Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible hours when you get into a dept that has hours to give (in 39 reviews)

  • They do have some pretty decent health benefits as well as long as you are not part time (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, MANY part time positions but much less full time positions (in 27 reviews)

  • They wonder why they have a big turn over rate in there part time workers (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Wine & Spirits Clerk

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    Current Employee - Wine & Spirits Clerk in Carroll, IA
    Current Employee - Wine & Spirits Clerk in Carroll, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, clean & friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    lack of adequate staff during busy times

    Advice to Management

    Need to have store management to check on department more often, currently only see a manager at closing time to collect the cash drawers

  2. I am very experienced. I catch onto things quickly so learning the way that Hy-Vee works will be an easy task for me.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raytown, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raytown, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I get to experience working at a young age. I'm very ambitious so this will help me prepare for things to come later in life.

    Cons

    I have to deal with impatient customers. I have seen a clerk get yelled at by a customer and it wasn't a pleasant situation.

    Advice to Management

    I will try my best to negotiate and help others when in need but I don't like being disrespected. And I won't disrespect anyone as for that is not my character.

  3. Great atmosphere and people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible with scheduling (depending on position)
    - Comfortable environment with support
    - Always someone there to help you learn or advance
    - Promote primarily from within, so good chance for advancement

    Cons

    - Gets busy/hectic sometimes (what place doesn't?)

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Floral Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floral Clerk in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Floral Clerk in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people (customers, vendors, co-workers) to work with. Never, EVER, a dull moment!

    Cons

    Very few full-time positions, leading to a high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Add some full-time clerk positions so you don't lose all that investment in their training because they can't afford to stay with you.

  6. inventory manager

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    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Algona, IA
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Algona, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    be at home nights and weekends

    Cons

    odd hours either night shift or day shift

  7. Bakery Clerk

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and never a dull moment. Working in the bakery brings constant challenges that are nice to overcome with fellow employees.

    Cons

    The worst thing is when you aren't able to get out on time while closing. Also you will always come home smelling like bread.

    Advice to Management

    To night shift managers, we would appreciate it if we received assistance when we tell you we won't be getting out until about 2 hours after we are supposed to.

  8. Helpful (2)

    My first job was with Hy-Vee and they have given me so many opportunities to grow within the company.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits. Opportunity to move up within the company. Great leadership from Executives who have also worked their way up through the company. They are an employee owned company and have the employees in mind when making decisions

    Cons

    With any retail company, you have to be willing to work nights and weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Communication will all employees. Stay loyal to the Hy-Vee Fundamentals and keep pushing forward with change.

  9. Wine and Spirits Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience. You deal with many aspects of being your own business owner. It can be stressful, but if you are successful, you are left alone to do your work. Couldn't be better than that.

    Cons

    You rely on a lot of the vendors-they are the employees you can never fire; lots of theft to affect P&L; hard to find employees that take it seriously.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be ready for this type of change. You got to keep on common trends and keep focused. Nothing ever stays the same in WS.

  10. Meat Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly Staff
    Engaging Work
    Room for Growth

    Cons

    Possibility of disliking small town Iowa

    Advice to Management

    Do the best job you can

  11. Great secure company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of jobs. Not doing same thing everyday. The employees feel like a big family

    Cons

    Not always shown appreciation for the hard work and commitment you have put into the job.

    Advice to Management

    Say thank you to your employees and tell them good job when they've gone above and beyond.

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