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"Was good outside of the daily drama that persisted in my department"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Deli in Shelton, WA
Current Employee - Deli in Shelton, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Part-Time job that offers dental/medical
Union requires a minimum amount of hours so you will always be at 20 and no less as a P/T.
Interacting with a wide variety of customers

Cons

If you're looking for a steady schedule then this is a place you will not find that. It's retail so your schedule will be all over the place. You will work mornings and you will close nights. Wherever their computer places you is where you will go.

The Pay for the department is the lowest and tops out at the lowest. I believe the Deli area is more so the most difficult places to work in the store if not the most difficult and the pay wasn't sufficient for the work that you were required too do.

Advice to Management

No real issues with management. I just think things are kind of sloppy there.

Other Employee Reviews for Fred Meyer

  1. "Needs New Scheduling System!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!!!!


  2. "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


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