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Harris Teeter Reviews in North Carolina

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
417 Reviews
3.2
417 Reviews
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Harris Teeter CEO, Kroger Rodney McMullen
Rodney McMullen
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Bonus checks depending on hours worked (in 32 reviews)

  • Good pay for the amount of work you do (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • poor communication within the store management to their employees (in 23 reviews)

  • Customer service micro-manages the front-end employees down to their bathroom breaks (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Shift Grocery Stock  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Third Shift Grocery Stock in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits "if you're full time" Opportunities to advance "if you know the right people." as a part timer, never went below 20 hours so I guess that's good for $10 hr for a 3rd shifter. They really try to motivate you to suceed... hmm..

    Cons

    -They do not hire enough people, you can be scheduled from 10pm-6am and when you try to leave at 6 you're told "You can't leave until said job and area is done" Which there is no policy in their handbook or any rule that states they can. Sometimes you don't get a break or the manager/supervisors who usually have no idea what they're doing just talk over you and keep telling you what to do next . No gratitude whatsoever, personally I spent and went the extra mile to make an aisle look perfect, all my supervisor could do (mind you only there for 1.5 weeks ) Is how I should have done it over an hour ago, that I'm too slow, and I need to move faster (yet the other 1-3 people who work grocery move like slugs and don't get a thing said to them. The Favoritism is absolutely smack dab obvious, the managers seem to have no clue most times. Try to reason with them that you don't think your in the best spot, they tell you to apply to another position (but don't really help you further than that.) You get overworked and never thanked, or appreciated for it. Basically when interviewed and hired they give you a song and dance about how they strive to be the best, maybe to customers, but the way they treat their employees, I would more expect from walmart than a company that strives to be friendly and customer and equal work zone oriented. I have only been working for 2 weeks and not one real positive thing to say than besides what is on the paper or their advertisments!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Here is my advice to management, Learn how to treat your employees a heck of a lot better for what they punch in and do for you every day/night. When I come in to work, and I deal with others, I am friendly as can be, I was raised to treat customers, workmates like you would family, make them comfortable, for a company that bases itself on "Diversity" you are the farthest thing from it. I know Kroeger bought Harris Teeter over, and Publix has come into town. Nailing people for doctors notes calling in sick.. How ridiculous, ever stop and think maybe the employee who called in has no insurance? and can't afford to see a doctor? or maybe they are being courteous and not wanting to come in and contaminate the products your so kindly selling to your customers? no and I think this is a serious problem. I am not one to usually be a stickler or nitpick, but the two weeks I have been with the company , it has been nothing but nightmares. No one should have the sense of dread or uneasy ill feeling when they have to come work for you, Yes work should be work but, there's a difference between hard work, and cracking a whip and not ever saying thank you. Some companies have a bad store or some stores have a bad manager, but please for future reference, Take your employees concerns and needs more seriously, don't ignore them, Customers are important, but so are the employees who put in hour after hour, spending some of the money they broke their backs and butts for to keep your company profiting, learn how to treat them like human beings and not work mules . Please consider restructuring, and retraining your management especially in people skills!

    I'd expect this behavior from juveniles, not professionals, take some lessons from the people at corporate or the ones who run the 4 hour classes you send your employees to, I will say those people who ran my class were amazing, and wish I could work in their stores they seem nice!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    8.75/hr..Bust your butt!!! Treated like dirt! High Turnover...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Burlington, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing Really....Wait! 6 month bonuses a few hundred bucks.

    Cons

    Low Pay...Only Part-Time 28 hrs max.....Full timers treated much better! Allowed to take breaks without getting the "stink eye".Not hiring full time....Regardless of how hard you work. North Carolina companies are notoriously brutal, mean, spirited and anti-union. Harris Teeter examplifies this all the way!! Don't shop here They suck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being such butt kissing toadies...you're pitiful...Some people work hard!! Recognize that!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    ....'good to worst'.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Produce Manager  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    ....the twice a year bonus which is now questionable with Kroger being the parent company......

