Meijer

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Meijer Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
643 Reviews
2.8
643 Reviews
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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377 Ratings

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 34 reviews)

  • Depending on location they will use you up to 39 hours a week and deny full-time status (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's an okay job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Maumee, OH

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

    Pros

    Fringe benefits are okay. Five paid days off for retail. Meijer works around availability 99% of the time.

    Cons

    Certain store managers are too strict, and it causes morale to go down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place

    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Clean Store, Great product selection, family atmosphere, easy work

    Cons

    Communication weak at best if your new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication with employees especially new ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Part time worker, full time college student.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

    Pros

    I cut fruit and vegetables, packed, labeled, and put them on the floor. Easy job, 3rd shift. They work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Long interview process. 3 interviews and long orientation process before you actually got to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to talk to your employees about their concerns.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bagger/Cashier/Service Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bagger/Cashier/Service Coordinator in Troy, OH
    Former Employee - Bagger/Cashier/Service Coordinator in Troy, OH

    I worked at Meijer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work your way up the corporate ladder. I was offered a job as an Assistant Service Manager but I turned it down in favor of serving my country.

    Cons

    Need to have a better training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your most precious commodity...your workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Meijer was an excellent place to work, especially for a highschool/early college aged young adult.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in West Chester, OH

    I worked at Meijer part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexibile with scheduling, fairly decent pay, days off when needed

    Cons

    Frequent changes in upper level management, customer relations were sometimes unrealistic to how someone would normally act with a customer, no reward/incentives to stay with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider incentives/recognizing employees that stay at the company for a long period of time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok, but needs some improvement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GM Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - GM Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    They are pretty flexible with scheduling. For the most part management gives you the time off that you ask for (except during holidays). Benefits are ok, and pretty good people to work with. Incentive pay is nice as well.

    Cons

    Corporate is out of touch with what it takes to actually run a store and how they think it should run. Pay is horrible compared to others in the retail world. Raises are only given after so many hours of working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us the hours that we need to run the store effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    High stress for little compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in Northville Township, MI
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in Northville Township, MI

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    With the stores open 24/7, there are always shifts available for anyone. There are opportunities to transfer to management, if your willing to handle everything that comes with it. Compensation is typical of a retail store, minimum wage. However, benefits are available to those who meet the requirements, that are decent. They include 401K's, vision/dental and healthcare.

    Cons

    Management has a tendency to hold those scheduled less then 8 hours with little to no warning. If your scheduled 6 hours, plan on being there longer. Stores are constantly understaffed, and overworked; with blame put on restrictions set by corporate. Managers are overworked, working nights to turn around and come back in the morning. Schedules are posted Friday and start Sunday, going one week. This makes it very difficult to plan life around work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pass the blame onto someone else. If you say you are going to do something, actually do it in a reasonable time period

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Canton, MI

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Managers work with you on things. Great place to work for,

    Cons

    Communication lacks and the work you do, the pay isn't enough to cover it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Team Member in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Team Member in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Meijer part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the fact that they kept to hours and not too much overtime unless I wanted. People were great to work with.

    Cons

    There are people who will complain, but it's a business, if you do your job the only con is the busy holiday season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard and put the time in you can go as far as you want in the company. I had every opportunity to move up in the company. The benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Meijer is very controlling and wants to micromanage every part of your day with corporate directives. The company changes its mind like the wind changes. Expect to work every holiday and weekend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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