Meijer Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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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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  1. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits,Union, pay, work with customers and help them with any concerns, cashiering and making sure you take care of the customer you are waiting on.

    Cons

    Managers do not appreciate their workers, they do not even say hi as you walk by

    Advice to Management

    Notice your team members. be there to counsel and train. Don't put them in a situation they cannot handle. Train them first. The team members are not being trained correctly and I feel that it is costing Meijer money.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Bakery Clerk

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Detroit, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great to work with. Some benefits are good like the 401K, others are just ok. It is close to home and the shift is ok.

    Cons

    Very poor management on all levels. No one seems to know what they are doing, or else they just don't care. Company is no longer family oriented, it is just out for all the profit it can make for the Meijer family. Seems like once a company founder passes away ( like Mr. Walton, Mr. Kressge, and Mr. Meijer) all the children want is money and to heck with the employees. My guess is the millions that were left to them was not enough now they have to have billions.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to reality and start treating your employees right. Being threatened all the time with losing your job is not a very nice atmosphere to be working in. Also train your team leaders for the positions you put them in. It seems most of them are lost when it comes to running their departments.

  3. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Team Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Team Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Meijer (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities since the company is doing so well.

    Cons

    private company means not as many perks, also a rapidly growing company that needs a lot of help with change management.

    Advice to Management

    invest in better talent and be more competitive to retain good talent. Company culture could use a lift as well.

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  5. Utility worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer part-time

    Pros

    The people in other departments are great, those pushing carts were not

    Cons

    The job was awful. I had to take it because I was under 18, so don't work here if you are young

    Advice to Management

    Help out the people who have consistently worked hard. They deserve to move up.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly managers, easy

    Cons

    Often there after schedule time

  7. Helpful (1)

    utility worker

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice co-workers pretty nice team leaders
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low pay a lot of work and not enough people lack of communication

  8. team leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great incentive , employee discount ok, advancement

    Cons

    schedule, ie: hours, nights , weekend, no benefits for part timers

    Advice to Management

    better training, open door , better communication

  9. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Has the potential to be a good employer but needs to change the culture. Gives to programs like Forgotten Harvest.

    Cons

    Good old boy club - women not allowed. Different expectations and rules. Not diverse. Does not embrace diversity. Company statistics validate very low percentage of minorities and women in leadership roles; women in leadership roles are not paid the same as men.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit and respect diversity. Equal pay needed for women. Need minority leaders in all communities. Support community programs in low income and minority communities. Need to look at best in class grocery retailers such as Weigman's for improvement ideas. Train ALL leaders on diversity.

    Embrace and practice the companies family core value by providing a better work/life balance. Reduce 50+ work weeks, schedule consecutive days off for recovery and pay employees for holidays worked. Meijer is open 24 hours 364 days a years but only recognizes and pays for 5 holidays. Has a core family value but in writing only - does not practice the value.

    Meijer is a multi- billion dollar company that needs to find a better way to reward employees other than remarkable cards. Team members and leaders give up a lot, including holidays and family time to make the company profitable, a leading competitor and a store of choice for consumers but there is little or no reward or recognition. The everyday employee is never recognized, may or may not ever attend a service recognition dinner and have remarkable cards that yields nothing. Develop a real recognition program and give hard workers some type of incentive. Without them Meijer would not be profitable.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Own Brand manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - co-workers / peers
    - pay / incentives (but not uniformly so)
    - physical work space / enviorment
    - peers
    - financials & key performance metrics very strong vs. industry

    Cons

    - senior leadership frequently changes mind and approach
    - senior leadership treats rank and file poorly
    - communication of high level strategies is poor
    - culture that Meijer family developed is not being lived out
    - rank and file are basically fearful of senior management

    Advice to Management

    to Meijer family - understand that there was / is a need to bring in new thinking from the outside. The price is erosion and eventual elmination of the culture that Fred worked so hard to instill....

  11. flexible scheduling

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount cards and fairly easy work

    Cons

    Poor management communication and high turnover

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