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Be competent and hard working and you can advance.

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Meijer full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Wonderful atmosphere representing core values. Maintains an approach to freshness and quality not easily met in big box stores, while maintaing most of the low prices.

Cons

Repetition can set in after a while, doing the same thing for what can be years can get old very quickly. Fight to get in other departments.

Advice to Management

Cross-training. Train team members amongst other departments, and then LISTEN TO WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFFERED!

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Works with your schedule...that Is if you actually get hours

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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Meijer part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Will rehire, "union shop" , Easy to get a job, Paid time off after a year. Able to transfer between stores, Incremental pay increases

    Cons

    Horrible company to be honest, Corporate runs the show, but seems inept (for example I work with scales that are set up so poorly, as per orders, yet cannot change the tares to save the company money). Managers and especially Store Directors walk around the place at best doing a little bit, and a worst not helping at all while sitting around talking on their store cordless phones complaining that you aren't working hard enough (have even seen store directors make personal calls on the clock about his kid's baseball training regime). After the ACA (Affordable Care Act) act it has also been decided that every part timer can go hang, and will be cut below 20 hours a week. New people are being scheduled around 14 hours per week. You get treated poorly here and worked to death, even young people have trouble keeping up with business because you have been cut to the bare minimum of staff (even before current hour cuts). Pay is also Awful, and coupled with 20 hours a week you either need to get another job or LITERALLY starve (while they hire double the staff to skirt the new laws). This company didn't get so big and lucrative without stepping on somebody. Fred as far as I have heard at least kept things for the average worker somewhat good (even if he did die worth 5 billion), but since his greedy sons took over it has all gone downhill. As it is now, there is no way you can move up in this company, since you will NEVER get the hours to get full time (since all new people will be 20 hours or less). I suppose you could try and kiss-up and get a manager-ship but then all your job will consist of is following corporate's orders lock step and telling people to work harder, and then do paperwork for 5 hours and leave early. In short, I can hardly thing of one positive of this company, especially starting out, It may seem like a rant, but all of the positives I have laid out pail in comparison to what one has to put up with to work here. Most of us stick around because we need the money

    Advice to Management

    Let us work ans stop trying to expand too fast. The company can afford to keep our hours even with the ACA, they just choose not to. If the company stopped selling it's sole to battle Walmart this could all be done, yet the current plan is to run the little guy employee under the bus, cut as many corners as possible, keep customers just happy enough and rake in the dough


  2. Good manual labor job, weak pay.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate/Distributor in Tipp City, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate/Distributor in Tipp City, OH

    I worked at Meijer part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers, you make a lot of friends and some that are willing to go out of their way to help you. Physically demanding work that helps you stay in shape and makes the day go by fairly quick. Two 15 minute breaks and a half hour lunch, over time.

    Cons

    Lazy co-workers, very difficult to get full time status, no sick days, no vacation, very hard to get a first shift position, union dues, hold stuff over your head, not very knowledgable supervisors, loud enviornment.

    Advice to Management

    Please train or re-train supervisors. A lot of times they do not know the answers to questions that are work-related, or never find out an answer for you. Let people cross-train to different sections to get a feel for each position.


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