Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Little Fish in a big pond.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Well taken care of in the pay department for being a grocery store.

    Cons

    The focus on the bottom.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Working hard will get you something...sometimes.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management was really awesome and helpful. The store was a mess, but everyone did what they could to help

    Cons

    Nothing was really done for the hardest workers. People often were trained in multiple areas, but weren't given incentives because "it wasn't part of their pay grade".

  3. Decent pay and decent people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Manager in Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Produce Manager in Fairbanks, AK

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were generally pretty cool. The pay seemed to be well above the average grocery stores in the area. Health benefits were decent. Good employee discount for non-food items.

    Cons

    Employee discount not very good on food. Corporate culture is a little redundant. Whenever corporate is in town everybody stops normal operations to get ready for the "visit". Union protected horrible workers at the expense of hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to understand that stuff happens and not everything will be perfect all the time. Performance based pay would do a lot for the morale of good employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great Company

    • 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

    Great company to work for with high potential for advancement.

    Cons

    It's retail. You either love it or hate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Employer - Great Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Works with my schedule, very flexible - keeps the focus on putting the customer first always

    Cons

    A lot of people get jobs and promotions based on who they know, not what they know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember people have a life outside of work...

    Neutral Outlook
  7. Quality company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great people
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    Career progression seems political, and based more on personal connections than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management could consider providing more transparency within the organization around pay, career progression and the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Student Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apparel Clerk in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Apparel Clerk in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    Working for Fred Meyer was interesting. They had good room for growth within the company and they had good support for their employees. The management teams were incredibly enthusiastic about working for Fred Meyer, and emphasized the possibility of a lifetime career with the company. It's a good job if you are in high school or college, as their hours are flexible and they're conscientious of students' schedules.

    Cons

    There were no benefits, pay was minimum wage, and the work environment was rough. A lack of windows, florescent lighting, and having to walk 24/7 for the job, wasn't fabulous. I had originally applied for a cashier position and I got the job. However, they didn't realize I wasn't 18 at the time, until after they hired me. You have to be 18 years of age to go through the cashier training program. After they realized they had made a huge mistake, they immediately offered me a position in the apparel department, which I took. I left after 2 months, after I was given a better job offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention during the hiring process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    It was a job

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

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Employee discount. Flexible hours. Union.

    Cons

    Union. Varied hours. Customers can really be here's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Produce clerk

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

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Highly competitive pay, tuition reimbursement, free retail management course with plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Never seem to promote within same store. Almost always have to transfer to move up. Have to avg. 100 hours a week or lose benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Apathetic managers, awesome pay.

    Current Employee - Apparel Clerk
    Current Employee - Apparel Clerk

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time

    Pros

    Tough to get fired, awesome pay, flexible with your schedule, great vacation & sick pay. benefits included if you work over 25 hours a week which isnt hard to come by.

    Cons

    tough to be recognized.

    Recommends

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