Meijer Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
617 Reviews
2.8
617 Reviews
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Meijer Co-Chairman and CEO Hank Meijer
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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)

  • Fellow Team Members and most of the Team Leaders are good people to work with (in 27 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    I worked for Meijer for over 3 years

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Waterford, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Waterford, MI

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

    Pros

    not applicable/ there is no pros for working at this place

    Cons

    Rude customers who treat you like crap.. Management who treats you like crap.. Don't expect your breaks to be on time.. The union is just there for show they don't help the employee at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to treat your employees with respect then maybe people would like working there. if you want your employees to work their full 8 hours, schedule them those hours, don't tell them they are only working 5 or 6 hours and then force them to stay there full 8 by threatening them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job that works well during college

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    Current Employee - GM Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - GM Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Stable
    Hours are ok.
    Lower level managers are awesome

    Cons

    A lot of stress for a small paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with the store employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you can not care about your job, but pretend like you do, then you may not be completely unhappy here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Lower management can be decently likable and they seem genuinely interested in success. Pretty much all you have to do to keep your job is show up, don't steal, and don't sell alcohol and tobacco to underage persons (although this can be a bad thing as all other forms of incompetence are generally tolerated).

    Cons

    Seemingly arbitrary company wide shifts in policy and/or practice continually inhibit ability to serve customers. District management seems to fabricate things that are "wrong" just so they can remain relevant and appear to actually be doing something worth their pay. Career advancement is very nearly non-existent. Scheduling is inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with your employees and your customers. Making generic videos to send out to your employees is not enough. You have lost touch with what happens at your company on the public level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Utility Worker

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    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Meijer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job to get. The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Management does not care about you. Hours are terrible and inconsistent. You get 10-20 hours a week during summer and then ~40 hours during school year. Hard work outside, even if the weather is bad.
    High turnover rate. New employees every 2-3 weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Maybe that way you won't have to hire a new person every 2 weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible

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    Former Employee - Pricing in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Pricing in Mishawaka, IN

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

    Pros

    full time employees can get decent insurance

    Cons

    they do not do what they say they are going to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mean what you say and say what you mean

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Descent

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Hartland, MI
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Hartland, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Nice Staff, employee discount, oppurtunites to move up.

    Cons

    Management sucks they don't schedule right and like to "forget" things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hirer new managers who will actually do their job and contribute to helping their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a place to work if you want to be able to pay the bills.

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    Current Employee - Layout/Common Area in North Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Layout/Common Area in North Muskegon, MI

    I have been working at Meijer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the nicest coworkers I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    Very low pay and hours are capped at 24 per week maximum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a living wage and allow them to work full time. Truly treat the employees with dignity and respect. You claim to have values as a family owned company but you follow through with none of your values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Meijer has taught me about being patient with customers.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meijer

    Pros

    Paid weekly, Employees are friendly, Employee Discount

    Cons

    Managers don't come when there is a problem, they want you to deal with the customers

  10.  

    The people I worked for were great

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Meijer part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I liked the fact that Meijer was a union company, there were plenty of opportunities for advancement and placement, the management was good, they had an open door policy and the manager were always there to listen. It was a pretty flexible place in general.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management was too harsh and they didn't do a very good job at running the cashiers. Most of the upper management didn't even know how to run a cash register.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, maybe not for life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Waterford, MI
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Waterford, MI

    I have been working at Meijer part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They do not require certification or experience to become a pharmacy tech. I was trained there (with no medical background) and learned so much that benefitted me in my current career. Lots of employee events, meijer (corporate) really cares about their employees and customers.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough to make a living on. Benefits are not great, and perks are not great. Job provides more of a stepping stone to future career. Not enough autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more selective in your hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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