Pavilions stores are a popular chain of grocery stores located in California, mainly Southern California. The first store was opened in 1985 in Garden Grove. This store is one of the Vons store subsidiaries. These stores are often larger and offer more upscale types of selections than their parent company Vons.
Unlike some of the Vons stores these stores a full-service pharmacy which may not be found in all of Vons other locations. They also offer a large selection of organic foods, wine and specialty foods. In the 1990s Pavilions was acquired by Safeway at the same time its parent company was acquired.
Today there are almost three dozen stores bearing the Pavilions name in California.
The Pavilions stores are well known for having a full service pharmacy in each of their stores.
Of the stores located in southern California owned by Safeway this is one of the few chains you can be sure to find a pharmacist on staff. You must have a license to work as a pharmacist in the state of California. They also keep several Pharmacy technicians on staff to assist the pharmacist. If you are getting a pharmacology degree you might also be interested in an internship.
Pavilions job benefits (owned by Safeway):
- A choice of medical plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Vision care
- Dental and orthodontia
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Company paid basic life insurance
- Paid time off for vacation, sick leave and company-recognized holidays
- Professional and career education program
- Employee Association for leisure-time activities at a discount
- 100% company paid retirement plan
- 401(k) Plan
- Safeway stock purchase plan
The Pavilions stores also have a high number of specialty items including their deli items. Deli clerks are responsible for maintaining that high quality that customers have come to enjoy. That includes assisting customers with their purchases and preparing the some of the ready to enjoy products that are sold in the store.
Wine stewards are also something that is employed by the Pavilions stores. Being a higher end store they carry a wide array of beverages and wines for consumers to take home. A wine steward would be responsible not only for maintain his area but assisting customers with pairing various wines with their purchases.
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