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Harris Teeter Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Harris Teeter CEO, Kroger Rodney McMullen
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Pros
  • Bonus Checks were nice to look forward too (in 106 reviews)

  • Plus they have twice yearly profit sharing (in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • Changed customer service managers out too much (in 75 reviews)

  • Poor Management as well as inflexibility of hours for part time workers (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Nice benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACSM in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - ACSM in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Typical management
    No life/work balance
    Bad hours


  2. "I would not recommend unless you are just looking for a part time fill in job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the benefits are good, except their annual insurance deductible is outrageous, $2500, which is a little surprising from a company this size. But you have to be full time to get the benefits and becoming full time is tricky because there are a lot of inside "conditions" to be a full time employee that are not disclosed in the job descriptions or handbooks.
    They automatically enroll you into a 401K whether you are part time or full time.
    Even part time employees get a paid vacation, but not personal hours.

    Cons

    I expected this company to be better than it was. After researching information from corporate sights and other sources, they made Harris Teeter to sound like one of the best places to work at for grocery stores. But, brace yourself if you go to work for this company either as a manager or as a regular employee. There are many "hidden" things you will discover during your time with them. They apparently don't mind turnovers and aren't really willing to pay more than a minimum to bring you in. They don't fully disclose information when they hire you and tell you things that aren't in the job descriptions or handbooks. It's difficult to be a full time employee, and if you manage to become one, you will end up being their puppet. Believe me, the pay isn't worth it. They allow other employees access to your personal information, rate of pay, and hours worked as well. They are NOT as flexible as they claim, and if a manager gets upset with you they will take it out on you by scheduling you bad shifts.
    I have yet to have a review, and have received no raises to mention. If you manage to go from part time to full time they give you personal hours based on when you became full time, not when you were hired. So then you have to wait another 90 days before you can even start getting the personal hours.

    Advice to Management

    Being a good manager means being a good leader, not just a manager. Good managers don't have to manage their employees. Good managers look out for their employees and are willing to work with those who are good employees. Remember, people don't quit their jobs, they quit the managers.
    To the company - stop empowering your employees....it's not working and often misunderstood.

  3. "HBC Clerk"

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    Former Employee - HBC Clerk in Hollymead, VA
    Former Employee - HBC Clerk in Hollymead, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harris Teeter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, enjoyed some of the freedoms given with my job.

    Cons

    Easily taken advantage of by upper management, especially if already established as good worker. No room for raises unless promoted. None.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees adequately.


  4. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, easy commute, good management

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, fast pace for cashier

    Advice to Management

    Let you employees out on time and schedule a reasonable amount of cashiers.


  5. "Worst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time

    Pros

    benefits, overtime if you want it

    Cons

    always short staffed, never 2 days off. no breaks on the shift


  6. "It’s not a bad company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Morehead City, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Customer Service Manager in Morehead City, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly just depends on what store you’re working for. I love that I get paid weekly. Everybody is treated with respect for the most part as well.

    Cons

    The location of the stores in proximity to my address is a bit far and I don’t get compensated for drive time.


  7. "Deli/Bakery"

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful department manager and co-workers. Twice a year bonus checks for everyone. Discounts on HT brands and once a month free items.

    Cons

    Severely under staffed in the deli especially on weekends and closing. Lots of turn over due to low wages. I started out at $8.50/hr, 2 years later I'm at $10.00 but after insurance, taxes, 401 contribution my take home pay is only about $270. I could cry. We work so hard, too. No paid sick days, either.

    Advice to Management

    To keep good workers, give them better raises. Better yet, start them out at higher, more competitive wages. Weigman's pays $3 more an hour than what we get so I plan on applying there, too.

  8. "love my job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefit, excellent customer service, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    i dont have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Great Job


  9. "Bagger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Kind of flexible hours, at least for my store.

    Cons

    Managers can be hit or miss.


  10. "Cashier Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy pace, and good learning experiences.

    Cons

    Customers can sometimes be rude.

    Advice to Management

    Get U-Scan back to how it was before the touch screen update


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