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Fred Meyer Portland Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work with a Friendly Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, friendly management, cares about employees, opportunities for growth and great benefits.

    Cons

    Occasionally there would be gossip and rumors going around among coworkers, but if you don't get involved it's nothing too serious


  2. "Food Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    . A fast paced environment where every day bares new challenges.
    . Ability to grow within the company if you work hard and show interest.
    . Reward hardest workers with hours.
    . Benefits and insurance including dental/optical.

    Cons

    . Bizarre management pyramid including too many managers doing the same thing.
    . Policies and procedures that would change weekly. Made it seem like the people in charge of them kept being replaced or they changed their minds constantly.
    . Incredibly stressful environment.
    . Be prepared to work over 50 hours weekly with no set schedule.
    . Pay for low level management was almost equal to non-management.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more consistent with how you run things. With no set schedules, policies, or guidelines and everything flip flopping all the time it makes it hard for people to want to work for you.

  3. "Good benefits & culture, but needs improvement on hours & pay"

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    Current Employee - CCK Cashier in The Dalles, OR
    Current Employee - CCK Cashier in The Dalles, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most positions are union. Excellent health care. Pension plan on top of 401(k) option. Progressive, inclusive work culture. Fairly good vacation time after the first couple years. Hourly pay becomes fairly good by retail standards, once you reach journeyman status after 3-5 years.

    Cons

    Very few 40- or even 30-hour positions. Getting 30+ hours requires lots of call-ins and shift extensions. Pay raises are outrageously slow (at least relative to minimum wage) for the first 2 or 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Guarantee at least 30-32 hours for everyone who states a preference for full-time work. Increase pay steps to at least 25-cent raises every three months. Give grocery journeymembers a $1 raise, and $2 for cashiers and other departments. 'Tis but a very modest proposal...


  4. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Oregon City, OR
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Oregon City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, holiday pay, flexibility in scheduling, I’m supposed to be able to write 20 words of pros? Sorry that’s impossible.

    Cons

    There are so many. I let this company suck my soul for nearly 10 years until I finally quit due to not being able to get FMLA. Major cons include drama in every department...everyone talks crap about everyone. The pharmacy is too small and they employed mostly women which equals cattiness and gossiping all day. High stress fast paced work environment, verbal abuse from costumers in which you are expected to return the abuse with a smile and “making in right”. Workplace bullies are treated as teachers pets when it comes to management. Lazy coworkers that can away with anything. Unset schedules. You will most likely get a call every day you have off asking you to come in. Sick calls almost daily, in which you are expected to make up for that employees work and are not even appreciated. I could write an essay about all of the cons to working here...

    Advice to Management

    Hire more than just women. A group of women in a small work space is just asking for trouble. Take employee complaints seriously when someone doesn’t show respect to them. Employees shouldn’t be afraid of other employees. Most important quit playing favorites!


  5. "Benificial Career job"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Clackamas, OR

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

    Pros

    Great pay, paid weekly, Keeps you in shape, Mostly has friendly co workers, work hours, overtime chances, hiring recommendations, full health benefits. Is a great opportunity to learn how to work in a fast paced productive environment. Very helpful secretaries

    Cons

    Demanding on your body, some experienced workers expect too much from new hires to soon while they are learning to be safe and reach their numbers at the pace required, probation period doesn't allow job security for the first 90 days, manadatory overtime on holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with new hires more frequently about ways to improve to keep their employment, job security makes for more comfortable work environment allowing the associate to reach their goal in a more productive manor while adding positive vibes to the culture of the staff team. Using mobile phones for better coordination with staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worked here for over a year at 16-17"

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    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Cart Pusher in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The freedom of outdoors, not standing in one place, get to move around lots all day long. But weather isn’t the greatest to work in.

    Cons

    Not great management, no appreciation, company has gone very down hill over the year in my opinion. Damaged rain gear is given to you that doesn’t keep you dry :(


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule - able to work all shifts and operate all aspects of the business.

    Cons

    Flexible schedule- allow more freedom to adjust to needs of business as changes are frequent in the changing retail market.

    Advice to Management

    Good company. Keep striving for excellence.

  8. "Endless Opportunity to Advance"

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    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started at Fred Meyer I had no experience working in grocery and in less than two years I had moved up to supervisor position, and I even had offers to train for management but I had to decline because I had plans to travel in Asia. The management team there will reward hard working associates and provide aid in advancement within the company.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible. It can be extremely difficult to work around the work schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Im union. I love the people I work with.

    Cons

    The systems go offline alot.


  10. "Okay Job, Hard work for not enough pay"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of Hours, Willing to help you advance

    Cons

    Physical labor for little pay, Management constantly changing

    Advice to Management

    Pay the deli workers more, they deserve it!


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