Thread regarding Hy-Vee layoffs

Best Place to Work? Not any more.

I've worked for Hy-Vee for more than 25 years. Our current leadership has a vision of being the best place to work. Working for this company was at one time fun and rewarding. Now it's just exhausting and frustrating. We were once a family oriented company with a decent work/life balance for a retail environment. Sadly it's no longer so. Full timers are now expected to to take on roles that in the past were the workload of 2 or even 3 associates. You are expected to work beyond the end of your shift therefore degrading the work/life balance in favor of the company. It's all about corporate now. We used to be the best place to work but now there is much better out there. Corporate officers...please work to restore our work/life balance or our HUGE retention problem will only worsen. If you are a young person considering a career with Hy-Vee, take a look at what is happening in your store. And then take a good look outside the company at what is available for you if you want to have a life outside of work.

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We are coming up on a year when Hyvee started FIRING AND GETTING RID OF LONG TERM EMPLOYEES to save labor dollars,not to mention cutting everyone's wages.I wonder what's going to happen this March.Be prepared the trust has evaporated in this company.Think twice before making this a career especially when they mess with your wages every couple years AND I DONT MEAN GIVING YOU A RAISE BECAUSE THAT DOESNT HAPPEN ANY LONGER.

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Post ID: @1Dzka+17yV4I9j

Dirty, poor food safety practices, lack of communication, management not taking COVID mask wearing seriously, managers belittling employees, not enough help, ridiculous expectations, I could go on and on.... so glad to be out! Certainly is not the best place to work!

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Post ID: @6our+17yV4I9j

Took on at least 2 other tasks daily, working hard constantly that I hardly even have time to take a break, sometimes it’s so busy I can’t take a break. I can’t wait for the day when I can just quit this place

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Post ID: @5dhh+17yV4I9j

You are so so right.The Autonomy is definitely GONE.ITS ALL CORPORATE AND CORPORATE GREED.Anyone looking to make a career with this company better think twice.The work family balance at store level and even in the office is terrible.

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Post ID: @2dlx+17yV4I9j

I totally agree. I always had good sales and good gross. But they would always make a reason how it could even be better. Took my help away from me. I ended up running my department almost with no help.

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