Absolutely the worst management around! They can quote vague passages from the company policy, but can't give a straight answer no matter what the question. Personality, not competence, gets you promoted and then you have a bunch of idiotic yes men/women making the decisions. Tragic! Used to be a great company.
Did I have transportation, was I self motivated.and past experience, cash handling, customer service.
My interview was very quick and simple, took about 10 minutes and only talked about work history and availability. The hiring manager was asking the questions and the other manager listened in. They liked my availability so I got the job on the spot.
Dealing with unreasonable and rude customers, hours being cut but expecting more work to be accomplished in the same amount of time with less help, sick calls or lazy coworkers -having to pick up their slack, having to work holidays and not being able to be home with family.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Fred Meyer a better place to work?
I would develop a team called (Promise Keepers) and it would be like, the TV show Undercover Boss., where this team would be assigned a store to work in for two weeks, These undercover associates would go in as (New Hire) everyday employee's to evaluate that the company policy in each store is being followed and interact with the management and associate team members, reporting back to the main office those associates that are outstanding and others that are needing positive coaching to help ensure we are keeping our promise. ( I am a current Fred Meyer employee)
What is the vacation policy like at Fred Meyer? How many vacation days do you get per year?
I just hit my 12 year and I now get 4 weeks. With our union contract that is the top of the vacation scale. Fred Meyer doesn’t want to add a 5th week for any amount of years. Be sure to make sure you get your allotted hours! I have been full time (again) for a year and a half and they tried to give me 125 hours when I was suppose to get 160. My HR emailed them and they “fixed” it. That in turn showed I got 160 hours on 2/24/19 but I only had 65 hours remaining. How is that possible when I had only used 12 hours since my anniversary? So my HR emailed again and it’s been almost 2 weeks and she hasn’t heard back.
Weekly pay. If you have direct deposit you'll be paid Thursdays but if not you'll receive a paper check on Fridays.