SUPERVALU

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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
320 Reviews

3.0
320 Reviews
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Sam K. Duncan
59 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Flexible work environment and competitive pay (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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  1.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Bastrop, LA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bastrop, LA

    Pros

    Loved the challenge and oportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Low salary and low payroll to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add payroll to stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A Dwindling world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Tech II/Customer Service Representative II  in  Boise, ID
    Former Employee - IT Tech II/Customer Service Representative II in Boise, ID

    Pros

    employees are friendly
    the Corporate Boise Home Office building

    Cons

    Pay freeze for over 2 years
    tried to take 401k
    understaffed and over worked
    Highly stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT department is at throws with itself. Policies being indoctrinated are to the point of harassment. Being and outstanding team member for over the past 7 years, the IT Support has gone from FANTASTIC on every level of work to dreading each and every shift. I was harassed for using the facility for 15 minutes, by someone I have known for years, and Finally said if you cannot trust your own employees, then whats the point. And fire me......Everyone is treated this way. I am a casualty to the policy and the power struggle of the managers. In the last 8 months IT has lost over 100 years of knowledge. Ask anyone I worked with and they know they lost one of the best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging at SUPERVALU. Constant change in direction.

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

    Pros

    Safe environment. Ability to easily move from one department to another to increase your overall knowledge.

    Cons

    Leadership is stuck in the past. They are still trying to get back to what SUPERVALU was before they bought ALBERTSONS. Meanwhile, the world has moved forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of VP's that are stuck in the past and only look out for their and their friend's jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The ripple effect of one big change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Supervalu has historically had a lot of great people working for it. It has also been a company that allows a decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Supervalu has been in a state of turmoil for the last eight years due to the after affects of the Albertson's acquisition. This has resulted in job cuts, pay freezes, loss of bonuses and no 401K match. They seem to be turning things around but it will likely be a while before they are completely out of the woods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work hard to ensure 401K matches, raises and bonuses continue to be healthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Steady Company

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

    Pros

    Business improving slowly but they have a lot of core business.

    Cons

    Multiple Environments and systems, trying to be everything to everybody,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    Pros

    Lots of very valuable and varied experience

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in leadership and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8.  

    Good People, Set Up To Fail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Merchandiser  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Category Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Great coworkers and middle management, Workload gives vast experience, Minneapolis metro area offers corporate, supply chain and retail career opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance, continue to re-org and downsize to squeeze more out of employees for less, expect top level performance for minimal pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the talent will burn out and move on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Reallignment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Merchandiser  in  Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Category Merchandiser in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    Pros

    Environment is fast passed, however people are great to work with. There are opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Last few years have been taxing. Company did not back file positions when associates left causing extra work load and stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with your employees.

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

    New ownership has brought many tough and painful changes to rebuild this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    The long term outlook should grow slowly into a stonger and more stable company.

    Cons

    24/7 business makes for tough work schedules and on call. Operations run lean which translates into long hours or extra days to cover sick and vacation of coworkers. Sarlary is a little low and retirement benefits were cut for company match.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just okay

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice. A lot of diversity including with age. The company is huge which can mean plenty of future opportunities. Cafeteria and huge break room. Everyone wears jeans.

    Cons

    The warehouse is attached to the office so there's a really different blue collar crowd in the break room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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