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Hy-Vee Overview
West Des Moines, IA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
In 1930, a small general store was opened in Beaconsfield, Iowa. That store grew to become Hy-Vee — a Midwest supermarket chain known for its excellent customer service and reasonable prices. As an employee-owned company, we encourage each of our more than ... Read more

Mission: "Making Lives Easier, Healthier and Happier"

Hy-Vee – Why Work For Us?

With sales of $9.8 billion annually, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Our 242 stores are located in eight Midwestern states: Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.


 Our core business operations are centered around:

  • Customer service and experience – Employees are empowered to make decisions that are in the best interest of our customers.
  • Health and wellness –Through our HealthMarkets®, in-store dietitians and clinics and community fitness events we are an industry leader in promoting health and wellness.
  • Culinary expertise – Knowledgeable chefs help our customers become more confident shoppers and at-home chefs.


Hy-Vee is recognized as an industry leader, is a strong partner with our communities and values our employees.

We are employee-owned by direct stockholders — officers, store directors and executive staff members —and indirect stockholders, the more than 30,000 Hy-Vee employees who participate in the Hy-Vee and Affiliates 401 (k) plan.



From store personnel, dietitians and drivers to management, corporate office employees and subsidiary employees, Hy-Vee has a variety of positions available to make the most of your skills in a career at our company.


Hy-Vee is committed to making the lives of our customers and employees easier, healthier and happier. We work hard to create a work environment that respects and encourages our employee’s ideas, experiences and contributions for what they are – keys to ensuring the success of Hy-Vee.


undefinedAt Hy-Vee, Inc., we recognize that as one of the top 25 supermarket chains in the country, we are uniquely positioned to lead the way in terms of sustainability and we’re focused on being proactive in this area because it’s the right thing to do.


We’re proud of the strides we made in 2015, such as increasing the number of electric vehicle charging ports at our stores, significantly expanding our waste diversion program to the majority of our stores, improving our ranking to third on Greenpeace’s Carting Away the Oceans report, providing more meals and more wells for those in need and embarking on a new initiative as a subscriber for planned community solar gardens. In 2015, we also met our commitment of selling 100 percent responsibly sourced fresh and private label frozen seafood.


We also know there’s more work to do, and we look forward to partnering with our customers to look for ways we can all have a positive influence on the environment, in our communities and on our customers and their families.


In addition to flexible scheduling and a pleasant work environment, Hy-Vee offers many benefits to our employees, including:

  • Benefit plan that covers family members and includes life insurance, medical and dental care, prescription drug coverage and short-term disability.
  • Full- and Part-time employee bonus
  • Profit-Sharing Trust and 401 (k) plan
  • Tax savings plan for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Paid vacation
  • Wellness program
  • Financial assistance for relocating within the company
  • Debentures and savings certificates
  • Financial benefits from Midwest Heritage, FSB including low interest loans, payroll deductions on loan repayments and more

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


    Incredibly kind staff, guaranteed breaks, respectful managers, nice environment to work in


    Truly cannot think of a single con!

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Hy-Vee Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Hy-Vee.


    I applied online in March and got an email a few weeks later to set up a time for a phone interview. The phone interview went well and the interviewer was very nice. They asked basic questions about customer service and when I was available. They said that I would either be contacted for an in person interview or I would get an email saying that I did not get the position. A few weeks went by and I hadn't heard anything so I contacted the store and they said they hadn't made a decision yet. I ended up finding something else and never heard back from them either way.

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Hy-Vee Awards & Accolades

  • Midwest Region Grocery Store Brand of the Year (#1), Harris Poll EquiTrend®, 2015
  • Top 10 Most Trusted (#10), Temkin Trust Ratings, 2015
  • Top 10 on the Loyalty Index (#7), Temkin Trust, 2015
  • Midwest Region Grocery Store Brand of the Year, Harris Poll EquiTrend®, 2014
  • Corporate Vendor of the Year, Make a Wish Foundation - Iowa, 2014
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