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Fred's Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Lack of payroll means long hours (in 11 reviews)

  • store managers) tend to put all the work on you so they have to do nothing (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Loved being the Homes zecpert8."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clean store, wonderful customers. Starting pay is ok, but hard to get a raise.

    Cons

    If you are not in the "clique " you work closing and weekends, even if your HS senior has an event.

    Advice to Management

    The non management employees need to make more, especially if they close every-single-night.


  2. "rebuy"

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    Former Employee - Rebuy in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Rebuy in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, entry level, doesn't micro manage you, easy to catch on

    Cons

    the company changes too much. it's hard to get adjusted here

    Advice to Management

    be consistent

  3. "Cashier,customer service"

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

    I worked at Fred's full-time

    Pros

    Good quality experience over all completely comfortable environment to work in.

    Cons

    There was none had great supervisor I worked under

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend others as well as return to work in future if relied too.


  4. "Pharmacy Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred's full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Terrible Corperate structure, even worse district managers.


  5. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred's full-time

    Pros

    Lots of friendly people and a pretty diverse staff all the way through the ranks. The cafeteria is also pretty great. Benefits ok. Interview process was a bit rushed it seemed.

    Cons

    Can be very disorganized and there are definitely some bad managers and higher ups that make working there feel like jail


  6. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ur coworkers were ok. Most had an upbeat attitude that made ur day go by.

    Cons

    No benefits. Passed over for positions. Lousy pay. Opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Better management


  7. "Only work here if it's a well established location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fred's full-time

    Pros

    Short commute, hired me despite my lack of experience, good first job, good learning experience

    Cons

    Poor management, low payroll, frustrating policies, favoritism, shady behavior from high level management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut the payroll so low! Don't open stores in locations where there are competitors on every street. Be honest with employees of all levels

  8. "Not worth the job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet new people on a daily bases.

    Cons

    Management is not fair with all employees. Way too much favoritism. Managers do NOT work as much as the employees, unless being on their phones is work...

    Advice to Management

    This place is not worth the time for employment. If I knew the day I got hired what this place was all about, I would have run the other way. There is no way for advancement here. This place is suppose to be about TEAM WORK, but to people in this establishment, there is an I and U in TEAM......but I don't see where unless there is another way to spell TEAM. I must have failed English and Spelling in school when I was an HONOR student.....


  9. "Pharmacy Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred's part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good people, flexible

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough staff


  10. "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Operations Expert in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Operations Expert in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm trying to think of something positive and I literally can't.

    Cons

    Over worked management, too little payroll budget to accomplish what needed to be done.

    Advice to Management

    It's the management that needs more support from corporate. High expectations while providing very little to accomplish goals.


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