Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
342 Reviews
3.5
342 Reviews
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Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO & President Randy Edeker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours when you get into a dept that has hours to give (in 36 reviews)

  • They do have some pretty decent health benefits as well as long as you are not part time (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, MANY part time positions but much less full time positions (in 26 reviews)

  • Hire too many part time employees so the employees do not provide "goodwill" to the company (in 25 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company - Expect some long days, holidays and weekends.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    The autonomy of the company makes it hard to imagine working for another retailer.
    When you get into management it really is as though you are running your own business.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult with long hours, holidays, and weekends. Opportunities are there but do requrie a great deal of patience and sometimes becomes unclear if you are on the right path to success within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see improvement in feedback/reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job to learn skills and develop work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    coworkers
    great culture and values for a grocery store
    active, fast passed environment
    paid breaks for part time employees
    matching 401k, good benefits for full time employees (given it is a grocery store)
    quarterly bonuses for full time managers
    Company is very adaptive to change for the better
    advancement opportunities
    flexible hours for part time employees
    The biggest pro i took from HyVee were the skills and abilities i was tough by senior management.

    Cons

    low pay
    scheduled work hours are not always ideal, work holidays
    no tuition reimbursement
    stores can be short on help at times to cut back on budget
    workload can be overwhelming especially around holidays and 1 day sales
    called in to help when short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the store I worked at, the director made a substantial amount more than those right below him. Spread the wealth to management to keep them around. Otherwise, keep up the hard work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place, flexible hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lees Summit, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and easy work.

    Cons

    Management is poor. No consequences for not showing up or calling in. Lower management has to meet ridiculous expectations set by upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome, a lot of nice people there, great environment!

    Current Employee - Cashier in Olathe, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Olathe, CO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Conditions
    Fair Hours
    Hire a lot of people

    Cons

    Accountability needs improvement and people need to work harder, they slack sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job guys!

  6.  

    Great company to work for 3rd shift!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a very laid back environment, everyone was cool, and once you got used to it and memorized the floor layout, the work was easy.

    Cons

    They're very stingy! Don't expect to get a raise, even if you take on additional responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the day shift do their work. If they don't finish their jobs, it all falls on us, and we already have enough to do, especially considering how short staffed we were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It provides a solid base to gain working experience from. I learned how to interact with customers and provide quality services.

    Cons

    The biggest con with working for Hy-Vee is becoming a really tight knit group of coworkers. (so this really is not a con) however, if you are using Hy-Vee as a job during high school or college and know you have intentions to do other things this tight knit group makes it hard to leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    they hire a lot of inexperience students

    Cons

    The manager was not helpful

  9.  

    Years of service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in Cherokee, IA
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in Cherokee, IA

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

    Pros

    Job security.good wages.care about health and wellbeing.

    Cons

    Mandatory 6 day work.to many foreman.speed over safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    3-shifts spread out.hire people who don't abuse the leave of absence system.have the boss be at the workplace once in a while.do away with the standards.it just makes people mad and raises blood pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great pay, with a catch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Generalist in Cherokee, IA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Generalist in Cherokee, IA

    I worked at Hy-Vee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    If there is ever a problem, they won't fix it. This company avoids conflict like the plague. If you point out a problem, it's much more likely that they will get rid of you, rather than deal with the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop walking on eggshells and take a stand. Change is necessary and needed. Seniority without merit is meaningless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Cashier in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Hy-Vee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people to work with, time went by very fast, cool people to work with, time went by fast for the most part.

    Cons

    Very tough to on schedule. seems to be a very over priced store for the most part, or at least I think so

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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