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Agreed - total crap shoot in the corporate office.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at Meijer

Pros

Fairly decent place to work in regards to a corporate office environment. Really great cafeteria on site, discounts on local gyms, employee discounts at the stores, and opportunities for growth if you ask for training.

Cons

Very traditional company with an entrenched good old boys network. Coming from the outside mid-career is a very difficult experience. Be prepared for a degree of hazing, as well as a discounting of your experiences or skill set just because you didn't start in the stores at age 16. Don't expect to have the latest technology in either hardware or software. Middle management is focused solely on pleasing leadership and can at times be disrespectful or disregarding of lower level employees. Training can be difficult to obtain and at most times substandard. Professional memberships and conferences in your specific industry are inconsistently distributed by department. Expect shakeups in hierarchy to management and leadership on a regular basis leading to projects that never end, solutions never implemented, and frustrated rank and file.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change management is a skill that needs to be invested in. Be willing to invest in more than 60 to 80% of what projects need in order to make sustainable gains in productivity.

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Other Reviews for Meijer

  1.  

    Okay benefits but horrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Big Rapids, MI

    I worked at Meijer

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck, part-time health benefits offered. promotions available after so many hours.

    Cons

    no time off. horrible scheduling. often held after time supposed to be off work. doesn't pay attention to time available to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for management level employees

    Approves of CEO
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    Meijer - It's a crap shoot.

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

    I have been working at Meijer

    Pros

    Many dedicated, hard working people. Very loyal customer base regionally. The Meijer Family, who founded the company, are all exceptional people and extremely charitable..

    Cons

    There is an unwillingness to change. Many salaried employees at the corporate office have been promoted from the stores and have an hourly mantality. There is no sense of urgency and, no desire to improve. There is also an attitude by many employees that they don't have to compete with other retailers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess your current employees very objectively. Implement a 360 degree performance review system. Accept the reality that retail is an extremely competitive industry and the customer owes you no loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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