H E B Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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H E B Chairman and CEO Charles C. Butt
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule; department heads work with your school schedule (in 56 reviews)

  • Great benefits and excellent opportunity to advance for those who want it (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Random schedules make it hard to have a work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • I was hired as a part time employee but always get full time hours (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Good high school job.

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    Former Employee - HEB Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - HEB Cashier in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at H E B part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Lots of stores in Texas
    Transferring is great

    Cons

    Pay for cart pushers is bad pay them a little more than a cashier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication. Authority is earned and forced upon employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Company! Good compensation and great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at H E B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement throughout the company

    Cons

    Managers can make or break your career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company with lots of potential for growth and opportunities to move up in the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, TX

    I worked at H E B

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great pay, discount on H-E-B brand groceries

    Cons

    management not the best/ didn't always follow rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Regional Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Great opportunity, good wages

    Cons

    Service used to be the best you could get but so much presure on labor and over pressuring mgrs
    On imaginative sales projections have hurt customer service

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great company if you have the right managers.

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    Current Employee - Checker
    Current Employee - Checker

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Great pay and raises. Can switch to other departments easily

    Cons

    Crappy managers who do not pay attention to the most valuable employees. They only care about the store making money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with dignity and pay attention to detail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Seafood Rep

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    Current Employee - Single Dad, Live With Parents, and Love Technology in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Single Dad, Live With Parents, and Love Technology in Austin, TX

    I have been working at H E B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like the customer interaction. Its a great culture to work with.

    Cons

    not enough training to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help more with more opportunities in how to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience at HEB - great employer that really cares and appreciates each partner.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement if you're seriously considering it. Great benefits and vacation. Guaranteed a raise every year, sometimes even twice a year.

    Cons

    Typical retail things. Working weekends, holidays, early mornings/late nights. HEB is very customer oriented so you pretty much have to always please whomever, no matter if they were right or wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some department managers definitely play favorites which is something to look for. I've seen a number of people get in trouble for things that others didnt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. My first job but definitely hard to beat.

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    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Work Environment:
       I love working at HEB. Even though I work in a high volume HEB store (constant work; a lot of customers), I love it because it keeps me busy and energetic.
    - Cleanliness:
       Although this might sound biased, I consider most HEB's (at least all that I have seen) to be cleaner and more welcoming than most grocery stores like Walmart, Kroger, etc.
    - Work:
       I work in the grocery department and although it may be too much work for some, I feel like it has a fair work-weight in order to keep improving as a company. Keeps you active, develops mental sharpness and you interact with customers to a fair minimum.
    - Management:
       Very easy to come forth and talk about anything. Management has always been willing to help their partners. But beware, if you are lazy during working hours and lack honesty and consideration for the store, dont expect them to pretend not to know about it. They will let you know if you are doing wrong and in what areas you can improve.

    - Benefits:
       Awesome healthcare plans for such a cheap monthly cost! Absolutely great!
       401K
       Many other benefits that I cant seem to remember but they are all available to see at their website.

    Cons

    - Professionalism:
       In my department there are 5 employees. If one decides to call in or take a vacation, we are screwed because the managers do not have a backup employee that could work the department efficiently and even when the employees request off days with a decent amount of time before such date, management procrastinates to search for a replacement. Consequences? The whole department will crumble to pieces (figuratively speaking). Lack of products on the shelf, disorganization on the isles, sales drop, etc. The problem does not end there. Sometimes it takes days before the department falls back into place, and believe me, its like going through hell to get the department back in shape especially in a high volume store like the one I work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more interest in organization is needed. Other than that, I am completely pleased with HEB.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Best private company to work for in Texas

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    Current Employee - Cooking Coach in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cooking Coach in Austin, TX

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Good with school schedules, work isnt stressful

    Cons

    havent had any yet, great copmany

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Logistics Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, cares for its partners

    Cons

    It's not what you know......it's WHO you know that determines your fate in any professional progressional growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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