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Meijer Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
698 Reviews
2.9
698 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some of the team leaders (mine included) are very easy to work with on issues that pop up during the day (in 29 reviews)

  • Didn't take long for me to reach part-time seniority status due to the high turn-over rate (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • 75 starting (mind you this is in Illinois in which the minimum wage is 8 (in 35 reviews)

  • Depending on location they will use you up to 39 hours a week and deny full-time status (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

    Pros

    Very flexible & fun people to work iwht

    Cons

    Strikeout system is very strict

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work, but fair.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Clerk in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Meijer part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working in the warehouse keeps you fit. Friendly management if you don't ask for too much. Lots of independence in the work environment.

    Cons

    Don't plan on working there forever. Hiring contracts keep getting worse. Good stepping stone though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An okay place to work if you want to sit around all day.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Homer Glen, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Homer Glen, IL

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

    Pros

    I worked in the gas station just outside the store. The work environment is friendly and the training is fairly comprehensive.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, everything else about the company is pretty lackadaisical . Raises are generated via the number of hours worked, not the quality of work, so there is little incentive to push yourself as an employee other than to avoid getting fired. On that note: you can skip work without calling in over 3 times without getting fired because of their ridiculous point system. My job (cashier) payed minimum wage. The management is unmotivated and doesn't follow the rules put down for the rest of the staff, and neither do half of the employees for that matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Greeters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meijer cashiers are generally college students and most of they care about the consumer.

    Cons

    Greeters need to be trained in customer service. Most of them just stand at the door and ignore you as you enter the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good company, demanding environment

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor - Distribution in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor - Distribution in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Meijer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule, fast pace, not much micromanagement, pay was good for entry level, never a dull moment. Many great coworkers, a generally younger crowd, and fun to be involved in such a large-scale operation.

    Cons

    24/7 operation, lots of Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights spent at work, freezer/cooler environment, high turnover among the hourly workers. Either praised or criticized for production numbers that I didn't have full control over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing major. They do well with the limited resources available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good family company. Boring shifts that are very repetitive

    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for overtime work

    Cons

    Bad hours and employees essentially do the same exact thing every day

  8.  

    A great first job, but not much room to grow and frustrating management.

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    Former Employee - Media Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Media Clerk in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Meijer (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, generally enjoyable work, decent hours, union protection.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay, extremely disrespectful upper management that spent more time causing problems than solving them.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    General Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

    Pros

    If you plan ahead, they will work around your schedule. Great for College student

    Cons

    Lot of people telling you what to do and how to do it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It could've been better, could've been worse.

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    Former Employee - Third Shift Stocking Team in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Third Shift Stocking Team in Jeffersonville, IN

    I worked at Meijer part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were the same pretty much every night (I worked third shift), they allowed me to take an educational leave and come back, my team leaders were really nice and understanding.

    Cons

    It takes so long to get a raise (I believe 350 hours), HR was super unorganized, the amount of work I did did not match the pay I was receiving, they hired too many people when they didn't need to, and not enough when they did. My team leaders did expect a lot during the holidays and we just didn't have enough people to finish our work most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Food Services Clerk in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Food Services Clerk in Melrose Park, IL

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love working for Meijer. I've been with the company for 3 years working in prepared foods dept. Friendly working environment, relatively easy job.

    Cons

    High turnover of employees, new employees receive very little training, management as a whole not very friendly or helpful, point system can be a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn all departments in order to have any input

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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