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H E B Department Manager Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Allows me to participate in volunteer services while having a flexible schedule when I'm in school (in 177 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits for the employees (in 177 reviews)

Cons
  • Work -life balance can be a struggle (in 44 reviews)

  • Difficult to get full-time hours (in 97 reviews)

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  1. "great career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H E B full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - great atmosphere and culture
    -Work with partners with furthering career within HEB
    - great pay and benefits

    Cons

    - holidays can be a stress but thats about it

    Advice to Management

    keep coaching up with purpose over tasks


  2. "Culture makes the difference"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H E B full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HEB pays very well compared to competition. The opportunity to move up within the company is always there if you are motivated enough. HEB's culture is unlike any other company. They are truly devoted to their Partners and it shows from the very top to the bottom.

    Cons

    There are a few old school managers left at HEB that refuse to change as the company has and be open minded. That can make it a miserable experience for those under them when they are being told multiple ways to do their job. And sometimes in order to move up it seems like you have to shake the right hands in order to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the HEB culture and your employees will also!

  3. "Pretty good company but wish they didn't cut starting pay for department managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H E B full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The new partner stock plan is in place, flexible scheduling for non management employees, some good leaders in some stores, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Low department manager starting pay, some bad leaders, cut part time health insurance, no trust in department managers

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and trust your managers


  4. "Get to lead and motivate a team to financial goals that you have for you department."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Assistant Department Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Assistant Department Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H E B (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Get to interact and help customers throughout you're work day. Get the chance to build relationships with your team/peers. Get to face challenges and have to adapt to change on a daily basis.

    Cons

    As a department manager you're not always able to make the business decisions that are needed for your department being that you have higher management making decisions for you.
    Usually don't get weekends/holidays off.
    Don't have a set schedule.


  5. "Retail Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H E B full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    HEB loves their customers. Great service & great product

    Cons

    Too many hours not enough help

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  6. "HEB 4 LIFE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H E B full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Lots of business minded and pleasant people. Great benefits that are ever-evolving!

    Cons

    One you reach management level, you can be moved a lot. Can be stressful as busy retail environment often is.

    Advice to Management

    Work on on boarding techniques for when people get moved. The transitions were often very rough.


  7. "H-E-B works hard for you if you work hard for H-E-B."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Fredericksburg, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Fredericksburg, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H E B full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and stock plan. H-E-B does a lot to take care of its partners with great discounts and special events. There are many career paths one can choose. Ownership is not just a saying, it is in practice on a daily basis. Plenty of opportunities for training and education as well.

    Cons

    Work life and home life often collide. There is no overtime which makes it hard to be an owner when you are a department manager. There is some flexibility in scheduling, but I work most holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the companies culture and take care of the partners. We in-turn will offer the best to our customers.

  8. "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at H E B (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loose leash from Store Managemnt to run the department as you see fit

    Cons

    long hours at work if you're a salaried manager

    Advice to Management

    Do give equal op to both dept mgrs and all the partners within the dept


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at H E B full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse management team, great values

    Cons

    Not enough promoting from within


  10. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at H E B full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with schedule and your kids, they put the employee first. Let's you have the power to control your own career. Great retirement plan... Great stock plan.. Great health insurance

    Cons

    Early hours you have to get use to not sleeping and always being tired. You get paid weekly so it's hard to save up when you are working your way up the ladder of success

    Advice to Management

    None