Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. horrid management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time

    Pros

    The customers. Most of my customers are very interesting and very friendly. also the people you work with tend to be very nice some are little off but overall coworkers are not so bad.

    Cons

    Management here really sucks. And I'm not talking about the store management, because of all the store manager seems really cool, but my own department manager is hardorrid he never takes any consideration, he doesn't listen he to his workers and his excuse for everything is "that's retail" I've never worked for manager who was that bad makes you really think about how he got promoted to what the company really thinks of its associates. The Home Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your associates. Happy employees happy customers.

  2. No work/life/balance

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good if you are a people person. The job was fun.

    Cons

    The management is terrible. They don't lead by example. Completely ruined the job. They do not care on a personal level at all. Do not deal with changes in school schedules, don't care if you have a family. Worked there for over twenty years. Used to be a good company, horrible now. Management literally does not care. It seems all of the good managers have left the company. It had been years since I had a manager who actually treated me like a human being. Best thing I ever did was quit that job.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees. Encourage them to go to school, or be with their families. Don't tell them to do something you yourself would never do. Don't hold them to rules, you have decided you yourself are above. Don't say work, life, balance if you have no intention of helping your employees to achieve it. Basically, do what most of us learned at a young age, treat others as you would like to be treated. Kindness goes a long way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    enjoyed place to work but not the change in Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    enjoyed working with customers and the differences everyone has in their life

    Cons

    the change of new management every year.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and look at security video before they say what they shouldn't say.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    My thoughts on Fred Meyer.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great medical & dental plan.

    Cons

    From what I hear they don't listen to the employees desires or needs. I heard someone had to get hurt on the job before Fred Meyer would even consider their safety concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of what your people in charge are doing. They must lead the way & show the right thing to do, not just boss everyone around.

  6. Lazy bums

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job and it helps pay for things.

    Cons

    Lazy management and coworkers and bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect. You work at a retail store.

  7. I thought I had a career

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    Former Employee - Price Changer
    Former Employee - Price Changer

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Benefits and pay are good if you stick around.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They show no compassion for their employees and rarely care about anything outside of what the next step up sees.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate what you have

  8. Fred Meyer- Produce Clerk

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * health insurance
    * decent benefits if you have worked there long enough.
    * easy job

    Cons

    * Started at 9.42 and didn't get a pay raise in 10 months
    * If you are a part time 20, they want 50 dollars a month in Union dues, along with a 150 dollar "initiation" fee. So basically you are working for less than minimum wage.
    * Most of the people you work with don't care or are lazy

  9. Helpful (1)

    Management sucks

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/PIC
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/PIC

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is good and they hire from within. They provide adequate training and reward employees for hard work.

    Cons

    The management doesn't listen to employees and picks favorites. Also, you HAVE to be part of the union, which is additional money out of your paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. While working at Fred Meyer, I was able to be promoted within a year of employment. When new management came in, my hours were cut to the minimum and I was ignored until I had to leave because I couldn't pay bills. When I ran into the guy who was responsible for my cut hours a couple of months later, I was asked to come back because my former department was no longer passing inspections. I just told him that he should have listened to me.

  10. Helpful (1)

    A sweatshop with modern technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees working for Fred Meyer are nice people, but when it comes to management, it's a whole different game.

    Cons

    Beginning with supervisors and any position above them is extremely demanding, it's like they're forced to run the sweatshop like in China or India. I feel sorry for them.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are people and they have families too.

  11. Decent, reliable company to work for

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    Former Employee - Apparel Section Head in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Apparel Section Head in Beaverton, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job security. Benefits are great. A variety of work can be done and different shifts are available as well.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees. Management tends to treat any situation like it's an issue and like the employee is in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like they mean something to the company. And appreciate and acknowledge when employees are doing a good job.

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