Fred Meyer
3.4 of 5 258 reviews
www.fredmeyer.com Portland, OR 5000+ Employees

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Needs New Scheduling System!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Boise, ID

ProsIt's a good place to work in a lot of ways with a lot of great people. They seem to be trying to make some of the right changes for the future, like trying to include more minorities and women in leadership and look at other issues. They seem to be working on diversity, inclusion and caring about the employees if they will actually follow through and not just do lip service.

ConsThe scheduling system sucks. Unless you are a top department or store manager you don't have a clue what your schedule will be. Have to work back to backs (work till 11 pm or 12 pm and be back to work at between 4 am and 7 am), work 9 or 10 days straight, no set or dependable schedule at all for most people. Then if you need certain days off they try to cut you to 12 hrs per week. They advertise flexible work schedules, which is true but the only one who has to "flex" is the employee. What they should advertise is you must be able to work whenever we say 24/7 or you can't get any hours. They don't accommodate people with disabilities or differences very well. Would like to see more of that.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange your scheduling system already! Let people have a family life with a more regular schedule so they can make plans. It's mean and barbaric how many store level associates are treated in regards to schedules. I could come up with a system that works so much better so your associates would be happier. There are some store positions that have more regular shifts so they are happier, but most do not and their shifts are all over the map. Fix it!!!!

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    Great employees, eh company

    CCK Cashier (Current Employee)
    Anchorage, AK

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


    Pros: local managers and corporate managers are really enjoyable to converse with and make associate's feel like they are… Cons: If your managers aren't being effective the entire store is… Advice to Senior Management: Hire more qualified management Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Mostly pleasant with a few bumps in the road

    Price Changer (Current Employee)
    Kent, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good benefits with relatively flexible schedules. The reward hard work… Cons: The management has a hard time with communication. You don't get much affirmation or negative feedback… Advice to Senior Management: Please work on your communication skills and build team work. The work… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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