Fred Meyer
3.4 of 5 231 reviews
www.fredmeyer.com Portland, OR 5000+ Employees

Fred Meyer Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.4 231 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Fred Meyer President Lynn Gust

Lynn Gust

(49 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Company offers good benefits for their employees"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Flexible hours if you're working part time"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hardly anyone is ever hired full time - you have to work there forever to get a"
    in 11 reviews
  • "They only hire part time- Way much to nepotism"
    in 9 reviews
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Good company with good ideals. growth opportunity.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Proslong term employment opportunity and growth. Benefits are ok. It is retail so if you don't mind weekends or evenings this could match well with your needs. generally most people are nice.

Consdysfunctional leadership flow, unsympathetic relationships from supervisors, although there are great programs at hand the busy pace of the stores make it impossible to practice. Most stores are union based so you have to deal with life time employees who hate their jobs but the company doesn't react. Training is good but never actually used. Many measurable ideals to work with under the gun or threat or pandering of middle management outside the store.

Advice to Senior Managementstop and realize not everyone is on the same page in your leadership ranks. a lot of redundancies in leadership. where is the labor in the stores? more employees walking around a Walmart at any given moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Job

CCK Cashier (Current Employee)
Spokane, WA (US)

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

ProsThey pay well, They treat you well overall. Like any job is not about the company itself, is about whether you get a good supervisor or not. Fred Meyer has many good supervisor

ConsCustomers always complaining about pricing be off. Not getting breaks on time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on Keeping on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's ok...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time

ProsStable job stable payroll yep

ConsNothing but good things too

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very positive

Staff Pharmacist (Current Employee)
Medford, OR (US)

I have been working at Fred Meyer full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, wages/salaries. Culturally aware and company works to make everyone feel wanted and comfortable. Leadership positive. Likes to promote from within and movement up the corporate ladder and from one department to another not discouraged. The company likes to develop the potential in all employees. Friendly atmosphere. Stock price going up.

ConsSince the culture is one of tolerance it is easier for some to work less hard and survive in the workplace. These employees tend to be around longer than they would at other places. This can be annoying for those whose work ethic is stronger.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe judicial in all disputes and customer complaints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Standard Retail Job With OK Wages and Opportunities. Great 1st Job

CCK Cashier (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR (US)

I worked at Fred Meyer part-time for more than 3 years

ProsAlways hiring, decent wages depending on position and years of service (100% due to a strong union [UFCW]), many decent managers and co-workers, discounts, ability to transfer to WA, ID, or AK, great first job to gain good customer service skills and training.

ConsHigh turnover, Fred Meyer thrives on the phrase, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," as a result of that philosophy the ranks of lower and middle management are filled with terribly unintelligent, dull, and uncaring micromanaging drones.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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the customers were friendly

Food Clerk (Former Employee)
Salem, OR (US)

I worked at Fred Meyer part-time for less than a year

Prosdiscount on many of the items in the store

Consthe management was very hostile

Advice to Senior Managementbe kind and understanding to new employees instead of doing the oregon thing and it being a right to work state and against unions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

CCK Cashier (Former Employee)
Twin Falls, ID (US)

I worked at Fred Meyer full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood coworkers, time off policy was fair, supervisors were good to work with. I had no problems while I worked here and did enjoy it.

ConsThe customers could sometimes be less than pleasant. They had us frequently watch extremely boring training videos. Overall the pros outweighed the cons for me.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep treating employees well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Medford, OR (US)

I worked at Fred Meyer part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people I worked with were really great. Very friendly and helpful, they felt like a family. Good benefits. Good balance of work and home life. Very easy to request time off as long as you do it far enough in advance. Love the associate discount.

ConsI can't really think of any. Maybe get higher pay over time, closer to Costco's pay rate.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it was an ok experience.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Fred Meyer part-time for more than 5 years

Prosthe company provide a good health benefit, and most people are pretty nice. there is good employee discounts for all departments, (the apparel discount is best overall).

ConsThere is not much of career grow or job promotions. there is a lot of difference rules between management and pic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low employee moral

Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)
Oak Grove, OR (US)

I worked at Fred Meyer as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt was very busy and fast paced

ConsTop pay was much lower than other technician jobs in the industry

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employee moral and aknowledge employees that go above and beyond. Also hire pharmacists who enjoy their job and are passionate about the industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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