Fred's Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Fred's CEO Jerry A. Shore
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Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement, easy job, my manager worked with my school schedule, friendly environment, the store has a nice little mission (in 3 reviews)

  • Generally good coworkers, very good store management (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Store Managers as well as District and Regional Managers are terrified of getting "ugly ducklings" (complaint) from corporate (in 6 reviews)

  • Customers can get away with anything and upper management tells us to let them do as they like, for fear of upsetting them (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Sore Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gladewater, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gladewater, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some concept of family / work balance

    Cons

    LONG !! HOURS with no help

    Advice to Management

    Your stores need payroll to run.


  2. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Centralia, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Centralia, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, pd vacation

    Cons

    Lack of payroll means long hours


  3. It was a nice experience.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fred's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management where I worked and flexible with hours and family scheduling.

    Cons

    New hires didn't last long because the interview process obviously wasn't picky enough.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people just because you need to fill a position, you will get idiots coming from everywhere.


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  5. Inventory Manager

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    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Fred's (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great Career Opportunities for employees

    Cons

    *Limited Supporting Software to assist with decision making


  6. Mrs. Gloria - Manager

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fred's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere with Excellent Management Team

    Cons

    I don't have any so None

    Advice to Management

    No advice this is a great store to shop and work in.


  7. Do not work in a South Georgia Freds

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sylvester, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sylvester, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great if you want to see how far you can push yourself to put up with unfairness and no opportunity.

    Cons

    They say customers come first but if you try to walk with a customer to show them where a product is you get fussed at for not being in site of your register. They expect you to clean the store from top to bottom and cashier but stay close to register even when your list of duties has you on other side of store. Managment will eat & drink items they buy on the clock but you can't buy a drink if you are clocked in. Managers bring their kids to work all day, while other managers bring their college books to work and sit in office to study. Managers talk down to you, lie on you when you disagree with them. Some employees do nothing and say they are going to do nothing and nothing happens but those of us that work get treated like crap!

    Advice to Management

    Hire a diverse group of people. Hire managers that care more about employees then their bonus check they receive! Listen to your employees. Also, DM need to speak with all employees not just manager to find out what is really going on at store!


  8. Corporate Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid every week!! Indoor gym for employees. Laid back environment. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    They are very behind in terms of technology. When I was hired, they had no employee manual to give me and the communication here is not great. Discounts are only offered to employees on certain weekends. The holiday time is very bad. We had to work on Memorial day! There are no third party discount programs that Fred's affiliate with- so there are no outside perks.

    Advice to Management

    Incentives!!! In order to keep good employees, you have to offer more than a paycheck.


  9. order picker

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly people with smiles and laughter greeting daily. respectful management with safety equipment indoor dine in just a mixer of older and young people

    Cons

    there is not to much i can say bad parking lot could use some concrete work and some spots in wharehouse

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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    Pharmacy Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Poplarville, MS
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Poplarville, MS
    Recommends

    I worked at Fred's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and holidays. good peers

    Cons

    few pay raises lower hourly rates


  11. NA

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Camilla, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Camilla, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met people and serve customers

    Cons

    Long hours and incredibly bad wages.

    Advice to Management

    none



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