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Fred Meyer Vancouver Reviews

Updated August 30, 2016
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Pros
  • great company, competitive pay and benefits (in 27 reviews)

  • It's a great crew to work with and good benefits (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • Promotions are met with constant movement of store locations in efforts to create more experience but at the cost of work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Getting full-time requires a lot of days working different shifts (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Once loved working there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Flexible schedule
    *Relaxed work environment
    *Friendly staff
    *Easy to pick up extra hours
    *get paid every Thursday
    *good employee discount

    Cons

    Most nights we don't get out on time mostly due to Some PIC's who can't prioritize and manage their time to get things done right and on time.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Meat manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Meat Manager in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    If you had to work retail FM is one of the best to work for

    Cons

    Retail has been changing for the past few years and now is not a good time to start a job in Retail.Union scale wage is dropping and benefits take a few years to get

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers with respect and in turn you will get good quality employees


  3. "The people that I work with are great but management tends to favor and move certain people up."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits, sick pay, always have work. It is retail and when you get to know customers and they come and see you regularly it is a bonus.

    Cons

    Low pay, if I were married or a child of someone higher up I would have made full-time status and higher pay.


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  5. "Produce department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to develop customer service skills. Work hard and you'll be noticed

    Cons

    Company ran more like a large corporation than a family business. Too many rules. Need to understand less is more

    Advice to Management

    Be a great leader by knowing when to follow.


  6. "Fred Meyer"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fred Meyer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, clean store to work in.

    Cons

    Management is really lacking. Inconsistent and unfriendly.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge all associates, smile and say "Hello", it's really that simple.


  7. "Great management/work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health and Beauty Aide in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Health and Beauty Aide in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management and staff here are like family. You joke, you laugh, but take your work seriously. As long as you do what you need to there's no issues

    Cons

    You must prioritize! You will have your everyday tasks but sometimes managers give you extra tasks plus you need to tend to customers.


  8. "Seafood clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fred Meyer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Customer engagement, meeting variety do people and providing them with the best possible customer service.

    Cons

    Better training for employees. Poor pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Select better managers and train on them on how to manage and solve problems.


  9. "Not bad company, just the wrong store"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, job growth

    Cons

    Worked for Kroger almost 5 years transferred to Fred Meyer same position, $2.05 pay cut & the managers at my store were very unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk about other employees to other employees. We're adults, let's keep it professional here


  10. "My openion"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Management in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Bakery Management in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits.

    Cons

    Very high expectations, not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Bakery Management is a tough position. You have no freedom, not enough employees or hours to schedule properly. It is a thankless job


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Training"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for you if you are there for 90+ days. You receive a paycheck every week. Great employee appreciation week.

    Cons

    Took them over 3 months from the day I was offered the position till I actually began my first day of training. I was poorly trained and subsequently told they were not going to keep me on past the probationary period.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time with your new employees on training instead of just making them watch hours of videos and tell them not to waste time taking notes because each video had a timed test. I was unfairly let go based on flawed training and I passed up another job opportunity to work for you and it took 3 months to do a background check and then I could not find a job for months due to my not being able to use you as a reference.



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