Great People – Challenge. Growth. Fun. Success. Do these words describe what you’re looking for? They’re each part of the Our people are great! culture promoted here at Fred Meyer.
Great Culture – Associate feedback is an integral part of the continuing success of Fred Meyer. It’s encouraged through Cultural Councils at every location, as well as a program that lets any Associate share ideas directly with top management.
Great Community – Buying locally whenever possible, giving back to each community we serve and encouraging volunteerism – each play an important role in our reputation as a good neighbor.
Fred Meyer strives to create an environment that allows all Associates to do their best work – and have fun while doing it! Our people are the main reason for our success, so we continually ask for their ideas. This helps us create positive change throughout our company and find better ways to serve our Customers.
Each store has a Cultural Council including representatives from each department. Associates chosen to represent their coworkers discuss ways to improve our company and serve our Customers better. For example, Cultural Councils have been central to updating our dress code and Associate discount policies, improving in-store recycling and strengthening communication between office and store Associates. Without our great people, we wouldn’t be where we are today!
Our hardworking Associates are the main reason for our continued growth. We thank our Associates every day for the great work they do, and we also set aside special days for recognition celebrations. To show Associates how valuable they are, we hold monthly appreciation days with fun themes, food and prizes, plus twice a year we have week-long celebrations. Our Associates have the best ideas on how to create a fun place to work and shop, so they’re involved in the planning – after all, these celebrations are for them!
Diversity & Inclusion
Perspectives, ideas, beliefs and cultures combine to create an organization greater than the sum of its parts. Fred Meyer strives to provide a workplace that encourages all Associates to develop their abilities and reach their full potential. We want to promote an environment where every Associate...
• Understands that group strength comes from our individual differences
• Does their best work in pursuit of the company’s mission and business objectives
• Recognizes the diversity of the communities and Customers we serve
• Treats each other and every Customer with respect, fairness and dignity
Inclusion means leveraging diversity to add measurable value to organizational performance. An inclusive work culture welcomes individual differences, gives equal access to opportunities and information, supports involvement and makes people feel comfortable and respected.
Gold Star: Supporting our Fred Meyer family
It was Eva Meyer, Fred’s wife, who recognized that Associates sometimes need a little help to get back on their feet after a personal setback. Emerging three years after World War II, Gold Star’s mission was — and still is — to provide charitable assistance to Associates and their families in times of personal crisis like sickness, death of a family member or other situations. Support for Gold Star comes from each Fred Meyer store donating a portion of its profits as well as Fred Meyer Associates raising money through various events and personal donations.
I-Power: Sharing ideas
The I-Power program gives Associates a way to share their ideas on how we can improve Customer service, operations and quality of work life. Associates with great ideas simply submit an I-Power form online to be considered by company executives. For example, Sara from Scappoose submitted an I-Power suggesting that we offer oatmeal in our Deli to give Customers healthier options. Because of her great idea, you’ll find oatmeal in your Freddy’s Deli today. Whatever the outcome, Associates always receive feedback.
Fred Meyer Volunteers: Culture of giving
Fred Meyer Associates give back to their communities by volunteering at and raising money for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. For example, Fred Meyer has been involved with Junior Achievement — a youth development organization — for 43 years! Junior Achievement educates and inspires youth to succeed in the global economy by providing programs focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Fred Meyer provides corporate financial support, board service and classroom volunteers. Our Associate Bowl-a-Thon alone has raised almost $500,000 over the last ten years!
Associates stay and grow with Fred Meyer!
Fred Meyer is an industry leader in retaining Associates. Our many long-term Associates enjoy our culture, benefits and friendships — plus, simply have fun at work!
I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 8 years)
Fred Meyer lays the groundwork for you to determine your career path. There is lots of room to grow and choose, really any, path that works for you.
There is a severe disconnect between what programs and plans the staff at the Main Office have envisioned and what will actually occur at the Store Level due to the fact that many MO associates never actually worked in a store.
Advice to Management
Continue to embrace diversity and continue to allow opportunities that help associates grow.
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Fred Meyer (Anchorage, AK) in November 2017.
I came in early and wait about 10 min and the interviewer come and take me to interview. The question were easy. Some question were why do you want to work at Fred Meyer, how will you be 5 years.
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