Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. stocking dairy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    Amazing work place, friendly employees.

    Cons

    almost none amazing company store!

    Advice to Management

    add a little more flexibility to employee clothing


  2. great retail work place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dubuque, IA

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

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

    Pros

    paid lunch employee discounts, Christmas party price match gas discounts got 1.50 raise after only one year customer compliments equaled free meal employee spotlight/acknowledgement and appreciation was able to receive tips

    Cons

    was hard to get full time


  3. Night Stocker

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

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time

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

    Pros

    Great core values with gaining an understanding of what it take to make that place run on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    After completing daily routine, if another department was behind we would have to fill in even if our shift was over.

    Advice to Management

    Would liked to see management appreciate the people that set the ton for the day. If your night crew is not motivated then it makes all other department struggle to get on pace.


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  5. Be a Helpful Smile

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hy-vee overall is a great place to work for, especially if you're busy with school. They will work around your schedule and as long as you show up on time and do the simple things they ask then you have nothing to worry about.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best, but raises come every 3-6 months or if you simply get a complement from a customer.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give to management at this time, keep up the good work. If you see an employee do good, don't be afraid to tell the H.R. manager.


  6. Customer Service Agent

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

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

    Pros

    There are some great people that work there. As long as you have good assistant managers running the front things go smoothly. It is a lot like a family atmosphere once you've worked there and start to know peoples names.

    Cons

    Upper division management can be a little out of the loop sometimes since they are upstairs most of the day, so when they come down to ask you something, they might not take into consideration how busy you've been.


  7. Good Company Overall

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like a lot of companies with multiple locations, HyVee can vary according to the store director, (store manager.) The one I work for seems to be very good one for overall store attitude. The pay is decent, the benefits and insurance are good and the philosophy of the company is contagious.Employees greet each other not just customers as you leave, arrive or travel the store. Smiles are everywhere. Being company owned, all employees share in the profitability of the individual store. This is nicely explained in quarterly meetings. So instead of being part of thousands of employees, you can see from a more local standpoint how the profit is made. Example: fewer carts hitting cars in the lot reduces claims and therefore your bonus rises. They are also good at keeping your hours in check so you seldom work over your scheduled 40.

    Cons

    I'm older and very experienced but it seems that the upper management doesn't seem to care about my opinion. Maybe sour grapes but decisions are made for departments without the department manager being involved. "Add this" or "change this" without asking "what do you thing would improve sales."

    Advice to Management

    Summed up above with ask the manager and assistant what they feel might benefit the department. Also, despite always being aware of profitability, buy or repair equipment for both safety and morale reasons.


  8. Cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Lees Summit, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good part time pay, easy job.

    Cons

    Can be very boring a repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Add more variety to responsibilities seen by all employees.


  9. It has been great so far.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Omaha, NE

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

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

    Pros

    Welcoming environment Employee meal deals where you get any Starbuck's drink and a sand which for $5 They add to your 401K

    Cons

    It is hard to get lots of hours when starting out

    Advice to Management

    If you need more help with cashiering on any given day, please call employees who have that day off to ask them to come in to work.


  10. Assistant

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, can have some fun

    Cons

    Hours, always work holidays, hours


  11. Loved working here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Columbus, NE
    Former Employee - Barista in Columbus, NE

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, great place to work, great work structure.

    Cons

    Sometimes, managers don't look at your availability.



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