Fred Meyer

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Was good outside of the daily drama that persisted in my department

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Current Employee - Deli in Shelton, WA
Current Employee - Deli in Shelton, WA

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

Pros

Part-Time job that offers dental/medical
Union requires a minimum amount of hours so you will always be at 20 and no less as a P/T.
Interacting with a wide variety of customers

Cons

If you're looking for a steady schedule then this is a place you will not find that. It's retail so your schedule will be all over the place. You will work mornings and you will close nights. Wherever their computer places you is where you will go.

The Pay for the department is the lowest and tops out at the lowest. I believe the Deli area is more so the most difficult places to work in the store if not the most difficult and the pay wasn't sufficient for the work that you were required too do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No real issues with management. I just think things are kind of sloppy there.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Needs New Scheduling System!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Change 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!!!!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mostly pleasant with a few bumps in the road

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Price Changer in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Price Changer in Kent, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with relatively flexible schedules. The reward hard work by offering more shifts for the part time positions.

    Cons

    The management has a hard time with communication. You don't get much affirmation or negative feedback for that matter. All entry level positions are either part time 16-part time 20. Drama hungry employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on your communication skills and build team work. The work environment really suffers because of back handed comments made by employees towards others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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