Meijer Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
628 Reviews
2.8
628 Reviews
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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371 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.  

    Bagger/Cashier/Service Coordinator

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    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
  2.  

    I've greatly enjoyed my job. The only problem I've had is no matter how good or quickly something gets done nobody is ever happy with it.

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    Current Employee - Third Shift Stock in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Third Shift Stock in Marysville, OH

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

    Pros

    Working polite management, Work with you on schedule as much as possible, fun work.

    Cons

    never fast enough, pay is lousy, union affiliated, never organized, no consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone needs to relax and enjoy themselves more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Retail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy money working the sales floor, however, there are some difficult days, fast-paced environment sometimes

    Cons

    Lack of privacy and disrespect in work environment, NOT for a CAREER

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

    I love it.good people.good benefits

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I love my job. Great boss

    Cons

    Scheduling is sometimes difficult. Don't get our schedule that far in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the schedule out a little sooner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Foods Line Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very strong family owned retailer.

    Cons

    Can work long hours especially when your looking to be promoted .

    Recommends
  7.  

    Not to bad of a place to work, but pay is low for what is expected to be done. I found this to be true in every area.

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Fort Gratiot, MI
    Current Employee - Clerk in Fort Gratiot, MI

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

    Pros

    I have made many friends. Store is well lighted and clean. There are some opportunities for advancement if you chose to do so.

    Cons

    They add more work and cut your hours, but still expect you to finish your job. The union UFCW is usless, they just take your dues and do nothing for you. They claim they do so much but you can get the same treatment, pay and benefits at non union shops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved in the individual department that are having problems. We are always getting hollered at for holes on the shelves, but no one seems to order the product we need to fill them. We are always out of the best selling items and have an over stock of things that don't sell very well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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