Working At H-E-B

H-E-B is one of the largest independently owned grocery store chains in the country. It has over 400 locations across Texas and Mexico with annual sales of around $23 billion. Though H-E-B was founded over 100 years ago, they are setting a standard for similar stores moving into the digital age. The company puts a big emphasis on its digital platforms and has garnered much success in doing so. The company is regularly recognized in various award ceremonies as a top place to work.

Diversity is key at H-E-B. There are so many different types of opportunities to work for the company and in so many different, culturally rich places. It is also a company where employees, or Partners, as H-E-B refers to them, can really feel as though they are making a difference.

Leon, a Software Developer, said, "More than any other company, H-E-B has character. People matter -- you're more than what you do. There's a real sense of pride in being an H-E-B partner."

Diving Into the Values at H-E-B

H-E-B defines a few values that guide the way they hire, work and live in their communities. Those core values are:

  • Service: H-E-B sees grocery shopping as more than an errand. They see it as a chance to connect. They think like the customer, not about the customer.
  • Heart: The mantra at H-E-B is "People Matter." People are at the center of every decision the company makes.
  • Drive: Their competition drives them, but collaboration defines them. These ideas drive the company past customer expectations in the exceptional.
  • Innovation: The search to better themselves never ceases at H-E-B. They are relentlessly dissatisfied with the present.
  • Commitment: You don't need permission to do the right thing, so H-E-B believes that it doesn't need an audience to act with integrity.
  • Community: H-E-B and its Partners help out around there communities in innumerable ways.
  • H-E-B truly believes in community development and giving back. But they don't just talk about it, they lead by example. The give to education, disaster relief efforts, hunger relief, through Military: Operation Appreciation, and through Feast of Sharing.

    The People at H-E-B

    The Partners

    H-E-B refers to its employees as Partners, rather than employees, associates, what have you, because they genuinely feel that it is a partnership that is formed upon hiring. They don't see the work process as a one-way road. H-E-B sets Partners up to contribute to the growth and development of the company as much or as little as they want.

    Evan, a Product Director, said, "The opportunity and impact you can have at H-E-B truly is unmatched. We're building a huge team of design-oriented, user-centric problem solvers. Folks who are passionate about shipping solutions to millions of loyal customers. It's the challenge of a lifetime. You need to be hungry to compete against the biggest names out there in grocery and retail."

    The problems that Partners work on are dynamic, challenging ones. But the highly motivated Partners of H-E-B relish the opportunity to take those challenges head-on.

    Kayla, a Senior Product Manager, said, "The biggest problem the team & I are solving is bringing Curbside & Delivery to the forefront of the H-E-B mobile app. In this modern workflow, customers will be treated to a white-glove experience within the app; searching, browsing, and sorting at your fingertips! I'm personally focused on the C's: Coupons, Cart, & Checkout."

    The Culture at H-E-B

    A People Business That Happens to Sell Groceries

    H-E-B has placed a large amount of weight on its diversity. In fact, more than 50% of the engineering staff is made up of women or other diversities. That is unheard of in most markets. H-E-B Director of Product, Sushma Zoellner talked about how, specifically in Austin, the market was ideally posed to create a completely diverse workplace.

    "Many employers in Austin, like H-E-B, focus on talent and cultural fit when making a hiring decision. The advantage of this approach for women is a natural ability to connect with potential team members and foster collaborative environments that yield the best outcomes. Our company is also focused on hiring practices that are respectful and inclusive for people of all backgrounds," Sushma said.

    And that hiring process Sushma spoke on is definitely part of the reason why H-E-B is consistently ranked in the top companies to work for in their communities. They get the best people, simple as.

    Laura, a Software Engineer with H-E-B, said, "What really drives the vibe at our office is our incredible people. Everyone at H-E-B Digital has a unique expertise to learn from, and we are always encouraging each other or willing to offer a helping hand. It's the same friendly attitude I know from decades of shopping at H-E-B, and it's a true joy to be a part of as a member of our digital team."

    The Benefits at H-E-B


    Some of the ways that H-E-B takes care of its Partners are with a 10% discount on all H-E-B branded goods, 401k and stock plan, and health plans that cover you and your family. Some other perks and benefits are:

  • On-site gym (in Austin HQ)
  • Wellness programs
  • Team workouts
  • Generous parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid holidays and sick days
  • Generous PTO
  • Casual dress code
  • Beer on tap (in Austin HQ)
  • Happy hours once a week
  • Additionally, Partners get free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays, and free lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The company also helps with relocation if necessary and has a tuition reimbursement program.

    There is also ample room to grow and learn new skills at H-E-B. Kedar, Director of E-Commerce Fulfillment and Innovation, said, "When I first started at H-E-B, I was in a completely different role, in a completely different department. Your career at H-E-B can be as defined, or as undefined, as you want it to be."

    On the tech side of things, which is growing more and more at H-E-B, Partners get the benefit of working on really interesting and unique problems. And, through collaboration and innovation, they get to find even more interesting and unique solutions. Angela, Director of UX Design, said, "At H-E-B, the scope of interesting challenges is big. We're building a team that is passionate about making an impact on users, the organization, and want careers where they can stay curious and work on problems spanning many verticals of expertise. Our Partners are connected to opportunities that will excite them, grow their design and leadership skills"

    Perks of Working at H-E-B

    Employees at HEB receive reat mental health package and dental options, employee discounts, a positive and welcoming work environment along with friendly and motivated co-workers.







