Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
316 Reviews

3.6
316 Reviews
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Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO & President Randy Edeker
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108 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are essentially flexible hours but that is the only benefit for part-time workers (in 32 reviews)

  • I will be looking for better employment as part time will not cut it (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • micro managed, upper management doesnt have much of an idea of what goes on (in 22 reviews)

  • Part timers made to work as hard as full time workers (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work during high school.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Davenport, IA

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

    Pros

    They are really good at working around busy high school schedules. There's chances for promotions if you work hard enough. The people I work with are very friendly, it's easy to strike up a conversation with just about anyone I work with. They made me feel welcome from the first day I started working there. They even have a Christmas party every year for the employees and their family.

    Cons

    They hire more and more teenagers and cut back hours for current employees. They are slowly taking away our rewards programs (Smiles cards) and replacing them with cheaper rewards. They should pay a little more money for the cashiers and stockers because of what we have to deal with. I am not making enough money to deal with some of the customers I have to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your front end workers are appreciated, they are the people who keep your stores running. Keep good rewards programs for employees, we're more willing to go the extra mile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company to work for.

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee ownership, friendly fun environment, advancement opportunities, strong culture and continuing to grow.

    Cons

    We are very busy, holidays can be stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hy-vee omaha #10

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floral Clerk  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Floral Clerk in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    co-workers and manager are amazing.
    very flexible
    a lot of fun
    the job itself is enjoyable
    quarterly bonus

    Cons

    can be stressful during holidays
    work a lot during busy seasons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    The employees were nice and understanding

    Cons

    Management was not the nicest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management didnt want to work with employees on time off

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floral Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Floral Manager in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Great place to advance and grow. Very strong company with a great rep.

    Cons

    Stores are antonymous so continuity can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Everyone is very nice and great to work with

    Current Employee - Salad Bar Clerk  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Salad Bar Clerk in Davenport, IA

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

    Pros

    nice place to work, great people and the care about their employees

    Cons

    hard to get a full time position

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Favoritism is how the place works

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Wages are above average. Health benefits are great for the industry. Ability move up (if you can beat the favoritism).

    Cons

    Discipline is based on favoritism. Management doesn't listen. Management takes care of its own and throws associates under the bus. Some employees "walk on water," no matter what they do wrong. Meanwhile, other employees can make small mistakes occasionally and be demoted and have their hours cut. Even with a doctor's note, employees can have their hours cut for simply being sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hy-Vee Fundamentals need to be applied to EVERYONE, including associates by management. You can't go on a break in front of employees that have been working 8 hours without a break themselves. You also don't want to create a climate of people coming to a grocery store sick because they're afraid of having their hours cut.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They were there when I needed them, made it possible to raise my family and hopefully retire in a few years.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, MN

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

    Pros

    They are a good company to work for. Let's you put your family first when you need to. They are good to me, I shouldn't complain, but I do.

    Cons

    Many times I'm asked to do more than I can handle without being overly stressed out. And then asked why isn't this or that done. Many times have gone home and begged to let me quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so afraid to have the help when you need it. I Know you are aware when you don't have enough help but you just put pressure on your employees because its all about the almighty dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Hy-Vee

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

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will be recognized and will advance. I've always considered the pay fair for what I'm doing. My boss is very open to scheduling around my availability, and works with requests off so I can have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    You have to get the right set of upper management. I've worked at several Hy-Vees now, and the management makes all the difference in the world to how well the job works out. Benefits are a bit expensive, but who's aren't these days?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checker and Wine and Spirits Clerk  in  Keokuk, IA
    Current Employee - Checker and Wine and Spirits Clerk in Keokuk, IA

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

    Pros

    Active in the community, flexible hours, many opportunities to try different jobs, raises every six months, company has great values.

    Cons

    Hard to get on full time, can be competitive to try and get hours, not much really wrong with the company, just a stereotypical entry level job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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