Fred Meyer

Working at Fred Meyer: Company Overview and Reviews

Fred Meyer
Fred Meyer
3.4
4338 reviews
Fred Meyer Ratings
3.4
Average rating of 4338 reviews on Indeed
3.1Work-Life Balance
3.3Pay & Benefits
3.1Job Security & Advancement
2.9Management
3.2Culture
Headquarters
Portland, OR
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Industry
Retail

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34 salaries reported
$16.77
per hour
$8.35-$25.15
81 salaries reported
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78 salaries reported
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63 salaries reported
$16.62
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123 salaries reported
$16.63
per hour
$8.30-$26.85
Salary Satisfaction
40%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 7815 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

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Overall Reviews at Fred Meyer

4.0
Produce Manager | Tumwater, WA | Jan 12, 2015
Fast paced, physically demanding, high pressure, time management is a must
A typical day depends on the day. If an order has to be written, you grab the produce order guide and begin to inventory the produce stockroom. Once that's done walk out onto the sales floor and have a look at your tables, wet rack, mushrooms ect. and write down the quantity that you believe you will need. Once you have done that you take a scan gun called a "SPA" and scan each item with the quantity you wrote down. After that, you go to the nearest computer and upload your order. from here you can review your order and adjust as you see fit keeping in mind the ad, table changes and what is going out of date. This order MUST be sent by 8am! Some days there is a Pacific Coast order. This order consist of just a few items such as veggie trays, pico de galo, stuff like that. This order MUST be sent by 7am! Other days you have two orders to write one of which is a blind order since you have no idea what is going to sell. The second order MUST be sent by 9am! Once all orders are done you check your front tables and make sure they are full. Next make sure bagged salads are full. Make sure there aren't any holes in the department, if there is a hole and you don't have the item, slide over with something you do have to disguise the hole. When you feel comfortable with the department start marking down dated product that expire in the next three days. As the rest of the day crew comes in, start delegating task as needed. Once comfortable with how the sales floor is running, return to
ProsGood pay, good hours, ability to be creative, having control over what happens
ConsTough managers, babysitting associates, having to be the bad guy when someone messes up
2.0
Sales Professional | Fort Wayne, IN | Mar 5, 2017
Going Above and beyond does nothing for you here.
I was with this company for 2 years. Was told I would have a MINIMUM of 25 hours a week. We were paid weekly. I was recruited to join the company while I was at my other job. There were red flags when I started, because the manager didn't train me on the simple basic things, the associate that did most of my basic training had only been there for 3 months and was more than ready to quit because the job allegedly gave her anxiety. From the moment she left associates started to drop out like flies. Some left because they were stressed, some because of issues with the company and our regional, and some left because they didn't like our manager. And then there were the seasonal people that didn't get the chance to be long term or who were fired. My store had roughly about 12 different employees in the time that I was there. And all through this time I had been there the longest and was picking up the slack and hours due to the fact that we only had 3 employees at some points. Every time someone called in sick I came in despite what I may have had planned for my day off (Which I don't mind usually). Sales and Credit Applications are a big thing with this company, and while my sales didn't match with my manager (partially because I was having sales stolen from me) my credit app ratio did. But once I had my DCA Certification and was improving on my sales my hours are suddenly getting cut drastically and no one will explain why, or when they try to its some garbage excuse to
ProsThe discount on jewelry and Kroger brand items, Get the chance to become DCA certified through the company
ConsHours can be cut, no room for advancement if you aren't a cut throat sales person, you work for the company but the company won't work for you. Pay doesn't match the stress
1.0
Sales Associate | Fairbanks, AK | Jan 29, 2020
Total discrimination and unfair hiring procedures! Major legal failure to provide equal employment opportunities and follow safe food handling laws!
