SUPERVALU

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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
340 Reviews
3.0
340 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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    Supervalu

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Import/Export Coordinator in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Import/Export Coordinator in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at SUPERVALU

    Pros

    Free give-aways, great coworkers, free soda

    Cons

    Management is terrible, no advancement possibilities, tough to get pto

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Director
    Former Employee - Store Director

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people at store level.

    Cons

    New management strategy is not working. Only answer is to get rid of people and keep hammering unsuccessful strategy. Sales are down, customer count is down, customer service scores are down, and gross profit is down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study how a banner was successful in the past. Make changes to improve banner. Don't make changes just because that is what all the other banners are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is struggling to keep customers as too much competition is taking their sales.

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

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, can wear jeans.

    Cons

    Middle Management under values their teams and layoffs account for low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Was a wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Excellent people who are very good at what they do.

    Cons

    Company has had high turnover in sr. management; lots of golden parachutes. No pay raises for three years; 401k matches removed; constant closing of regions/dc's; constant downsizing/layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Absolutely nothing.

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

    From Great to Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of opportunities, especially for just-over-entry level employees. The grocery business is a great trade from many standpoints, and with wholesale and retail operations Supervalu offers a great opportunity to get a lot of experience. Once the business gets stable, it will probably be a good place to work again...but there's no knowing when that will happen.

    Cons

    Supervalu has always had an element of politics, but after the Albertsons merger the gloves really came off. The only way to survive was to keep your head down, and eventually those with their heads down lose them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Be open with your employees. Help them build skills and advance rather than use them as scapegoats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constantly Shrinking Company with a Revolving Door of Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Pros

    I can not think of a Pro.

    Cons

    Never Ending Layoffs, at least once a year. Shrinking sales every year for the past 6 years. Senior Management turnover is very high. Have cut everything possible in order to save costs - Even cut out supplying cups or napkins in break rooms. Eliminated Dividends, Salary Increases, 401K contributions last year. Shrinking IT Organization with no career opportunities. Could go on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bringing in buddies from prior companies. Stop trying to make company profitable by Cutting Costs (hasn't worked for the past 7 years). Stop laying off employees every year. Implement a company contribution or a matching amount to the 401K plan. Hire more professional Senior Management. Come up with a plan to increase sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Operations in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Director Operations in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, trying hard - also trying to address the "grocery" culture that causes new comers to leave.

    Cons

    Way behind on strategy - not the right people in senior leadership positions to understand and address the rapidly changing market. Very little true innovation or business development. Focus is on small incremental changes vs large meaningful transformation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the banners they know their customer best. Figure out a way to not get in their way but enable them to be successful in their local markets.

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

    Frustrating old school resistant to change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Finance in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and low hanging fruit. Old systems and processes, ripe for updating.

    Cons

    Stuck in old culture. There is talk about the need to question the past, but not really encouraged. Constant state of fire-drill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic and wasted money, time and resources.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remote.
    Above average compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Sub-par leadership, strategies and tactics leading to company decline and the need to sell 50% of retail stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good until the last couple of years

    Current Employee - Category Merchandiser in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Category Merchandiser in Pleasant Prairie, WI

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

    Pros

    Allow for personal growth. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Last couple of years very unstable company. Entire region where I worked was let go. Worked there for 23 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and share information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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