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Long days, decent pay...

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Puyallup, WA
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Puyallup, WA

I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time

Pros

Pay, Benefits, pretty good opportunity to move up. Though I can't say that I recommend that too much. Company is in numerous cities nationwide. Also an extremely strong competitor in the industry, putting many out of business.

Cons

Very high expectations, often unreal. Also not big on training. Management can get moved to very very long commutes, occasionally 2 hours long one way. Company is extremely geared towards shareholders, which can be a pro if you happen to purchase and even receive their stock.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place, entry level job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    The discounts are nice, and the people are usually nice

    Cons

    Customer service isnt the best job in the world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well, there is a good reason people quit on you with little notice

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    Retail Trap

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Home Electronics Clerk in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Home Electronics Clerk in Richland, WA

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

    Pros

    Some stores have nice people. You can get some networking done. You can go to school and work closing shifts. Benefits at PT employment. Top pay is more than most retail locations.

    Cons

    Working EVERY holiday, part-time jobs are the majority of positions. Skills are not in high demand, high turn-over, very difficult to escape being typecast for "customer service" jobs. Union stores will force you into minimum pay scale (your previous experience means nothing) until you work your way up; meaning it could take two years to get pt $13/hr (25 hrs/wk) when you started at minimum wage. Some times you can start at a higher pay with demonstrated skills, but everyone tops out to the same top pay regardless of skills. All add-on bonuses for extended warranties have been removed in place of constant push for them with no incentives for the employees. One district wanted weekly e-mails to the Electronics District Manager if you missed the goals on how you will improve warranty sales from now on.

    Nearly all product knowledge was self taught on your own time. Fact tags declaring items "Wi-Fi", 1080p were pulled off the box and many stores have to make them on their own because corporate will forget them.

    Company policy is to give you a 2 or 3 for a review and to NEVER give a 5. Associates that demonstrated expert knowledge beyond the managers still get an average score of 3.

    Products are shipped blindly and arrive days to months after selling out with no way of tracking purchase orders.

    Give 3-4 week notice of days off (except for November and December with no time off allowed) while you get your schedule with 10 to 4 days notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Main office should empty once in a while and work a month in stores like they did back in the 80s and 90s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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