I have been working at Meijer part-time for more than 5 years
Pros – - worked with my college course schedule
- it was not a physically demanding job
Cons – - I constantly had to pick up the slack for other people
- it was next to impossible for management to get rid of lazy or incompetent employees
- salary did not adequately make up for the stresses and responsibilities of my particular position
- much of the lower to middle management had a habit of talking behind each others back and generally acted like petty high school children
- upper management often makes policies that do not work when put into practice or even impede productivity and customer service
Advice to Senior Management – I would advise much of the management to grow up and be more professional. I would advise upper management to think more carefully before putting policies into place that hurt work efforts. I would advise all levels of management to remember that their employees are people and not just cogs in an industrial machine.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-06-01 05:57 PDT
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I worked at Meijer part-time for more than a year
Pros – Most of the coworkers were nice, and it was nice getting a 10% discount on GM stuff. I did learn a lot of things about sanitation and safety too. I loved my manager- she was absolutely a blast to work with and genuinely cared.
Cons – Even though they required you to update your availibility every few months, they never paid any attention to it. Many of my coworkers worked two jobs (or went to school) and they would schedule them while they had classes... You'd think being in a college town would cause them to think through that. Also, the pay was TERRIBLE! I worked there almost 2 years (at roughly 30 hours/week) and still only made about $8/hour. Don't even get me started on the union...
Advice to Senior Management – They need to realize that we are human and have to juggle other aspects of our lives. Them changing the schedule without notice, or blaming us for "mistakes" that THEY told us to make is causing turnover to be insane. Also, if one of us is in management training, and all we are waiting for is your "go ahead", STOP jerking us around!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-05-29 17:49 PDT
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