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  • 221 employees say

    Excellent (100)
    45.248868778281%
    Good (63)
    28.506787330317%
    Satisfactory (40)
    18.099547511312%
    Subpar (18)
    8.1447963800905%
    3.64
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Hy-Vee

Reviews - What employees say

3.64 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 04.Jul 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Misogynistic and racist. Out of 60+ Store Directors 6 are women and just 1 is a person of color. I was harassed at work by a customer and nothing was done.

Support from management

Virtually non-existent.

Teamwork

The hourly part time employees work well together, but management is lazy and in it for themselves.

Freedom to work independently

Not an option.

Internal Communication

We find out what’s going on by guessing, innuendo and gossip. There is no stable chain of communication from management. Nobody seems to care what happens to us.

Gender Equality

Big problem here. There are very few females in management.

Attitude towards older colleagues

One of my older supervisors refuses to help me look things up on the computer, not sure if it’s because he doesn’t know how or because he doesn’t want to? Management was notified and there’s been no discernible change.

Career Development

Non-existent for anyone who isn’t a white guy with a beer belly & short hair from Iowa who votes for people like Donald Trump. Our CEO could possibly star on My 600 LB Life!

Overall compensation for your work

Almost every other grocery store chain in town pays more. Aldi starts shelf stickers at $13.10 and Sprouts & CVS at least $12.50, Costco even more! Plus ALL the other chains pay time and a half on holidays! Not Hy-Vee!! Yet they can afford to pay Store Directors 6 figures?? Seems quite unfair! And the quarterly bonuses for hourly folks is a total joke!!
They need to get in step with what the market & competitors are paying....the low wages contribute to hiring less than qualified people which creates higher turnover which costs more money in the long run! Like duh!?? Economics 101!!

Office / Work Environment

There’s a couple people who sit all day and boss the rest of us.

Environmental Friendliness

We create tons of trash...cardboard and plastic yet it all goes into same bin! Should be sorted for recycling.

Work-Life Balance

They make you work holidays without extra pay.

Company Image

They pretend they are employee owned, but don’t you think that employees had a vote that they would want time and a half for holidays??? Just like every other chain in town? The bonus is a total joke! Keep those pennies! We want pay now!!!

Job Security

Its a less than desirable job so turnover is high.

Workplace Safety

They permit customers to bring guns in the store. Conceal & carry. They turn a blind eye towards customers harassing employees. There is zero safety or security training. Its just whatever...good luck if a tornado comes or if someone comes in with a gun and you get robbed!!

Challenging Work

I’m good at my job because I study my product line outside the store and when I’m off. Because it is one of my passions.

Inclusive / Diverse

Only on Store Director out of 60 is a person of colour so what do you think that says?

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay higher hourly wages! Pay time and a half on holidays!

What I like about the company

The other employees are fun, and most of the employees. I enjoy teaching people about my product line and learning more through tasting.

What I dislike about the company

Misogyny & Racism as evidenced by their poor track record of promoting women & minorities to management. Pretty sure they pay white men more to start.
Customers believe that we’re treated so well because of that “employee owned” koolaid and were treated worse and paid less than practically any other store!!
Extremely cheap and insulting Christmas party at a bowling alley! They served Hy-Vee pizza and you had to buy your own drinks!!! Some treat!! I think we all would’ve been happier going home with a glazed ham!

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Hy-Vee
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Company Culture

It's a good company on a corporate level but individual store managers aren't trained well, lots of turn over, hard to get consistent hours and if you're not a favourite or butt kisser they make your life hell.

Support from management

Definitely

Teamwork

Rarely do you hear praise. To promote you pretty much have to stab others in the back.

Freedom to work independently

They make you believe you can work independently but then they micromanage you to death. Work is never good enough.

Internal Communication

Lacking in a large degree. Seldom had praise for what you are doing well but plenty of complaints for what you need help with or were lacking in.

Gender Equality

Not a lot of women and minorities in management positions. All the store managers are men except in 2 stores. They treat women like they are only good managers in departments like bakery or deli. Rarely ever see women in meat department, produce or grocery department especially in a management position.

Attitude towards older colleagues

It's difficult to progress in this company unless you're young and a man. The job is physical and they make it impossible for older individuals to start there. Most of the older managers started when they were young and took years to progress up the ladder. An older person would hardly have the opportunity or stamina to do that.

Career Development

Make much more money and have better opportunities for growth

Overall compensation for your work

Very much

Office / Work Environment

It was acceptable. Not great but not bad. No real employee lounge for staff to relax or be comfortable in.

Environmental Friendliness

They separate cardboard from trash

Work-Life Balance

Difficult to get scheduled to work around your family and home life. Hours can be scarce and they complain if you request certain days off.

Company Image

Much better than Hyvee. I feel appreciated.

Job Security

I work with school districts so I'm pretty secure.

Handicapped Accessibility

They have the bare basics required by law.

Workplace Safety

Acceptable

Challenging Work

Had to do all daily cash deposit and reconciliations. Responsible for AR/AP, invoices, expenses. Department managers difficult to work with, failed to turn in paperwork in timely manner and no support from store manager

Inclusive / Diverse

Store manages and department managers are divas. If you have good ideas or opinions they steal them and credit themselves or they feel threatened by you and are afraid you're trying to steal their job.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire more diverse people for management roles. Make raises and promotions merit based.Hold Store managers accountable not only for profit but employee turnover.

What I like about the company

I made a few good friends who were trying to contribute and progress. We learned to have each others back and supported each other.

What I dislike about the company

Management needs better human resource skills training. They need to learn to motivate people without being jerks.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Hyvee
  • City
    Lenexa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Internal Communication

Yes

Suggestions for improvement

  • Not too many suggestions except management could be more involved in duties if regular employees more.

What I like about the company

I enjoy working with the customers. Management could be a bit more involved in our job and how its done. Overall i enjoy working at hyvee. The customers are the ones who make it all worth while to work there. Also they do have good program for students and tuitions.I do enjoy working for my manager also because shes a hard worker and a great boss. B. B. B.

What I dislike about the company

Management. They just dont seem to value their emplyoees the way they claim to. To easily replaced i guess.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Hyvee
  • City
    Burlington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 221 employees say

    Excellent (100)
    45.248868778281%
    Good (63)
    28.506787330317%
    Satisfactory (40)
    18.099547511312%
    Subpar (18)
    8.1447963800905%
    3.64
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Hy-Vee
3.64
221 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.34
203,687 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,565,000 reviews