Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
333 Reviews
3.4
333 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 35 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Years of service

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    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 for 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
  3.  

    Overall, I've had a mediocre experience at Hy-Vee with a mid to low salary and a somewhat friendly staff.

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Jefferson City, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The jobs are easy and straight-forward. Some of the staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is low, pending on your position. Some of the staff is hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay for part-time workers.

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

    As a 16 year old high school student, Hy-Vee gave me an a job that, although the wages weren't as high, I came to love.

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk  in  Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Mankato, MN

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible customer support and quality of workplace
    Flexible Hours
    Down to earth management
    Raises for skilled workers
    Flexible Pay

    Cons

    No benefits / 401k / overtime
    No room to expand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more motivation for employees to stay and move up the ladder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect part-time job for a student.

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    Current Employee - General Merchandise  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - General Merchandise in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexibility, culture, atmosphere, co-workers, values

    Cons

    There aren't many cons here.. I've heard for some people, getting enough hours can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked part time, but things went pretty well.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Table Busser  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Table Busser in Madison, WI

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management was helpful, enjoyed working with customers and colleagues.

    Cons

    I really don't have much to say for cons.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at Hyvee, the staff is friendly and eager to help. HR is great and Val and Ashley are good to the employees. Helpful with any questions. Getting trained and the hiring process is smooth and efficient.

    Cons

    Hard to get more hours, limited to less than 30. Not very good if seeking full time. Great for a second job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talented people should be looked at and worked with to benefit the company. Thats why the turnover is so high. Assistant managers are under paid for what they do.

  9.  

    Good company with upward mobility that lacks in the investment of its employee.

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hy-Vee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is fast paced and awards employees with the opportunity to rise in the ranks regardless of educational credentials. The winning culture is driven by the employees and it is derived from the leadership within.

    Cons

    Lack of foresight in reacting to the rising level of competition in the market place. Reactionary instead of proactive placing stress on staff while maintainig profit margins by minimizing available staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more active culture in identifying and hiring capable employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    In departments, It's retail, it's exactly what you would expect.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Winona, MN

    I worked at Hy-Vee part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours when you get into a dept that has hours to give. If you don't have much experience working Hy-Vee will most likely give you a chance.

    Cons

    Low pay, MANY part time positions but much less full time positions. As with working in any grocery store or retail position like this, immaturity and lack of responsibility (Call-ins for insignificant things) is rampant with high school workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work while in school.

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Courtesy, Stocker, Italian Express Cook  in  Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Cashier, Courtesy, Stocker, Italian Express Cook in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Very good first job. Very flexible, which was great for me while I was going to school. Room for advancement (if you put in the work and want it). For the most part, was a friendly environment. I've made some life long friends while working there.

    Many stores have been changing their look recently, and I like it. I used to think the stores looked kind of bland, but the new look makes the stores feel cleaner, newer and more interesting.

    Cons

    Managers can micromanage. Can be difficult to get hours. I don't feel like the company worked me to my full potential (they'd have me bag groceries, and other courtesy work 3/4 of my shifts after I was trained to be a cashier). Although it is a friendly environment overall, you will also work with rude customers (as well as other employees and managers) that can make your day hell. I guess that's expected in retail though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee is trained to be a cashier, PUT THEM ON A REGISTER! Work them to their potential! I know even cashiers need to help bag groceries once in awhile, but jeez. Also, less micromanaging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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