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The 20 Best Supermarkets Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Looking for a new job in supermarkets? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best supermarkets companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Supermarkets companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of December 3, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best supermarkets companies to work for

1. Big Y World Class Market

3.2 stars

Big Y World Class Market is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Springfield, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Big Y World Class Market:

"This is a great starter job. I have been with big y since 2011 and everyday I meet new people and have new experiences. My management and coworkers are excellent."

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2. Whole Foods Market

3.0 stars

Whole Foods Market is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Whole Foods Market:

"Working at Whole Foods Market as a woman was no different than working there as a man. I experienced equal treatment and respect from my peers to managers in the regional offices."

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3. Shaw's Supermarkets

2.9 stars

Shaw's Supermarkets is a supermarkets company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Shaw's Supermarkets:

"Each store and district varies as well as store to store."

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4. WinCo Foods

2.9 stars

WinCo Foods is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Antelope, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for WinCo Foods:

"There seems to be a push for women who want to move up into management at the moment. I was even told to apply for a promotion because they are eager to have more female represe..."

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5. Defense Commissary Agency

2.8 stars

Defense Commissary Agency is a supermarkets company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.4 stars).

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6. Festival Foods

2.7 stars

Festival Foods is a supermarkets company headquartered in the De Pere, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.3 stars) and management opportunities (3.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Festival Foods:

"Overall, I'm happy with my company. There's plenty of opportunities for everyone, very much merit based. They've also been very flexible when I've had child issues, such as my ..."

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7. United Supermarkets

2.7 stars

United Supermarkets is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Abilene, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.7 stars) and management opportunities (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for United Supermarkets:

"United Supermarkets is not a bad place to work. The store manager was always respectful to the women whom they had hired. Many of our front-end managers were females and either ..."

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8. Hy-Vee

2.6 stars

Hy-Vee is a supermarkets company headquartered in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars) and management opportunities (3.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Hy-Vee:

"Had several issues with male manager sexually harassing female coworker. Was handled immediately and manager was fired. Extremely female friendly and great benefits"

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9. Southeastern Grocers

2.6 stars

Southeastern Grocers is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Jacksonville Beach, FL area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars).

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10. Harris Teeter

2.6 stars

Harris Teeter is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Greensboro, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars) and management opportunities (3.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Harris Teeter:

"I'm overall very satisfied with gender equality in my company. Harris Teeter does a great job of implementing policies that ensure equality and diversity."

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11. Lunds & Byerlys

2.6 stars

Lunds & Byerlys is a supermarkets company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 stars).

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12. Smith's Food & Drug Centers

2.5 stars

Smith's Food & Drug Centers is a supermarkets company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.7 stars) and management opportunities (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Smith's Food & Drug Centers:

"It's a good company to work for if you have school, or love people. If you do not enjoy customers I would not work for Smith's. You are expected to go above and beyond for a cus..."

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13. King Soopers/City Market

2.5 stars

King Soopers/City Market is a supermarkets company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.5 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for King Soopers/City Market:

"I was promoted to department head within a year of hire, & at least half of the managers at my Store & the district office team that I interact with are female (if not more than..."

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14. Vons

2.5 stars

Vons is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Coachella, CA area,. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vons:

"I enjoyed working for Vons, but with a family the lack of a reliable schedule and late night shifts make it hard. Always working holidays and weekends. Pay was good, with lots..."

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15. Reasor's

2.4 stars

Reasor's is a supermarkets company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.2 stars).

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16. Tops Markets

2.4 stars

Tops Markets is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Buffalo, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Tops Markets:

"Mostly gender neutral and happy to accomodate sick leave or child leave, but union contract leaves many unsatified with any raises/salary negotiations and some other benefits."

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17. Bi-Lo

2.4 stars

Bi-Lo is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Jacksonville, FL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

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18. Price Chopper Supermarkets -Market 32

2.4 stars

Price Chopper Supermarkets -Market 32 is a supermarkets company headquartered in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Price Chopper Supermarkets -Market 32:

"Price Chopper is a great company that I have never seen discriminate in any way against women. Management has always handled everything involving my employment with respect and ..."

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19. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

2.4 stars

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a supermarkets company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market:

"There are many women in management positions at my store. I think this is mostly due to the store director (a man) who values hardworking employees whether they're men or women,..."

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20. Lowes Foods

2.4 stars

Lowes Foods is a supermarkets company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lowes Foods:

"While working there I became pregnant. They accommodated my pregnancy and any appointments. My maternity leave was easy to file, and went smoothly. However I found that afterwar..."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of December 3, 2019.

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