Pros: Good about breaks, friendly coworkers and customers, bi-annual 30-50 cent raises
Cons: Hours, no hazard pay, poor scheduling, managers don't take resposibility
I loved doing whatever I could to help out the store, I truly do think HEB is one of the best companies in terms of how they treat customers and how they always reach out to lend a hand (in the form of disaster relief, providing shelter, supporting veterans, etc etc.)
However as someone who felt so dedicated to the job, I felt my dedication was manipulated by the management. 8 times out of 10, my department was understaffed for two reasons: 1, because the managers could not schedule to save their lives. It was so bad that sometimes we'd be scheduled for overnight hours that don't exist within my department. My department's hours were from 8am to 11pm and I could count numerous times where someone was scheduled till 1am or later. Reason 2, nobody wanted to have the stinking job of working in the parking lot where I did, so we already had a limited number of people on staff, I blame that for the inadequate pay and lack of hazard pay during EXTREME weather conditions like a UV index of 11 or Tornado like conditions. I go back later, almost 4 months after I've quit -to visit my old buddies- to find that even still, the same conditions exist. I may be broke now, but I'd rather be that than working under such corrupt and poor management.