Fred Meyer Employee Reviews

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Productive
RETAIL CLERK (Former Employee) –  Fairbanks, AK 99709August 14, 2018
Productive, fast pace, diverse, customer service, cashiering, time management, floral, liquor store clerk, depending on the day and tasks that need to be done and coverage
Pros
Good co workers, healthy environment, understanding
Cons
Shortage on help, hours
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3.0
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Cut Hours But At The Same Time Over-Worked
E-Commerce Associate (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORAugust 13, 2018
For all PT associates, your hours get cut in half.
Full-time associates are expected to compensate for the hours lost, then scolded for OT.
The company constantly expects more from associates they can provide, and don't even expect time off in December. They are not associate friendly and constantly go against Union contracts. They will promise you specific working conditions when hired, and provide the exact opposite.
Pros
Mostly nice people, discounts
Cons
Poor management, over-worked, anti-union managers
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Fast paced work environment with occasional lulls
Head Person in Charge(PIC) (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTAugust 13, 2018
Daily routine would start by relieving the prior employee and setting up the work space, reviewing tasks to be accomplished for the day and reviewing the schedule of employees due in that day. Ensure that the cashiers and other employees received their scheduled breaks. I would generally be the last to leave the building except for the janitorial staff.
Pros
Got to work with and meet a variety of people through out the day
Cons
Management.
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5.0
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Good place to work
Childrens clerk (Current Employee) –  Tumwater, WAAugust 12, 2018
Management turn over rate is high. Overall a good place to work. Have been with the company for 10 years and I'm just looking for something I can grow more I to.
Pros
Co workers
Cons
Pay
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5.0
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Very productive and great job
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Bellingham, WAAugust 12, 2018
Very great job to start at as a first time job. This company is also a perfect way to grow within a company. It’s great way to either continue your employment long term or short term
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Meh
Relief Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 11, 2018
Meh if you like being used an asset go work here. 8f you like no work life balance go work here. If you like scraping by on nothing go work here. Otherwise I heard UPS is hiring.
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The union sucks, but it is necessary
Grocery Relief Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  OregonAugust 11, 2018
Corporate is always cutting hours and the stress falls on the employees and managers. No one knows how to actually deal with it, so everyone gets frustrated.
If you move into a key role then your ability to use your time off is severely limited because the company doesn't train backups very well. And on that note: Training Is Basically Nonexistant.
Right now the company is desperate for more grocery management, so people are getting promoted when they definitely shouldn't.

Full time status requires open availablity, so kiss any work life balance goodbye.

Of course, the union locally is UFCW and they are a horrible union. Very unreliable. But they are totally necessary because as soon as you advance to a position that is non-union there is the risk of getting writeups just because a senior manager wants to make a power statement. I know half a dozen people who got writeups that never would have stuck if they'd still been in the union.
Pros
benefits
Cons
management, hours, scheduling, no work=life balance
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3.0
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Miserable customer service job
Shift Manager / Deli Clerk (Former Employee) –  Bellingham, WAAugust 9, 2018
High volume and fast paced with limited staff. Short on supplies a lot of the time. Unorganized and poorly maintained workplace. Extremely underpaid compared to the rest of the departments.
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2.0
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Strefull short staffed
Meat Cutter/Butcher (Former Employee) –  Milwaukie, ORAugust 9, 2018
Stressfull short staffed constantly under unrealistic standards managers who from outside the department coming in acting like they know everything just to show off there title causing the department to fall behind to then ask why we would be behind when it would be his knowledge of anything meat related or the proper taskes an how they where suppose to be dpne was none existant
Pros
Had a great crew in the meat department an always had a great meat manager
Cons
Under staff, an all from outside the department lack of knowlage an unwilling to learn from someone below them
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Company is fine, corporation isn't
Front End Clerk (Current Employee) –  Milwaukie, ORAugust 9, 2018
The job isn't too bad, it's a bit stressful as you're dealing with hundreds of different personalities a day. The days go by quickly, but the pay is barely above minimum and odds are you'll only get 20 or so hours a week until the busy season where full time hours pop up. After the busy season, however, odds are good you'll be back down to around 20 hours a week.

Fred Meyer itself seems to be decent, there's still a sense of localness left there, but the parent company of Kroger doesn't seem too keen on keeping that. They limit hours and even limit the amount of paper grocery bags they send out to stores... I haven't been there long, but those two points definitely scream "pettiness is worth the pennies we save" mentality.
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3.0
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Can be fun but can also be garbage
Clicklist Associate (Current Employee) –  Anchorage, AKAugust 9, 2018
Fred Meyers can be a fun place to work but if the management is having a bad day, then you are having a bad day. Many of the fellow employees are extremely friendly. They will have you work in other departments without proper training.
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3.0
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It was ok.
Hardlines Order Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kennewick, WAAugust 8, 2018
The work atmosphere was like being in school. The managers had their favorites and thats how you were able to advance in the company. Definite favoritizim going on. Stayed on for the insurance and the customers.
Pros
Good insurance
Cons
To controlling.
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3.0
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loved the ability to work with such great customers
Home Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Spokane, WAAugust 8, 2018
Good place to work if you don't mind a crazy schedule. Lots of weekends and holidays. graveyard are mandatory and they can swithch you back and forth from days to nights according to the needs of the business. The people and customers are great.
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3.0
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good people to work with
Garden/seasonal Manager (Current Employee) –  home deptAugust 7, 2018
Great job to start with good management good people to work with I advanced to the garden seasonal manager hardest part hiring people who possesed the skills and dedication to work the long hrs needed in the garden center
Pros
good people to work with
Cons
salery cap
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4.0
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I like working at Fred Meyer. You can run your own business.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Burien, WAAugust 7, 2018
I like being busy at work, there's always a lot to do. I can make my own decisions based on the needs of the business. Overall it's a good place to work, but pay and benefits are not.
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4.0
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Fun and focused work environment
Front End Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Springfield, ORAugust 6, 2018
Typically a fun environment with a great crew and lovable associates. Fast paced day-time experience with hours between 7AM and 11PM. The hardest part of the job is maintaining a schedule based on the needs of associates as well as the needs of customer flow.
Pros
Healthcare for 24 hour+ associates.
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4.0
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Some peaple there are fun
Meat & seafood (Current Employee) –  Eugene, ORAugust 6, 2018
I love the job working for Fred Meyers is it was a great opportunity the customers are sweet and nice the company's been very good to me I appreciate everything they've done
Pros
The peaple
Cons
Pay
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4.0
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Great place to work
Clerk (Current Employee) –  Idaho Falls, IDAugust 6, 2018
Strong work life balance is important to the company. Management cares about well being of the employees. Wages are highly competitive with other retailers.
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5.0
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Low Stress
Front End Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAAugust 5, 2018
Low stress working environment, guaranteed 20 hours per week for part-time employees, management is bias and plays favorites, long period of time standing in one place
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Pretty okay job
Cashier Front End (Former Employee) –  Renton, WAAugust 5, 2018
Worked well with my students schedule and the pay was good as well as the hours I got were very fair. Management was always helpful as well as other coworkers.
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