Meijer

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Good Old Boys Club

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Department Team Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Department Team Leader in Grand Rapids, MI

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

Pros

Fast paced, friendly, family orientate (depending on your team leader), yearly raise

Cons

Passing up current employees for promotions for hiring outside the company, higher leadership is not forth coming about what you need to do to be promoted, very perception based instead of objective, higher management is not friendly (doesn't even say hi) and will not meet to discuss performance and goals, very political atmosphere in leadership. yearly review is "not allowed" to be high even if you have performed at a high level because they don't want to pay a big raise. You are expected to keep your team motivated and valued, HOWEVER, higher leadership does not thank you or make you feel valued.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop playing the blame game. Take responsibility and make leadership in your stores feel appreciated. Market directors and Regional directors need to speak with the lines and department team leaders about where they want to go in the company and what they need to do to get there. Stop playing favorites and listen to what your employees are telling you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    A team oriented job..

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer

    Pros

    Everyone works together, people are friendly to each other.

    Cons

    The pay is low.. 7.40. I am looking for something that pays more.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, strong company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Market Director in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and family owned. There are no company mood swings based on Wall Street. Very friendly people who truly want to help each other. No desire to take over the world and there is a good balance between making a profit and keeping prices low for the customer. Great place to work for 20+ years and have job security.

    Cons

    Advancement within the company is very very slow. Lots of opportunities for lateral moves, but most senior people come from other retailers. Pay is slightly below average because Grand Rapids is relatively inexpensive. Also has most/all of the same issues that other retailers have so if you don't like the retail world, you won't like Meijer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing old things in new ways (mPerks are just paper coupons delivered digitally) and try to figure out new ways to do new things. Hire more people from outside of the retail world to bring fresh ideas. Hiring senior people from mediocre retailers like Sears, Kmart, etc. just brings in "new" mediocre ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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