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Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 302 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO & President Randy Edeker

Randy Edeker

(99 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are essentially flexible hours but that is the only benefit for part-time workers(in 32 reviews)

  • I will be looking for better employment as part time will not cut it(in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Part timers made to work as hard as full time workers(in 21 reviews)

  • Hire too many part time employees so the employees do not provide "goodwill" to the company(in 21 reviews)

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    Part time

    Night Stocker (Current Employee) Springfield, IL

    ProsThis store in Spfld will open may 13th. Still havent been to work and I am a night stocker. Looks like the full timers getting all tbe hours. I am scheduled for only 3 days the week after the store opens. I will be looking for better employment as part time will not cut it. Part timers been left out of everything for this opening. I will work but not give fhem 100% like they demand.

    ConsToo many part timers. Only hired 1 person from this city for a management position. Their prices are no where as good as county market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will have happier employees if you give them hours to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's not good.

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    ProsRequest offs are easy
    Getting hours is easy

    ConsPay is stagnant
    Culture is pretty bad
    Smile is part of dress code

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your veteran employees what they deserve and we won't continue to leave for greener pastures

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst job I ever had

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployee owned. You'll get a bonus if your store is profitable.

    ConsSo amazingly disorganized, disrespectful management, different rules for different people, "a friendly smile in every aisle" does not extend to coworkers and employees, zero work life balance - everything they tell you is lip service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just look for bodies or Hyvee lifers to fill your management positions. Be open to ideas and believe the words that you say.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst job I have ever hard.

    Night Stocker (Former Employee) Owatonna, MN

    ProsThere were absolutely non at this job.

    ConsWhere do I start. Managers were extremely rude. They favored employees who were rude, and would spend their time talking bad about everyone else. Workers were not recognized for work they had done. The employees the manager favored would not do their work. The employees who did their work were thrown under the bus by the manager, who then proceed to tell the head honcho we were not doing our work. Also people were falsely accused of doing things that never happened, and were written up for them. People would get wrote up for breathing wrong. All because the managers little friends didn't like those people. Do not work there..

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire entirely new Night time managers. Preferably one's who take the time to listen to all employee's and not openly favor certain one's. Especially when it is there life goal to make others look bad, only to make themselves look better. Nobody should be accused of something that never happened. Saw this far to many times. Another thing, I was wrongfully terminated from my job there. Don't do that to future employees. Thought about getting an attorney and coming back, but it was too much of a negative environment to work in. Not worth my time. The company should maybe have incentives for employee's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management should to wake up

    Cashier (Current Employee) Shawnee, KS

    Pros- Very good insurance benefits for part time and full time employees
    - Part time employees now get a share in the store’s bonus
    - Can move around to almost anywhere in the store
    - The company very rarely fires. Its almost impossible and you can do anything and stay

    Cons- Management won’t hold co-workers to the same standards and won’t hold all workers accountable for there actions. It depends on who is in with management
    - Many workers who aren’t ready for a management positon and are promoted too quickly. There too young but are promoted because they will do the job for much less pay
    - our store's profit is low
    - don't be afraid to fire a worker. if there poison or just not doing what they should do, remove them or relocate them to a job better fitted for them. Dead wood is just that and its poison
    - Management ignores many of the problems affecting the stores profit (boils down to everything above)

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen upper management leaves for the day, everything changes. The assistants go to the back room back by the bathrooms (off camera) and fool around. Time stamped facebook photos are uploaded of there activities on facebook. They literally sit on the pallets and crates and talk. By the end of the night they have fooled around for 2/4 hours. Cutting cashiers shouldn’t be the budget cuts. There needed. Your assistants are using this money. Start coming in randomly or better yet put more cameras up back there and around the store. Each week it gets worse and worse because they keep pushing the boundaries and getting away with it so they try more.

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

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    UNDER APPRECIATED AND UNDERPAID!

    Dairy Clerk (Former Employee) West Des Moines, IA

    ProsHIRE PEOPLE FOR CHEAP WAGES AND LITTLE HOURS SO THE STORE CAN PROFIT FROM IT. VERY CROOKED WAY TO DO BUSINESS-----

    Consi have worked extremely hard for HY VEE the past 2 years and have been refused a raise and full time work. All they do is have part time employees run the store so they do not have to pay decent wages and benefits that a hard working employee deserves. 90% of the store is run by part time employees. They would rather hire part timers by the truckload, rather than give a person full time hours that they have been asking for for several months. LOUSY WAY TO TREAT AN EMPLOYEE!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire department managers who give a crap about their workers and who will help them achieve their goals of full time work and a decent wage.

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

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    Terrible and Demotivating!

    Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are essentially flexible hours but that is the only benefit for part-time workers.

    ConsThere are no benefits, no opportunities to grow or move up in the company and the cliquish environment and extreme problems with micromanaging is terrible. I was continuously criticized and limited despite having a bachelor's degree in business and management. In order to avoid taking care of the employees the company cut hours and wages to a horrendous degree.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like people and quit cutting and limiting benefits and hours.

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

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    I expected to be treated well by a company that purports to honor service and instead they conspired to end my career.

    Staff Pharmacist (Former Employee) Washington, IA

    ProsThe wage and benefits were passable but substandard. Opportunities for career advancement are dismal.

    ConsThe entire company is run by individuals with no motive other than profit and they don't care who they step on to get it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like they were the reason for your companies success. We are not pawns in your game.

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

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    Poor management

    Night Stocker (Former Employee) New Ulm, MN

    ProsRegular schedule, kind immediate management.

    ConsHard labor, inept management in the higher levels, unreasonable expectations, poor pay for service rendered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't berate employees who are under preforming. Don't suggest to those looking for advice that they are replaceable. Don't ever tell someone you "Might need someone else for the job" when you have no advice to offer.

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

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    Hyvee Sucks dont work here

    Cashier (Former Employee) Lawrence, KS

    Prosnothing, maybe the free cookies on break

    Consmanagers are rude
    rules are broken but people get away with it because they are friends with the manager (shopping on the clock, longer breaks, etc)

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some more qualified and nice people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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