Meijer Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
599 Reviews
2.8
599 Reviews
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
Hank Meijer
359 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 28 reviews)

  • Respect from management, the managers work just as hard to help out team members as the (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Wage growth is stagnant, hiring only minimum wage for team members (in 32 reviews)

  • Management over worked which trickles down to team members workload (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gas Station Team Member  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Gas Station Team Member in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Meijer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company values are great as well as the compensation and incentives earned while working.

    Cons

    I've never run in to any problems personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great managers, slightly under staffed, tons of job experience, great co-workers.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I have been working at Meijer part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pay is okay for a pharmacy tech it is the only company in Michigan that will retain its non-certification policy for technicians despite the annual corporate fine (most meijer technicians aren't certified,however they are usually very well trained none the less) , I have found that working here has really helped me learn about the pharmacy as a business, there are more responsibilities available at meijer than at other pharmacies. When fully trained, the only things you can't do are the pharmacist checks, full patient consultations, and professional recommendations (it's their licence, not yours, so it is very understandable). managers are very open and are more than willing to help. there IS room for advancement, they have 4 tiers of technician, P I(1) through P IV(4), each tier gets a pay raise, you just need to pass a Meijer administered test. You are hired in as a P(1) and MUST pass a test within 6 months with a 75% or better. You get 1 attempt, it is approx 100 questions and includes a written and verbal portion. after that advancement is optional. Fun fact. meijer pharmacy as a business loses millions a year, but is crucial to the overall well being of the store by bringing in additional business, and even stealing competitors business with their wildly successful "free program" as a result it ends in a large net profit for a meijer to have a pharmacy. We are also advancing technologically, with things as text reminders, autofill, and soon a program will be released (it is in trial testing, hopefully released in 2015) that will allow patients to pick a certain day, and have all their RXs fill on that day of the month.

    Cons

    there are many rules and you must follow protocol. The pharmacy is largely dependent on the pharmacy manager, so it can either be very pleasant or very difficult depending who is in charge. I would have liked to see higher pay, but I know it could be worse. The technology comes at a bit of a learning curve, so being tech savvy never hurts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my manager is awesome, she is scary, but never unjustified. I have no criticisms, I would just like to see some tweaking when it comes to smaller policies, such as making sure if a script is being filled locally, that the drug is always in hand of the processor prior to adjudicating to avoid unnecessary fees for billing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Some team members aren't devoted

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker  in  Highland, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Highland, IN

    I have been working at Meijer part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team leaders, great hours. Will work with your schedule. Great team members. Team leaders are willing to help and take care of problems

    Cons

    Low pay some team members are very lazy. Anyone tends to be hired here. I one year of working there seen at least 14 people in my department come and go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire devoted people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experiences & growth with a competitive big box retailer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shrink Prevention Specialist  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Shrink Prevention Specialist in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Meijer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Meijer is a strong & growing family owned company. The potential for growth within the company is limited only by your desires & abilities.

    Cons

    Recent restructuring has increased the distance that I must travel to get my job done. These changes have made it difficult & costly to be effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Measure growth carefully & pay close attention to how major changes impact performance. When compromises get made in the name of savings, you may find that you may lose more money than the previous costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great team work weekly paychecks

    Cons

    Should be closed on holidays

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator/Specialty Clerk  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator/Specialty Clerk in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Meijer part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers and customers are all around nice people. People are good about working in teams. Flexible in scheduling.

    Cons

    Managers are on a high horse and often don't make time to listen to your problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees and try to focus on positives instead of the negatives all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I Wouldn't Go Back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Merrillville, IN

    I worked at Meijer part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation Time after year
    401 K
    Rainchecks

    Cons

    Not alot of hours
    Attendance policy
    No holiday pay for new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every customer is not always right
    Better attendance policy should be thought out
    Expand discount

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Reasonable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I have been working at Meijer part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always considerate of my schedule, the people are good, the pay isn't bad

    Cons

    Depending on what store you're at you can get the most difficult customers to handle, not everyone can be a team player

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more reasonable with expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not amazing but not half bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Springfield, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Springfield, OH

    I worked at Meijer part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, probably the best upper management I have ever worked for. You can receive benefits and not have to be full time.

    Cons

    Employee points system is a joke. Union pretty much gives lazy employees a free pass not to be fired. The particular management at my store sucked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees a little better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Transformation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional At Corp Headquarters  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Professional At Corp Headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Meijer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team members - good folks to work with

    Cons

    We are in the 'storming' phase with a new leader at the helm -- soon we'll be 'norming and performing'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same 'ole advice everyone seems to have when speaking of management....start managing by walking around and really getting to know what's going on in the trenches. Sometimes we 'think' we know what people think...the latest mCulture survey results should be a wake up call.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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