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Reviews for Hy-Vee

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.67
Support from management
3.35
Teamwork
3.57
Freedom to work independently
3.70
Internal Communication
3.17
Office / Work Environment
3.86
Environmental Friendliness
3.64
Work-Life Balance
3.60
Challenging Work
3.13
Inclusive / Diverse
3.56

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.80
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.82
Career Development
3.56
Overall compensation for your work
3.42
Company Image
3.87
Job Security
3.66
Handicapped Accessibility
4.06
Workplace Safety
3.93
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 84 of 221 reviews Parking in 99 of 221 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 47 of 221 reviews Stock or equity options in 71 of 221 reviews 401(k) in 145 of 221 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 2 of 221 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 221 reviews Ability to work remotely in 11 of 221 reviews Desirable office location in 20 of 221 reviews Tuition assistance in 20 of 221 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 37 of 221 reviews 401(k) Match in 101 of 221 reviews Flexible spending account in 36 of 221 reviews Paid time off in 103 of 221 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 122 of 221 reviews Relocation allowance in 5 of 221 reviews Life insurance in 102 of 221 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 89 of 221 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 9 of 221 reviews Health and wellness programs in 96 of 221 reviews Employee discounts in 114 of 221 reviews Vehicle allowance in 11 of 221 reviews Employee events in 74 of 221 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 3 of 221 reviews Fitness center on site in 3 of 221 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 15 of 221 reviews
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  • 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
What is the company culture like at Hy-Vee? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!
  • 04.Jul 2019
  • Employee

Attitude towards older colleagues

I’m an older colleague. I love working with the kids on the weekends. They always talk to me and care. I’m usually the only one old enough to sell alcohol

What I like about the company

It’s family

What I dislike about the company

Would like more hours

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hy-Vee grocery store, saint Joseph MO
  • City
    Saint Joseph
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More of a pay raise. Option to make more hours.

What I like about the company

I love all my coworkers. Everyone is nice and I get help if I get overwhelmed. My boss works with my hours and has helped me get rides to work when I needed it.

What I dislike about the company

I wish the pay raise was more benefiting. I wish I could make more hours

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Hyvee
  • City
    Lincoln
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 28.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would go back to the basic structure and ideals that made the company strong. I would eliminate the fancy restaurants and celebrity involvement, get back to involving employees, open up stocks to employees again and make the company employee owned.

What I like about the company

Co-workers are friendly and like family. Teamwork is encouraged. Hours can be flexible, depending on manager/situation.

What I dislike about the company

Company has gone from "employee owned" to corporate. Needs to get back on track, away from celebrity involvement and back to basics of taking care of customers and employees.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    hy-vee
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • 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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Most important thing is to have someone trained well.

What I like about the company

Friendly, fast paced, always trying to find better ways to serve our guests.

What I dislike about the company

Needs to train better and Have more compassion for employees lives outside of work.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    hyvee
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think having a nicer break room environment would be nice.

What I like about the company

Working there taught me how to interact with people that are not always kind. I learned a lot about customer service. Managers were helpful in teaching and guiding.

What I dislike about the company

I think the store manager needs to be more willing to listen to those under them

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Hy-vee
  • City
    Des moines
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Company Culture

It depends on the day.

Internal Communication

employers. Communicate mostly the things that are not good

Gender Equality

Women are held to a different standard than the men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees are made to feel like they are a burden

Challenging Work

I have done this work at different enployers.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Educating people about the different cultures that are within our workplace

What I like about the company

There is a lot of opportunity for advancement and different places to transfer

What I dislike about the company

They need people in management that embrace diversity

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hy-vee
  • City
    Springfield
  • 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
  • 21.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Giving a clothing allowance for shoes at least.

What I like about the company

It's a stable company! People always need groceries

What I dislike about the company

Not letting employee know if discounts being discontinue

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hyvee
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 13.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Promote not just young people. But also, the older generation

What I like about the company

It's location and employees,customers friendliness

What I dislike about the company

They gives more pay better wages to the young ones and ones that have no experience

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Hy-Vee east
  • City
    Mason City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

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

Company Culture

5

Internal Communication

5

Challenging Work

5

Suggestions for improvement

  • There is nothing I can think of

What I like about the company

My company takes pride in helping its local communities as well as charities. It is good to all its employees as well. I feel that they truly care about my wellbeing and me as a person which is hard to find now days. I truly recommend my employer to anyone & even got my son to apply there & now we both work for them & are completely happy to do so!

What I dislike about the company

I don't think there is anything to be honest

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Hyvee
  • City
    Cedar Rapids
  • 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered