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Fred Meyer Portland Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • Work life balance isn't the greatest (in 24 reviews)

  • Getting full-time requires a lot of days working different shifts (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Shipping/Receiving/Mail"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely Friendly Employees And Environment.

    Cons

    None, Double Bagging, Taco salads Only On Friday

    Advice to Management

    Keep On Doing Perfect Work.
    Who Is Jeff Burt,
    And I Worked There Until Aug 2012


  2. "Loss Prevention at Fred Meyer is a joke."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good vacation time
    -Higher pay than most retailers

    Cons

    -Terrible LP policies and restrictions
    -Fire happy company
    -Majority of shoplifters get away
    -Floor surveillance LP in almost all stores
    -Understaffed
    -Shifts range anywhere from opening to overnight shifts

    Advice to Management

    Actually value your employees and their work.


  3. "Good opportunity for career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't the greatest

    Advice to Management

    Lots of opportunities if you apply yourself


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  5. "Good company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Garden Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Garden Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wages for managers. You can advance easily with drive and a solid work ethic. Many locations to work at, and relocation packages with some distant stores

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Too many strategies come from parent company, which does not operate to the same extent.


  6. "part time retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Retail in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, nice co-workers. friendly work environment

    Cons

    none that I can think of.


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts, opportunity for advancement in other fields besides retail.

    Cons

    Need to be a driven individual and if you're not you will not succeed. Work life balances tilts to the work side


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good pay, lousy company"

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay is really good. almost $20 an hour.

    Cons

    managers constantly bugging you, always short staffed and micromanagement. people always calling in sick.

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanaging so much. we get less done when you come over and try to tell us what you think we need to do when you have never worked in the meat shop and have no idea how to do our job.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay if you put in the years

    Cons

    Stressfull high expectations no backup

    Advice to Management

    Add labor not managrs


  10. "Furniture lead/ PIC"

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    Current Employee - Furniture Department Head in Oregon City, OR
    Current Employee - Furniture Department Head in Oregon City, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and top notch department management.

    Cons

    Needs greater communication with corporate management to hourly employees.


  11. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible with schedule, union

    Cons

    manager can be unprofessional and schedule hours you cannot work.

    Advice to Management

    be nice to employees and have a good attitude your employees will respect you and do their best.



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