local Hr Manager, General Manager, Department Managers, and District Managers don’t provide equal employee opportunities to all employees. Managers constantly promote and hire friends over more qualified employees. More often then not management fills positions and provides training to preferred candidates prior to listing open positions for all other interested employees or external candidates to apply! Equal training is not provided to every applicant, yet is used as sole reason for selecting less qualified applicants over long term established employees. When interviewing, interviews are not standard for every candidate. Often interviews are rushed and don’t offer each candidate the same opportunity to represent themself’s equally. In many occasions unfavorited employee candidates that apply don’t even get a interview prior to filling an open position. In most cases many more qualified candidates are told a more qualified employee was selected which turns out to be false. Instead a less qualified employee or friend of management was selected and ends up requiring other candidates who were turned down to train them in their new positions. If you complain to management or local Hr regarding unfair work environments, violations in policy, or violations in state and federal laws. Management retaliates against you and forces you to quit or falsely writes negative performance reviews to ensure you have no future with the company. This includes violations of safe food handling,
2.0
Cashier | Portland, OR | Dec 25, 2018
Not worth it
Was hired on at $15/hr, due to previous retail experience, as PT20 cashier. Being PT20 means you are guaranteed a minimum of 20 hours per week. For the first couple months, I was averaging 32-35 weekly, which was decent. Then, right before the holidays, they slashed my hours down to 13-16 a week, with no explanation, just a lot of rumours. Called union representative, who said that wasn't right, and that he would check it out and see why they were violating their own policy, but never heard another word about it. Hours scheduled were all over the place, making work/life balance impossible. Employees were often scheduled to work 9 days in a row, not overtime, which the company got away with due to the weekly scheduling procedure. Updated availability sheets were never honoured, time off requests had to be put in not less than 3 weeks in advance, usually a month if you didn't want to give them any reason they could try to justify to deny it. The PICs ran ragged, they barely get paid more than the cashiers and the ones I worked with seemed like they were doing their best with the bs they were dealt. I requested to be trained as PIC, but then heard from another employee that they had come to him to offer him the training, which he never asked for and had been working there less time than I had. He turned it down and I never heard another word about it. The store I worked at is one of the biggest in the state, always busy nonstop. If we had baggers for every Checkstand, it w
ProsEasy job to be stupid in
ConsAnother boring, mindless retail job dealing with the general public
2.0
Assistant Manager | Portland, OR | Jan 11, 2013
Opportunity and experience to be gained, but subject to location and relative staffing needs met.
Typical day included input from various associates on tasks completed or yet to be done, then access a barrage of info via e-mails, daily bulletins from the main office, and notes on present or upcoming issues to address. Remainder of day would be to follow up on these notes as well as coordinate actions of present crew members, assist customers, and prepare for the following shift's pending duties. I learned how to communicate effectively to better assist a wide variety of clientelle and the importance of merchandising to present the customer with a positive shopping experience. Management training further enhanced my ability to gain perspective on inter-company politics, tactics for successful leadership, and patience with associates facing obstacles with their work environment. As for co-workers, there was a fairly even split between those which were pleasant and eager to learn and those who clearly just wanted to collect a paycheck and settle for their current position. In some cases, I dealt with borderline harrassment from senior managers placing more expectations upon my positions than those for whom such duties were directed toward, but could only accept or choose to resign from my station. Few subordinates also offered challenges with flagrantly ignoring their instruction or finding excuses as to why they were opting for un-assigned menial tasks away from their specified duties. The hardest part of the job, aside from the frequent graveyard shifts, would include the
Proscompany has taken direction to listen to associates through the inception of a cultural council, offers decent benefits for non-union associates, and has numerous training courses available, but only periodically.
Consmgrs subject to cross-country relocation despite the proximity of closer locations, company overly pampers difficult employees, but still strict upon mgr expectations despite circumstance, locations don't operate similarly, despite intention.
