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More effort than it's worth.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Flexible scheduling, to an extent. If you quit they'll always let you come back and work again as long as you did a good job while you were there before.

Cons

At first I thought this was an okay job because I got hired quickly and the work seemed easy, even though I was only earning minimum wage. My department managers and co-workers were all nice people willing to work with me on my schedule when I started taking college classes.

After a while I became annoyed with the hierarchy of management in my store. A few of the store managers (one in particular) are condescending and disrespectful toward employees. They stress maximizing profit to an extent that really puts me off, and stresses out overworked department managers who have never been and never will be able to bring in the numbers demanded of them. The emphasis placed upon outstanding customer service is fanatical. Multiple times I've been criticized for failing to act as though time spent at Hy-Vee fills me with the rhapsodical glow of heaven, even though I've always been polite and attentive to customers. They literally want a smile pasted on your face every second that you're there.

Hard work goes unacknowledged. Employees are forced to pay $20+ for their own work uniforms. They aren't allowed to have a beverage with them unless they're on break, and then they're made to pay 10 cents for a cup of water. The discount they give employees who want to eat dinner while they're on break is so negligible that I wonder why it's even offered. Managers get upset when an employee clocks out two minutes late, because then they have to pay the employee an extra 25 cents for the day. Employees aren't even allowed to leave the building during break.

I know people who've been employed with a competitor grocery chain in my area. The other store pays slightly better and doesn't demand as much out of its workers. Prices are comparable.

The bottom line: Hy-Vee wants everything from you but doesn't want to give anything in return. I can find an easier, better-paying job and I don't recommend working here, except maybe to a teen who needs first-time job experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

See "Cons".

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Other reviews for Hy-Vee

  1.  

    Eh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk

    Pros

    The flexible hours were very nice. You just needed to request time off two week beforehand. Also extra pay on Sundays.

    Cons

    I felt like I was going nowhere fast. There was a lot of disrespect and messing around in the front of the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the work place more fun and exciting in order to energize the employees and put a smile in every aisle.

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

    More pay needed for a helpful smile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nicest people I have ever worked with. Most customers are friendly. The job keeps me busy and i'm never bored.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay. The store where I work at is so understaffed its crazy. The assistant managers get very stressed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay. Give employees enough breaks. Make sure there are enough people working so customers don't have to get angry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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