Fred Meyer

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Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated 13 December 2014
Updated 13 December 2014
308 Reviews
3.5
308 Reviews
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Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust
Lynn Gust
77 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.

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    • 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.  

    Decent, reliable company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apparel Section Head in Beaverton, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Apparel Section Head in Beaverton, OR (US)

    I worked at Fred Meyer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good job security. Benefits are great. A variety of work can be done and different shifts are available as well.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees. Management tends to treat any situation like it's an issue and like the employee is in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like they mean something to the company. And appreciate and acknowledge when employees are doing a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    District Supervision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Spokane, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Management in Spokane, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to engage and work with management that lacked prior district supervision. The sense of accomplishment felt when a program or plan that was orchestrated by a district supervisor made a difference, both in increased sales, and simplifying the day to day practices of the managers.

    Cons

    VP's that coddled supervisors that routinely acted with immaturity and basically temper tantrums. District personnel that spent the majority of their "on the clock" work responsibilities working on personal business. District staff that repeatedly were unable to be found and clearly unable to perform their job responsibilities according to their job restrictions. A good example of this would be the ability to climb a flight of stairs, or working for an additional company that directly competed with Fred Meyer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider weeding out store supervisors that continue to underperform but make the district staff feel welcome when they visit. A good example would be 214.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK Place to Work for Retail

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

    I worked at Fred Meyer

    Pros

    Everybody is generally pretty nice. Even though you work a retail schedule (weekends, nights), the manager was pretty accommodating in my desire to work a stable set of hours instead of swing shifts.

    If you want to work in retail, there are opportunities to move into different departments and move up.

    Cons

    No place that I really wanted to move up and work in.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Employer - Great Benefits

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable at work!

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Student Job

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    • 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
  10.  

    Quality company to work for

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alright job, more long term employees than I realized

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    • 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

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