Andre

Buffalo, NY

#22 Feb 11, 2013
Meijer Lifer wrote:
After working for this company for 35 years I've had enough!!! Yes haters are going to hate but getting beaten down day after day takes it's toll. When I first started working I enjoyed my job, everyone pulled together from management to hourly and we got it done. Today it's totally different, you are expect to complete the job of 3-4 TM with management breathing down your neck. I've seen it all and done it all for this company and for what???? Granted I've had some decent managers but most were clueless, butt kissers. The Union is a JOKE in all my years I never used them but they sure took my money every week.
I wouldn't even let my own children apply at Meijer they found employment elsewhere. Bottom line don't work at M unless you have nowhere else to go.
You should have gone to school and followed a career that was more satisfying. Nobody twisted your arm to work at Meijer. Nobody twisted your arm to have children. You volunteered for the grief without obtaining the tools.
Space Donkey

Garrett, IN

#23 Mar 14, 2013
Maybe they will get lucky and be bought out by Kroger.
tmm

United States

#24 Mar 28, 2013
I hate working there i bust my ass at work n put in over 40hrs n my checks r super low n its pissin me off
Pete

Livonia, MI

#25 Mar 28, 2013
tmm wrote:
I hate working there i bust my ass at work n put in over 40hrs n my checks r super low n its pissin me off
Congrats on hanging in there and working full time plus. Many are sitting back waiting for something to happen. If the economy really were booming, inflation would also be booming more and we'd have another set of problems.
Anon

New Boston, MI

#26 Mar 30, 2013
I've only been at Meijer for a year and all these stories sound similar to mine. They don't care that you have family, or a life outside of work. On Christmas Eve they hold the later scheduled people past close (I assume its the same everywhere) but none of the newer cashiers knew about it. One had a baby at home with a sitter who wanted to be home with her family (as well as we did) and they refused to let her leave! She couldn't go home. Since I've been there I have missed every holiday with my family. Not one. And tomorrow, Easter, I will be there all day (without time and a half, because its not considered a holiday). One of our managers got such bad scores on the employee survey that she's being transferred. I think if they are horrible managers with bad scores they should be fired. End of story.
walmart sucks

Toledo, OH

#27 Apr 2, 2013
Nicole wrote:
There's this one video on YouTube about how a parent left a kid at a Meijer and they didn't do anything about it.(It was a joke)
not meijer PROBLEM :)
walmart sucks

Toledo, OH

#28 Apr 2, 2013
well they do :)
Meijer employee

Springfield, OH

#29 Apr 23, 2013
It's as not tha bad I've worked there for two years I get hours every week between 35 40 and yea I don't like being a cashier but I do it for my family ppl just need to relax and if its so bad for you isn't that the reason we have a union I know for a fact that the union has taken care of problems at my store. And tales managers suck but who actually likes all there bosses
Meijers butt

Saginaw, MI

#30 Apr 23, 2013
Blue shirts can't boss us around if they're dead. RED SHIRT REVOLUTION
Leaving ASAP

Warren, MI

#31 May 7, 2013
I have been working at Meijer for ten months and as soon as I can find another job I'm gone. The scheduling is so bad that at times I am the only one running the entire GM area. The managers do not seem to have a clue. Of course we are always called up to run a lane for as many as three hours at a time and are also expected to get our area 100% conditioned, not possible. Now there is talk that they are going to max out our weekly hours to no more than 24, how do they expect us to live on that?
Would I recommend Meijer to anyone? No, unless you had no other choice.
someone nice

Hanover Park, IL

#32 May 15, 2013
Meijer is a bad company to work for. There are teamleaders who scream at their employees as if they were in a flea market. The coworkers are fun and nice however there are a few brownosers. This bussines needs a lot of classes in how to treat their employees starting from the store director down the blue shirts or teamleaders. My coworker was not properly trained in fashions and struggling to learn all she can on her own or with help from the other pricing team members. Where is the manager to help her or train her you may ask..too busy talking dirt about her own team and plot planning. Stay away from meijer, any other company will treat and pay better their employees .
D Trump

Mesquite, NV

#33 May 16, 2013
someone nice wrote:
Meijer is a bad company to work for. There are teamleaders who scream at their employees as if they were in a flea market. The coworkers are fun and nice however there are a few brownosers. This bussines needs a lot of classes in how to treat their employees starting from the store director down the blue shirts or teamleaders. My coworker was not properly trained in fashions and struggling to learn all she can on her own or with help from the other pricing team members. Where is the manager to help her or train her you may ask..too busy talking dirt about her own team and plot planning. Stay away from meijer, any other company will treat and pay better their employees .
Move along then. Meijer is not having too much of a problem finding willing/complaining workers.
George Wallace

Mason, MI

#34 May 22, 2013
Any1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like if Meijer gave you your way they would soon go broke, but have a few more people at the wake.
Haters gonna hate no matter where they work.
^^^^^^^

