H E B Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
531 Reviews
4.1
531 Reviews
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H E B Chairman and CEO Charles C. Butt
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374 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, managers are generally nice, great work environment (in 42 reviews)

  • Great benefits and excellent opportunity to advance for those who want it (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • as with all retail jobs, there is poor work-life balance, chaotic scheduling (in 16 reviews)

  • Can become full-time as positions open up, or as department budget constraints allow (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Here Everything is Definitely Better haha

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Everything. Your coworkers become your family, in a way. You have opportunities to grow by working in other departments. You get volunteer opportunities. I even got a scholarship from HEB because I worked there for a long enough time and my managers believed in my education.

    Cons

    I guess a challenge would be the customers, but that doesn't really reflect on the company.

  2.  

    Great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H E B full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company
    Great Perks
    Great culture
    Community Involvement
    Incredible research resources

    Cons

    they can improve on operations
    Politics get in the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H E B

    Pros

    Friendly environment feels like home. Everyone works as a team and the company holds high moral standards for themselves and the employees. Felxable with hours and really goes out of thier way to help out employes.

    Cons

    Growing with the company is hard because thier is so much competition and thier is so many other people in line waiting to do the same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management Is great.

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  5.  

    Depends on the week

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    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at H E B part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, flexible schedules for the most part. Great part-time and full-time benefits and partner incentitives. 10% off own brand savings plus monthly deals such as free items or extra discounts. Room to advance depending on management!

    Cons

    Part time doesn"t always get good hours, a lot of 4 hour shifts. Upper management is not always the best and tends to change a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Bastrop, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bastrop, TX (US)

    I worked at H E B part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly Flexible hours, Great training and a fun workplace environment. They are a great company and seem to really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Can be hard to change departments if you want to do something different. It depends on how much favor you have with the manager of that dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the training is great but wish it was a little shorter. It can be hard to change departments. It seems that it is based on who you know rather than your experience or qualifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Mission, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mission, TX (US)

    I have been working at H E B part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is great!
    Management really cares about you
    Great work/life balance
    Great benefits
    Friendly co-workers or partners!
    Positive environment
    Discounts

    Cons

    Front end lacks more hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! HEB is by far the best employer I have worked for!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Career Options Are Endless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager

    I have been working at H E B part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Consistent policies throughout every store.
    Management and a HR department that cares about the partners.
    Flexibility of work hours.
    Having the access to proper training.
    Upward mobility is encouraged and fostered.

    Cons

    Miscommunication can be an issue but rarely is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lifetime career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Refugio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Refugio, TX (US)

    I have been working at H E B full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome, chances for advancement

    Cons

    Fellow employees not pulling their weight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat partners as you want to be treated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job for students and young adults

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Checker  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Checker in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at H E B part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall working here is a great opportunity. Training is not difficult, so it makes for a great first job for teens. The company is very involved in providing a great working environment and appreciates every employees work. For a teen or student, the pay is great. Scheduling is very flexible with the ability to pick up other shifts and give away your current ones.

    Cons

    I imagine is varies on your workplace and management team, but at my store in particular we are offer short-staffed in the front end which requires you to perform double duties. The management team is not great in discipling other employees who are slacking off, which can be frustrating when you are forced to work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the bagger to checker ratio is close to 1:1. Often there may be 20 lanes open, and only 8 baggers. Additionally ensure every partner is working equally as hard as the rest of the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, They care about their partners.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at H E B part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Depending on location and management the working experience will vary from pleasant to unpleasant. They strongly emphasize education, and they work with you in your schedule needs.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get promoted, At the end of the month, there may be no hours at all. resulting in some having a second job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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