Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in your department

  2. No so great anymore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. dishes wash, laundry , mop the floor, vacuum, clean windows and doors. clean the animals cages. change and take dogs out

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    working as team. learn new things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. great guys to work with...bad management attitudes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    The benefits were good..matched 401K

    Cons

    The compensation was low and favoritism was applied during promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Ok at first, no room to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    Ok health insurance
    The people you work with

    Cons

    The management
    Customers can be very difficult
    Pay
    Constant workplace drama

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. It is hit and miss.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coffee Shop Manager
    Current Employee - Coffee Shop Manager

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your first year as a full-time employee you receive two weeks paid vacation. There's awesome benefits, including the 401k. There's a lot of room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    There isn't much of a work-life balance, it is pretty much work. Policies change a lot, and you're never sure which is the right one. Stores can get cliquey and hard to make any progress. Not really great at adapting to state policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A very stressful job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Training was terrible! I had to pretty much learn things on my own.A very unorganized place to work. I was told upon hiring that I would get fulltime & am only getting 24-30 hrs. per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your employees it is very rude to talk about there coworkers!

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Great employer if you keep your mouth shut

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

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

    Pros

    Consistent hours, fairly friendly staff, especially my direct managers, specifically my manager in the bakery who I would work for again at any place besides Hy-Vee in a heartbeat. Good for part-time work during high school or college.

    Cons

    Avoid as a long -term career option if you want to be respected as an employee.
    I am severely claustrophobic and was working the salad bar in the back room after being told it would only be a few weeks until I was working as produce stocker on the floor. That never happened. When I tried to transfer out, they put up a fuss but eventually allowed me to work in the bakery as a closer because, due to my medical issue, I needed to be out in an area where I could at least see windows. I tried to get a position in the in-store coffee shop, directly next to the door and in my skill set, when they were looking for applicants, because I had quite a bit of experience as a barista but they said I needed to be there for 6 months to show my commitment. This was after both the HR manager and the manager of the coffee shop agreed I should get the job because of experience and my willingness to work opening 5 or 6 days a week. The perishables manager told me I wasn't showing enough effort when I put in extra hours, offered to take shifts in other departments, and continually asked for areas I could improve myself in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee comes to you saying they want to continue working for your company but need to be placed in a different department because of medical issues, listen to them. And don't promise them a new position and pull the rug out the next day. The perishables manager at the store I worked at was more concerned with sleeping with female employees than working with employees that wanted to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice company for a Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    Good job for kids in high school and going to college.

    Cons

    If you are not a kid, this is not a place to work. They over look adults for many positions, they would rather promote a 20 year old kid with NO management experience into a position that requires the ability to motivate and inspire kids as well as high school educated adults. They wonder why they have a big turn over rate in there part time workers.

  11. 2 people found this helpful

    No Respect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

    Pros

    Most customers acknowledge when you go above and beyond for them and you are likely kept busy for much of your shift. There is always something to do and are many opportunities to explore in the store.

    Cons

    Almost none of the managers respect your hard work, they feel their job is more important than yours and that may be true, but at the same time, when you have a job to do, they don't care. They only care about getting what they need done and will pull you away from your responsibilities in order to do so. And they will not acknowledge that you've done a good job either. Management is very two-faced as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring more about your employees instead of just yourselves. Be better leaders than what you show because it's a major letdown.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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