insurance at all Jewel locations, life insurance, good attitude at work, VERY well organized and smooth, hard-working and caring management who love their employees’ happiness and care a lot about their customers. Well-oiled machine of training employees who train others to provide the absolute best customer satisfaction. Competitive work environment, great pay raises, benefits, time off . Fabulous work environment


Cashier and Customer Service

Chicago, IL - April 7, 2020

Good HR

I loved working at jewel especially always being around the customers. They where always fair with the hours. Clean environment, good work hours. Thanks



Chicago, IL - April 6, 2020

Productive workplace with fair pay

there are flexible hours as well as a fun working environment. Typical days are busy at my location but makes the day fly by. I learned to manage money at the customer service desk and allowed to improve my customer service skills as assisting with returns and exchanges. improved interpersonal skills with people of different disabilities when assisting them to shop or when checking out. Management is friendly and helpful with any situations related to the workplace or with stuff out of work by adjusting your schedule.


Pharmacy Technician

Glenview, IL - April 5, 2020

I am not paid fairly

Too low salary,, and part benefits ..stress at english is second language and I am not fluent..that is my problem with a pharmacy manager..


Liquor Manager ASD (Assistant Store Director)

Chicago, IL - April 3, 2020

Company treated its employees very unfairly

I don’t recommend working for such a toxic place. They treat employees very unfairly. Most Managemant only look out for themselves instead of the well-being of its employees.


Deli Backup (assistant manager)

Joliet, IL - March 31, 2020

Extremely fast paced atmosphere that required work to be done at breakneck speed

Because we were always understaffed the job got pretty hectic at times. The customer was the highest priority so we had to concentrate on the customers that walked up and wanted sliced meats. That left very little room to get the other work done. Being understaffed wasn't necessarily the fault of management because some of the associates would walk out during their 2nd or 3rd shift because they were not prepared for the amount of work that it takes to be a deli associate. Management saw our struggles in this area and tried to do what they could but people were not applying for any jobs at the store.The most enjoyable part of the job were the customers. Some customers had little to do and came in every day. It was very enjoyable being part of their lives.


Cashier/Customer Service

Evanston, IL - March 26, 2020

Part time working was fairly good

I typically had night shifts til closing but I occasionally did opening shifts. My work day was normally 8 hours and roughly 5 times per week. I learned how to professional talk to customers and how to handle predicaments or issues that happen in customer service. It was fun talking with everyone from customers to asking how their day was to other employees.


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