SUPERVALU

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SUPERVALU Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.8 313 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

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Sam K. Duncan

(55 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work environment and competitive pay(in 11 reviews)

  • collaborative culture, work life balance(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • One challenge is a work-life balance for sure(in 10 reviews)

  • People are in middle to upper management positions without the proper experience(in 14 reviews)

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    Sales assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIrish owned which is a good thing

    ConsSlow to react to business change

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    Awesome

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Nampa, ID (US)

    ProsChallenging, fun, busy, and love to work here

    ConsNothing, best job ever. Nothing to complain about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A challenge that will make or break you.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Mechanicsville, VA (US)

    Pros-Start out pay is good; 15.20 an hour (once qualifications are met - 16.20 an hour).
    - Great place to work for any person that is up for challenge, change, and motivation.
    - The goal (the motivation/requisition of an order selector) is to meet the daily/weekly average. There is an incentive bonus added to ones overall pay that is based on your weekly score. Minimum score requirement for the week is a 95%.
    - There are tons of opportunities to grow, learn new things, and work you're way up.
    - Supervalu is one of the top highest in revenue grocery distributors in the U.S. This assures it's employees of job security.
    - You basically work alone.
    - Fast paced environment. There's not much time for chitchat or any drama.
    - Guaranteed 40+ hours (as of right now) a week.
    - Fellow employees are very cool and easy to get along with. I will say that Supervalu has done a great job in finding the people that they need to fulfill their requirements, but they also have done an even greater job in finding those who are compatible with others.

    Cons- Tough work environment. It is slightly dark, dreary, cold, and claustrophobic in the warehouse, but it comes with the turf. Keep in mind that it is an old warehouse.
    - The perishable side needs a lot of work. The isles are confusing to new hires and it's on the verge of becoming a safety hazard.
    - Concrete floors are cracked and uneven; making it hard to keep product in place when commuting from isle to isle.
    - Long work days (good or bad; depending on the person's personal life). Overtime is often thrown at you last minute, as well as any mandated work days when extra help is needed.
    - Only 30 minutes for lunch. I really feel like the warehouse employees deserve an hour lunch break, especially on busy/overtime workdays. You start to feel like a robot after awhile, so I definitely think a non-mandatory/optional one hour reboot time could help improve work productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need more people! Especially the youth. Remember that the younger generations are what make an old company grow even older. Please continue to make your employees happy just as you are and reassure them of their hard work and efforts more often. Be honest and upfront; do not sugar coat any economical issues (if there are any) that might hurt the company and it's employee's.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company love this place

    ConsYou will be required to work many hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company love this place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ (US)

    ProsThe manager's always had an open door and listened to every concern. Employees were treated with respect and they were flexible for time off

    ConsNo room for advancement at my location which was in the Shared Services Dept. Could also have used a better yearly raise program

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to management is to recognize your employees more for their hard work, recognition is really lacking there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work with good opportunites for advancement.

    Senior IT Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsExciting, fast-paced environment. Lots of opportunities and learning and advancement. Great people in IT!

    ConsCompany is going through transformation to adjust to market realities - that is a good move but sometimes it causes people to flee and we have lost some great talent!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat to have visionary leadership - keep up the transforming!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Company for Young Professionals - Lots of Opportunity, if you seek it out..

    IT Intern (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN (US)

    ProsThe internship wasn't highly structured like some companies - meaning that if you wanted to learn more about the company, meet people, and get noticed -- you actually had to work at it. In my opinion this is a good thing - it reflects the "real world". A lot of internships are task based, but if you do a great job at that task you definitely have the opportunity to expand your horizons. (communicate goals early on with your manager)

    Great company to intern at, unless you feel the need to have your hand held. If you want to have your hand held go work for Cargill, CH Robinson etc.... but you will be waiting in line for promotions if you are hired behind the 30 other people hired the year you were.

    Cons-Older workforce, can be difficult to come into as a young person.
    -Slightly boring culture depending on the group you are with.

    Advice to Senior Management-Corporate departments are extremely separated, seems like nobody talks to each other. Lots of opportunities for improvements if departments communicated more.
    -Tons of manual work and reliance of Excel... again - lots of opportunities for improvements. Needs to be an IT consultative department/business function.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place, respectful, hard working. ideas values

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOpen honest communications given a difficult retail season.

    ConsLots of change going on makes it difficult for associates to feel they have a voice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mid Level Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company for professional development and opportunities for career growth, especially if you are willing to relocate. Save-a-lot side of the business is target as it's growth agent.

    ConsCompany has large debt load and is in transition to discover what it wants to be moving forward. Current focus is on Save-a-lot sector which could have negative impact on retail and wholesale sectors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDetermine what business you want to be in - conventional retail, discount retail or wholesale distribution. If the answer is all 3, then develop compelling reasons and marketing plan that appeals to your ultimate consumer and allocate resources to get the job done. Minneapolis is different from SoCal, Midwest, and Northeast. If not, divest unwanted assets. ELIMINATE non-value added headcount.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Things are Around the Corner at SuperValu...And They TRULY Are! (Jewel-Osco)

    Osco-Drug Supervisor (Current Employee) Woodridge, IL (US)

    ProsSuperValu tries hard to recognize those who excel within the Company, while at the same time congratulating every person on his or her individual merit. They succeed in finding new and interesting ways to make everyone feel like a family, and their zero tolerance policy for misbehavior/misconduct ensures that each employee walks into work each day feeling good about working with the Company. Does it work all the time, every second? No. The continuity comes from each associate to make the weakest link become the strongest, and SuperValu helps each person realize that potential.

    ConsI work especially hard at my job, but for the level of skill one obtains and professional quality one absorbs, it still will not gain one a high-earning salary if it's not coupled with a bachelor's degree or higher. The Compay is always willing to promote within, yet their salaries do not offer all that much at store level. One has to enter the Corporate sector in order to gain that level of earning power.

    Then again, money doesn't buy happiness or peace of mind, so, money issues aside, there are no other significant downsides of working for SuperValu.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to RECOGNIZE ASSOCIATES more often! Not in a BIG way. In small, incremental ways. The kind that slowly, but surely boost an associate to full working potential. I receive much "congratulations" on my own work, but many of my colleages complain of feeling under-appreciated. That's not fair, and while I give them my appreciation, it's not the same if it doesn't come from the "higher-ups." I'm simply a supervisor. Hearing a sincere, and prompt "GREAT JOB" is worth more than some might think to a fellow colleage (and in my world, we're ALL fellow colleagues!).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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