Hy-Vee Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Company ok upper management needs to keep head in the game

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician

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

    Pros

    works with your schedule so working around you and your spouses work schedules is a plus

    Cons

    low pay, management has gotten out of touch with the people that work on the floor and company is all about money


  2. Helpful (1)

    Frozen/Dairy Clerk

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent assistant managers, fair pay for job title and experience, benefits for full time, 401k retirement plan, promoting from within.

    Cons

    Pay is low for lower-tier employees. Lots of high-school students, which translates to working with not so sophisticated people. Deadlines, lots of pressure to fill shelves quickly. Upper management gets upset with the grunts when something is outside of your control, and, on occasion, treats you like you're stupid. Lots of time on your feet and moving quickly. Under-employed for the most part; clerks from every department are called up to check or courtesy frequently. Difficult to keep product flowing quickly out of storage to the sales floor due to lack of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes if an item is completely out on the shelves, the store is completely out of that item. The clerks working the food isles are qualified human beings and know how to do their jobs. The clerks know what the store have and doesn't have, and will notify you accordingly. It's difficult to keep busy isles stocked when you're the only one working in that department for the night.


  3. unsatifying

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

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the money and helping costumers

    Cons

    I went from two days a week to one and then all of a sudden they let me go


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  5. Cashier

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

    I worked at Hy-Vee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Management friendly and cares about personal life.

    Cons

    More opportunities for growth of employees within stores.


  6. Very friendly, great team at Hy-vee Lincoln #4

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Understanding staff. very professional. everyone is there to work as a team and help one another be as efficient as possible.

    Cons

    No overtime rates. pay could be better. you have to schedule another worker to cover your shifts, which can be stressful is something comes up unexpectedly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Sycamore, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Sycamore, IL

    I worked at Hy-Vee (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employee-owned, so your wage will always be higher than minimum wage when you start.

    Cons

    Upper management is very condescending and expects you to know everything about your job within an unreasonably short time period.
    Assistant managers (your daily bosses) are one big clique of 25-year-olds who hang out together on the weekends and very obviously choose favorites and treat the employees not favorited as less than.
    General feeling of stupidity when not doing something perfectly due to the way you're spoken to.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as people and make sure that your assistants are doing so as well.


  8. Decent but...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Clerk in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Clerk in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hy-Vee part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, easy job, some nice coworkers

    Cons

    Most people are too concerned about corporate. Must put on a happy face and suck up to management at all times.

    Advice to Management

    It's just a grocery store, don't be so hard on employees.


  9. Cake Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Poor management, pay, team work atmosphere doesn't exist, no structure. Corporate is out of touch with what goes on at store level.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, take advice, be "in the trenches" with them not just at the helm of the ship shouting orders. Disipline when necessary but don't forget to reward when it is deserved. PAY your people what they are WORTH.


  10. Helpful (1)

    employment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Cherokee, IA
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Cherokee, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    full time benefits, pay is ok because the work is hard, they offer meals to workers on occasion, people say hi and greet you

    Cons

    work is hard for non management workers. Having to work every Sunday and only getting 2 holidays off (Thanksgiving and Christmas) unless your day off falls on a holiday. Having to use vacation days when you are sick. Management treating workers like elementary school students like writing your name on calendar board if you make a mistake on the day you mess up, only allowing the "privileged" to carry cell phones, treat injured workers badly, telling employees where to grocery shop.


  11. Courtesy

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

    I have been working at Hy-Vee

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

    Pros

    They Work with your availability

    Cons

    Managers are awful and don't know how to do their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers



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