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"Needs New Scheduling System!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boise, ID
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

It's a good place to work in a lot of ways with a lot of great people. They seem to be trying to make some of the right changes for the future, like trying to include more minorities and women in leadership and look at other issues. They seem to be working on diversity, inclusion and caring about the employees if they will actually follow through and not just do lip service.

Cons

The scheduling system sucks. Unless you are a top department or store manager you don't have a clue what your schedule will be. Have to work back to backs (work till 11 pm or 12 pm and be back to work at between 4 am and 7 am), work 9 or 10 days straight, no set or dependable schedule at all for most people. Then if you need certain days off they try to cut you to 12 hrs per week. They advertise flexible work schedules, which is true but the only one who has to "flex" is the employee. What they should advertise is you must be able to work whenever we say 24/7 or you can't get any hours. They don't accommodate people with disabilities or differences very well. Would like to see more of that.

Advice to Management

Change your scheduling system already! Let people have a family life with a more regular schedule so they can make plans. It's mean and barbaric how many store level associates are treated in regards to schedules. I could come up with a system that works so much better so your associates would be happier. There are some store positions that have more regular shifts so they are happier, but most do not and their shifts are all over the map. Fix it!!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Fred Meyer

  1. "Great employees, eh company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CCK Cashier in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - CCK Cashier in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    local managers and corporate managers are really enjoyable to converse with and make associate's feel like they are worth something. They are great at making everyone feel welcome and ensuring that every associate is a team member.

    Cons

    If your managers aren't being effective the entire store is thrown off and it makes for a rough day at work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified management


  2. "Mostly pleasant with a few bumps in the road"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Price Changer in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Price Changer in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits with relatively flexible schedules. The reward hard work by offering more shifts for the part time positions.

    Cons

    The management has a hard time with communication. You don't get much affirmation or negative feedback for that matter. All entry level positions are either part time 16-part time 20. Drama hungry employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on your communication skills and build team work. The work environment really suffers because of back handed comments made by employees towards others.


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