SUPERVALU
2.7 of 5 309 reviews
www.supervalu.com Eden Prairie, MN 5000+ Employees

SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.7 309 reviews

                             

44% Approve of the CEO

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Sam K. Duncan

(52 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "collaborative culture, work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Great people who truly care about their customers, and are exceptionally good at what they do"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "poor benefits & work/life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "People are in middle to upper management positions without the proper experience"
    in 14 reviews
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    Work your tail off to move up in the company to get slapped in the face...

    Co-Manager (Former Employee)
    Winona, MS

    ProsIt was a job that paid my bills (most of the time). The general manager (now retired) was for the most part willing to work with his employees about needing time off. I made some life long friends from working there. I was able to move up from stock crew to co-manager

    ConsThe owner doesn't care about his employees, just cares about making money. I worked there for 12 years and moved up from stock clerk to co-manager over the years. I was pretty much promised by the general manager his position when he retired. About two months before he retired he informed me that they were hiring someone else. Then they promoted and transferred my assistant manager to another store as general manager. So it was like a big slap in the face.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like people and they will take care of your store. Don't treat them just like the dollar signs you see in your eyes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Progressive Company recovering from a failed acquisition.

    Director Operations (Former Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsGood merchants and wholesale operators.

    ConsRewards the senior leadership and board members often at the expense of the Associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter understanding of the retail markets and competition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poorly managed but enjoyed the people

    Business Support Manager (Former Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsGreat experience as I was promoted twice in 5 years. The people I worked with were great and made work enjoyable

    ConsPoorly managed, the leaders are all in-the-box white males that have no innovative thinking or even a clearly defined vision for that matter. We were constantly changing course and making last minute, hurried decision. The long-term strategic planning was non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to develop a strategic plan and stick with it. Don't give up when a plan doesn't turn the company around after 6 months.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome headquarters

    Marketing Analyst II (Former Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsFacilities are amazing. Ability to work remote and good atmosphere. Good rate of promotions from within.

    ConsAt the time layoffs were occurring. Be prepared for learning on the fly, training for what a role does is very limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp people new to the company better understand entry level roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great experience working at SUPERVALU

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    Proscollaborative culture, work life balance

    Conscompany is not doing well financially

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked there 10 years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStable job. Got free training on multiple systems.

    ConsBureaucracy. Top down decisions. 8 bosses in 10 years. IT leadership burning money to install unnecessary systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're a grocery chain. Stop trying to be a technology company. Listen to the people in the stores and who are directly supporting the stores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice work/life balance

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsGreat work/life balance. Ability to work from home.

    ConsConstant change in direction. Leadership lacks bringing in fresh leaders to bring innovation and new ideas to the business. Most the leaders have been around in the same business for 20-30+ years and very little diversity in the leadership demographic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWas a great high school job

    ConsIt was somewhat dull though

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    Ups and downs but it can be very enjoyable."

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Green Bay, WI

    ProsThe atmosphere is pretty fun, but hard to change an old school minded company."

    ConsHave a lot of long work days and very stressful around holidays."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company I have ever seen.

    Warehouseman (Current Employee)
    New Stanton, PA

    Prosit was close to home

    Conssupervision, and management make this job even worse.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat your employes like people instead of dirt

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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