Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
293 Reviews
3.5
293 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
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70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • they have good benefits and care a lot about their employees (in 20 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you're working part time (in 16 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.  

    Overall good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, room to move up and gain additional skills, training provided, good people to work with

    Cons

    sometimes can be hard to get training, if they want you gone they can find a reason (even a small one), more work and less associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand meeting financial goals but give stores more hours to provide better customer service which will bring your customers back ... also pay better, you pay ok but look at companies like Costco who pays really well and those associates don't want to leave and customers love their company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Juneau, AK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Juneau, AK

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, reasonable expectations, willingness to help people on a local level.

    Cons

    Middle managers often stressed, and it affects everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure schedules allow for coverage of breaks and lunches, and there is a plan in give timely breaks. It improves employees' health and moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly managers and co-workers. Pretty stable job and schedule. Good pay for starters.

    Cons

    Long orientations
    Can be very slow paced sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Customer Service is not number one

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

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

    Pros

    love the otherEmployees, and most of the customers, family comes first with Fred Meyer, Pay and benfits are great, pay raises are very decent and you can get a raise fast. part time employees get insurance, A family of 5 can get Medical. Dental, vision, Life and 401k for less then 200.00 a month

    Cons

    Cashiers are suppose to be speedy, wich leads to tendonitis, which the company seems not Too care, they just want the customers in and out A.S.A.P. too much stress on manangement and employees, to reach the ring up goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More brownie points for employeesTreat the employees with more respect, Make customer service number one again, Not worry about being the fastest check out in town. Think of the injuries that can occur from repetition and too speedy , and less time worring about bounses, we strive on injury free, so dont make the cashiers go so fast.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    flexible hours, fun environment

    • 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

    Pros

    flexible hours, people are fun to work with

    Cons

    upper management not well organized

  7.  

    I enjoyed working for Fred Meyer

    Former Employee - Department Lead
    Former Employee - Department Lead

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

    Pros

    You can make some lifetime friends. Love the customers.

    Cons

    As with any company there are good Managers and bad.

  8.  

    It is what you think it is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I knew what i was getting into.
    I was surprised by how much fun some of the other employees were.

    Cons

    Mmm IT WASN'T to bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great associates, create great experiences for customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Assistant Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Apparel Assistant Manager in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    I've been all over the state at Fred Meyer in my 14+ years. I've worked for this company since I was a part-time employee at the tender age of 17. The people here have always been very friendly and caring and we truly create a family within our stores. Our management and regional team continues to strive to create a better business culture through communication; coaching, teaching and training our team; and classes to help strengthen our knowledge of how the world of retail is changing.

    Cons

    Retail is not a job for the faint of heart. In my time at Fred Meyer I've been cussed out, spit on and generally been treated like I was stupid and incompetent by several customers because of my young age and being in some of the positions I've been in. But I will tell you when you have someone that truly needs your help and you go out of your way to help them (which is Fred Meyer way) the smiles that you get and the heart felt thanks make it all worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is definitely some political problems with any hiring with in upper, middle and lower management. And whether it's a good thing or not we no longer promote people if they are personable workers with a vast array of knowledge. We feel that personality is more important and knowledge will come with time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable place with good pay if you are a student.

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

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rule oriented, good pay for part-time work

    Cons

    Had to work on holidays, it is part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was OK, it would be better if they were more communicative about their expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just fine.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is in a nice community in a good location. The benefits seem pretty good, although I did not qualify for them.

    Cons

    I was only hired on a temporary basis, so the work was very unsteady. Possibly because of that reason other employees weren't very personable toward me.

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