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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed work space and able to work from home (in 20 reviews)

  • open culture, work life balance, good compensation (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Good, not GREAT benefits, no 401k match (maybe this year tho), no raises for a while during the darker days (in 12 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, expectation to work 7 days a week (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to be working!"

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    Current Employee - Transportation- Driver in Denver, PA
    Current Employee - Transportation- Driver in Denver, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay! Good people! Good equipment and maintenance!

    Cons

    Large corporation shortfalls! Company sometimes disconnected from real life!

    Advice to Management

    Play by the rules we agree to! Sometimes you change the rules to suit your shorterm needs!


  2. "SUPERVALU is a GREAT place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong management team, solid leadership, empoyee feedback solicited on a regular basis, feel like part of team, leaders are accountable, training and career development efforts are top notch, not afraid to invest in their people, salaries are very fair. Even though their stock has plummeted, so have many other companies in the Grocery industry. I think SUPERVALU will continue to be in the top 3, good or bad economy.

    Cons

    A large company can come with beauracy, decision making processes can be slow at times. They are perhaps a little too focused on the number of projects put through the pipeline, rather than on the quality and ROI of those projects. With Paul Singer as CIO this will most likely change for the better though.

    Advice to Management

    Always treat employees with respect and dignity.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good Things are Around the Corner at SuperValu...And They TRULY Are! (Jewel-Osco)"

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    Current Employee - Osco-Drug Supervisor in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Osco-Drug Supervisor in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SuperValu tries hard to recognize those who excel within the Company, while at the same time congratulating every person on his or her individual merit. They succeed in finding new and interesting ways to make everyone feel like a family, and their zero tolerance policy for misbehavior/misconduct ensures that each employee walks into work each day feeling good about working with the Company. Does it work all the time, every second? No. The continuity comes from each associate to make the weakest link become the strongest, and SuperValu helps each person realize that potential.

    Cons

    I work especially hard at my job, but for the level of skill one obtains and professional quality one absorbs, it still will not gain one a high-earning salary if it's not coupled with a bachelor's degree or higher. The Compay is always willing to promote within, yet their salaries do not offer all that much at store level. One has to enter the Corporate sector in order to gain that level of earning power.

    Then again, money doesn't buy happiness or peace of mind, so, money issues aside, there are no other significant downsides of working for SuperValu.

    Advice to Management

    We need to RECOGNIZE ASSOCIATES more often! Not in a BIG way. In small, incremental ways. The kind that slowly, but surely boost an associate to full working potential. I receive much "congratulations" on my own work, but many of my colleages complain of feeling under-appreciated. That's not fair, and while I give them my appreciation, it's not the same if it doesn't come from the "higher-ups." I'm simply a supervisor. Hearing a sincere, and prompt "GREAT JOB" is worth more than some might think to a fellow colleage (and in my world, we're ALL fellow colleagues!).


  4. "Fantastic Company for Young Professionals - Lots of Opportunity, if you seek it out.."

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    Current Employee - IT Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - IT Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The internship wasn't highly structured like some companies - meaning that if you wanted to learn more about the company, meet people, and get noticed -- you actually had to work at it. In my opinion this is a good thing - it reflects the "real world". A lot of internships are task based, but if you do a great job at that task you definitely have the opportunity to expand your horizons. (communicate goals early on with your manager)

    Great company to intern at, unless you feel the need to have your hand held. If you want to have your hand held go work for Cargill, CH Robinson etc.... but you will be waiting in line for promotions if you are hired behind the 30 other people hired the year you were.

    Cons

    -Older workforce, can be difficult to come into as a young person.
    -Slightly boring culture depending on the group you are with.

    Advice to Management

    -Corporate departments are extremely separated, seems like nobody talks to each other. Lots of opportunities for improvements if departments communicated more.
    -Tons of manual work and reliance of Excel... again - lots of opportunities for improvements. Needs to be an IT consultative department/business function.


  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The manager's always had an open door and listened to every concern. Employees were treated with respect and they were flexible for time off

    Cons

    No room for advancement at my location which was in the Shared Services Dept. Could also have used a better yearly raise program

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to recognize your employees more for their hard work, recognition is really lacking there


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company love this place

    Cons

    You will be required to work many hours

    Advice to Management

    Great company love this place


  7. "A challenge that will make or break you."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Mechanicsville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Start out pay is good; 15.20 an hour (once qualifications are met - 16.20 an hour).
    - Great place to work for any person that is up for challenge, change, and motivation.
    - The goal (the motivation/requisition of an order selector) is to meet the daily/weekly average. There is an incentive bonus added to ones overall pay that is based on your weekly score. Minimum score requirement for the week is a 95%.
    - There are tons of opportunities to grow, learn new things, and work you're way up.
    - Supervalu is one of the top highest in revenue grocery distributors in the U.S. This assures it's employees of job security.
    - You basically work alone.
    - Fast paced environment. There's not much time for chitchat or any drama.
    - Guaranteed 40+ hours (as of right now) a week.
    - Fellow employees are very cool and easy to get along with. I will say that Supervalu has done a great job in finding the people that they need to fulfill their requirements, but they also have done an even greater job in finding those who are compatible with others.

    Cons

    - Tough work environment. It is slightly dark, dreary, cold, and claustrophobic in the warehouse, but it comes with the turf. Keep in mind that it is an old warehouse.
    - The perishable side needs a lot of work. The isles are confusing to new hires and it's on the verge of becoming a safety hazard.
    - Concrete floors are cracked and uneven; making it hard to keep product in place when commuting from isle to isle.
    - Long work days (good or bad; depending on the person's personal life). Overtime is often thrown at you last minute, as well as any mandated work days when extra help is needed.
    - Only 30 minutes for lunch. I really feel like the warehouse employees deserve an hour lunch break, especially on busy/overtime workdays. You start to feel like a robot after awhile, so I definitely think a non-mandatory/optional one hour reboot time could help improve work productivity.

    Advice to Management

    We need more people! Especially the youth. Remember that the younger generations are what make an old company grow even older. Please continue to make your employees happy just as you are and reassure them of their hard work and efforts more often. Be honest and upfront; do not sugar coat any economical issues (if there are any) that might hurt the company and it's employee's.

  8. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Nampa, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fun, busy, and love to work here

    Cons

    Nothing, best job ever. Nothing to complain about.


  9. "A great company to work for who is established and contimuing to head in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Buyer in Mechanicsvlle, VA
    Current Employee - Procurement Buyer in Mechanicsvlle, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is not like working in a jail cell or day care. You are not micro managed. You have the freedom to make your own decisions. You don't have to email someone to tell them you are going on break. You are allowed to be yourself and not expected to be a robot.

    Cons

    I have been here a short time, and so far have come across nothing


  10. "Great so far!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, the opportunity to learn, being able to work remote is always nice.

    Cons

    Nothing so far. It's been a great experience so far.


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