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fridley place to be
cake decorator / baker (Former Employee), Creston, IAOctober 19, 2014
Fridley co-workers. interact with customers. making doughnuts and decorated verity of cakes
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Big store with lots of new faces every few months
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Blue Springs, MOOctober 19, 2014
Pros: cheaper lunch
Cons: short or no breaks depending on if the store is busy or not.
I enjoyed it at first, but then when new management came into our store, it became a little uneasy. It was a "screw or be screwed" environment. By this, I mean if you weren't taking somebody else's hours, you wouldn't have any. They were over-employed when I worked there as well. I enjoyed the experience of getting carts, especially on a nice day. But – more... it wasn't my favorite job. – less
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stocking
Night Manager (Current Employee), Raytown, MOOctober 18, 2014
night stock manager, managing a nightly crew at hyvee. ordering products for the store.
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Only a part-time job...
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee), Lincoln, NEOctober 15, 2014
When I first started, I was thrown around to many different departments; I was expected to perform each task effortlessly and efficiently without much training. After a year of doing this, I was FINALLY given a 'home' department in the Bakery. I loved this department of the store and honestly loved everyone I worked with. There were a few snags along – more... the way with former coworkers and high school drama happening in each and every department.

Hy-vee only allows upper management the chance to BUY STOCK. Yet they say they're "employee owned." Overall Hy-vee is an 'ok' company to work for as long as you don't make a career out of it. – less
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Grocery Store
Cashier (Former Employee), Lake Ozark, MOOctober 14, 2014
Pros: fun atmosphere, benefits for full time employees, lots of different areas to work in
Cons: part time employees often worked full time hours with no benefits
My time at Hy-Vee was a fun one. I knew how to do everything in that store, so I was often placed in different departments. I would bounce back between being a cashier, grocery bagger, cart getter, night/day stock, Chinese/Italian/salad bar/kitchen worker, bakery, deli, health market, and wine and spirits.
So being as I performed all these tasks, I – more... had to learn all about each department and all the duties I needed to perform for each department.
The management and the co-workers were both great and very helpful when it came to new employees. The atmosphere was fun and exciting.
The hardest part was learning where everything was in the store, this did get easier after learning all departments.
The most enjoyable part I had was when I was on night/day stock. – less
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average employee owned store
Cashier (Former Employee), Albert Lea, MNOctober 11, 2014
big store with lots of great people to work with. good part time job with flexible hours
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great place to work
Cashier/General Merchandising (Former Employee), omaha, neOctober 4, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: no full time
great managers and good working conditions. I worked with many nice people. just not a full time position
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Fun Place to Work
Order Selector (Former Employee), Chariton, IowaSeptember 28, 2014
Great people to work with, lots of fun. Good management, worst part of the job is very thing is timed.
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Its good for teenagers
Customer Service (Current Employee), Lincoln, NESeptember 25, 2014
It is a good place to work as a teenager while still in highschool but once the time is up its time to get out of there.
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Productive, and Always Helpful
Frozen Food Clerk (Former Employee), Galesburg, ILSeptember 17, 2014
Pros: good working hours, and sufficent breaks.
I believe Hy-Vee is a good working environment for any employee. It was always running smoothly and efficiently while keeping our customers happy. I learned how to stock, and bring things from a bunker to display. I learned to face and memorize where all the items where in the frozen food isles. My manager was a relaxed, and fun person to be around, – more... but always got the job done first before anything. The hardest part about the job was keeping things on the shelves. But the most enjoyable was the social contact with other people. – less
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Basic Day on the Job - Meat Clerk
MEAT CLERK (Current Employee), Ames, IASeptember 11, 2014
You would typically work 8 hours, but the department is open from 6am to 9pm so I will outline what gets done throughout the day In the morning prepackaged product is run to the shelves, displays and isles are faced, sea food display is set up, ad change is completed if necessary, and ground beef is filled During the day the department shifts to production – more... mode Typically starting with orders, larger jobs like beef and pork, and finally transitioning into smaller tasks like prepackaged products and grilling sides. Night focuses primarily on helping customers during the dinner rush and cleaning the department. – less
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A fine place to work once you find your niche.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Cedar Falls, IASeptember 10, 2014
Pros: cheaper lunches, flexible hours, friendly environment
Cons: micromanagement, difficult to find full-time positions.
The Hy-Vee I worked at was primarily staffed by high school and college students. Most of them attended school together or had worked together for several years. It was difficult to find a way to fit in with this crowd being a bit older- it would probably be a wonderful experience to work there as a college student or younger, as you'd have many peers – more... to build friendships with.

Work can either be dead or way too busy. If you're on a register, you aren't allowed to have drinks- not even water- so if you're prone to dehydration, you'll want to drink a lot before you come in... your alternative is to be above and beyond EXCELLENT on the registers and request a transfer to a department with a little more flexibility when it comes to hydration. They're very good about rewarding hard work and acknowledging what you need to be happy at work- if that means moving you to a different department, they'll make it happen. As long as you're an excellent worker who deserves it.

