Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
296 Reviews
3.4
296 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
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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.  

    Good part-time job for while in school

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Sales Clerk in Snohomish, WA
    Former Employee - Home Sales Clerk in Snohomish, WA

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

    Pros

    Management was usually pretty good about working my hours around my class schedules. Coworkers were generally great people to work with.

    Cons

    With the frequent moving around of department managers between stores it was difficult to build a working relationship with the management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Gainful employment for a number of years.

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Excellent coworkers and caring staff

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    • 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
  6.  

    sales associate

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    • 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
  7.  

    Customer Service is not number one

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    • 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
  8.  

    Overall good company to work for

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    • 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.  

    flexible hours, fun environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, people are fun to work with

    Cons

    upper management not well organized

  11.  

    I enjoyed working for Fred Meyer

    Former Employee - Department Lead
    Former Employee - Department Lead

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can make some lifetime friends. Love the customers.

    Cons

    As with any company there are good Managers and bad.

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