Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
299 Reviews
3.5
299 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
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72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • they have good benefits and care a lot about their employees (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you're working part time (in 17 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tolerable but could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, good discounts for employees on store items when there is a sale going on

    Cons

    HR and management don't back up staff, union involvement makes everything difficult and creates a barrirer between staff and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running your employees into the ground. Also, when an employee brings up a serious issue and has written proof of the issue, don't just try to sweep it under the rug and not deal with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Bellingham, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy online schedule, co-workers were all nice.

    Cons

    Made minimum wage, got hours cut, and the work gets tedious after awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Gainful employment for a number of years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fruit Cutter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Fruit Cutter in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth if interested. Flexible with school schedules.

    Cons

    Frequently hard working conditions can be difficult to overcome. Management is sometimes inexperienced and unwilling to accept input from experienced associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate and train management to handle situations wisely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Burlington, WA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Burlington, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Pretty good team, a few slackers should be dealt with. Unfortunately the management is afraid of the union, and will not deal with bad employees.

    Cons

    Frequent Managment turnover wears on a person. The managers work against each other to try to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as a team and you all will go further. Hold all employees accountable, and you will be able to fix or get rid of the bad ones. Inconsistent application of policy causes bad employees to continue their behavior.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent coworkers and caring staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    As my first experience in the retail industry, Fred Meyer has been one of the best. My coworkers are pretty much all fantastic. It's a union job, which should speak for itself. The PICs are really understanding to your situation. Most of the customers seem friendly.

    Cons

    Usually, hours aren't regular. I mostly work evenings, but I've also been thrown into morning shifts a few times. Like most retail businesses, there are some nasty customers, but as long as you can just move on from the last customer, you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I haven't worked here for super long, but for the length of time that I have been here I really enjoy working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Juneau, AK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Juneau, AK

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, reasonable expectations, willingness to help people on a local level.

    Cons

    Middle managers often stressed, and it affects everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure schedules allow for coverage of breaks and lunches, and there is a plan in give timely breaks. It improves employees' health and moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, room to move up and gain additional skills, training provided, good people to work with

    Cons

    sometimes can be hard to get training, if they want you gone they can find a reason (even a small one), more work and less associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand meeting financial goals but give stores more hours to provide better customer service which will bring your customers back ... also pay better, you pay ok but look at companies like Costco who pays really well and those associates don't want to leave and customers love their company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly managers and co-workers. Pretty stable job and schedule. Good pay for starters.

    Cons

    Long orientations
    Can be very slow paced sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Customer Service is not number one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pocatello, ID

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    love the otherEmployees, and most of the customers, family comes first with Fred Meyer, Pay and benfits are great, pay raises are very decent and you can get a raise fast. part time employees get insurance, A family of 5 can get Medical. Dental, vision, Life and 401k for less then 200.00 a month

    Cons

    Cashiers are suppose to be speedy, wich leads to tendonitis, which the company seems not Too care, they just want the customers in and out A.S.A.P. too much stress on manangement and employees, to reach the ring up goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More brownie points for employeesTreat the employees with more respect, Make customer service number one again, Not worry about being the fastest check out in town. Think of the injuries that can occur from repetition and too speedy , and less time worring about bounses, we strive on injury free, so dont make the cashiers go so fast.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fred Meyer Sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Department Associate in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Home Department Associate in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, easy for most people to schedule time off and get it off. very easy to get and use vacation time, work for the most part is relatively easy.

    Cons

    Bad pay, weak union, extremely unprofessional, dishonest management, company will skirt around with part time employees hours to avoid having to give them full time benefits (39 hours, come on), Unpredictable amount of hours (40 hours one week, 20 the next). Managers seem to hire and promote who they knew from other stores more than qualified employees, regionals (management's bosses) are idiot jerks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put yourselves in the shoes of your employees for once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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