At my location (Omaha, NE), most managers are amazing, except for one, who is mean to everyone. They were even rude to my friend who was trying to apply and outright said that they didn't want him.
Narrow field of vision, the only thing that counts is do you make the management feel good about how things are going, not the real operation.
A lot depends on your location. For the most part, the culture is one of mutual cooperation and consideration or supposed to be, anyway. The work can be fast paced.
Depends on the store, but where I worked had lots of favoritism & hostility among management. Usually coworker relationships are good, but managers are always sniping at each other & their staff when things aren't going well. You are likely going to get the run-around if you ask for a raise, promotion, or to be transferred to a new position, unless an upper-manager puts in a good word for you. If you're full-time the pay, benefits, & hours are good.
At my HyVee, (Oakdale MN), co-worker environment is fine. On a larger scale, it's pretty weird. A lot of managers are friends so they help their friends get other high paying jobs. I know a lot of managers come to work earlier and leave late and sometimes help on their days off... I cannot confirm but have heard that most managers go out and party together when they're not working.
People was great. Management was pore. In certain stores management need worked on. But other then that it's a great place to work for.
Answered - Nightstock manger (Former Employee) - West Des Moines Iowa
Good without drama.
Answered - Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) - Olathe, KS
Healthy, neat and clean.
Answered - Health market clerk (Former Employee) - Lawrence, KS
Hy-Vee was a really fun experience and everyone was always super nice and friendly. I would defiantly go back and work for this company!
Answered - Gas Station Attendant (Former Employee) - Ankeny, IA