Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
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Pros
  • Company offers good benefits for their employees (in 21 reviews)

  • flexible hours, people are fun to work with (in 17 reviews)

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  • Few full time positions available (in 13 reviews)

  • upper management not well organized (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Decent pay, bad management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well in comparison to other part-time jobs, 25+ work hours

    Cons

    Repetitive, customers trash the place, management isn't appreciative of their employees, paid vacation isn't too good unless you've been with the company for a long long time, unrealistic expectations, mid shift crews push their tasks onto closers and management doesn't seem to care and still expect to get everything done

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to the people doing the work that you yourself wouldn't like to do. Make reasonable requests, understand that sometimes things just aren't possible, schedule more people. 3 people is not enough to get everything done when a storm of people come through, as well as shoppers that come in during the last 10min. Of operating hours.


  2. Customer Service Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent wages, ability to work with a team, multitasking and providing great customer service. You are most always able to pick up extra hours if needed. Great benefits for part time employees as well. Also associates are union workers. There are plenty of opportunities to quickly get promoted.

    Cons

    Work nights, weekends, and holidays. You will never have the same days off or same work schedule. Often times the company will write a mandatory schedule change.

    Advice to Management

    When writing a schedule, please keep in mind when scheduling someone to work late and start early the following day; that is not practical


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, broken communication.

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    Current Employee - Main Office
    Current Employee - Main Office
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An amazing benefits package. I've never had one like it. Great education opportunities; classes given on campus. Campus is dated, but is very organized and easy to get around. Gym on campus a huge plus.

    Cons

    Positions don't have a clear path for advancement. There is education, but not always clear how it can be applied for advancement. Departments are very exclusive and don't work hand-in-hand. Face-to-face meetings seem difficult, even when you're on the same floor. Higher-ups in Kroger don't buy into all projects. With so little support, it's difficult for new projects to take off.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need a clear path to success. Not all departments have that. It's important that there is top-down buy-in into every financed project, especially new ones.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Management sets the tone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Customers are good most of the time. Work isn't too difficult.

    Cons

    Management is weak. Won't confront bad workers.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you were hired to do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Could be Better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers are very Friendly They do help a little bit if your thinking of going to college for business. For the most part they can be flexible with schedules but it depends on who management is.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get benefits. They don't have good Loyalty to long term workers. The pay could be improved and they could work on being a little less understaffed. They expect a lot from their employees and rarely give back in return for hard work. Unless it directly effects management your problems wont be taken care of.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing your own work and actually help out on the sale floor once in a while, especially when understaffed. Start hiring management that actually works and doesn't just delegate their jobs to those who don't get paid to take care of a management positions responsibilities.


  7. Produce load breaker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people.good enviroment. Co workers are noce and funny.

    Cons

    Sucky pay. Hard to move up. Managers need work


  8. Typical retail experience as a cashier

    Former Employee - CCK Cashier
    Former Employee - CCK Cashier

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and are open with their performance expectations Realize the importance of customer service No shortage of hours for part-time employees

    Cons

    Managers tend to beat around the bush, overly worried about team cohesion Significant amount of micromanaging


  9. Not a bad job

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    Current Employee - Home Electronics Clerk in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Home Electronics Clerk in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good management(at least at my store), friendly coworkers, good work environment.

    Cons

    Too strict on dress code(I.e. green aprons MUST be worn around the neck), not many opportunities to move up, little hours if you've been there long.

    Advice to Management

    Please, for the love of God, get rid of those green aprons. Make them a different color!


  10. Service deli clerk

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    Current Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Service Deli Clerk in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good management for the most part

    Cons

    Other departments treat Deli workers poorly

    Advice to Management

    Teach all employees to treat all co workers with respect


  11. Overall good work experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apparel Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Apparel Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Fred Meyer while I was finishing school, they were always willing to work around my school schedule. I always felt comfortable going to management with any issues that may have arisen.

    Cons

    The work environment could get stressful, I remember never having enough staff for a lot of the time. You would be expected to complete a great deal of work on your own, that was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I see the inappropriate staffing as something that could be worked on for the management team.



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