SUPERVALU

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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
340 Reviews
3.0
340 Reviews
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Sam K. Duncan
68 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work environment and competitive pay (in 12 reviews)

  • It has also been a company that allows a decent work-life balance (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • One challenge is a work-life balance for sure (in 10 reviews)

  • There has been many changes in the upper management, each with a new vision for the company (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of very valuable and varied experience

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in leadership and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Company is struggling to keep customers as too much competition is taking their sales.

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

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress, can wear jeans.

    Cons

    Middle Management under values their teams and layoffs account for low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start a career

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

    I worked at SUPERVALU (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great associates serving great retailers.
    Benefits that had been eliminated/reduced are starting to come back (401k match, merit increases).
    CEO Sam Duncan is a strong leader turning a challenged company around.

    Cons

    Pending Albertons/Safeway merger is likely to have a strong negative impact on the company in the next 12-18 months if Albertsons moves business away from SV
    Pay is below market comps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to bring back the perks - expand to more associates if you can - servant leadership.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is almost pleasant.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk Formerly Service in Auburndale, MA
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk Formerly Service in Auburndale, MA

    I have been working at SUPERVALU part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I recently transferred to Grocery from Service and it is much better. I get to take my break whenever I want and I hardly ever have harassing customers to deal with.

    Cons

    The pays not great, and it's hard get great hours. Also, there are almost no benefits. If you work in service you are constantly watched like a hawk by your supervisors and you can hardly move around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Nampa, ID

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging, fun, busy, and love to work here

    Cons

    Nothing, best job ever. Nothing to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place it you work at a location they want to keep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They keep on trying and fighting though the hard times. They people in the IT area are awesome and work with each other very well.

    Cons

    Lots of layoff and stress wondering when it is your time is you don't work at the main office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on fighting the good fight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Grocery biz is tough place to stay creative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boise, ID

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, challenging with great pay and wonderful colleagues. If you embrace change and with all it brings, you'll fit in well.

    Cons

    Shrinking margins have forced org to significantly reduce staff and cut costs at every corner. Unfortunately, this results in less productivity, creativity and growth for all. Not a great strategy to hang your hat on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle in on a strategy and stick with it and remember that your people are you best assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its hard to be in retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees were good people. Avg in salary compensation, avg in benefits. People wanted the company to succeed

    Cons

    The company had too many challenges. Lots of initiatives that didnt help that much. The company ended up being bought out by Cerberus. It was big ship and it took too much time to course correct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the old management has been replaced I dont know what the new management is like. I think the key is to keep prices low, take care of your customers and employees and figure out how to be relevant in the grocery industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Improving- but to each their own

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

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employees, flexible work environment, ok pay

    Cons

    Benefits are mediocre- definitely room for improvement; not a lot of development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it's heading in the right direction, continue focusing on the big picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging

    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of really good people. Many employees with many years of experience who know the business. Also, had some flexibility with my schedule.

    Cons

    The company has been going through a lot of changes over the years and faced financial challenges. Time will tell if it will be able to survive these challenges, along with the growth in competition. Over the years, lay offs have taken their toll causing uncertainty for remaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and be open with them.

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