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Meijer Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
691 Reviews
2.9
691 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)

  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, demanding environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Bagger/Utility Worker

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    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Springfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Everyone is lazy so if you work hard they will notice

    Cons

    Hard work poor pay. pretty negative criticism from my manager generally even tho i did a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change morale

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Hectic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

    Pros

    Good management and,coworkers decent pay

    Cons

    Rude customers messy stock rooms lil room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay first working experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer

    Pros

    Benefits for Part-Time Employees, Bonuses depending on Secret Shopper Score, Great place to learn, compensation above average. 401k and contributions, scholarships for employees, and off Christmas day!

    Cons

    Point system, illegal employment practices, discriminatory, management did not take concerns seriously, OSHA would be screaming.They worked me 40 hours and would not constitute me as a full-time employee = illegal. Training program was not helpful for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would re-evaluate your point system. It created a tense working environment. The culture is not very team-oriented rather it's blue shirts dictate what you do. I would look closer at employee concerns better. There was a lot of workplace bullying and not anything done to stop it from occurring. Do not work people to there breaking-point. You are going to continue to have higher turnover unless you address the work-life balance. I liked the mission and vision but I did not see that carried out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This company is very much like a family. I learned a lot and enjoyed work because of the people and team dynamic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Okemos, MI

    I have been working at Meijer part-time

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is that because it is unionized it opens up job opportunities for all different types of individuals. I was a young adult woman working with people in high school to retired men and women and all of them were friendly and pleasant to work with. They train you very well. My manager was very accommodating of my unexpected schedule being a busy college student and when I quit he offered to rehire me if I needed work in the future.

    Cons

    People don't always do their fair share of work and the more hard working people have to work extra hard to make up for it, so workload can be unbalanced. Try to over-schedule you if you don't stay on top of your hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be stronger in taking care of this issue. Need to be more aware and observant of everyone's work behavior.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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