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Meijer Reviews in Grand Rapids, MI

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
581 Reviews

2.8
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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348 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some Team leaders/ management are somewhat understanding and helpful (in 26 reviews)

  • Didn't take long for me to reach part-time seniority status due to the high turn-over rate (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • You get paid minimum wage to do about 3 people's jobs (in 30 reviews)

  • Team leaders hired off the street before they'll even think about promoting within the company (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Generally had a positive experience while working at the corporate offices for this company.

    Cons

    My particular job was a seasonal job working for Meijer.com, that was the biggest bummer when I got laid-off at the end of the season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and keep a number of Meijer.com customer contact people in the brick & mortar building for the entire year.

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

    Heavy nepotism with average performers in key leadership roles.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Promotions are reserved to those who keep their head down and opinions to themselves. Publicly voicing limited prospects is taken as a show of loyalty to meijer. Being better than your boss and those that have been there for more than 10 years (thought of as stars) are sure to limit your career prospects (even if you get stellar annual reviews). If you're an A-type driver, stay away from here. They look for ways to keep your annual salary down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they wouldn't follow it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience but there are many other better companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Private company that is continuing to grow. Meijer is fiscally strong. There are lots of opportunities to move around within the firm.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Employee benefits (health, vacation, etc) are lower than most other employers. Office employees were required to work a few days in the store in November and December.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase work flexibility. Reduce the amount of micro-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Old Boys Club

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Team Leader  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Department Team Leader in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Fast paced, friendly, family orientate (depending on your team leader), yearly raise

    Cons

    Passing up current employees for promotions for hiring outside the company, higher leadership is not forth coming about what you need to do to be promoted, very perception based instead of objective, higher management is not friendly (doesn't even say hi) and will not meet to discuss performance and goals, very political atmosphere in leadership. yearly review is "not allowed" to be high even if you have performed at a high level because they don't want to pay a big raise. You are expected to keep your team motivated and valued, HOWEVER, higher leadership does not thank you or make you feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing the blame game. Take responsibility and make leadership in your stores feel appreciated. Market directors and Regional directors need to speak with the lines and department team leaders about where they want to go in the company and what they need to do to get there. Stop playing favorites and listen to what your employees are telling you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good, strong company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Director  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Market Director in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Family oriented and family owned. There are no company mood swings based on Wall Street. Very friendly people who truly want to help each other. No desire to take over the world and there is a good balance between making a profit and keeping prices low for the customer. Great place to work for 20+ years and have job security.

    Cons

    Advancement within the company is very very slow. Lots of opportunities for lateral moves, but most senior people come from other retailers. Pay is slightly below average because Grand Rapids is relatively inexpensive. Also has most/all of the same issues that other retailers have so if you don't like the retail world, you won't like Meijer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing old things in new ways (mPerks are just paper coupons delivered digitally) and try to figure out new ways to do new things. Hire more people from outside of the retail world to bring fresh ideas. Hiring senior people from mediocre retailers like Sears, Kmart, etc. just brings in "new" mediocre ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Team leader

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Pay, boss, team work sometimes,

    Cons

    Over worked,hours, upper management,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more help....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people yet management needs to loosen up and take more risks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Dedicated Team Members who are good at what they do make the projects fun to work one.

    Cons

    There is a lack of creativity, innovation, and risk taking from management and decision makers and thus company behind the times always playing catch-up to competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time and money to move software development to small teams utilizing Agile or Scrum Methodology and you would greatly reduce your time to market. Right now your completion always kills you on bringing service offerings to market for customers. It would also improve developer satisfaction and foster more creativity and innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    20+ years of entrenched pettiness

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    Current Employee - Operations Staff  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Operations Staff in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Easy to cause stress for the incompetent management who doesn't realize how they are slowly killing the company by avoiding obvious solutions.

    Cons

    Meijer is now in the hands of the lazy buttkissers and those whose butts were kissed. If only the produce operation realized how much they are keeping the company afloat, they would rebel and shut down all the bureaucratic boofs who are simply filling space until they can retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire ANOTHER tier of middle mamagement. Adopt modern hours and dress code. Abandon random metrics. MCQI is JOKE, and you know it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job that works well during college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GM Clerk  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - GM Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Stable
    Hours are ok.
    Lower level managers are awesome

    Cons

    A lot of stress for a small paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with the store employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, the people, the culture, the management.
    The environment of Team Work, is not just a fun phrase at Meijer, it is the Meijer way. You work in a team for your area, but the entire office is the real Meijer Team.
    Honest values, and a commitment to your customer and quality become a way of life in the Buying Offices as well as the Corporate Headquarters as a whole.

    Cons

    Raises are lower than should be considering the market average for the skills required to work in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people a little more. Don't let your great talent leave because they desire a higher salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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