Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    great if only the management cared a litte more

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Newport, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Newport, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    flexible hours, great people to work with, management is awesome

    Cons

    i don't know about other fred meyer stores but ours was frustrating if you had conflicts with other employees. i felt like no matter how hard i worked it wasn't recognized. the dress code was NOT inforced and we had many employees who felt showering was an option. literally we had a girl who would wear dresses over her work clothes?????!!!! i brought up this problem with many other managers and the store director and nothing was done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward your employees who are willing to go above and beyond not the ones who feel it is an option to shower and roll into work 10 to 15 minutes late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Management sucks

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/PIC
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/PIC

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

    Pros

    The company is good and they hire from within. They provide adequate training and reward employees for hard work.

    Cons

    The management doesn't listen to employees and picks favorites. Also, you HAVE to be part of the union, which is additional money out of your paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. While working at Fred Meyer, I was able to be promoted within a year of employment. When new management came in, my hours were cut to the minimum and I was ignored until I had to leave because I couldn't pay bills. When I ran into the guy who was responsible for my cut hours a couple of months later, I was asked to come back because my former department was no longer passing inspections. I just told him that he should have listened to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I love this company and fast paced atmosphere, a tad too much possibly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    The discounts are incredible. %10-20% off EVERYTHING in the store. Add that with a coupon, sale and bonus coupon & you've just saved a hundred bill. It's life consuming because they always make you want to come back. The only thing I don't buy at Fred's are the clothes, ironic that I work in the clothing department.

    Cons

    The life to work ratio in my life is sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be pretty cruel at times, but if you work hard and rock a smile you'll do just fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Decent pay, catty coworkers, and independence that can be isolating.

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    My position is luckily the only store level Monday-friday position, with the ability to tweak your hours.

    You get compensated for the mileage.

    It's a fun job, very creative.

    The in-store discounts are really good.

    Cons

    Corporate level employees like buyers don't wish to speak to you directly, even though it is often said that employees can contact them directly.

    Health insurance takes six months to receive and it takes two years to get your family covered.

    Employees don't get a choice of what stores they are sent to.

    No real mobility within the position.

    Coworkers often get competitive over displays, however big or small.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    A sweatshop with modern technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Most employees working for Fred Meyer are nice people, but when it comes to management, it's a whole different game.

    Cons

    Beginning with supervisors and any position above them is extremely demanding, it's like they're forced to run the sweatshop like in China or India. I feel sorry for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are people and they have families too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Very bad management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Pay alright and free food sometimes

    Cons

    No one is on the same page in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to help employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, treat people right, fun and engaging workplace,

    Cons

    retail have to work lots of hours and holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Working hard will get you something...sometimes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management was really awesome and helpful. The store was a mess, but everyone did what they could to help

    Cons

    Nothing was really done for the hardest workers. People often were trained in multiple areas, but weren't given incentives because "it wasn't part of their pay grade".

  10. Decent pay and decent people

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    Former Employee - Produce Manager in Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Produce Manager in Fairbanks, AK

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were generally pretty cool. The pay seemed to be well above the average grocery stores in the area. Health benefits were decent. Good employee discount for non-food items.

    Cons

    Employee discount not very good on food. Corporate culture is a little redundant. Whenever corporate is in town everybody stops normal operations to get ready for the "visit". Union protected horrible workers at the expense of hard workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to understand that stuff happens and not everything will be perfect all the time. Performance based pay would do a lot for the morale of good employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Great company to work for with high potential for advancement.

    Cons

    It's retail. You either love it or hate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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