Sounds like we've got a team leader protecting their lazy overpaid arse. They do everything they can to cover up work place abuse and cut corners every chance they get just to keep their vastly over payed positions. The union wont help because it is governed by Meijers themselves. If you want to report one of these many crapbox stores go outside the company and report them to a government office first and possibly get a lawyer. Eventually enough pressure may get them to start getting a clue.
Paul

Akron, OH

#35 May 22, 2013
threeletters wrote:
<quoted text>
They are so ridiculous! I just started and next week is my second week. I have been working by myself after one hour of cash training, I don't know how to do anything and they get pissed whenever I ask. Serious shit. I have heard similar stories from a few stores.
hahaha At least you had an hour! I had about twenty minutes! I had to get help from the desk so much the first two months they would grunt when I walked up!
Pete

Livonia, MI

#36 May 23, 2013
Paul wrote:
<quoted text>
hahaha At least you had an hour! I had about twenty minutes! I had to get help from the desk so much the first two months they would grunt when I walked up!
When they get the RFID chips fully working on every product, cashiers will be relieved of this arduous tasks and their jobs.
Ullbok

Beaver Dam, WI

#38 May 26, 2013
Meijer rocks
Zwigs

Portage, IN

#39 Jul 5, 2013
I'm not even sure how I ended up on this thread, but I'll give my input. I started working for Meijer a little over two months ago.. Now, the store opened just about a month ago, so it could just be because it's a new store, but the management in this place is great. Everybody is cool and understanding, but at the same time, they're discipline. I haven't had a manager yell at me, piss me off, or just throw useless work on to me.. And I'm a Utility Worker! I'm the LOWEST ranked position in the store and still don't get treated poorly. Some of you, I believe have been treated poorly, but others just seem to hate their job because they can't seem to do it correctly! That being said, I am only 17, and I have plenty of days left at Meijer. Some of you guys are simply saying, "Don't work at Meijer." It's honestly a great opportunity for everybody. Obviously, the company, its job openings, and its benefits are not perfectly suited for its employees, but a tough economy is not going to open-handily give out opportunities to succeed. Once again, I'm only 17, and may not know too much, but some of you seem like you need to just suck it up, instead of trying to make the job Meijer gives you a job you want to give yourself.

Saying that, I do not mean to offend anybody in anyway. Just something I've learned from what I've seen happen to people countless times, and the mistakes they've made.
Mike

Westerville, OH

#40 Jul 25, 2013
For what its worth im glad I found a place to vent about meijer. I worked in Lewis Center for a year and a half. People I worked with for the most part were pretty cool although just like any place there are a few snakes and a holes.They were fair almost to a fault because one of the reasons I quit is because they started some old guy they hired in produce twenty five cents more than me and I knew way more and worked circles around him. That's not very fair to me for a company that wants equal pay scales for everyone. I had asked them for experience pay on a couple separate occasions and they pretty much told me to blow it out my ass. I lived in my car for over a year to build myself up to be able to afford an apartment. A year and a half and lots of hard work later I was told the new union contract would be a nice pay raise and I was excited about that. Turned out a big union lie and a joke of a raise that wasn't really even a raise. They gave 25 cents to everyone and reset there hours they had worked toward there next raise which is 25 cents every thousand hours worked. It was going to take me another year to get to 10 dollars an hour and I quit hastily and abruptly in protest for they will miss my services more than I will miss them. On top of all that, no more outrageous taxes paid and union dues totaling over one hundred dollars a week for a single guy with no kids. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Eff Meijer

Columbus, OH

#41 Jul 25, 2013
I just started. I was promised 9 an hour to start during my first interview. By the 3rd interview the rate magically dropped to 8. No one has any memory of the original quote. Surprise surprise.

I work in receiving. This is HARD WORK. 8 hours of lifting and carrying heavy stuff. After a week I can barely move. There are 5 other people working with me. 4 of them spend their time texting and talking about stupid f'ing video games, card games and really bad music. They stand there holding the same box for 2 minutes blocking your path. Meanwhile you've put away 50 heavy items while they stand there talking about which crappy Slayer album they like more and how much HP they have in whatever video game they're harping on.

Management will not help. "Things will be changing over the next several weeks". Fantastic. But I need something done in the next 10 minutes. Don't put yourself out by speaking or anything tough like that. You might strain a vocal chord. Poor you.

I am wrecking my body for 8 an hour while the kids I work with chatter about ridiculous bullsh*t. There are 20 managers I see in the course of a day and none of them can be bothered to motivate the lazy f*cks I work with.

You HAVE to join a union. The union does not represent you unless you're full time. I am scheduled 42 hours a week. I am, somehow, "part time". In other words, these worthless turds steal money out of your paycheck and give you nothing in return. It's a protection racket without the pinky ring.

Every day that I go to work I lose years off my life and tons of IQ points.

If you see a hiring sign at your local Meijer? Run. I despise Walmart but I hope Walmart kills Meijer.
Uh Yup

Columbus, OH

#42 Jul 25, 2013
Meijers butt wrote:
Blue shirts can't boss us around if they're dead. RED SHIRT REVOLUTION
Red shirt means the same thing at Meijer as it means on Star Trek.

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