Meijer Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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Pros
  • Great team leaders, great hours (in 29 reviews)

  • Insurance coverage for part-time workers (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Starts at minimum wage with only (in 35 reviews)

  • even though most full-time workers had more days off than I did (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meijer full-time

    Pros

    Very high standards, customer is # 1, good distribution system, great quality product. Their main focus is food. Meat is cut in store.

    Cons

    Turnover is an issue. Help, especially in skilled positions was hard to find. Some very good people had to carry lower productivity people.

    Advice to Management

    Store management needs to have some say in how the store is merchandised. Consistent direction is needed from one store to the next.


  2. Depends on your values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Allendale, MI
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Allendale, MI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, relatively low stress

    Cons

    slow paced, lack of opportunity, inability to execute


  3. Deli Clerk

    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Meijer was a laid back easy friendly environment. I enjoyed working with co-works. also customers that came in the store.

    Cons

    however a lot of turn overs and disorganize management.


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  5. Don't work on the bakery

    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in Charlotte, MI
    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in Charlotte, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to work with a student schedule, benefits, management is always willing to listen to your concerns, and they offer a discount on certain purchases

    Cons

    The closing shift of the bakery should have two employees, because not only do you have your own massive list of things to complete but you often have to finish up the previous shift's responsibilities that did not get completed. Part of this is due to the fact that the job is a union job which doesn't allow you to work longer to complete your duties, but you get in trouble if you don't finish everything.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there is enough man power for the amount of work that needs to be done


  6. Good for a part time job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting pay, easy job, not much actual work to do. You get to help in the process of apprehending suspected thieves.

    Cons

    standing for entire shift, you are not allowed much interaction with other employees due to the nature of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees the opportunity to sit for part of the shift, and also be able to move around more and talk some to other people.


  7. Meijer is a great part time job for extra income

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cashier in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Maumee, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part about working at Meijer is the flexible hours for part time employees. Meijer is a retail company so it is mandatory to work weekends and holidays. However, the company is very flexible when it comes to scheduling. You can schedule your hours around college classes or a full time job.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, having to work holidays is a con. Most of the jobs at Meijer are low paying (I was a cashier). Most of the jobs are also customer service based so you are dealing with the public. Most of the customers at my location were very nice, but unfortunately, you sometimes have to deal with people that are rude.

    Advice to Management

    Meijer is a really good place to work part time. However, the employee turnaround at Meijer is pretty high. This is primarily because employees have to deal with the public and the low pay. Like most retail companies, a higher wage for employees would help reduce the number of employees that leave for employment elsewhere.


  8. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My boss and team leader was always on my side if a customer wanted to pick a fight Meeting new people and having them become regulars. Getting to know your coworkers Part time benefits Weekly Pay lenient team leader(if you're lucky)

    Cons

    Having to stand on feet for long hours Not getting your break sometimes EXTREMELY BUSY HOLIDAY SEASON old cash registers upset customers Paper bags lol

    Advice to Management

    I dont have any advice for management because I rarely seen them


  9. Depends

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Order Writer in Springfield, OH
    Current Employee - Deli Order Writer in Springfield, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working as the Order Writer gives me a great experience for my career goals

    Cons

    At the store I'm at, there isn't any type of advancement opportunities, they don't put team lead positions in the system for in-store team members to apply

    Advice to Management

    Let team members advance before bringing somebody from out of store. I also feel that a relocation pay would be beneficial to Meijer


  10. Store Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Meijer full-time

    Pros

    Small, privately held company where making decisions just to please shareholders is not a concern. Nimble company that is able to make decisions to quickly influence sales and/or margin.

    Cons

    Systems and processes are not as capable as a larger company. The culture in store operations is a paperwork heavy system of checks and balances that intend to improve operations but do just the opposite - it lengthens the daily operations process and creates a culture of fear of mistakes with "gotcha" repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    They need to create an environment that is not negative. It is all about leading by fear rather than leading by positive motivation.


  11. Forman

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carpenter Foreman in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Carpenter Foreman in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, good crew to work with

    Cons

    Upper management was not honest to customers



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