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Harris Teeter Reviews in North Carolina

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
420 Reviews
3.2
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Harris Teeter CEO, Kroger Rodney McMullen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • bonus checks are great, very family friendly, good training (in 36 reviews)

  • Promotes positive attitudes among employees and emphasizes customer service (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • poor communication within the store management to their employees (in 27 reviews)

  • Harris Teeter does not offer a lot of full-time I think after 6 months or more employees should be offered (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    unapprecited

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    a job close to home

    Cons

    too many expectations for one person, they cut hours and employees hired are questionable at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your workers as much as we (you) care about our customers. care about the aforementioned more than you care about shareholders and store managers bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    if you are a woman in the deli you are screwed.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    having a job. I was able to get a ok amount of hours and co workers were always giving away hours.

    Cons

    manager who was useless. it was a boys club so his favorite 2 guys got the best hours. one was a pig who you had to constantly clean up behind since the manager wouldn't make him. slicers were constantly dirty when I came in at lunch time and no sanitizer was made or used since opening at 7am. had a coworker put his hands on me but he kept his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equally and fire not promote men who put their hands on a person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High expectations of employee with low return on rewards

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Clean, upbeat, can-do environment created for customer's benefit.

    Cons

    Raises given to everyone on a schedule, regardless of performance.
    Bonuses do not make up for low wages. Company does not offer a competitive pay.
    No opportunity to advance with just hard work.
    Constant phone calls to home.
    Not given what you are promised. Have been waiting a year for training that was promised to me for better position.
    Also was physically assaulted (as seen in another review) and the employee is still there.
    Company is more interested in profit than customer and it puts the customer service employees in a difficult position.
    Not enough hours provided to get everything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with promises. Give hours promised and opportunities as well. Company is definitely designed with mindless drones as the ideal employee and it is sad to see new hires enthusiasm wither away 100% of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Customers treated better than associates.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Inventory Control Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Inventory Control Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Bonuses 2 times a year. Vacation hours.

    Cons

    Management treats assoiciates poor. Treat customers better than associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have classes on how to treat employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to be .....if you're totally brain dead

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    Former Employee - Fresh Foods Chef  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Fresh Foods Chef in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Some associates are great to work for
    Wages get paid on time
    A wage increase of 25 cents per hour if you work really hard
    A paltry bonus paid every six months
    A great staff room with uncomfortable chairs , no A/C and a broken tv

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Favouritism and the good ol boy network
    Managers blow smoke up your butt
    The training videos are so pathetic written for people with the attention span of a dyslexic gnat
    You can really go places and be where you want to be ....if you're prepared to lower your standards and really kiss butt
    All the adverts for jobs insist you must have culinary skills and degrees ....yeah right....I feel I wasted my time and career in culinary
    This job enthused me to return to school , learn new skills and change my career
    If you love to be undervalued and appreciated then this is the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the staff you have , harness their skills and push them to improve themselves and the company . Stop trying to crawl to the corporate ladder . If you do right by your staff your staff will do right for you. Pay people a decent wage .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Leadership Doesn't Lead

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    My specific dept worked wonderfully together. We each had our position and our roll and we jived together.

    Cons

    Upper management was constantly stopping us and telling us to do one thing or another that went against rules and parameters set in place for our dept. It was like they had no clue how to run each dept but they wanted to try anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make store management work in each dept so they can learn how it actually works in practice versus just on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible work environment

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    I really can't think of anything to put here, other than I enjoyed most of my coworkers!

    Cons

    Where do I begin. Well first of all, the pay is crap! I worked there for two years and went from making $7.25 an hour to making $8.05 an hour. This company is making so much money and yet they can't afford to pay their workers a decent wage. I went to Whole Foods after HT and the lowest they will pay anyone is $11 an hour, including baggers and dishwashers.

    The management was also organized very poorly and was made up of idiots. It was pretty demoralizing working for people that would make fifth graders look smart. I'm sure this isn't the case at every store, but it certainly was at the three I worked at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees much more and try promoting competent people instead of the bros and the attractive women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    You can basically get the job super easily, and write it as experience on your resume. Thats the best thing about HT. Only get this job if you can't find anything else and need the money.

    Cons

    Most managers learn how to be managers at Jerks-R-Us, and its who you know and who you're friends with that will get you a raise. And if you're mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Worst job I've ever had.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    Some of the people I work with are good people.

    Cons

    Ever-changing schedule, barely over minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the schedules consistent. Change the way being "on-call" works. I'll be on call, but don't make me call in; management should call the employee if he/she is needed. Change the configuration of the check-out station. Have the customers unload their own purchases onto a conveyor belt; or provide more baggers. Let your employees have a bottle of water at their station. It's almost impossible to go 2-4 hours without drinking water while unloading grocery carts, checking out your customer, and reloading the carts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Where once the company used to take care of its employees, nowadays they have chosen to adopt Walmart's business model.

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    Former Employee - Assistance Produce Manager  in  Indian Trail, NC
    Former Employee - Assistance Produce Manager in Indian Trail, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to be a friendly work environment, and still is in select places.

    Cons

    Micromanaging management that doesn't leave you alone to do your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit giving out bigger and bigger bonuses to your corporate employees and go back to treating the rest of your employees well. Give them the hours they need in order to get stuff done.

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