SUPERVALU
2.7 of 5 273 reviews
www.supervalu.com Eden Prairie, MN 5000+ Employees

SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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2.7 273 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

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Sam K. Duncan

(35 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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All stars fall eventually

Superintendent (Current Employee)
Oglesby, IL

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

ProsThe opportunities for years have been wonderful. I have grown and learned so much during my career.

ConsThe business the last few years has been unstable.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to really investigate the prior trends before purchasing another sub-company. The trail often leads in the same direction if the same people are managing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I work so hard for that company, one week i didn't hit percent, and they fired me.

Order Selector (Former Employee)
Denver, PA

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than a year

Prosif you want money, and you feel like you want to work hard for it, this job is for you.

ConsSupervisors doesn't communicate right, with the employees , and do their best to fire you.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement just want their work done fast.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed my tenure at Supervalu-good benefits, competitive salary bands, good management style.

Specialist I (Former Employee)
Boise, ID

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSupervalu is loyal to their employees in that they provide proper training, and have a "wellness" program with lower insurance premium incentives.

ConsOverall, Supervalu took on too much when they bought out grocery chains and tried to run both the distribution and retail side of groceries. Ultimately, they had to restructure which cause a lot of hard working folks to lose their jobs,

Advice to Senior ManagementNow that they have restructured, hopefully, they will go back to the type of business in which they excel--management; stick to what you know.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome headquarters

Marketing Analyst II (Former Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than a year

ProsFacilities are amazing. Ability to work remote and good atmosphere. Good rate of promotions from within.

ConsAt the time layoffs were occurring. Be prepared for learning on the fly, training for what a role does is very limited.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp people new to the company better understand entry level roles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Progressive Company recovering from a failed acquisition.

Director Operations (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood merchants and wholesale operators.

ConsRewards the senior leadership and board members often at the expense of the Associates.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter understanding of the retail markets and competition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice work/life balance

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

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

ProsGreat work/life balance. Ability to work from home.

ConsConstant change in direction. Leadership lacks bringing in fresh leaders to bring innovation and new ideas to the business. Most the leaders have been around in the same business for 20-30+ years and very little diversity in the leadership demographic.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ups and downs but it can be very enjoyable."

Supervisor (Current Employee)
Green Bay, WI

I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time for more than a year

ProsThe atmosphere is pretty fun, but hard to change an old school minded company."

ConsHave a lot of long work days and very stressful around holidays."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People

Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Eden Prairie, MN

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCo-workers were great. Company offered a lot of opportunities for training and education continuations. The benefits were great.

ConsA lot of redundancy. Too many people doing the same job across the enterprise when a lot of jobs could have been consolidated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great mentors who provided guidance and opportunities to succeed.

Pharmacist (Former Employee)
Darien, IL

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLots of opportunities to expand

ConsNo stores in IL and did not want to relocate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SUPERVALU full-time for more than a year

ProsI got to work with interesting, educated, and nice people. I learned a lot about the retail industry and enjoyed telling people about my job. There was a lot of work to be done, but you were never bored! And added bonus was that they paid reasonably well.

ConsSometimes it seemed like a lack of thorough planning for the future, as well as sticking with antiquated red tape systems made getting work done very difficult sometimes. There was also a lack of training, and very little documentation. To find answers to questions as a new employee meant finding the right person who happened to know the answer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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