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Meijer Grand Rapids Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule; opportunity to work many hours; team member discount (in 76 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours - Working around classes (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • Tbe hours fluctuate to where I went from basically full time every week down to 13 hours a week (in 92 reviews)

  • Minimum wage pay for entry level candidates (in 85 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Needs to modernize"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Merchandising Analyst in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grand Rapids is a great city, office culture is generally pretty laid-back, company has a very strong history

    Cons

    Needs to modernize business tactics, lacking in digital, high turnover of young professionals, no graduate school assistance, rigid hours

    Advice to Management

    Modernize and add amenities that young professionals desire


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gas Station Team Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Gas Station Team Leader in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and customers
    Plenty of room for advancement if you're a hard worker
    Paid time off after one year
    Holiday pay for major holidays
    For hourly employees, over-time is paid after working 8 hours in a day, does not matter if you work 40 in a week or not

    Cons

    Training is very minimal
    It's retail - so scheduling can be crazy and inconsistent
    The pay isn't competitive

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter and value their opinions.

  3. "Love Meijer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always room for growth, company is constantly expanding.

    Cons

    At times styling my up to par with changes.

    Advice to Management

    Holding others more accountable when necessary.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good intentions not always executed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A decent company to work for with great people who are always willing to assist

    Cons

    Different areas are very silo'd and don't always work in the best interested of the company. This is a result of not aligning expectations across areas.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on working on one goal that aligns across the company. Stop patch working issues and focus on a reducing complexity in the number of systems used.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Meijers are that we could choose the shifts, and full-time or part-time.

    Cons

    It's big and scare me but gotta work hard.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Meijer is a constant work in progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "What a letdown"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Anal in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Business Anal in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Easy job for the most part

    Cons

    Current promotion freeze
    Joke of a pay structure
    No analysis, all button pushing

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Fair to employees. Competitive benefits. Comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Average to lower pay. Retail is tough environment. Career growth opportunities. Company willing to put people in new areas of interest.


  9. "Stocker lots of overtime friendly co workers Happy costumers. The work was easy for me and at times fun. Easy shopping"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guns Video Games Life in General Good managers store director.

    Cons

    Overtime long hours mad customers coworkers calling in a lot. Dirty cooler and bad smells in and around hole in the wall and deep sink by the cooler.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and respectful


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meijer part-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    Managers awnser questions
    Most bosses are understanding
    Pay every week
    Discount

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Very hard work. I'm a utility worker. In the hot sun for 4+ hours. In my lot, I'm usually alone.
    Parking lot is crowded.

    Advice to Management

    Please give utility workers a break every 30 minutes because in the hot sun, pushing heavy carts with minimum help, the risk of becoming ill is severe. (Dyhydration, fainting, overheating, etc,) Also, either hire more people so there's at least two people in a lot. Or to give more hours to people.


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