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Fred's Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good customers, nice store, all in all a good company (in 4 reviews)

  • Good people, hard workers, good product (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of payroll means long hours (in 10 reviews)

  • If store managers are making a dollar or so above minimum wage that should show the raise potential for non salary hourly employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "CPhT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPhT in Sparta, TN
    Current Employee - CPhT in Sparta, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, stress free environment, love the customers and staff, great area to work in

    Cons

    They cut hours, and dress code is very casule

    Advice to Management

    I think scrubs in the Pharmacy looks more professional


  2. "Is OK"

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

    I worked at Fred's part-time

    Pros

    It's a job I guess

    Cons

    Lots of mopping to do

    Advice to Management

    Play some better music


  3. "Fred's"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mid size company with a tight group of people.

    Cons

    Very old fashioned. Old systems. Growth opportunities are not always done through formal postings and interviews.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is always best.


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  5. "Florist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fred's part-time

    Pros

    Great place. Great owner. great history.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Live longer


  6. "operations expert"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Expert
    Former Employee - Operations Expert

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

    Pros

    Worked with alot of great people.

    Cons

    Hard work, pay could have been much better.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Milton, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Milton, FL

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

    Pros

    Nice and friendly atmosphere, they make sure you are comfortable with your job and not just tell you what to do and leave you. They will work around your schedule if your in school or working another job.

    Cons

    New employees usually work every weekend for the first couple months.


  8. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Millington, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Millington, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store was close to home. Direct deposit for pay and was always on time. Store hours were satisfactory.

    Cons

    Management was expected to be on site most of the time. Hard to get a day off or vacation. No notice that they were closing store location until day of closing.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know they are appreciated.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Grovetown, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Grovetown, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had pretty set hours and specific job duties. It was a good work environment. You may be able to pick up extra shifts/hours. It was a simple job.

    Cons

    Depending on the number of cashier you may not get extra hours. It just depends on your store.


  10. "forklift driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    the people in authority positions don't listen to hourly employees problems and concerns pertaining to the warehouse upkeep the equipment etc..

    Advice to Management

    listen


  11. "Merchant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    some learn term employees wanting to retire and get out

    Cons

    Low pay, bonus not attainable. Unethical business practices



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