Harris Teeter Reviews in North Carolina

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
414 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Bonus checks depending on hours worked (in 32 reviews)

  • Good pay for the amount of work you do (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • poor communication within the store management to their employees (in 23 reviews)

  • Customer service micro-manages the front-end employees down to their bathroom breaks (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    High expectations of employee with low return on rewards

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean, upbeat, can-do environment created for customer's benefit.

    Cons

    Raises given to everyone on a schedule, regardless of performance.
    Bonuses do not make up for low wages. Company does not offer a competitive pay.
    No opportunity to advance with just hard work.
    Constant phone calls to home.
    Not given what you are promised. Have been waiting a year for training that was promised to me for better position.
    Also was physically assaulted (as seen in another review) and the employee is still there.
    Company is more interested in profit than customer and it puts the customer service employees in a difficult position.
    Not enough hours provided to get everything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with promises. Give hours promised and opportunities as well. Company is definitely designed with mindless drones as the ideal employee and it is sad to see new hires enthusiasm wither away 100% of the time.

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

    if you are a woman in the deli you are screwed.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Cary, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    having a job. I was able to get a ok amount of hours and co workers were always giving away hours.

    Cons

    manager who was useless. it was a boys club so his favorite 2 guys got the best hours. one was a pig who you had to constantly clean up behind since the manager wouldn't make him. slicers were constantly dirty when I came in at lunch time and no sanitizer was made or used since opening at 7am. had a coworker put his hands on me but he kept his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equally and fire not promote men who put their hands on a person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Some benefits

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    Current Employee - Foods Clek  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Foods Clek in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Share 401 K. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Mostly part time, low wages, hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensated employees care more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at Harris Teeter

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally Harris Teeter is very customer-service oriented.

    Cons

    Times with frequent rushes were often understaffed.

  6.  

    A great place to be .....if you're totally brain dead

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    Former Employee - Fresh Foods Chef  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Fresh Foods Chef in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some associates are great to work for
    Wages get paid on time
    A wage increase of 25 cents per hour if you work really hard
    A paltry bonus paid every six months
    A great staff room with uncomfortable chairs , no A/C and a broken tv

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Favouritism and the good ol boy network
    Managers blow smoke up your butt
    The training videos are so pathetic written for people with the attention span of a dyslexic gnat
    You can really go places and be where you want to be ....if you're prepared to lower your standards and really kiss butt
    All the adverts for jobs insist you must have culinary skills and degrees ....yeah right....I feel I wasted my time and career in culinary
    This job enthused me to return to school , learn new skills and change my career
    If you love to be undervalued and appreciated then this is the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the staff you have , harness their skills and push them to improve themselves and the company . Stop trying to crawl to the corporate ladder . If you do right by your staff your staff will do right for you. Pay people a decent wage .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Customers treated better than associates.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Inventory Control Manager  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Inventory Control Manager in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits. Bonuses 2 times a year. Vacation hours.

    Cons

    Management treats assoiciates poor. Treat customers better than associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have classes on how to treat employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Leadership Doesn't Lead

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My specific dept worked wonderfully together. We each had our position and our roll and we jived together.

    Cons

    Upper management was constantly stopping us and telling us to do one thing or another that went against rules and parameters set in place for our dept. It was like they had no clue how to run each dept but they wanted to try anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make store management work in each dept so they can learn how it actually works in practice versus just on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The employees never seem to have a bad day.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Dairy Frozen Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Dairy Frozen Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like how much training is involved in learning the grocery/ perishable industry. They really make sure you have a good mentor, and are ready for the next level before promoting you.

    Cons

    Even if you have an advanced degree, you have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Also, working in the stores doesn't easily translate to working in the corporate office, even if you have a degree in business or IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the store managers are doing a great job. It can be very stressful on the front-lines, so I only suggest that they try to stay happy at work. Negative attitudes trickle down faster than happy ones, and bad attitudes can have tremendous effects on sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My work is always appreciated.

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    Current Employee - Back-Up Scanning Coordinator  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Back-Up Scanning Coordinator in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The managers are always great, the customers are awesome because they really value our goal at having the best customer service therefore they appreciate it and they show you. They pay above minimum wage, and there are 2 bonuses a year regardless of the economy. Even when it was dropping in 2008, the associates still got their checks because the people at corporate forfeited theirs. (The company cares!) Also, this was my first real job besides babysitting and I definitely have learned a lot.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel like I'm doing more work than I'm getting paid for but isn't that the case almost everywhere?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making such a big deal whether or not my sweater has the HT logo on it. It looks exactly the same as the one you sell, and unless you want to pay for my uniform, I am not going to buy it because I do not believe the customer cares as long as I have my name tag in obvious view.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible work environment

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really can't think of anything to put here, other than I enjoyed most of my coworkers!

    Cons

    Where do I begin. Well first of all, the pay is crap! I worked there for two years and went from making $7.25 an hour to making $8.05 an hour. This company is making so much money and yet they can't afford to pay their workers a decent wage. I went to Whole Foods after HT and the lowest they will pay anyone is $11 an hour, including baggers and dishwashers.

    The management was also organized very poorly and was made up of idiots. It was pretty demoralizing working for people that would make fifth graders look smart. I'm sure this isn't the case at every store, but it certainly was at the three I worked at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees much more and try promoting competent people instead of the bros and the attractive women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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