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Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
320 Reviews
3.5
320 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • they have good benefits and care a lot about their employees (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you're working part time (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • It's very difficult to get into a full-time situation there (in 13 reviews)

  • General neglect for basic store functions and show-boating by upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its coo..

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Sales Clerk in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Home Sales Clerk in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Coo place to work at

    Cons

    Its a coo place to be at

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I was a cashier

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

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    they work with your school schedule sometimes

    Cons

    they don't care about you and lost prevention always makes you feel guilty

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dr. Sheldon Cooper's analysis.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    What? Pro? Are you kidding?

    Cons

    If you are a child of the Devil you are management material. Go for it. You will fit right in. If you are a good person, don’t work at Fred Meyer. You won’t be good anymore. And who writes these ridiculous touchy feely positive blah blah blah reviews about Fred Meyer? Probably Fred Meyer HR Staff. The management culture at Fred Meyer is truly despotic and phony.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really?

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  5.  

    Fred Meyer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multiple in Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Multiple in Twin Falls, ID

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    We have food a lot for hitting safety goals. Its nice to get fed.

    Cons

    I work a lot of doubles and there are weeks I don't get days off. Upper management prefers that you follow them blindly. If you request days off you tend to get hours cut. And they will go above and beyond for people who call in a lot but people who work 5 days a week and only get scheduled for 20 hours in those 5 days but work there way up to 40 they treat like garbage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to stop choosing favorites. They need to stop going to other departments to talk bad about people who have applied in those other departments. Just because they don't want to lose that employee. They write people up for things they didn't do just to ensure they can not go to another department. Which is how they lose the good employees and keep the bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    It's every man for himself at this place. Documenting everything is essential while working at this place because anyone will throw anyone under the bus just to save themselves. There is no working together as a team at this place.

  7.  

    poor communication among employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The customers were the only reason I was there.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management team... does not give proper training for success. if they don't like you then you get terminated and don't give you a reason why? You get hired only part-time and have to pay union dues. the union did nothing for me except take a portion of my minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication--- if you expect your employees to do a good job and succeed . let us know what the expectations are... don't set the employees up for failure and not give them a chance to improve. Correct the behavior, train, mentor, coach, communicate, be a team leader, extra support when needed? Every manager had different styles and nothing was consistent, so you never really knew what you were supposed to do?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete waste of effort.

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

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and discounts offered were easily above average, the fact that you can save on Kroger groceries was very useful. Pay only scales accordingly in FOD departments.

    Cons

    Over a decade working for Fred Meyer. Demoralizing lack of standards and procedures, or following policy. Grossly under staffed in most departments but FOD along with extremely limited resources to assist customers properly. General neglect for basic store functions and show-boating by upper management. Hostile red leadership by untrained and undisciplined management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was told multiple times that management training was 'you're not at work to make friends', this is a poor foundation for a 'community store'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The most degrading company that I have ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pros are that if you don't work you get rewarded while those who put in an honest effort are viewed as a threat.

    Cons

    This company is unprofessional in every aspect of it's functions. From top level employees to low level workers. Upper management and district managers look to degrade and humiliate employees any way that they can. Sexual harassment, verbal aggression, mental and emotional abuse are rampant in the work environment. Customers are even treated poorly. The largest problem with this company is managements desire to create a hostile work place to prevent employees from doing their job. Management in this company enjoys watching their employees fight and disagree with one another. This is one way that the company has successfully divided the workforce to weaken the Union.

    My advice to those who are currently working for this company is this: put behind you the differences, and the work performance of those who you work with. Stay strong and push back. The strength of united employees who are unionized scares the employer both Kroger and Fred Meyer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees are not objects, they are not ponds in a game. The employees are human beings that deserve to treated like such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Standard retail, go nowhere career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Home Electronics
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Home Electronics

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some discounts on purchases but it's just a trap to get you to put your pitiful salary back into the company.

    Cons

    All the bad that comes with working in retail: Inept management, mistreatment of the rank and file, profits over people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on providing great customer service and retaining valuable employees. Get out of the churn and burn mindset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Trap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Electronics Clerk in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Home Electronics Clerk in Richland, WA

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some stores have nice people. You can get some networking done. You can go to school and work closing shifts. Benefits at PT employment. Top pay is more than most retail locations.

    Cons

    Working EVERY holiday, part-time jobs are the majority of positions. Skills are not in high demand, high turn-over, very difficult to escape being typecast for "customer service" jobs. Union stores will force you into minimum pay scale (your previous experience means nothing) until you work your way up; meaning it could take two years to get pt $13/hr (25 hrs/wk) when you started at minimum wage. Some times you can start at a higher pay with demonstrated skills, but everyone tops out to the same top pay regardless of skills. All add-on bonuses for extended warranties have been removed in place of constant push for them with no incentives for the employees. One district wanted weekly e-mails to the Electronics District Manager if you missed the goals on how you will improve warranty sales from now on.

    Nearly all product knowledge was self taught on your own time. Fact tags declaring items "Wi-Fi", 1080p were pulled off the box and many stores have to make them on their own because corporate will forget them.

    Company policy is to give you a 2 or 3 for a review and to NEVER give a 5. Associates that demonstrated expert knowledge beyond the managers still get an average score of 3.

    Products are shipped blindly and arrive days to months after selling out with no way of tracking purchase orders.

    Give 3-4 week notice of days off (except for November and December with no time off allowed) while you get your schedule with 10 to 4 days notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Main office should empty once in a while and work a month in stores like they did back in the 80s and 90s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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