Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO & President Randy Edeker
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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. Managers fighting for promotions

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hy-Vee Courtesy in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Hy-Vee Courtesy in Madison, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Great Team Members
    Easy Work
    2-week time off requests

    Cons

    Never get a raise
    Managers are incompetent
    Managers contradict each other constantly

    Advice to Management

    Undercover boss at West-Gate Madison


  2. Helpful (1)

    Managers Lack Management Training

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, somewhat flexible, depending on who your manager is.

    Cons

    As a FT employee, you are expected to work 50+ hours. Also, management does not go through any management training; how to treat employees, how to deal with them, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees. Not everyone wants to work as much as you do. Don't hold that against them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Sycamore, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Sycamore, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Employee-owned, so your wage will always be higher than minimum wage when you start.

    Cons

    Upper management is very condescending and expects you to know everything about your job within an unreasonably short time period.
    Assistant managers (your daily bosses) are one big clique of 25-year-olds who hang out together on the weekends and very obviously choose favorites and treat the employees not favorited as less than.
    General feeling of stupidity when not doing something perfectly due to the way you're spoken to.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as people and make sure that your assistants are doing so as well.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Interesting and unorganized - 2nd assistant manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hy-Vee full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Customer service, PTO, social events, decent benefits, vaca time.

    Cons

    crazy hours, poor treatment of lower level staff, disorganized


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not like it use to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    The customers, and most employees

    Cons

    Too young of managers, need to mature

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good starter job, but nothing special.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk

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

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

    Pros

    I worked here for about 16 months while I was in high school. You definitely got to try all of the sweet treats, and helping customers with cakes was always fun. It's a great starter job into the real world, because it is fast paced and you deal with all types of people.

    Cons

    Management is awful, I mean just plain awful. My bakery manager was never flexible around my schedule, and would keep us late hours. The second assistant managers are all right out of high school, and are immature and rude. A demanding job. They don't pay you enough for everything you have to accomplish. Some customers are so rude, especially when their cake is not done to their liking. As a clerk, you can't do anything about a messed up cake. When I wanted to transfer locations it took me forever to even get ahold of store management. Then the store said they had hired a bunch of new people, so I wasn't needed. Yet I had all the experience over new hires. Very frustrating experience.

    Advice to Management

    If you claim to be a family orientated company, start looking at who you hire. Quit hiring management with zero experience.


  8. No so great anymore

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work for. Start out as a nagger and become a CEO.

    Cons

    Not a family oriented company anymore. Prides itself on being a company who promotes within. But not anymore. They hire management straight from college. No work experience.


  9. Okay place to work

    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Blue Springs, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Blue Springs, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    Flexible on hours most of the time

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to people in their departments

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in your department


  10. Helpful (1)

    dishes wash, laundry , mop the floor, vacuum, clean windows and doors. clean the animals cages. change and take dogs out

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker, Wash Dishes, Cleaning in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Stocker, Wash Dishes, Cleaning in Sioux Falls, SD

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    keep busy and happy when done. looks good. I want new experience too. enjoying with new people too.

    Cons

    people did not like my note. if I want make sure for questions. That part of job. don't want mistakes. double check. So I know what to do.

    Advice to Management

    working as team. learn new things.


  11. great guys to work with...bad management attitudes

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

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were good..matched 401K

    Cons

    The compensation was low and favoritism was applied during promotions



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