Harris Teeter
3.2 of 5 371 reviews
www.harristeeter.com Matthews, NC 5000+ Employees

Harris Teeter Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 371 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Harris Teeter CEO, Kroger Rodney McMullen

Rodney McMullen

(6 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Terrible work environment

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved working there in the beginning but that love eventually turned into hate

    Assistant Baker (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat company with exceptional perks

    ConsThey don't give enough hours or pay enough

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not enough people

    Bagger (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsSome nice customers, its a job

    Consunwilling management, ask and the answer is "NO" question rarely makes any difference. managers don't talk to each other and if they talk to you it's to let you know your not doing your job the way they want it done. will not let you transfer to another store or different department. management plays favorites, you might be the first to ask for time off but, if your not their favorite the request is NO. store is woefully under staffed but, that saves money and give bosses big bonuses.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the people who work for you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best

    Deli Clerk (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsMost 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Eh, it's money...

    Cashier (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible. If you move somewhere it's not that hard to transfer. The responsibilities aren't typically too daunting though they can be (see cons). They do pay you which is nice and most of the management does what it can.

    ConsThe working hours are always inconsistent. I've lost EBT because of this. Corporate also likes to cut hours when the store can't afford it. Recently we've had a lot of very busy days and not enough people staffed to work them forcing us to get help from other departments. I've even had to stay a couple hours late (once I was there four hours after my shift was supposed to end). There have also been multiple occasions where I have not gotten a break or a lunch for whatever reason and a couple where I was asked to stay 30 minutes after my shift so they could count it as a lunch. Thirty minutes may not seem like much but I am a student with an internship and my time is stretched as it is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhoever assigns the hours at corporate really needs to reassess how they go about doing it. It's never good to overstress your employees. Especially when you're only paying them minimum wage.

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    Maybe better than some grocery stores, but not even close to the best store I've worked at

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Norfolk, VA

    ProsTheir stores are nice and clean. The other employees also seemed very nice, as did some managers (not all). Their 4% retirement fund matching is better than many chains offer.

    ConsThey did not pay very well compared to other grocery stores. I was offered a dollar over minimum wage (less than I had been making at a competitor) and they needed store manager approval to pay me that much. That was more my issue than the pay itself, that such a minimal amount needed higher approval seemed ridiculous.

    Their training materials seemed very heavy on associate dishonesty and the fact that their cameras are always watching. I did not get the impression they trusted their employees at all.

    Also, cashiers were expected to be on call one day a week, meaning that you must call in at a certain time and they will then tell you if you have to work that day. I'd never heard of this in a retail environment, especially for a position like cashier.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe way you treat employees (expecting them to be on call, treating them with suspicion, not being flexible/understanding) is not going to create loyal employees. Your competitors that are beating you (like Publix, Whole Foods, Trader Joes) treat their employees much better and that goes a long way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too snobby for me

    Assistant Customer Service Manager (Current Employee)
    Williamsburg, VA

    ProsExcellent pay, and good hours.

    ConsSnobby customers. Harsh managers, especially the assistant store managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet control over your stores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    At the mercy of scheduling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAt least it is higher than minimum wage, but the scheduling was erratic, they expect you to be available 49 hours a week, but only schedule you for 8 of 12. Virtually impossible to maintain a second part time job.

    ConsThe customers are for the most part, good to work with. The other employees on my shifts never seemed to get promoted, nor did I. Outsiders always filled in openings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you promise one a promotion or raise, keep your word, or explain why.

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    USED TO BE GOOD

    Fresh Foods Clerk (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    Prospay is fair, good department manager

    Consno room for raises since part of the company was sold, if you are a hard worker you will not get help, employees that do not meet expectations are given up on and you have to take their slack, no appreciation for the dedicated ones, sometimes credit is given to the wrong person who is mostly kissing up

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork in each department to see what really goes on... be loyal to your associates when 18 months comes up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cheap

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCould move up, if you really care

    ConsEveryone is out for themselves

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