Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
342 Reviews
3.5
342 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours when you get into a dept that has hours to give (in 36 reviews)

  • They do have some pretty decent health benefits as well as long as you are not part time (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, MANY part time positions but much less full time positions (in 26 reviews)

  • Hire too many part time employees so the employees do not provide "goodwill" to the company (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It provides a solid base to gain working experience from. I learned how to interact with customers and provide quality services.

    Cons

    The biggest con with working for Hy-Vee is becoming a really tight knit group of coworkers. (so this really is not a con) however, if you are using Hy-Vee as a job during high school or college and know you have intentions to do other things this tight knit group makes it hard to leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect part-time job for a student.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management was helpful, enjoyed working with customers and colleagues.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Hy-vee omaha #10

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  8.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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.  

    Not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Great part-time job with room to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    The greatest company in the USA!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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