Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. Great overall company, bad local management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, benefits, fellow employees, and competitive pay rate. Flexible hours and will work around any type of schedule. The work itself is not difficult.

    Cons

    Local store management did not uphold overall company values. Lack of care for well-being of hourly employees. Tedious and repetitive job tasks. Hours worked can be on holidays and for long periods (10 hours a day or more).

    Advice to Management

    Value the concerns and feedback from employees and customers, as this was not apparent at my local store. It was highly evident that management thought they were supreme over everyone else, even though teamwork, communication, and cooperation were supposedly valued.


  2. Health Market Clerk

    Former Employee - Health Market Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Health Market Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, flexible hours, not entirely terrible

    Cons

    Customer service field, don't enter if you aren't into that


  3. Frozen-Dairy Dept/Cashier

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Frozen Food Associate, Cashier in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Frozen Food Associate, Cashier in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    Lots of other students to work with. Lots of young energetic people. Opportunities to move to different departments if that's your interest.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be bad in terms of what you ask for off or tell them days you cannot work. When it's not busy it can be boring. Cold environment may not be for everyone. Have to lift a lot of heavy products.

    Advice to Management

    Don't call up the employees in the department to work as cashiers because less work is done in those departments and customers can tell or are without help.


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  5. Ok. Felt unprepared as new employee but nice work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

    Pros

    -Great employees. Everyone is really nice and friendly -Somewhat fun work. Good part time job.

    Cons

    -Little to no training; just thrown into working in the department on my own. I was trained ONE day then was left in my department alone to close. -Kind of unprofessional way of dealing with things. I feel that my employment process was not the usual though.

    Advice to Management

    Actually train people. Myself as well as two other people who started at the same time all agree that we were unprepared after our "training".


  6. cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid on-site online training before starting, flexible hours, interaction with public, fast pace makes time pass faster

    Cons

    Cashier area could be more cashier friendly: our store doesn't have a wand to scan heavy items, anti-fatigue mat could be larger, plastic bags difficult to separate, design of counter could be better for passing goods to customer. Registers seem to have to share: paper towels, cleaning spray, UPC for certain things, greeting card bags - shouldn't need to. No employee discounts except on junk foods consumed at break time.

    Advice to Management

    See Cons, above. About 90% of voids require management to intervene which takes their time and the customer's. WIC items could be marked clearer at the shelf to avoid customer confusion. Types of milk allowed on WIC could be programmed into software so it's not up to cashier to determine.


  7. Great Boss, Horrible Managers, and Helpless Customers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Shenandoah, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Shenandoah, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The boss is super nice, but very intimidating. A few of the managers are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Even though a few managers are nice, most aren't. The customers are mostly helpless and annoying. Managers aren't very understanding of some of the working conditions. If you are working courtesy in the morning you have to pick up trash from the parking lot.

    Advice to Management

    Pick better managers that treat their employees with respect.


  8. Nice Part time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Easy to schedule when you work in the departments. The job wasnt too difficult and worked around my school breaks.

    Cons

    They dont pay alot, and getting a raise is difficult. I left after finding out that everyone else in the departments was making more than me (even less experienced workers).


  9. Assistant Manager of Perishables

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager of Perishable Departments in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager of Perishable Departments in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to advance. Pay is low if not at a profitable store. Great benefits

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. It is retail so you work nights, weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Get better work/life balance


  10. Assistant Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hy-Vee (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laxed environment, friendly atmosphere, cleanliness, potential to move up, and great for when you are trying to go to school.

    Cons

    horrible hours, not enough help on the front end or back room. Sometimes too flexible with employee's.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so hard on the assistant's. Definitely a tough job and always under stress when needing to perform. Let them know when they do well and not just when the did something wrong.


  11. Night Stock

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers were great It was a job that paid money Got to work as a team and solo

    Cons

    Management (other than my manager) treated us like pariahs Difficult to attain full-time status(and therefore low pay and no benefits)

    Advice to Management

    Respect the people who make your store what it is, and offer more full-time positions.



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