SUPERVALU

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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 312 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

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Sam K. Duncan

(54 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work environment and competitive pay(in 11 reviews)

  • collaborative culture, work life balance(in 11 reviews)


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

  • People are in middle to upper management positions without the proper experience(in 14 reviews)

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    Worst place i ever worked

    Order Selecter (Former Employee) New Stanton, PA

    Prosnot a bad starting pay

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once was great, now is terrible.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsUsed 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.

    ConsMostly 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company I have ever seen.

    Warehouseman (Current Employee) New Stanton, PA

    Prosit was close to home

    Conssupervision, and management make this job even worse.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat your employes like people instead of dirt

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    15 years + experience as Produce Clerk with this company.

    Retail Produce Clerk- Store Level (Current Employee) Millersville, MD

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI don't work there anymore

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst place ever to work

    Cashier (Former Employee) Pequot Lakes, MN

    ProsNone, literally I cannot think of one pro

    ConsNo discount, poor management everything

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive up on everything please

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miserable experience. Veterans do not like outsiders and do whatever is necessary to push them out.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe lower level employees are the greatest. Management needs to realize what a great workforce they have and treat this group like humans and remember they are the ones making the money for the company.

    ConsVery difficult to join as an outsider. Veterans have their succession plan decided, and will harm anyone's chances if you stand in the way. Evil tactics used to rid the company of someone they don't like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up your minds and be willing to listen to new employees who might have good ideas. Don't attempt to replace the person who left with a clone. Everyone has their own personality and ideas, and squelching that is harmful to your company's future.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clerk

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscompany sucked no no no

    Conscompany sucks dont work here

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    SUPERVALU HAS THE FLAVOR OF THE DAY - KEEPS CHANGING STRATEGY

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsHard to think of anything positive to say. The people that made the company great are gone and the company lacks direction.

    ConsI worked at one of the retail banners until the company decided to lay off all of the regional staff. The retail banner I once worked for has lost customers, and share of market due to lack of leadership, focus, poor store conditions and lack of community relations. There is poor morale of employees. Management really does not care.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your customers, employees and community. It will be hard to regain what you once had. The competition is taking your customers. I worked for the company for many decades but I find it hard to shop in any SUPERVALU store anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be better

    Department Specialist (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsAs has been stated on this site, many people at SuperValu are good, hardworking people. They tend to be the front-line employees.

    ConsA lot of the managers play office politics. Some of them do not have the computer know-how for their jobs. I knew one who barely knew Excel. Also, my current manager likes to delegate the stuff he should be doing to me despite what policy states, and despite the fact that I don't have a lot of time to do his job in addition to my own.

    It is hard to fire bad employees. You have to be written up three times to be fired, so a lot of people are in jobs that require detail orientation and are not detail-oriented. Then the rest of us have to fix their mistakes until they either quit or get written up.

    There are frequently unrealistic deadlines and not enough people do to the work. Sometimes managers go against the remote policy and forbid people from working at home, even if we could be more effective working from home.

    I would not at all be surprised if this company gets bought out in the next few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDump your dead weight and do more to attract actual talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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