    Cons

    ...cannot wait to leave the company in the coming year, they talk a good game like Walmart fighting back with their ads saying how great it is to work there but in fact it is the most horrible from an employee morale point of view. Talk to anyone in the stores and if they are willing to tell you the atmosphere sucks because of the constant, always in your face, 'company is coming', audits after audits, after audits and more audits!!! Zero overtime or threats of"write ups" or "documentation"!!. We have 2 arms but they insist on 6 arms and they don't care but they expect it to be done! As far as who you are in the company they don't give a @#$t!!. Don't use your brain just do as we say or we'll "write you up" is a very common comment. This career path is now strictly just a paycheck!! with the clock ticking for departure. I can truly say that I speak for many many people working for the stores but they are 'afraid' of their 'job' or tell anyone. Yes, this may sound like a rant but I challenge anyone to find and speak to the people in the stores and "IF" they will tell you in honesty what they really think about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ....advice to the company!!??......as if they don't already know!!.....they should just fly back in their or shall I say 'we employees company jet" and think about the word "PEOPLE"!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a last resort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus checks twice a year
    10% off store brand items

    Cons

    extended retail hours
    low wages with excess workload
    customers taking advantage of the company daily with no consequence
    Managers who are eligible for lawsuit
    HR department wont call you back
    insufficiant training
    work behind the scenes and you will never shop here again.
    High turnover in 95% of stores
    medical benefits are expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and let kroger unionize the entire company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    None Managers have store pets everyone else is treated poorly.

    Cons

    Everything Pretty much same as above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to associates instead of just the ones you like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job I'm ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Baker  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Baker in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed many of my customers.

    Cons

    Numerous problems with management. Dishonesty, mistreatment, discrimination, hostile environment and human resources job is to protect the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my many years as an employee/manager, I have never been so humiliated by my employer as I experienced with HT. The discrimination and retaliation is openly accepted by male management and human resources. I would say go undercover to see for yourself but I have a feeling that you are very aware of what is really going on there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    greensboro distribution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dry Grocery Associate  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Dry Grocery Associate in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, the pay is so so.You will do well if you want to work 7 days a week all the time,unless you are in supervision then you do not do anything, hardly work and yet suprisingly get promoted,getting to do outside chores for the director helps you as well(washing his car,mowing his yard.etc.)

    Cons

    Management cares absolutely nothing about you,except for what they can get out of you,if you cannot work then they send you home,if you get hurt on the job you are written up and treated like a criminal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE LEAVE!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company who cares nearly nothing about their Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is better than industry standards for most positions
    A twice yearly bonus check is certainly nice to have

    Cons

    Corporate Management cares only about the bottom line at the expense of the employees.
    Atmosphere is typically toxic as you have to fight constantly for hours and recognition
    Expectations are typically excessive and incredibly unattainable
    Store Management is of little assistance when dealing with employee dissatisfaction

    Overall, this company has fostered an atmosphere of mistrust and disloyalty by constantly putting the needs of the employees to the bottom of the priority list. Hours are cut without any explanation, making it impossible to budget appropriately for everyday life. Policy and procedure is changed without any regard to employee safety. Considering how employees make or break the success of a company, it would seem that fact has been lost on the management of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that without your employees, your success both past and future is limited. These are the people who greet and serve the customers that come to your stores, which has a direct correlation to your future. Having happy and healthy employees lead to happy customers. This should really be one of your main focus points.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    barrista for Starbucks at Harris Teeter

    Current Employee - Barista  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Barista in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job availability and location close to home

    Cons

    low pay and lack of permanent schedule

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great company, but they don't care about employees

    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Starbucks in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, starts out paying more than min wage.

    Cons

    Awful management, treats employees like crap. Always cutting hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut pay of people in corporate and give more labor to stores! It's the workers making all of the money for company anyway

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