Most of the first and assistant managers are in college or barely out of college. They're normally very good, but there are always a few bad eggs to tiptoe around.

If you want to work full-time there- good luck. They hire full-time people very rarely and if they can get you to work near 40-hour weeks on part-time pay without any full-time benefits... you'll never see a single interview for a full-time position.

If you work hard at Hy-Vee, are excellent with the customers, and build good relationships with managers, you'll have no problem rising up to a decent position, starting with Assistant Manager, in about a year or even less. I watched it happen to a few of my co-workers and was even tempted to go that route myself- but the company isn't one I would want to stay with for any length of time- for personal reasons. – less
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A great place to work for
Checker/Stocker (Former Employee), Mason City, IASeptember 10, 2014
Pros: the employees and the customers
Cons: it takes too long to move up in the company.
I was lucky to have great people to train me and have a well experienced management team leading the store.
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Friendly environment
Cash Accountability/Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSSeptember 9, 2014
A stable work environment with friendly workers and customers
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Very cheap company that will take advantage of you if you're a knowledgable, hard worker.
Salad Bar Clerk (Former Employee), Omaha, NESeptember 6, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, job security
Cons: pay, hours, benefits, paid time off, compensation lunches, management
No matter how much experience you have in retail, their going to start you off around minimum wage. Part-timers are not qualified for benefits. There is no paid time off of any kind for part-timers. Raises are not guaranteed, you have to literally go to the HR manager and fight for a raise. Quarterly bonuses are not guaranteed for every store and even – more... if you're lucky enough to get it, it's not much. Employees do not get an employee discount on anything except on meals when you're on the clock. Although it's a grocery store, the only time they give away free food is if its expired or a customer didn't pick up their order. They don't give lunches only breaks no matter how long you work. Depending on your department manager your schedule can be flexible. Hours are given based on sales of each department. Management will make sure part-timers don't average over 30 hours per quarter in fear of Obama-care. There's only one full-timer in each department. Most of their employees are high school kids and a few are college students, because their cheap labor. Upper management could careless about their employees, everyday they will walk right pass you without speaking. They don't even have the decency to introduce themselves to new hires. – less
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Great place with amazing people.
Grill/Kitchen staff (Former Employee), Papillion, NESeptember 5, 2014
Pros: great people, enjoyable job
Cons: pay, and odd hours
A normal day i would start with my prep work. Getting my grill box all setup with my meats and cheese also cutting the vegetables gathering drinks and condiments. i would then retrieve the cash box, count/inspect it's contents, then i would go out side grill up food and sell it to customers as they entered and exited the store. Afterword i wold clean – more... the grill, count and return the the cash box obtain a receipt for the days profits, return the unsold food to cold storage, clean up then call it a day. I learned about working in a kitchen, food prep and working around food. Management and co-workers were all great and helpful they made me feel right at home from the very start. The hardest part when learning to properly cook everything. The most enjoyable part was all the people. – less
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Fun place to work. Helpful smile in every aisle
Asst. Manager (Former Employee), Charles City, IAAugust 28, 2014
Helpful smile in every aisle! Enjoyable place to work, most people are friendly, good deals, good environment and you help the community out cause everyone needs food.
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Some good some not so good.
Sales associate/server (Former Employee), Spencer, IAAugust 19, 2014
At my job as a sales associate, it is fun but also stressful. The management wasn't good at all and everybody talks about everybody. Associates weren't doing their jobs and I was always doing my job. It isn't right to me when people don't do their job and just sit around and do nothing. The managers had favorites, my co-workers were always standing – more... around and talking to each other or on their cellphones. I disliked my job as a sales associate at this company only because of the people I had worked with. I was sometimes not on good attendance because of transportation but I was always doing my job and doing it well done. The hardest part of my job was first running the cash register.
The most enjoyable part of my job were the customers. Always love helping and assisting others and keeping a smile on their faces. – less
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fun, fast pace
Baker/Cake Decorator (Former Employee), Burlington, IAAugust 17, 2014
Pros: very flexible hours
Cons: busy schedual
A day at work would include: making sure shelves were filled with product, helping customers, taking orders for customers, and maintaining a clean and safe workplace. This job teaches how to work under pressure. Management is great and very organized. Co-workers are wonderful in every department. The hardest part is staying on track during the busy – more... holidays. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you can meet. – less
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Very fast paced. Enjoyed the people I worked with. Leared a lot
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Omaha, NEAugust 16, 2014
Pros: the people i worked with
Cons: having to be on your feet for 8 hours
As a pharmacy tech you were either filling prescriptions, putting new scripts in the computer to be filled or checking people out at the register.

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