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Meijer Grand Rapids Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Grand Rapids, MI

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Pros
  • Flexible schedule; opportunity to work many hours; team member discount (in 81 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours - Working around classes (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • Tbe hours fluctuate to where I went from basically full time every week down to 13 hours a week (in 94 reviews)

  • Minimum wage pay for entry level candidates (in 84 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Executives isolated, protect themselves only"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long time team members care about Fred's legacy and want to be successful. Produce is great. Mperks program is great.

    Cons

    Top heavy with VP's who resort to layoffs and deception. IT is ancient and now they are playing catchup with cap Gemini and other highly paid consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Team members are not failing, you are. Tools chop heads when times get tough. Good luck


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meijer is a constant work in progress"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Layout/Common Area in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Layout/Common Area in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *This review is for the Common Area Team Leader position*

    - Weekly pay
    - 401K
    - Opportunities for growth
    - Employees generally friendly to one another
    - Full time hours guaranteed for leadership

    Cons

    - Little to no training for team leaders
    - Lack of training causes unnecessary stress and uncertainty in the workplace
    - Former position was phased out and I was forced into a higher position with more work and responsibilities at the same rate of pay
    - Low morale
    - Lacks competitive pay
    - Senior leadership often unprofessional
    - Job loading: Common area team members are often forced to work in every department at the request of the store director, so you are always playing catch up in your own area. As the leader, you will be forced to manage your area, all of general merchandise, sometimes the grocery and produce departments, you will have to become duty trained (in the absence of the store director, you become the manager in charge of the store), and you are placed in charge of orientation processes.
    - At any given moment, you can be forced to help another store in another city or state at the discretion of your market director
    - Micro-managers run rampant
    - Meijer is a job not a career

    Advice to Management

    - Get rid of senior leadership that HR has received numerous complaints about
    - Improve training
    - Improve pay: Only store directors and pharmacists make good money in retail stores. Some line leaders do, but only after giving up 10+ years of their life to Meijer.
    - This varies from store to store, but ensure that stores cannot deviate from proper training plans
    - There's supposedly an 8 week training program for leadership, but stores aren't required to actually use it; make it a requirement and stop leaving your leaders in "sink or swim" scenarios
    - Develop proper succession planning: Even with 1-2 months advance notice that a leader will be departing, stores wait until the leader has left before getting a new one which causes the new leader to have to figure everything out on their own when they could've just shadowed the previous leader before they left
    - Offer more educational opportunities
    - Follow job descriptions: If I'm only responsible for one area, enforce that and do not job load. Hold others accountable for their work and do not make it so that competent leaders are always picking up the slack for the rest of the team.
    - Duty trained team leaders should receive bonus pay each time they have to be in charge of the store or be allowed to decline the responsibility

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Real Estate Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits while employed

    Cons

    Some of the Senior Management team is run by unqualified cronies of past Meijer presidents which is a total embarrassment to the whole company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, great immediate team members

    Cons

    Over-worked, quick burn-out, indecisive poor leadership


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were awesome, and the company events were usually fun. Bonus discounts on certain items throughout the year. Health-awareness programs.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. No training! Lack of respect from management and other senior employees. Very little freedom; this is mostly a result of management not trusting the people they hire.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workers. Communicate. Show them they're important!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Less Walmart More Meijer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meijer (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and hours are there if you're willing to devote your whole life to them.

    Cons

    Expect you to fully commit all your time to them, hard to work with on scheduling, filling out a limited availability form is basically saying "give me 12 hours a week" have extremely high expectations yet give you little time to finish anything.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, not robots.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Buyer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about the customer. Fast paced, lots of learning.

    Cons

    Micro-managed, favoritism, rudeness, untrusting, and unpleasant work atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable if there is a high turn-over rate of employees in department. Their is a reason for the turn-over. Looking away is unprofessional.

  8. "Produce Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Market in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Market in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good reputation for quality products, appear to be a financially stable, still a growing company

    Cons

    Terrible at development, no work life balance, abusive senior leadership team

    Advice to Management

    LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP AND TREAT ASSOCIATES POSITIVELY!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits package only upside

    Cons

    Disconnect between upper and mid level management doesn't translate to everyday activities


  10. Helpful (2)

    "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, updated technology, helpful co-worker, pleasant environment, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Unreliable management, lack of trainer or training methods, crappy pay,


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