H E B Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
499 Reviews

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H E B Chairman and CEO Charles C. Butt
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Director

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    Former Employee - Store Director  in  Waco, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Director in Waco, TX (US)

    I worked at H E B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    HEB is a great company to work for. Many employees stay with the company for over 20 years. The company offers great salaries and a great caring culture. The hours are not excessive and great work environment. The company also offers unmatched benefits!

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that you have to work all the holidays pretty much. Some lengthy travel is required at times if not willing to relocate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Started as a summer job during college, and I never want to leave.

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    Current Employee - Central Checkout Manager  in  Kyle, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Central Checkout Manager in Kyle, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I love working for HEB. There is no place I'd rather be.
    HEB cares about people. It doesn't matter who you are, where your from, what you look like, HEB will take care of you.
    They work with school schedules.
    Career growth opporunities. I started as a cashier and 1 year later I was a department manager.
    Raises twice a year.

    Cons

    Random schedules make it hard to have a work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A program like MI that would be avalible to all partners, not just those in college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    MY most fulfilling job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ccs  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Ccs in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    HEB is an amazing company that supports growth and leadership! They do an awesome job of building those who want to grow into successful people in the job and out of the job. the company has very flexible schedules giving the high demand that our customers have. love love love my job its the best one i've ever had.

    Cons

    Its only in Texas! But other then that nothing is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on doing what you all are and we will become the #1 company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for, with a lot of flexibility

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    Former Employee - Checker  in  Boerne, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Checker in Boerne, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Worked with my schedule while in school, lots of friendly staff and great managers, and a lot of great perks to working there. Seems like it's a great place for promotion.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep having supervisors that are flexible, keeps employees wanting to stay around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    HEB

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H E B

    Pros

    Nice People,If You Work Hard You Can Get Promoted Really fast

    Cons

    Just Getting Hours Is The Hard part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give More Hours

  7.  

    Great company, solid coworkers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School of Retail Leadership  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - School of Retail Leadership in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at H E B full-time

    Pros

    This company cares about its people and their well being. I ended up having to leave my position due to health reasons and the process was smooth and I felt extremely supported the whole time. Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Long hours and inconsistent schedule made it tough at times. Pay was average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understanding that it is a tough business, continue to treat employees with respect and the company will continue to do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cashier (Part-time)

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    Former Employee - HEB Cashier  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - HEB Cashier in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at H E B part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The store that I worked for had great people working there. I got along with all of my co-workers and managers. The pay was good for what the job is and raises were given every three months. I had worked there for three years and my pay had increased greatly over that period of time.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    27 cents a bag. Yes, seriously.

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    Former Employee - Checker  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Checker in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The company gives incentives like $100 bills, gift cards, and my store had regular upselling competitions. Nothing like being handed extra money on the register.
    I miss Partner Perks every single time I go grocery shopping.
    It's a decent part time job, if > 25 hours a week suits your lifestyle. You are guaranteed a raise twice a year.
    Mentioning partner perks again, because groceries add up and 10% off HCF, own brand, and the occasional freebie, were well worth the standing in one place for hours on end and constant bemoaning of the Austin Bag Ban.

    Cons

    You would get a single 4 hour shift at the end of the month and literally watch a manager walk a group of new hires to the conference room so they could watch their orientation video. The lack of hours was extremely frustrating especially when the following week started a new month and your schedule was PACKED and that following Thursday's check looked glorious, only for the rest of your month to be free as a bird and broke as a joke.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Friendly/fair work enviorment

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of staff scheduled to not be over worked, great full time health benefits and holiday vacation hours, 2 raises yearly

    Cons

    little room to move up and starting base pay is lower than most

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start pay at higher lv for busier locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Central Market -HEB is serious about food!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H E B

    Pros

    If you dream about food 24/7 this is the place for you! They "walk the talk" about employee culture being like family. Outstanding benefits. Work hard/play hard. Involved with community and will take action in natural disaster events with food for those left in need. Big hearted company.

    Cons

    Pay. The pay raise structure does not keep up with the cost of living. Otherwise, fantastic company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the folks that keep your business alive.

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