Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO & President Randy Edeker
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7 Ratings

Pros
  • Fun environment to work in with flexible hours (in 39 reviews)

  • Good for part-time work during high school or college (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Part time workers given full time responsibility (in 27 reviews)

  • They wonder why they have a big turn over rate in there part time workers (in 27 reviews)

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  1. unsatifying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    the money and helping costumers

    Cons

    I went from two days a week to one and then all of a sudden they let me go


  2. Decent but...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Clerk in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Clerk in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, easy job, some nice coworkers

    Cons

    Most people are too concerned about corporate. Must put on a happy face and suck up to management at all times.

    Advice to Management

    It's just a grocery store, don't be so hard on employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    You must be a part of the "In" crowd to get anywhere with this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission, KS

    I worked at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get hired

    Cons

    They do not drug test management in mission ks. They should. Nor do they reward hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Drug test your employees, especially the people you put in charge. Not everyone enjoys working around addicts and alcoholics.


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  5. Work high school kids 5 or 6 days in a row

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    It's a good starting job for high school kids

    Cons

    Over worked and will not work around high school schedule for sports and other activities

    Advice to Management

    Need to get some better managers


  6. food management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Associate in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Produce Associate in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    will hire anyone who needs a job.

    Cons

    bad managers are not awesome,get the chip off the shoulders and workers would stay.

    Advice to Management

    stop coming to work mad at your workers please.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Horrible and vindictive.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Corydon, IA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Corydon, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    Horrible manage that is a principle of a high school instead of a kitchen, you do not get your brakes, they do not follow the rules and would prefer someone that would rather talk then have a hard worker.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your job as a job and not a high school.


  8. Would never recommend this company for employment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - General Warehouse Worker in Chariton, IA
    Former Employee - General Warehouse Worker in Chariton, IA

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Maybe for the area, they pay decent. But they cause a lot of stress on families.

    Cons

    Very greedy business. If you get hurt on the job they send you to a doctor that does not even look at the problem and the doctor signs a paper saying you can go back to work (even if you cant walk or sit without pain). Not a family oriented employer at all. They pretty much work you like slaves and then treat you the same. Would NEVER recommend this employer to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter what i say here. They won't listen. They don't care what the workers think. They won't do anything to fix the problem.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hy-vee is a fine place to work if like idiots

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate At the C-store in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Associate At the C-store in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Getting time off was not a problem

    Cons

    Too many part time people and not enough full time, Hiring was sporadic and training is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Give people some training and give pay raises once in a while too.


  10. Helpful (1)

    No room to move up, store director was cheap and wouldn't even upgrade the most basic of hardware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dairy Clerk in Prairie Village, Butler, KS
    Current Employee - Dairy Clerk in Prairie Village, Butler, KS

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people to work with. Not too demanding of a job, and managers are always there to help.

    Cons

    No pay raise, never get to work over 30 hours a week. Company is too afraid to give out benefits to give out more than 30 hours a week. My department had 3 workers in it and they still wouldn't have us work more, they just laid all the work down on one employee and hoped it would get done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ripping off your part time workers, start giving them the opportunity to move up.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Favoritism is how the place works

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Hy-Vee full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Wages are above average. Health benefits are great for the industry. Ability move up (if you can beat the favoritism).

    Cons

    Discipline is based on favoritism. Management doesn't listen. Management takes care of its own and throws associates under the bus. Some employees "walk on water," no matter what they do wrong. Meanwhile, other employees can make small mistakes occasionally and be demoted and have their hours cut. Even with a doctor's note, employees can have their hours cut for simply being sick.

    Advice to Management

    Hy-Vee Fundamentals need to be applied to EVERYONE, including associates by management. You can't go on a break in front of employees that have been working 8 hours without a break themselves. You also don't want to create a climate of people coming to a grocery store sick because they're afraid of having their hours cut.



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