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Fred Meyer Jewelers Overview

Portland, OR
5001 to 10000 employees
1989
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Fred Meyer Jewelers wants to help you keep track of time while making room in your life for some bling. Fred Meyer Jewelers sells value-priced diamond and gemstone jewelry and well-known watch brands, such as Bulova, Citizen, Longines, Movado, and TAG Heuer. The company operates ... Read more

Fred Meyer Jewelers – Why Work For Us?


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Fred Meyer Jewelers is committed to offering superior service while providing our customers with the knowledge and expertise that you need to feel confident and excited about any jewelry purchase. Our associates are highly trained and educated jewelry professionals, and each store has associates certified by the Diamond Council of America. When shopping online, the Learning Center can help you make an educated and informed decision before making your jewelry purchase.

Fred Meyer Jewelers offers an extensive variety of quality fine jewelry, including everything from diamond bridal and engagement jewelry to brand name watches like Citizen, Bulova, Seiko and Pulsar. We also offer unmounted diamonds, fun and fashionable gemstone jewelry, men's and children's jewelry and exclusive brands, collections and pieces.

Fred Meyer Jewelers also offers free jewelry cleaning and inspection to ensure that your jewelry retains its beauty, and that individual settings are secure. In addition to a variety of jewelry repair services, Fred Meyer Jewelers has lifetime jewelry care plans and watch protection plans available for purchase.

More than 300 stores and an extensive online selection make Fred Meyer Jewelers the convenient choice for quality, price and value. We understand that a purchase of fine jewelry is an exciting experience that can help turn special occasions into celebrations.

Fred Meyer Jewelers is committed to responsibly mined and produced jewelry. We are certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council, which addresses human and labor rights, environmental impact, mining practices and product disclosure in the jewelry supply chain.

Here at Fred Meyer Jewelers, we value the importance of giving back to the community. That is why we have a deep commitment and support for a number of charities, including Jewelers for Children, CASA, The Humane Society of the United States and Breast Cancer Research. In 2012, Fred Meyer Jewelers generously contributed over $236,000 to these charitable organizations.


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Do you like to take part in special occasions? At Fred Meyer Jewelers, we believe the customer experience is more than a purchase; it's a memory. As an Associate, you'll cultivate those memories. You'll bring your people skills to the table and we'll help you reach the next level. Come grow with us!

Our history

Since our inception in 1973, Fred Meyer Jewelers has been one of the most innovative jewelers in our industry. Our original stores, in Portland, Oregon were located exclusively within larger Fred Meyer, multi-department stores. Through the years, Fred Meyer Jewelers expanded into select shopping malls across the country.

In the late 1990s, Littman Jewelers became part of our company. Littman Jewelers has been a renowned jeweler on the east coast since 1885. Today we operate our stores under the Fred Meyer Jewelers banner and the Littman Jewelers banner.

In 1998, the Kroger Co. purchased Fred Meyer and Fred Meyer Jewelers. Kroger is America's largest grocer and second largest retailer of any type. Kroger is one of the most respected and honored businesses in America and has been named America's most generous company by Forbes magazine for its commitment to both national charities and the local communities in which we do business.

In 2006, we opened our first Fred Meyer Jewelers location inside of a Kroger Marketplace store. Under one roof, Customers find a innovative grocery store plus the convenience of banking, pharmacy, medical clinics, home and bath and much more.

Because Fred Meyer Jewelers is one of the largest and fastest growing jewelers in America, your career path, which can take you where you want to go. Whether your interest is to be a Sales Professional in the Northeast, a Store Manager in the Midwest or a Regional Supervisor in the Sun Belt … chances are Fred Meyer Jewelers is there with exciting career opportunities for you.

Responsible corporate citizens

Fred Meyer Jewelers values our leadership role in the communities we serve and within the jewelry industry. Our charitable work focuses on children's needs, including Make-A-Wish, St. Jude's Children Hospital and CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates. As members of the Responsible Jewelers Council we are committed to supporting environmental and social sustainability locally and throughout the world through responsible sourcing of our product.

Values that guide our actions

Delivering a shopping experience that makes our Customers want to return and supporting the success of our Associates go hand in hand. To achieve both goals we must be knowledgeable, caring and committed in our approach to all we do.

Knowledgeable

As a Fred Meyer Jewelry Professional, your learning experience begins on your first day. Our curriculum of courses will support your ongoing development in product knowledge, professional selling skills and leadership development. All Associates have the opportunity to become Diamond and Gemstone Certified with the Diamond Council of America.

Caring

We believe that trust is central to building loyal Customer relationships. Our services and guarantees ensure your Customer's total satisfaction. The quality, value and design of our merchandise are the standards of excellence in our industry.

Committed

Our commitment to providing a superior shopping experience for our Customers is equaled by our commitment to supporting your success. Customers expect and deserve exquisite merchandise and sparkling stores, but it is not enough.

Benefits that provide peace of mind

As we welcome you into our Fred Meyer Jewelers family, we are concerned about the security, health, and safety of you and your family. Our benefits package is extensive and competitive. In addition to competitive salaries and an attractive incentive program upon qualification, Fred Meyer Jewelers offers some or all of the following benefits depending on position, location and/or regions.

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    Pros

    Usually nice coworkers, nice customers, just a pleasant work environment. It's hard to have a bad day selling diamonds. Sales goals are lofty, but attainable- if, and only if, you have a sales team that doesn't cannibalize itself, which you can find in stores that have a good manager. All around, a very fun job.

    Cons

    The commission is a joke, but they will act like it's your ticket to a life of luxury. All you have to do to make the equivalent of $XX/hour is sell $XXXXX per month!! (...inside a kroger....)

    They would MUCH rather hire someone from an outside jewelry store, or someone with no jewelry experience at all, than train and promote from within.

    Slow days are "no excuse", you are supposed to go out into Kroger and sell diamonds to people grocery shopping when they stop coming in to see you.

    Advice to Management

    If nobody in the history of ever has consistently made the credit app goal, that's your hint that you might have set an unattainable goal.

    It is the Year of Our Lord 2017. Computerize the repair log.

    Consider training and developing your staff to be leaders and promoting them, instead of giving everyone the Aspiring Store Leader Guide and then hiring people from outside the company.

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Fred Meyer Jewelers Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Fred Meyer Jewelers (Mechanicsville, VA) in January 2017.

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    Extremely simple interview by regional manager. Contacted by phone initially - it was as if I were interviewing him. Questions were of no substance. I.E. What do you like about jewelry? How original-
    I have been in the industry for 30 years. Next- an in person with the Regional - final was a phone call from his Regional VP - which entailed a 12 minute brief discussion as her call was 17 minutes tardy!

    Interview Questions

    • Would you like selling jewelry in a grocery store?

      Do you like jewelry?

      Tell me about your retail experience.   1 Answer
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