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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed work space and able to work from home (in 21 reviews)

  • open culture, work life balance, good compensation (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are a salaried employee forget about work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper management allows union to run floor instead of supervisors (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Dispatcher 1"

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher I in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Dispatcher I in Billings, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good working environment

    Cons

    Screwed up schedules, changes in schedule with less than 1 hours notice.

    Advice to Management

    interact and LISTEN to your employees


  2. "Senior IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good partnership within the organization and overall good workplace environment

    Cons

    Long hours and no real career path.

    Advice to Management

    Allow telecommuting for IT staff and more flexible work hours.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, mediocre corporation"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were great; both coworkers and direct managers were supportive and friendly, and just generally good people. Appreciated a job well done, made coming to work each day a pleasant experience.

    When I started,

    Cons

    Starting salary was good, but "merit" raises (typically just 2% COLA) were a joke. Benefits were extremely lackluster for a Fortune 500, and 401(k) matching is a joke (just 1%).

    Upper management is a revolving door of stale ideas and failure, perennially forced out and then replaced with another member of the old guard who insists on putting their friends in high-level positions and then making the same mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract, develop, and keep younger talent, you need to help them grow (both professional and financial incentives need to improve).

    You need to be affirmatively family-friendly, because tomorrow's managers with years of experience are today's employees with young kids, and you need them to stick around and grow in the industry.

    Stop being so stingy and greedy. Telling your employees you don't have money for merit raises while a short-time exec gets a multi-million dollar payout is just a slap in the face. Reward hard work and talent.


  4. "Decent retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUPERVALU part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Work with a variety of business aspects

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Not enough help scheduled to fulfill demands


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUPERVALU part-time

    Pros

    -Very flexible, company worked around schedule

    Cons

    -Usually worked closing shift (7PM-11PM)


  6. "Fun Job For High Schoolers!"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Clyde, OH
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Clyde, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUPERVALU part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers the same age, great entry level experience, great hours, fun environment

    Cons

    Holidays are really busy (but it's not that bad).


  7. "Great experience in getting to know regular customers, but understaffed and overworked with low pay."

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUPERVALU part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a flexible work schedule when you are part-time. It enables you to get to know frequent customers. It is a possible employment opportunity for newly licensed and certified pharmacy technicians as long as you are looking for part-time work.

    Cons

    We are frequently understaffed and overworked. The pay is horrible even though you can receive a very small raise per year if your work performance is efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more thorough in hiring "experienced" technicians. Please check with techicians' former employers on their effectiveness.

  8. "Advertising specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Discounts
    Great leadership
    Work life balance
    Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Repetitive workload
    Low pay no overtime
    Show increase in pay raise

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring within. This is a industry that needs to be in the know


  9. "Great pay thanks to a great union"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hopkins, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUPERVALU full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome pay, great benefits package (health care, dental care, optical care), vacation, pension, double overtime on 7th day, discounts on Supervalu brands.

    Cons

    Upper management's resistance to suggestions and ergonomic ideas by associates, micro-managing of break times, not enough training for newly hired employees,

    Advice to Management

    Honesty and transparency is needed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company going nowhere fast"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUPERVALU full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly, and the recent leadership changes might help things out in the long run. Location is convenient, right off of 494.

    Cons

    The company is struggling, and losing contracts quickly. Margins seem to be shrinking by the year, and the company has a lot of tech debt it will need to overcome. There are a lot of incompetent directors that make life difficult for their direct reports. Over the year or so I was here, I saw 80% of my teammates quit, most of which were there for less than a year. People didn’t seem to be excited about working here, they were just here to collect a paycheck. It seemed most of the talented people I met here jumped to Target at their first chance for better pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for talent. Good people have a tendency to leave quickly, and that’s a problem.


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