4.0
Sales Professional | Knoxville, TN | Nov 15, 2015
Fantastic job, but don't expect a promotion
Fred Meyer Jewelers is an excellent company to work for. They offer very high quality jewelry for very low prices compared to the competition (Kay, Jared, Zales - which are all owned by the same company, by the way). Hours are 9:30 - 20:30 Mon - Sat, 11:30 - 18:30 Sun. Holiday hours are extended a bit. You work in a small team, usually no larger than 6 employees for the entire store so you get very close with your coworkers. I liked this about the job. However, this also means that getting your shift covered when needed is difficult. The schedule tends to be random. Nobody's hours are consistent. Compensation is very good for entry level. Full time starts at $12/hr, part time at $10/hr. Plus you have the opportunity to make 3% commission on your total sales. FMJ is a subsidiary of Kroger, so you are eligible after 60 days to enroll in their benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k), etc.). You get vacation time after 6 months, as well as bereavement pay, sick days, and birthdays. Your job is very secure as long as you do your job effectively. Make your goals and don't be a jerk. There's only 6 people working there, so when they hire you they can't really afford to let you go because hiring someone new is kind of a slow process. Don't expect a promotion, no matter how hard you work or how often they promise you one. You will not get one. If you are part time, they will offer you full time hours but not full time pay. If you are full time and they tell you you'll get a
ProsBenefits, high entry pay, fun enironment
ConsUpper management, inconsistent schedule
3.0
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Tacoma, WA | Dec 29, 2016
Working at Fred Meyers
I would come in before customers. I would recover the store as much to my ability. When the store opened I would give excellent customer service and go above and beyond to make sure they were happy with my service. I learned how to run a out stock scan by using a spa. I was the price changer for electronics (the first department I worked for). I would scan items to make sure the price is right. I would have to change the price if the price was wrong. When there wasn't a manager around I had to become the person in charge and deal with unhappy customers. I would always send the customer away happy with the best customer service I can provide. Going into Home (the second department I worked in) I become their price changer. I also become the back-up non-food receiver and home order clerk. Being the non-food receiver was the fun part of the job. I would have to print out paper work for the store on how much money was coming in and if there were any discrepancies. If there were discrepancies I would help managers fix them. I would pay invoices, collect delivers from UPS, Fedex, Fedex-express then give to appropriate departments and managers while keeping a log on what comes out and in the store. I would also use Fedex, Fedex-express, and Fedex- freight to send product to other store or back to the warehouse. I would have to send back .7 cent items and salvage items back to the warehouse. I would write what was wrong with the items if they were broken and scan them out using a spa
ProsMeeting some really nice employees and managers.
ConsSome managers wouldn't hold people accountable.
1.0
Parcel | Wood Village, OR | Oct 20, 2021
Extremely unproductive place to work. Horrible management. Toxic workplace
I used to retrieve shopping carts at Fred Meyer's it was very stressful. Mangers and bosses were very rude to their coworkers. they have very unrealistic expectations. We were Always understaffed. Carts never get filled on a timely matter because they only allow you to bring in 6 big or 8 little carts at a time and not enough attendants to help. They will micromanage you for bringing in more than 6 carts at a time. Parcels including me had to break the rules all of the time like bringing in way too many carts to get it filled on a timely matter because of horrible management. Carts in the corrals were always overflowing because of the unrealistic expectations. Parcels were also straining themselves trying to bring in carts two because of never getting enough help and they were calling out sick all the time because of this and lots of turn over. No cart pusher machine and they will never invest a cart pusher machine because they care nothing about the people. The pay was very low which Is also another reason why turnover rates are so high. A lot of the coworkers were also very rude to me they think they were smarter than me when it comes to how to do their job correctly and some of them got hurt because of this mentality like example I was able to caster lift the carts without the c3 safety rope which makes the carts easier to maneuver they don't last long they brake all of the time. I actually know how to manually caster lift the carts with the regular tow rope which wasn't e
