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Fred Meyer

Overnight stocker

May - July 2020 • Kennewick, WA

What I liked

I have some great coworkers, and learned quite a bit about what must get restocked at night so that a store can run efficiently the next day.

What I wish was different

The store that I worked at was a little short staffed, so my supervisor was often frustrated that we hadn't gotten enough done by the end of the shift.

Advice

I worked night shift because my wife was also working nights. It is a bit exhausting to switch your schedule around, and I learned that I would much prefer a normal day job.
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E-Commerce Clerk

June - August 2020 • Burlington, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed just having a job during a pandemic. I got to meet some new people and network with a different group of people I would have never thought of! Overall, the experience was fun, and glad I got to make some money last summer to pay for school.

What I wish was different

I wish that I got more hours than I did because I started out with 40 hours a week. However, in the last month of work, it went down to below 30 and it was difficult to watch my paycheck decrease every week.

Advice

I would share that you should never take any opportunity for granted and leave your door open because you will never know what might happen in this world and how quickly things can change!
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Coffee clerk

June 2015 • Klamath Falls, OR

What I liked

Hours were tailored to when I was available to work

What I wish was different

It gets slow occasionally which makes it kind of boring

Advice

Fred Meyer has wonderful benefits and discounts if you work there.
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Cashier

May - July 2019 • Salem, OR

What I liked

The community of the company

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Go into it with optimism
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Cashier

July - August 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I loved interacting with the customers and time, for the most part, flew by me. I had reasonable breaks when working and I was paid fairly well being part time.

What I wish was different

They really need to employ more cashiers or get baggers to help. The work was really stressful on my back and caused my quite a bit of discomfort. They were short on staff and would lump you in with a lot of hours. Part time was considered to be up to 40 hours a week here and I would often work 36 hours several days in a row per week.

Advice

If you're hard up for cash and don't mind heavy manual labor then this would work out. Past 6-months they offer fairly good benefits for health care so if you can make it, that't an added bonus.
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Grocery Stocker

September 2017 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Talking with my coworkers and building relationships.

What I wish was different

Working day hours, not swing shift. More staff.

Advice

Advocate for yourself.
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Cashier

March 2018 - July 2019 • Yakima, WA

What I liked

I liked the benefits, the discounts, the freedom we had to help people and my coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish customers weren't so entitled

Advice

it's a good place to work, just make sure you stay customer focused
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HABA Clerk

November 2018 • Kirkland, WA

What I liked

Job was relatively easy, people were likeable

What I wish was different

Having more help - we were understaffed and I never could get everything done by myself

Advice

Find comfy work shoes!!
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Check Out Cashier

July - October 2019 • Burien, WA

What I liked

I liked the pay I received and the routine of the job.

What I wish was different

Management, benefits for part time employees, and scheduling.

Advice

This is a good company to work for temporarily. If you have past cashier experience, you may be able to get higher pay offered. I would advise applying here intending to stay there temporarily. I personally wouldn’t be able to stay there longer than a year.
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Cashier

June 2016 - August 2019 • Canby, OR

What I liked

Loved working with different people

What I wish was different

Different/Nicer management

Advice

Be patient
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Grocery Stocker

May 2019 • Tacoma, WA

What I liked

I like the crew that I work with, they help if I need it.

What I wish was different

The random amount of hours given each week.

Advice

Night crew can be tough if you have extra stuff in the day, so if school is in interest schedule right after or before to get proper sleep and hw time.
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Cashier and Self checkout attendant

May - August 2019 • Kennewick, WA

What I liked

It was a great working environment and the mangers really want to help you improve tour skills and grow as a person.

What I wish was different

I wish the way that they posted your weekly schedule was different.

Advice

Be willing to learn and take some criticism.
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Retail Salesperson

May 2019 • Pocatello, ID

What I liked

They are very flexible with scheduling, I enjoy interacting with the customers and my coworkers.

What I wish was different

For what it is, it's just fine, however; From time to time the scheduling is not ideal with school.

Advice

Fred Meyer is a great place to work if you are a student and are looking for something that can help pay the bills.
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Cashier

June 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

The pay and willingness to work around a school schedule

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get out as soon as possible
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Home Clerk

June 2019 • University Place, WA

What I liked

Management is pretty flexible with work schedules for students and a nice environment to be in.

What I wish was different

The on job training was a little less intensive than it should've been and I had to work alone (without those in my department) because my department was pretty small.

Advice

If you are ever lost, just ask questions and don't feel the need to know everything all at once.
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Cashier

April 2016 • Albany, OR

What I liked

I like the people I work with, it feels like a family. Everyone is willing to help everyone.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken initiative and asked for a raise sooner.

Advice

Don’t let customers get to you, they will be rude and argumentative but just brush it off and move on.
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Fred Meyer Cashier

February - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I loved interacting with the customers and making sure they left the store happy and satisfied with their purchase. It had really helped me experience interacting with folks I have never personally known before. But I felt the position was rewarding because it would improve my character and confidence in my career goals such as a news anchorman or english teacher.

What I wish was different

I wish I had some help bagging the groceries that customers brought in and displayed on the conveyer belt. I worked at the most busiest Fred Meyers and every weekend it would be total chaos. Aisles were crowded and lines were way too long and made customers unhappy. If we were able to have had baggers at the time I still worked there, it would've faster and helpful and less stressful.

Advice

Don't take anything a customer says personally. You are just doing your job. If you feel as if you are doing something that is not right call the assistant managers for help, that is what they are there for. As a cashier in a big company like Fred Meyers, there are many shoplifters or people taking advantage of the workers. You could possibly even lose your job because of it and it may not have been your fault. Stay calm, cool, call the assistant manager, and move on to the next customer.
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Fred meyer clerk

May 2018 • Spokane, WA

What I liked

My coworkers are a lot of fun

What I wish was different

I wish I'd gotten more hours

Advice

Be very specific about when you're available to work
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Maintanance mechanic

February 2017 - August 2018 • Chehalis, WA

What I liked

The benefits provided by my employer were nice

What I wish was different

Full time school + full time work is horrible

Advice

Get technical experience if you can when you are an engineering major.
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Apparel clerk

February - October 2018 • Idaho Falls, ID

What I liked

What I wish was different

There was too much drama

Advice

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