Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
294 Reviews
3.5
294 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
Lynn Gust
71 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • they have good benefits and care a lot about their employees (in 20 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you're working part time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • It's very difficult to get into a full-time situation there (in 13 reviews)

  • General neglect for basic store functions and show-boating by upper management (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Produce clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Highly competitive pay, tuition reimbursement, free retail management course with plenty of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Never seem to promote within same store. Almost always have to transfer to move up. Have to avg. 100 hours a week or lose benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Apathetic managers, awesome pay.

    Current Employee - Apparel Clerk
    Current Employee - Apparel Clerk

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time

    Pros

    Tough to get fired, awesome pay, flexible with your schedule, great vacation & sick pay. benefits included if you work over 25 hours a week which isnt hard to come by.

    Cons

    tough to be recognized.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy all the time.

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    Former Employee - Front End Services in Soldotna, AK
    Former Employee - Front End Services in Soldotna, AK

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The customers kept you on your toes.

    Cons

    Dealing with upset customers, getting them to leave happy, was a big challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Helping employees deal with upset customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Busy but rewarding work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seafood in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Seafood in Fairbanks, AK

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

    Pros

    Fair Pay. Opportunities For Promotion.

    Cons

    Too Many Chiefs. Too many schedule changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, Politics Suck Here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits are great, compensation is higher than average for retail, but you have to work long and hard to gain momentum on the raise ladder. If you prove yourself as reliable and honest, they will promote you faster. Just show up on time, get the job done better and faster than anyone else, take on more work than your usual job would entail, and be an honest employee. Through hard work I was able to get a lot of perks and a M-F schedule, which is unheard of.

    Cons

    Really bad management in some areas. There are a ton of power hungry people and they will walk all over you and the upper management will do nothing about it. My own manager for a few years was extremely passive aggressive. Would never tell you if you're doing something correct or incorrect. But would definitely gossip about you behind your back and you would find out eventually. Gossip is a BIG BIG BIG thing here. Everyone knows everything about everyone. Keep to yourself and if you don't want your personal life floating around as entertainment, then keep your mouth shut. I've seen many reputations ruined because management believe gossip, especially coming from other managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and stop gossiping about other employees and customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best "non-career" position I have experienced.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CCK Cashier in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - CCK Cashier in Medford, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Regular raises based on hours worked, flexible hours for those in school, advancement opportunities, union for cashier/grocery side, medical insurance offered for working 100 hours a month (may have changed since I left).

    Cons

    CUSTOMERS!!!!!!!! I've worked in other retail stores, and never have I experienced such horrendous customers than I did when grocery cashiering. Some co-worker drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the customer is "always right", but it would be nice to have management stand up for their employees when they are just following procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    WAS fun until management was switched out

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Garden City, ID
    Former Employee - Cashier in Garden City, ID

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Made more money here at the hourly rate after enough time was put in; co-workers are mostly all awesome, fun people; generally a fun work environment; because you could not be guaranteed full time (all grocery store environments are like this, it's sometimes a struggle to get hours) taking time off was difficult and could easily be scheduled in advance and was almost always approved if reasonable; HR was pretty great too!; great employee discount on just about everything with a barcode

    Cons

    Garden City at night can be scary, lots of meth-heads will wander in and steal a lot and just be freaky in general; the newer female front end manager is absolutely completely awful, words cannot explain how crappy she is; it can be slow at nights but sometimes that can make it more fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at morale and the fact that a lot of your GOOD front end employees left this store, the front end manager is like a disease, she should not be a manager at all, but just a cashier again, and even then, she's infectious in a bad way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Garden Center Clerk

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    Former Employee - Home Sales Clerk in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Home Sales Clerk in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Consistent hours and schedule, worked long shifts instead of for a couple of hours/day. Got to learn a lot about plants and their care.

    Cons

    Sometimes the only person out in the garden center and not a lot of opportunity to interact with others. Not much occasion to learn new tasks/duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate around the other departments more if requested by employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfied Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CCK Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - CCK Cashier in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits are competetive

    Cons

    The management a lot of times come across as not caring about the employees having a life outside of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Apparel Manager in Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Assistant Apparel Manager in Juneau, AK

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fred Meyer fosters a great in-store culture, promotions are there for people who want to have a career there and compensation is above average. What made it a pleasant work experience is the training that was provided, teamwork among the departments, low turnover and policies that were not only realistic but doable in your daily routine. Also, the Associate Discounts really helped with personal finances:)

    Cons

    Being retail you'll have be flexible with your work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue building the team from with-in, always revisit policies just to make sure everything is correct.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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