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Fred Meyer Jewelers Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Benefits and nice location (in 9 reviews)

  • The work environment is slow sometimes during off seasons but very upbeat and exciting during holidays (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • They put very high sales goals on us that were almost impossible to obtain (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management can be quite negative for no reason (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Each location culture is different. Find a location with a good manager and life is good.

    Cons

    Low pay, 6 work days, heavy sales pressure even when customer counts are super low.

    Advice to Management

    Standing for hours and hours everyday is insane....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the benefits of working for Fred Meyer Jewelers is that it is a large company that provides good benefits along with discounted services with other companies for cell phone services just to name one. Being a nationwide company you have the option to relocate if you are so inclined.

    They provide the opportunity to get certified through the D.C.A. for both your Diamond Certification as well as Colored Gems.

    Cons

    Not all locations are the same, make sure you have an understanding of the amount of traffic your location gets as it will play a major factor in the commissions you earn.

  3. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great customers, great management

    Cons

    Only the young and beautiful will succeed here

    Advice to Management

    Being a seasoned employee is not a drawback. It is an attribute. Use it.


  4. "Stressful but good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement, pays decent

    Cons

    Typical stress of sales oriented job. Goals is credit, salea, warranties, add ons, etc


  5. Helpful (1)

    "INFERIOR QUALITY JEWELRY COMBINED WITH INFERIOR LEADERSHIP!!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mechanicsville, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mechanicsville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The associates were fun to work with! They seem to enjoy what they do on a day to day basis! The clients that you are able to interact with are generally nice. The main pro of working at Fred Meyer is the 401k, insurance and the overall benefits- they are fantastic! The LJCP- lifetime care plans are great! I would always encourage clients to purchase this warranty because the stones are sure to fall out of the poorly crafted jewelry- immediately . On average I would see 3 people each day due to stone loss in their jewelry. Smart move on corporate's part to create this plan!

    Cons

    Let's start with the complete lack of competent leadership- definitely on the regional level as well as on the corporate level. First and foremost the energy and attitude of a successful organization begins at the top! Senior leadership creates a negative atmosphere and takes absolutely no time to listen to anyone at the local store level in regards to how improvements could and should be made. There is no need to mention HR and the operations- merchandise is pulled every week, and the lower production stores are left with the bottom of the barrel. How will a store ever grow if the lowest quality jewelry possible continues to be the dominating factor of the inventory. If you are of the mindset to be an order taker, and not express a single independent thought, this might be the place for you! The worthless leadership is a perfect marriage for the substandard quality of Fred Meyer jewelry.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to regional management-
    Perhaps you have heard of the Golden Rule? If not, Please read: The Golden Rule or law of reciprocity is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated oneself. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures.

    Understand when new managers are hired they need to be fully trained and should not only be encouraged to ask questions regarding protocol of the store, but answered truthfully and completely so that their job performance can be maximized as well as a reflection of "upper management" knowledge and their position within the company.
     This is effective leadership, versus the Fred Meyer style of upper management- "Just do what I say because I am the boss"!


  6. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Tri Cities, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Tri Cities, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Base hourly pay, you still get a check on bad months, great management team locally, mostly fun environment to work in, awesome team building.

    Cons

    Not allowed to self advertise or promote outside of the building, limited customer base=limited earning potential. Commission is capped at 3 cents on the dollar, if you exceed 120% of plan. Paid monthly.

    Advice to Management

    Look at a better comp plan for your employees. You have great benefits, but your top earners don't make what they could in other fields for similar work. You expect a lot out of a Salesperson, for 1-3 cents on the dollar.


  7. "A great experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful merchandise, good company, fun work environment.

    Cons

    You will work weekends and evenings

    Advice to Management

    Top notch management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Production Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is different every day. Can be challenging for the same reason. Company strives to make customers happy and provide excellent service with a quality product.

    Cons

    Service gets bogged down when some employees do not perform and management does nothing about it. Tend award employees they "like" instead of those who are worthy.

    Advice to Management

    Need to deal with issues brought up by employees directly and swiftly. No just ignore and think it will go away.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Orange Park, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Orange Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High end, professional and friendly environment. Worked as a team towards the ultimate goal. Very pleasant. Great upper management.

    Cons

    It's difficult to conjure up cons so I guess I can say the pay could've been a bit more an hour to compensate when sales are down.

    Advice to Management

    Look into increasing the hourly rate to deter turnover. People leave as a result against their will only because they needed to make more when it was slow


  10. "Fred Meyer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fred Meyer Jewelers (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with the public!

    Cons

    The commission structure changed on a regular basis.


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