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"Best you can get in retail. Get in, and get out."

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Former Employee - CCK Cashier in Federal Way, WA
Former Employee - CCK Cashier in Federal Way, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great pay for retail, great benefits, union, HUGE emphasis on customer service, clean and pleasant, ALWAYS more hours to pick up

Cons

ALWAYS more hours to pick up, terrible scheduling, emphasis on cashier speed: which ultimately led to me developing tendonitis and having to leave the company. Overall, it's as good as you're going to get in entry-level retail, so if that's what your standard or your skillset is, go for it.

Other Employee Reviews for Fred Meyer

  1. "Good company with good ideals. growth opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    long term employment opportunity and growth. Benefits are ok. It is retail so if you don't mind weekends or evenings this could match well with your needs. generally most people are nice.

    Cons

    dysfunctional leadership flow, unsympathetic relationships from supervisors, although there are great programs at hand the busy pace of the stores make it impossible to practice. Most stores are union based so you have to deal with life time employees who hate their jobs but the company doesn't react. Training is good but never actually used. Many measurable ideals to work with under the gun or threat or pandering of middle management outside the store.

    Advice to Management

    stop and realize not everyone is on the same page in your leadership ranks. a lot of redundancies in leadership. where is the labor in the stores? more employees walking around a Walmart at any given moment.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Standard Retail Job With OK Wages and Opportunities. Great 1st Job"

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    Former Employee - CCK Cashier in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - CCK Cashier in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always hiring, decent wages depending on position and years of service (100% due to a strong union [UFCW]), many decent managers and co-workers, discounts, ability to transfer to WA, ID, or AK, great first job to gain good customer service skills and training.

    Cons

    High turnover, Fred Meyer thrives on the phrase, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," as a result of that philosophy the ranks of lower and middle management are filled with terribly unintelligent, dull, and uncaring micromanaging drones.

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