Hy-Vee

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Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
391 Reviews
3.6
391 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    my experience for working for this company overall is pretty good I would have to say. I enjoy working there most of the

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    good hours, good pay, feel like you work with family and are part of a family overall, ability to move up easily in the company if you work hard

    Cons

    it can feel like you are stuck in a rut every once in a while. if you get stuck with some bad managers it is not always fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunities abound for those willing to work for it

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Burlington, IA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Burlington, IA

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

    Pros

    Generally flexible schedule, ability to move up

    Cons

    Starting pay for part time employees is low in comparison to other employers in our area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Ankeny, IA
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Ankeny, IA

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    -Flexible with hours
    -Considerate of other commitments
    -Friendly customers and staff

    Cons

    -Early mornings
    -Compensation was a bit low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love this company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very family friendly and good to the customers

    Cons

    The pay and raises are minimal. Very hard to get ahead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand that the little guys are raising families, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Wonderful experience as Manager of Store Operations!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Store Operations in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Manager of Store Operations in Brookings, SD

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    Like family! Great community.

    Cons

    None. Very constructive enviroment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Mankato, MN

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

    Pros

    Friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere.
    Sufficient breaks. Two paid 15s and an unpaid 30.
    Flexible scheduling. Usually three ten hour shifts every week. Half shifts can be arranged.
    You can buy fresh food to eat on your break.

    Cons

    In the winter, trucks can be delayed for 12 hours or more. You may be asked to work during the day.
    The training that you receive is not very consistent. It never comes from a manager and everyone seems to have a different idea of what official policy is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for college and high school students!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Fort Madison, IA
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Fort Madison, IA

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

    Pros

    They are great working around people's schedules.
    Everyone is very friendly.
    It's a fast-paced work environment.

    Cons

    Some customers can be rude/harsh and if you don't know how to handle a situation like that the scenario could be difficult to overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer and all of us don't need to be moving around every single second - it's nice to breathe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hyvee

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    Current Employee - Stocker in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Stocker in Sioux Falls, SD

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work really fun. Managers and coworkers are really nice. Hours are very flexible ,if you were to want vacation there is pretty much a 100% chance you get it. there is never a stale moment there is always something to do.

    Cons

    Wages are not always the best, they tend to hire new employees with higher wages which is very frustration. There are some managers(1) that are rude sometimes and are very opinionated which is very annoying and gets in the way of complete work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is more than one way to do something the right way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Very welcoming family of employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Staff in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Pros

    Bonus checks. Company holiday party. Great vacation/personal day package. Friendly staff. Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    It's retail. The customers will unfortunately always be the greatest con, but can often be as great a pro as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not high school guys. The popular employee shouldn't get the better paying job. The harder working one should. Ask the applicants' coworkers as well as the applicants' managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    LOVE working for this Company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Grocery Manager in New Ulm, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Grocery Manager in New Ulm, MN

    I have been working at Hy-Vee full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Upper Management, Decent Hours, Benefits, other employees, positive environment (ALL Depends on individual store)

    Cons

    NONE that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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