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Good place to work

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Former Employee - Assistant Planner  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Portland, OR

I worked at Fred Meyer

Pros

Gain valuable experience and insight. Good people. Opportunities to be promoted to higher levels within company.

Cons

Pay scale could more at assistant buyer and planner level. Many assistants take their great training to other companies that off higher pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase salary at assistant level to keep the talented assistant buyers and planners from leaving to companies that offer better wages.

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    Its "OK" but could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    the employees are awesome, kind, and caring
    the employee benefits are helpful
    close to where i live
    pays the bills
    pay scale is very nice

    Cons

    #1. Way too busy for the amount of staff we have.
    #2. You get rude customers that expect you to be all knowing in the checkstand
    #3. You never EVER have a stable work schedule. you work a 3-11:45 day and then the next day you are there at 8 in the morning.
    #4. Very hard on the body and mind.
    #5. If you are 5'7" or taller you could potentially have back problems because the bags at the checkstand are so low you are consistently bending over with just about every order.
    #6. No baggers!!!
    #7. They will sometimes have you to cashier despite originally coming in that day to parcel. They also have a tendency to forget this, which requires you to call and remind them of your current position.
    #8. You are also sometimes left with no breaks due to their negligence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please hire baggers, having to scan, bag, and cart groceries on very large orders by yourself is very hard, and it makes the customers have to wait. If we hire just baggers that would cut that time in half And possibly get locks on carts, we lose so many carts due to customers taking them back home with them, but having those locks that some places have on them it would save the store and company a lot of money from not having to replace those stolen carts.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Nice coworkers but working with the public constantly without down time sucks.

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    Former Employee - CCK Cashier  in  University Place, WA
    Former Employee - CCK Cashier in University Place, WA

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    The people who work there are the nicest people you will ever meet. That makes the shift a lot more tolerable because there is constantly a sympathetic ear.
    The pay is weekly. Sunday pay is nice because it is time and a third.
    The work is pretty easy once you learn everything, but it took me a year to know the basics to get through a day smoothly.

    Cons

    && It is union, so a lot of your paycheck will go towards a union that you probably won't even need.
    && People are vicious at grocery stores these days, always trying to save as much as they can. It is stressful when people are constantly looking at the screen and blame you for everything that comes up wrong.
    && I developed carpal tunnel from typing on the register and handling heavy items all day.
    && This job really sucks if you are doing it for more than 20 hours a week. It takes a toll on your body and mind.
    && Every hour that you are on the clock and in a check-stand, you have to talk to customers. There is no down time as a cashier like there is in Apparel, how they can easily slip into the stock room for a couple hours doing nothing. This job makes you WORK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone comes to you and asks for a maximum of 20 hours a week, it is because they only want 20 hours a week, not extra leeway for you to use so that you can make that person fill shifts that someone called out on. A cashier should not have to stand in a check-stand ringing huge amounts of groceries up for up to three hours without a break. That is slave driving and hard on a person's body.

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