Magunas is one of the fastest-growing supermarket chains in Kenya.
In fact, it’s giving supermarket chain giants like Tuskys, Naivas and Quickmart a run for their money.
It’s owned by a Muranga business Magnet, Simon Wachira Magunas.
The supermarket has branches in Embu, Muranga, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Laikipia and Nairobi.
How Much Are Magunas Supermarket Cashiers And Attendants Paid?
The salary of a cashier at Magunas Supermarket ranges between 15,000 to 35,000 depending on the location and the number of hours worked.
Those who work overtime, and on weekends and public holidays earn more.
The average salary of a cashier at Magunas supermarket is Ksh 20,000.
It can be more depending on hours worked, weekends and public holidays, and the number of years worked in the organization.
The average salary of a branch manager at Magunas supermarket is Kshs 50,000, supervisors is Ksh 40,000 and an accountant is 50, 000.
Benefits and Challenges of Working at Magunas Supermarket
I. The management team is friendly
The management team at Magunas cares about the well-being of employees.
They document every extra hour worked, including weekends and holidays, all of which impact the salary upwards.
Also, the management team doesn’t harass employees as it happens in other supermarkets.
II. You learn new things
As an attendant at Magunas supermarket, you learn about the different commodities (consumable and non-consumable), the companies that produce them and their wholesale and retail prices.
You also learn to be accountable as you are required to take stock of commodities before and after your shift.
If a commodity is not accounted for, you’re responsible for it.
III. Does not require any skills
If you’re an attendant, your work is to report to your station, do stock taking, clean up, and wait to serve customers.
Cashiers only need to learn how to use the supermarket’s cash-out system and barcode reader.
IV. Improves your interpersonal skills
Working in a supermarket means interacting with many customers every day as you help them find what they want.
You develop special relationships with customers who frequently shop in the supermarket.
You can use this skill to secure a good job in the marketing and promotion industry or get a promotion in the supermarket.
Challenges of Working at Magunas Supermarket
I. Long working hours
Employees, especially attendants and cashiers are required to report at 8 am and close at 9 pm.
The hours are long and the work is grueling.
II. Charges for shorts and lost items
Theft of commodities by customers is rife in every supermarket.
So, if you’re an attendant at Magunas supermarket, you will be responsible for any loss of an item in your station.
The number of unaccounted items/commodities for the month will be deducted from your salary.
Also, cashiers at Magunas face the challenge of shorts.
They can get shorts from undercharging customers, but this is unlikely because of the automated systems.
They mainly get shortages when they give the customer the wrong change (more than the actual amount).
III. Physical activity
As an attendant at Magunas, you’ll be responsible for restocking your station.
This may mean carrying heavy items like sacks of groceries or sugar and salt.
Combine this with the rush hours in the morning and evenings, you get home really tired.
IV. Weekend and holiday work
Weekends and holidays are the busiest days at Maguna supermarket branches.
So, employees, especially attendants, cashiers and those in the kitchen departments are not taking days off on these days, unless they have an emergency.
This denies them an opportunity to have some quality time with family and friends, especially during the December holidays.
V. The pay is not commensurate with the kind of work and working hours
Most employees, such as attendants and cashiers, have to work from 8 am to 9 pm on the salaries outlined above.
How to apply for a job at Magunas supermarket
Applicants are required to drop their applications at any Magunas supermarket branch.
The applicants must be over 24 years and with no criminal record.
Opening and closing hours
Magunas supermarket branches open at 8 am and close at 9 pm.