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    The Team At H-E-B

    Key People
    • Charles Butt (Chairman, CEO)
    • Martin Otto (COO)
    • Sarah Elizondo (Director Of Human Resources)
    • Craig Boyan (President)
    • Cory Basso (Group VP Marketing & Advertising)
    • Ashwin Nathan (VP, Digital Strategy And Marketing)
    The Inside Scoop
    HEB is one of the largest food retailers in the US It operates over 375 stores in Texas and Mexico. At HEB and its family stores customers can choose from a variety of products from its grocery, bakery, deli/food service, drugstore, floral, meat, and other departments, also non-food products. Its first store was opened in 1905 and today it is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.
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    The Culture At H-E-B

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    To be the Greatest Retailing Company, H-E-B needs energetic and motivated Partners willing to work hard and have fun while providing superior customer service. No matter what background you bring, or where you are in your career, we welcome you to join our community where People come first.
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    H-E-B needs energetic and motivated Partners willing to work hard and have fun while making our Customers feel welcome. No matter what background you bring, or where you are in your career, we welcome you to join our community where People come first.
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    We hire talented people and give them the autonomy to be creative in how they impact the business embrace Diversity and Inclusion as core values and have a thriving program to support it throughout the company. We are a partner-driven company with a Bold Promise - Because People Matter. We are a truly original Texas-based company that has created the Spirit of Giving to help our communities in Texas every day
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    HEART FOR PEOPLE- willingness to deliver fast, fresh, and friendly customer service and teamwork with a great attitude
    Make an impact on the community through our Intern Volunteer Event.
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    H-E-B Reviews

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    I am not getting enough hours and right now they are not doing full time due to COVID Show More

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    Discounts off of heb products as well as free food for us in the break room most days during the week Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    The great support and teamwork Show More

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    The scheduling hours Show More

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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    I loved how much the company cares for employees. Show More

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    High responsibility accountability. Show More

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    Working with costumers Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    The store has really good benefits and a good atmosphere. My favorite and most beneficial job so far. It’s hard to get a decent amount of hours though being part time. Show More

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    It was no Problem really just waking up earlier than usually Show More

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    401(k) 110 employees. Paid Holidays / Vacation. 84 employees. Paid Sick Leave. 55 employees. Life Insurance/Disability. 50 employees. Casual Dress/Atmosphere. 46 employees. Company Store Discount. 45 employees. Flex-Time / Flexible Schedule. 45 employees. Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Great Job, was easy and was a great beginner customer service job. Show More

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    Poor hours, not enough room to grow. Show More

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    Discounts on groceries Show More
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    H-E-B Rankings

    H-E-B is ranked #7 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in Texas list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    H-E-B Salaries

    How much does H-E-B pay?
    The national average salary for an H-E-B employee in the United States is $49,699 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $92,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $26,000 per year.
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    H-E-B Salaries By Job Title

    While the average employee salary at H-E-B is $49,699, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the positions that earn high wages at H-E-B include Business Representative, Grocery Manager, Order Selector, and Cake Decorator. A typical Business Representative salary at H-E-B is $96,737 per year. Other roles at H-E-B include Meat Cutter and Overnight Stocker. A Meat Cutter at H-E-B earns an average yearly salary of $28,431.

    H-E-B Careers

    On average, employees at H-E-B stay with the company for 2.6 years. Employees most commonly join H-E-B after leaving Walmart. When they leave H-E-B, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

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    Fred Meyer3.0 years


    2.6 years
    Meijer2.2 years
    Top Employers Before H-E-B
    Walmart24.6 %
    Kroger6.9 %
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    Top Employers After H-E-B
    Walmart25.1 %
    Target5.5 %
    Lowe's4.7 %
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    H-E-B Competitors

    Some of the competitors of H-E-B are Hannaford Supermarkets, Food Lion, and Fred Meyer. The wages at Hannaford Supermarkets average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $53,587 per year. The employees at Food Lion earn an average yearly salary of $47,392 per year, and the salaries at Fred Meyer average $45,728 per year.

    Frequently Asked Questions about H-E-B

    When was H-E-B founded?

    H-E-B was founded in 1905.

    How many Employees does H-E-B have?

    H-E-B has 90,113 employees.

    How much money does H-E-B make?

    H-E-B generates $22.6B in revenue.

    What industry is H-E-B in?

    H-E-B is in the retail industry.

    What type of company is H-E-B?

    H-E-B is a private company.

    Who are H-E-B's competitors?

    H-E-B competitors include Meijer, The Fresh Market, Fred Meyer, Wegmans Food Markets, Hannaford Supermarkets, Costco Wholesale, Publix, Walmart, Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, ShopRite, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Hy-Vee, Piggly Wiggly Holdings, Price Chopper Supermarkets, BI-LO, Giant Eagle, Camping World, Shop Rite.

    Who works at H-E-B?

    Charles Butt (Chairman, CEO)

    Martin Otto (COO)

    Sarah Elizondo (Director Of Human Resources)

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    Where is H-E-B's headquarters?

    H-E-B's headquarters is in San Antonio, TX.

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