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Demanding labor with little pay.

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Current Employee - Bagger  in  Spring, TX
Current Employee - Bagger in Spring, TX

I have been working at H E B part-time for more than a year

Pros

The discount is nice to have

Cons

Physical at times and fast paced

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Long Hours, Always trying to cut staff

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    Former Employee - Central Checkout Specialist  in  Leander, TX
    Former Employee - Central Checkout Specialist in Leander, TX

    I worked at H E B full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, variable hours for school, Lots of different customers

    Cons

    Long hours, never enough help,

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

    Very laid-back, friendly, and family-oriented environment

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    Current Employee - Checker  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Checker in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at H E B part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    --The pay is better here than at most grocery stores
    --Every employee is given a Valued Partner Perks card, which entitles you to a 10% discount on store brands (the H-E-B brand, Hill Country Fare, Central Market, etc.) and to select free products throughout the month.
    --Unlike most places I've worked, the satisfaction of the customer seems to be stressed over how much money the store is making.
    --The company has its own credit union, so if you don't have a bank account, you can still have the benefits of one of free of charge.
    --You get paid weekly (usually on Wednesday by 5PM, if you have direct deposit--which you will, if you join their credit union or use your own bank).
    --All scheduling and payroll information can be accessed online, so it is easy to drop or pick up shifts and request time off, if needed.
    --The company stresses community service, charity work, and employee health.
    --All of my coworkers are friendly and we seem to have a good time, even when the store is hectic.
    --Management is laid back and easy-going.
    --Checkers are given a thorough, hands-on 12 hour training course (spread over two days) on register operations, as well as a separate 2-3 hour TABC training course.

    Cons

    --The work itself can be a bit hectic, especially when the store is busy and the weather conditions are poor. There are basically two positions offered to incoming partners--Baggers and Checkers. Baggers jump from one lane to another, assisting the checker in bagging the customer's groceries. They are also expected to help the customer carry out and unload their groceries if requested, assist elderly customers who are using the store's motorized vehicles by bringing the scooters back into the store, running perishable items back to the shelves if left behind, replacing customers items if they are damaged, and keeping the parking lot organized by bringing in carts from their assigned areas. Some people move up from bagger to checker quickly, while some are baggers for their duration with the company. People who have the title of Checker obviously scan the customers items and are expected to be fast and efficient by scanning so many items per minute,correctly tendering the payment, and answering any customer questions. Checkers still have at least two bagging/carryout shifts per week, so there is some variety in the work if you prefer one position over another. Either way, you have to go outside and deal with sometimes unpleasant conditions.

    --H-E-B will hire 16-year-olds, so expect some of your coworkers to be immature and irresponsible.

    Honestly, those are the only two cons I can think of. Otherwise, I really like working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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