A big part of this job is customer service, which in most cases is very simply showing the customer where items are at in the store. Other responsibilities for the team is to stock the shelves and keep up on department conditions. That in itself can become monotonous, the customer mentality that "someone gets paid to clean that up" is tiresome. My toddlers are better at putting things back where they found them! The team members and leadership in the store are nice enough and makes for the best part of the job. Meijer culture of famliness that is taught in the orientation/onboarding class would make for a great place to work, but the HR department that created it is so out of touch with the stores and is not even aware that it doesn't exist. There is occasional meals provided and they do have a recognition program where team members can be awarded points that can be turned in for merchandise or gift cards.Not a great life/work balance, as I regularly am getting my work schedule just days in advance. There is no consistency except that each week consists of late shifts followed by an early shift, so much for a good nights rest and getting to work ready to go!The paid time off is very good, especially as you get more years with the company. They offer healthcare, but as with many companies, it can be expensive. Other benefits are good, 401k matches and affordable life insurance. They no longer offer a pension.The job itself is not difficult, it only becomes stressful when multiple tasks are put on the team that belong to other teams within the store.
Like most jobs some of my coworkers were great but others not so much. A lot of favoritism as Management refused to do anything about these bad workers and would push their work onto the good employees.
Cashier in Cold Spring, KY
This is a terrible place to work. Almost every day I would get harassed by customers and there was honestly nothing you could really do about it. It was so constant that going to the supervisor every time seemed pointless. It felt like I was falling in a never ending pit of rude customers and crude men. The employee came last.
Pharmacy Technician in Swartz Creek, MI
The people care about you, the pay is good and the hours are fair. I’ve worked here for awhile now and love it. A good place for pharmacy workers. Unlike other pharmacy corner stores.
Service Coordinator in Waterford, MI
Meijer has been an okay job for me -- nothing life-changing, but not the worst company I've worked for. The company does emphasize the notion that this is an employee-centered company, and while I cannot speak on that in regards to the corporate offices, at the least in the retail stores, it's hit or miss. The pay isn't too great (depending on your role at the store) for the amount of work that Meijer gives you -- for instance, cashiers are often cross-trained for multiple different functions, such as the Customer Service Desk and Meijer Pickup. In worse case scenarios, they can be found working in other departments. To me, the starting payrate (which is lower than other retail competitors like Aldi and Target) doesn't match up with the workload. On top of low wages for more work, Meijer only gives a .50 cent increase per hour to Service Coordinators, who are on the stepping stone to becoming Team Leaders. This is a meager pay increase for almost double the work -- handling difficult customers and their complaints, managing 15-20 cashiers as well as their breaks and lunches, often times being on a register or working in Meijer Pickup when the store is short-staffed. On top of that, Service Coordinators are the first ones to be held responsible by management when things go wrong at the front, even if it's beyond their control. A .50 cent bonus for such a position is insulting.Other than that, my best experience has been making some of the best friends with my co-workers. You can meet very interesting people here, and often times keep lasting connections even after leaving.