Meijer Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
617 Reviews
2.8
617 Reviews
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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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)

  • Fellow Team Members and most of the Team Leaders are good people to work with (in 27 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.  

    A typical, young person's part-time job.

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Oregon, OH
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Oregon, OH

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

    Pros

    Meijer allows for flexible schedules which are good for a college student. Here is also a good place to gain experience with customer service.

    Cons

    Management is lacking in certain aspects, but for part-time employment it's not a bad job. Opportunities to switch departments or stores is sometimes challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Community

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and caring

    Cons

    Schedule wasn't always as flexible as needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working for Meijer can provide discounts and new friendships, but overall it's very impersonal and most people will get frustrated with the overall status of "the work us never done".

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Rochester Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    The benefits are the friends that you'll meet and the discounts you'll get when making purchases at Meijer.

    Cons

    No overall sense or respect for individuals as people, who have families....who need to work around family obligations. The pay rates are low to average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This isn't high school, there needs to be professionalism in the work place, not cliques. You need a sense of humanity and realism. Employees want to be a part of a family at work or they become unhappy, which becomes unproductive.

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

    miss my job at meijer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH

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

    Pros

    treat like family, great discount, clear policy

    Cons

    working untill 11pm and union dues

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Line divide between employees and management

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    8 hour shifts. 2 breaks and a lunch. If you make it past the probationary period you basically have job security. Easy work that anyone can learn. Always hiring and give everyone a chance to work.

    Cons

    Team leaders are never around to assist you. I was just throw into my department without training. They are bad with scheduling to your availability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Meijer will own your life.

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Delaware, OH

    I worked at Meijer part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a pay check and a job

    Cons

    Never having a consistant schedule. Never knowing until Saturday night what days you would work or times Sunday - Saturday. If you scheduled a day off you may not get it. The pay was less than rewarding. Hard work doesn't pay off in this company at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Advancement Potential

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits and time off are fair for full time employees. Union pay tops out quickly forcing you into management. There is great opportunity for managers to advance.

    Cons

    Most are hired as part time. Very unfair . A candidate for promotion may be denied advancement based on the store manager or district manager's personal feelings towards that person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has taken the time to complete all of the requirements for advancement they should be the first to be considered. Too much hiring from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity with a growing privately held regional company that believes in promoting and developing from within.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive with the national chains, the benefits are a little lacking. The culture in each store is unique, some are well oiled machines while others teeter on the verge of chaos. If you show the desire and ability to advance Meijer will promote and develop your career. Many team leaders and even store directors began with Meijer as hourly employees. I began my career with Meijer as a garden center associate and eventually became an Assistant Store Director within a relatively short time.

    Cons

    Biggest con was the demanding work schedule. As a 48 hr. salaried manager I often found myself working fifty or more hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Family oriented environment.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed my time at Meijer. Was recruited away by an exceptional offer or would still be there. Great family atmosphere and management truly cares about the team members. There are advancment opportunies especially if you are willing to relocate. The company is branching out into other markets in other states on a fairly regular basis. Good opportunity for a rewarding long term career.

    Cons

    Pay was a little lower than the industry which made it easier to be recruited away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work is required...or else.

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    Former Employee - Loader in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Loader in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    You learn how to operate heavy industrial equipment. Want to be trained on something to get a raise? The boss would find a way to get you trained. Some of the people were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    The UFCW is worthless. First hired, first fired (didn't happen to me). Expected to work 40 hours plus mandatory overtime even if part-time (even happened outside of the holiday season), sometimes as little as 16 hrs. Only 1/5 of the hourly workers were full time (no benefits for the rest of us). Work could be extremely dangerous depending on how much needed to be done, you could be fired for as little as 1 week of not making your quota. Sometimes working safely meant risking your job because of the quota. Limited advancement....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When college students work on the industrial side of Meijer, consider picking out those for business/entry-level management positions when they get their degrees. They have unique experience working as an hourly employee and can be a real asset to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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