SUPERVALU

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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
44 Reviews
1.0
44 Reviews
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Sam K. Duncan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work environment and competitive pay (in 12 reviews)

  • It has also been a company that allows a decent work-life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • One challenge is a work-life balance for sure (in 10 reviews)

  • There has been many changes in the upper management, each with a new vision for the company (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Benefits Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Support Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Support Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at SUPERVALU

    Pros

    Big company many lines of business and opportunity.

    Cons

    Continuing financial problems lead to job insecurity and deep cuts in benefits. No raises and no bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new Board of Directors and competent CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Too many bosses

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, who helped each other as much as possible.

    Cons

    Too many bosses and not enough workers. The managers from Director and higher have a sense of entitlement which undermines the moral of workers. When we're told to work harder because their bonus is based on our hitting the budgeted numbers, it's hard to take them serious. They have no concern for the retailers, just their bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working with the people in your department instead of threatening them. I heard more than once, "If you can't hit the numbers, I'll find someone who can." Well, after the consolidation in to Hopkins, if seems you couldn't find the right people and now you're suffering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive disdain for working class, corporate greed on blatant display.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you have no other option.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing of staff/distribution of increasing work to remaining staff is exhausting - management indifferent. Salaries frozen since 08 recession (even a 2% annual 'increase' is a joke). Job titles changed to avoid bonus payout to workers/ Bonus money still funneled to high paid Directors/Execs. 401k taken away to add more stress. If concerns voiced, told to get another job if you don't like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fleecing what little company profits are made in a wholesale grocery business. Execs/CEO/COOs could take a $1M pay cut for just one year & avoid laying off 50 'head of household' workers. Stop using corporation to maintain millionaires' lifestyles & go back to purpose of companies - provide services/jobs/dividends to customers/employees/communities & shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Underpaid/Overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, nice location, and good community involvement

    Cons

    Underpaid, overworked, no job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're going to get the work you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Store director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time

    Pros

    Love working with my associates and my customers and that's it

    Cons

    Lot of threats company runs a low payroll you might as well forget about any bonus potential a lot of flavor of the month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs a new co and upper management that truly understands understands the business not just cutting costs that's why sale for the company down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst place i ever worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Selecter in New Stanton, PA
    Former Employee - Order Selecter in New Stanton, PA

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    not a bad starting pay

    Cons

    This whole company sucks to work for you get treated like garbage and quatas are just rediculas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once was great, now is terrible.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be the people. But they have cut the office work force and expect 1/3 of the people to be able to continue the same level and quality of work. Sometimes I get a thank you or a nice job.

    Cons

    Mostly everything. The people they bring in are all from MN or out of the company, they no longer promote from within. They reinstated merit raises for them to only be a slap in the face (ie. 12 cents, woo thanks for nothing). Been here almost a decade and I make next to nothing with no one in upper management listening or even caring. All about the bottom line now. No sense of personality or community. They hire in new, lazy Category Managers who expect everyone else to do their job for them. They also treat people like we should be greatful for the job. They should be greatful that all their lowest paid people do the most work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the people who have already been here for years, who are eager and willing to be promoted and who CARE. Stop paying people a wage they can't even live off of and stop expecting them to be HAPPY about it. You aren't doing anyone a favor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst company I have ever seen.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in New Stanton, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in New Stanton, PA

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    it was close to home

    Cons

    supervision, and management make this job even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employes like people instead of dirt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    15 years + experience as Produce Clerk with this company.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Retail Produce Clerk- Store Level in Millersville, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Produce Clerk- Store Level in Millersville, MD

    I have been working at SUPERVALU part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Once past the 90 day pre union membership period, the job is steady but nothing more can be said about in its favor.

    Cons

    Largely INCOMPETENT management at store level; Company RARELY if ever provides needed tools/material to allow a worker to excel at the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RESPECT your employees, especially the part time salaried workers who are regarded as little more than "fixed" assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't care about employees, it's all numbers.

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

    I worked at SUPERVALU

    Pros

    I don't work there anymore

    Cons

    Longevity and years of knowledge means nothing to these people. They cut jobs like other people change socks. Without thought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to remember what it's like to work for a living. Stop taking bonuses and other benefits and treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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