Family of Values
At Big Y, we pride ourselves on our unique Culture of Caring. A big part of our culture comes from being family owned and family oriented for over 75 years.
Even though we are a fairly large retailer (and growing!), working at Big Y feels like being a part of a family.
We hire Only the Best employees and expect them to achieve results through collaboration and personal development.
Because we care, our Big Y family delivers a personal connection that benefits our customers and communities with every product, service and solution we provide.
As knowledgeable and caring fellow Big Y employees, we work together with our customers, our colleagues, and our communities to provide exceptional value and a personal shopping experience that makes daily life easier, more healthful and enjoyable.
Diversity & Inclusion
At Big Y, diversity allows for a rich, dynamic work environment that brings innovation, variety of perspectives, and a competitive edge in our market place that allows us to better serve our communities.
We also value an inclusive environment that continuously strives to recognize and respect the diverse talents of our workforce.
Together, Diversity & Inclusion creates a supportive network that fosters collaboration, best practices, and engagement with our workforce and enhances the quality of service we provide to our customers.
Supported Work Agencies
Big Y has a long history of collaborating with community agencies that support the growth and development of people of varying ages, income levels, and abilities.
Group Problem Solving
Group Problem Solving (GPS) teams are small groups of employees who voluntarily and regularly meet on company time to identify, analyze, and solve work related problems. This allows employees to use their front line experience to have a voice in bringing about change.
Multicultural awareness provides an opportunity to gain a greater understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation of the history, values, experiences, and lifestyles of a cultural group. At Big Y, we continue to build on our Culture of Caring™ and the Pursuit of Excellence™ by recognizing and celebrating our growing diverse workforce.
Our customers thrive on change, and we must be creative and supportive of new ideas in order to exceed their evolving expectations. As a learning organization we recognize that ideas are our life-blood. The Keep Thinking program allows every employee an opportunity to make a difference by sharing ideas and recommendations that can benefit employees, customers and the company as a whole.
Culture of Caring
At Big Y, we strive to treat each other with respect, compassion and sensitivity.
We encourage all of our fellow employees to do what is right, maximize our collective talents and stress our interdependence and interconnectedness.
We are united in common aspirations, goals, and rules of conduct in a caring, comprehensive, and harmonious community of fellow employees committed to excellence.
Building Firm Foundations
Building Firm Foundations with Big Y's Helping Hands (BFF) is a program where Big Y employees volunteer their time and skills to work together on a basic home improvement project for a fellow Big Y employee experiencing a hardship.
Big Y employees may elect to make weekly contributions to a Friendship Fund that helps co-workers in their location who are in need of financial assistance due to an unexpected hardship.
Big Y Community Campaign
One of our goals as a company is to improve the lives of the people who live in and around our communities. Each year Big Y Foods holds its annual "Big Y Community Campaign (BYCC)". The Campaign provides an opportunity for employees to donate to a charity of their choice though a weekly payroll deduction.
Big Y Employees Sharing Time (B.E.S.T.) and Employee Community Service Days
Big Y has two programs that encourage and recognize our employees involvement in their communities. These programs provide groups of employees' the opportunity to volunteer their time to give back to their communities. The satisfaction and pride that comes from helping others in our neighborhoods is what makes our employees World Class.