Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
329 Reviews
3.5
329 Reviews
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Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO & President Randy Edeker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are essentially flexible hours but that is the only benefit for part-time workers (in 32 reviews)

  • I will be looking for better employment as part time will not cut it (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • micro managed, upper management doesnt have much of an idea of what goes on (in 22 reviews)

  • Part timers made to work as hard as full time workers (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Perfect part-time job for a student.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Merchandise  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - General Merchandise in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexibility, culture, atmosphere, co-workers, values

    Cons

    There aren't many cons here.. I've heard for some people, getting enough hours can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked part time, but things went pretty well.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Table Busser  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Table Busser in Madison, WI

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management was helpful, enjoyed working with customers and colleagues.

    Cons

    I really don't have much to say for cons.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Cashier

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to advance within both the store and company-wide

    Cons

    Current managers favor the high school students and don't make them do their job making the rest of us work twice as harde

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee ownership, friendly fun environment, advancement opportunities, strong culture and continuing to grow.

    Cons

    We are very busy, holidays can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hy-vee omaha #10

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floral Clerk  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Floral Clerk in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    co-workers and manager are amazing.
    very flexible
    a lot of fun
    the job itself is enjoyable
    quarterly bonus

    Cons

    can be stressful during holidays
    work a lot during busy seasons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not for me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Hy-Vee full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees were nice and understanding

    Cons

    Management was not the nicest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management didnt want to work with employees on time off

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floral Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Floral Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to advance and grow. Very strong company with a great rep.

    Cons

    Stores are antonymous so continuity can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great part-time job with room to advance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lees Summit, MO

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

    Pros

    Especially when working on the front end (Cashiering, sacking), it is very, very flexible with your schedule. Whether you want only 10-15 hours a week or 25-30, work is available to anyone who merely is customer service-oriented and friendly. When I worked there, I found friends in many of my peers at the store, and as of today my best friends are still people I worked with there. With a college degree, there is room for advancement if the individual has a strong work ethic and focuses on satisfying the customers.

    Cons

    With any retail job, hours may be very early or very late, and with a lot of the company's money being made on the weekend, that requires the employee to not have weekends off very much, if at all. The lower levels of the store do not pay very much, so until you get into the higher levels of management, you will probably need another job to generate income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the store I worked at, I feel that management did a very good job of both taking care of the customer as well as rewarding those employees who worked their tails off for them. I feel that store is a model for how a business should be run, and thus have no advice for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The greatest company in the USA!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Clerk in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Everthing in this great company is done right!

    Cons

    Nothing can be changed in this great USA company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I've shopped and worked for Hy-Vee since I was 16; this company really cares! Feels like I gained a family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician/Previously: Courtesy, Cashier, Salad Bar
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician/Previously: Courtesy, Cashier, Salad Bar

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working for Hy-Vee is like gaining an additional family. My coworkers truly care about me and my store director and department manager have gone above and beyond to help relocate me to a new city. Before I could even work I shopped at Hy-Vee, and I must say I love the environment! Always upbeat and friendly. I have received steady pay raises throughout my time with this company.

    Cons

    I struggle to get the time off I need in the pharmacy department, but this is not the case if you work up front. As a courtesy clerk or cashier, it can be hard to maintain a steady paycheck. There are so many employees that a part-timer may struggle to work enough hours each week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to empathize with various departments and department employees. Be sure to slow down when making big decisions, because upper management is often over-worked and over-stressed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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