Meijer Reviews

Updated April 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meijer

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, fast hiring process, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    minimum wage pay, not negotiable

  2. 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    utility worker

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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

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  5. flexible scheduling

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  6. was once a great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

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

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, union, flexible hours, close to home

    Cons

    You get in trouble for costumers stealing. Point system makes it so you will get fired eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employess to make mistakes from time to time.. we are only human.

  7. Great opportunity and great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

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

    Pros

    Team Appreciation Card, end of year coupons, cafeteria food, higher-ups are available to meet

    Cons

    not a lot of diversity

  8. Helpful (1)

    Bakery Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer part-time

    Pros

    Gave me lots of hours, great co-workers. Not a bad place for a first job or summer job.

    Cons

    They needed to hire more people, a lot of stress on current employees to finish everything short staffed. Closing shift was always a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people

  9. Helpful (1)

    Service Coordinator, manage front-end, cashiers, and service desk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Meijer for the most part. I made a lot of friends

    Cons

    low pay, bad benefits, lots of turnover of management, had to start over as far as proving yourself

    Advice to Management

    keep great part-time team members by mentoring a career plan to advance into management rather than spending time on discipline.

  10. Own Brand manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Customer Service Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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