ProsDiscounts on Kroger foods.
ConsHorrible management. Low pay, high stress, overworked, no cart pusher, high call out sicks and high turnover.
2.0
Cashier | Oregon | Jul 12, 2018
Work Here if You Want Your Soul Sucked Out. You are Dispensable.
This location you WILL get sick 10-15 times a year. I have gotten sick working here more than my whole life combined. No matter how good you are you will not advance unless you want to eat sleep and breathe Fred Meyer and basically give your kids up for adoption. Even getting cross-trained for self-checkout or desk when you are at the top of productivity and customer service is like pulling teeth. They would rather train the 20 somethings. You will get the least hours possible and will be punished extensively through cut hours if you call in at a location that you cannot prevent getting sick from all the time. Burn out is fast. I have been at this location for several years and have actually begged to be cross-trained to break up the monotony and have never been cross-trained while I watch cashiers that gave been here for 4 months be offered the training. The managers are actually pretty cool but standing in a 3×3 box all day with extremely short breaks makes you dread going in to work. The customers are decent but you have the rude ones as is typical with retail. If you have a college education you will quckly resent this job when you realize that moving up is literally like hitting the lottery. Fred Meyer offers no incentive to want to be there more than your scheduled shifts. They WILL call you every single day you have off, yet only schedule you 20 hours. If you are smart and have a set availability and say NO to being called in on your days off because family is your pri
ProsFast top out, "atta boys" from manager for being skilled, employee discounts, sense of "work family".
ConsShort breaks, no opportunity to advance, no work/life balance, monotony...the list goes on.
1.0
Cashier | Tumwater, WA | Dec 8, 2017
A day in the life of a Fred Meyer cashier.
A typical day @ work would involve clocking in, and going to check in with a manager to see which register I was needed at, to relieve another checker for their break, lunch or if they were scheduled to leave. Depending on days and time of the year, the store could be hardly busy at all, or busy in unreal levels, that I did not even believe retail could be. I was already an experienced cashier when I began work there, so I really learned nothing new about the job. Some management were truly wonderful, amazing people, and some of the best bosses I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Others were the exact opposite; people whom should have been fired years ago. The workplace culture is friendly, though at my store there were a lot of "cliques." I'd have to say the hardest part of the job is dealing with customers. I lost track of the number of times someone would tell me something, that I can only imagine the customer assuming I was a literally defined moron would need to hear, such as to, "Place cold items in the cold bag." The stress in dealing with difficult and challenging customers like this was why I inevitably could not come to work anymore. The most enjoyable part of the job were the few co-workers and customers whom were lovely, always friendly, always asking, "How are you?" Also recently the store switched over to requiring their own dress code, of black FM shirts, which we only got 2 of. They sold others...for $15 each. With my background as an entry
ProsIf you get a good boss the job is far better.
ConsUnion job - having to pay union dues every paycheck, breaks & lunches set to min required by union regulations.

Questions And Answers about Fred Meyer

How often do you get a raise at Fred Meyer?
Asked Jan 25, 2021
Not often
Answered Nov 27, 2022
Upon getting a promotion and then yearly.
Answered Nov 24, 2022
What is the best part of working at Fred Meyer?
Asked Mar 26, 2020
The employee discounts
Answered Jul 4, 2022
Pay compared to similar places
Answered Jul 3, 2022
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Fred Meyer?
Asked Aug 24, 2016
Good job for people starting out on their careers.
Answered Jul 18, 2022
Just respect and do your job.
Answered Jul 18, 2022
What is a typical day like for you at Fred Meyer?
Asked Mar 26, 2020
Long
Answered Nov 12, 2022
Terrible
Answered Nov 1, 2022
If you were to leave Fred Meyer, what would be the reason?
Asked Mar 25, 2017
You want a job with better career growth opportunities .
Answered Dec 8, 2020
I left because of management. They have no wiggle room to reward people who do well and have no wiggle room to punish those who don’t due to it’s union structure. You will be treated and paid the same wether you come to every scheduled shift or call-out for every scheduled shift. Work ethic doesn’t matter.
Answered Aug 7, 2020