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  1.  

    How much is your stress worth?

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    Former Employee - Home Department Associate in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Home Department Associate in Lacey, WA

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid every week, good hours, good benefits, open door policy

    Cons

    Poor Management, Poor Staffing, VERY HIGH stress, no time for family/ friends,
    once you become an associate of this company, say goodbye to your sanity & social life.
    i was told by ALL management that i was the fastest most accurate worker
    (dont be what i was other wise they WILL take advantage of you).
    My ex-boss that was transferred to another store was told by the NEWLY PROMOTED MANAGER,
    "You dont have to get your hands dirty and touch that, your not on night crew anymore"

    THAT PISSED ME OFF

    You are treated like a workhorse....NOT a person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE A MANAGER that actually WANTS a job/ career and takes it seriously!
    since ive been there 7 months, 10 people have VOLUNTARILY QUIT (including myself), due to POOR MANAGEMENT
    & management NOT listening to their employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best "non-career" position I have experienced.

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    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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied Employee

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    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
  6.  

    A great place to work!

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    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 a 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
  7.  

    I was a cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    they work with your school schedule sometimes

    Cons

    they don't care about you and lost prevention always makes you feel guilty

  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 a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great pay for sore feet.

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    Current Employee - Service Deli in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Service Deli in Tualatin, OR

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

    Pros

    The pay is excellent for a part-time unskilled job. Middle management really cares about you. There is a strong feeling of teamwork in this job because it is a very tough job.

    Cons

    You are always on the go and on your feet. It is almost always busy and you will not find very much downtime to sit around and chat with coworkers. Your feet WILL be sore at the end of your shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees, we're running a skeleton crew most nights!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gotta play the game

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Almost livable wage if you can make it to journeyman status
    Union-mandated 20 hour week minimum
    Wonderful coworkers
    Benefits after 6 months

    Cons

    Management often uses intimidation to get people to do work outside job description
    Management is often lazy/disconnected from job they're managing and UNWILLING to learn or listen.
    Pay is barely enough to make ends meet.
    Takes SIX MONTHS for benefits to kick in.
    Stingy on OT, even if department is shorthanded
    Hard to move up if you don't kiss up, regardless of how hard you may work
    Will schedule 10 days in a row frequently
    Unrealistic expectations
    The rules often don't apply to everybody (favoritism)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone in management should have to work the position they're managing for an extended period of time. Get your head out of your &** and start helping. Quit trying to assign blame and do the job you're paid so much more than me to do.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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