Fred Meyer

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Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
306 Reviews
3.5
306 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
Lynn Gust
76 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • they have good benefits and care a lot about their employees (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you're working part time (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • It's very difficult to get into a full-time situation there (in 13 reviews)

  • General neglect for basic store functions and show-boating by upper management (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was a very good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Kirkland, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Kirkland, WA (US)

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was good pay for the job (working at the deli) and had good coworkers.

    Cons

    Sometimes we had to wash dishes until late and it was not the times I had signed up for initially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the schedules more convenient for students that have to work and go to school also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Food Manager in Vancouver, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Food Manager in Vancouver, WA (US)

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, great people to work with. Hours are good. Always have something to do.

    Cons

    some other employees can be negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Employer - Great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Works with my schedule, very flexible - keeps the focus on putting the customer first always

    Cons

    A lot of people get jobs and promotions based on who they know, not what they know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember people have a life outside of work...

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Quality company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Great people
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    Career progression seems political, and based more on personal connections than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management could consider providing more transparency within the organization around pay, career progression and the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alright job, more long term employees than I realized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Market Sales Associate in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Mobile Market Sales Associate in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's a fair sense of community among the people working here. Some are members of one family. For the lifers, there is certainly a Freddy's Family, and they are happy with the way they're taken care of.

    Cons

    There is room to negotiate salary. When i was hired, I learned I was making considerably more than a veteran with children. He should have had his wages raised a long while ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    27 years with Fred Meyer, 24 of which were in a supervisory role.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District/Regional Sales and Merchandising Supervisor Apparel Division in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - District/Regional Sales and Merchandising Supervisor Apparel Division in Boise, ID (US)

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

    Pros

    The ability to utilize my leadership abilities, merchandising and operational skills. Being able to drive outstanding Customer Service so that each customer enters the store feeling welcome, appreciated and engaged, when leaving they should feel like their expectations have been exceeded and that they are certainly going to return for future needs. In addition being able to utilize my training skills, and be apart of an inclusive and teamwork oriented establishment. Exceeding sales budget and last years numbers challenges me and gives me an opportunity to keep associates on task and service oriented.

    Cons

    Absorbing the merchandising and operational standards of the company and then make them common practice for myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that any policy's coming from a corporate level are clear and easily communicated to store associates. Considering market competition and industry results when creating the stores sales and payroll expectations. Provide an easily absorbed basic merchandising and operational requirements pamphlet for new associates, that includes appropriate professional attributes and a code of ethics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    How much is your stress worth?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Department Associate in Lacey, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Home Department Associate in Lacey, WA (US)

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paid every week, good hours, good benefits, open door policy

    Cons

    Poor Management, Poor Staffing, VERY HIGH stress, no time for family/ friends,
    once you become an associate of this company, say goodbye to your sanity & social life.
    i was told by ALL management that i was the fastest most accurate worker
    (dont be what i was other wise they WILL take advantage of you).
    My ex-boss that was transferred to another store was told by the NEWLY PROMOTED MANAGER,
    "You dont have to get your hands dirty and touch that, your not on night crew anymore"

    THAT PISSED ME OFF

    You are treated like a workhorse....NOT a person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE A MANAGER that actually WANTS a job/ career and takes it seriously!
    since ive been there 7 months, 10 people have VOLUNTARILY QUIT (including myself), due to POOR MANAGEMENT
    & management NOT listening to their employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable at work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Kirkland, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Kirkland, WA (US)

    I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time

    Pros

    Best thing as a parcel is you got to talk to different persons everyday.

    Cons

    Of course, this is a retail job. So what can we expect with the pay. It would be minimum wage and not worth the work efforts. There are so many things to do especially those busy hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Student Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apparel Clerk in Salem, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Apparel Clerk in Salem, OR (US)

    I worked at Fred Meyer part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for Fred Meyer was interesting. They had good room for growth within the company and they had good support for their employees. The management teams were incredibly enthusiastic about working for Fred Meyer, and emphasized the possibility of a lifetime career with the company. It's a good job if you are in high school or college, as their hours are flexible and they're conscientious of students' schedules.

    Cons

    There were no benefits, pay was minimum wage, and the work environment was rough. A lack of windows, florescent lighting, and having to walk 24/7 for the job, wasn't fabulous. I had originally applied for a cashier position and I got the job. However, they didn't realize I wasn't 18 at the time, until after they hired me. You have to be 18 years of age to go through the cashier training program. After they realized they had made a huge mistake, they immediately offered me a position in the apparel department, which I took. I left after 2 months, after I was given a better job offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention during the hiring process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Employee discount. Flexible hours. Union.

    Cons

    Union. Varied hours. Customers can really be here's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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