FORT WAYNE, INDIANA -- For Christmas I received a compact refrigerator that was purchased at a local Meijer's store. Last month I noticed it was not very cold inside. I kept turning it up and checking every couple of days to see if it was working any better. Friday I unplugged it and took it back to the store. I didn't have a receipt because it was a gift. The store would not take it back or give me another refrigerator because it was past ninety days and I didn't have the receipt. They said I could contact the manufacturer myself.
As I was removing the refrigerator from the car a neighbor noticed and asked if I'd gotten it new. I explained the situation and told her I was unhappy to be stuck with a broken refrigerator. She told me to shop at Target next time. Early last year she bought a microwave and the same thing happened - it quit working after four or five months. She took it back to the store. They called the manager to the desk and she explained the problem. She sent someone to get her a new microwave to replace the broken one.
The customer service representative said it wasn't usually their policy since she did not have a receipt and the purchase was made several months before. The manager told them both that Target stands behind their products and no one expects to buy a microwave that only lasts four months. She also said it would be easier for the store to get their money back and a big inconvenience for the customer. I learned my lesson. Even though it may have been a few dollars more to buy one not on sale at Target, I would have a working refrigerator from a company that stands by its merchandise.
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- They threatened to have me arrested for couponing. I was only using manufacturer coupons if cashier and register take coupons then I'm not doing anything wrong. They really lost a very good customer. I did all my shopping at Meijer for the nine people who live in my home. I purchased all my food items, dog food, all household, school clothes, school supplies, most of Christmas shopping. Almost every cashier knows me by name. There was a girl who works at service desk and she always treated me very unkind and I'm sure she had a lot to do with this.
And I've heard many other people complain about her and the general manager does not do a good job. I have been shopping at this Meijer since the day it opened but never again and I also worked at this store as a vendor but I quit my job just I wouldn't have to return to this store.
DAYTON, OHIO -- I went through the self-check out at Meijer. I scanned some chicken. Apparently it didn't scan. I scanned all my groceries in the cart. I had two toys in the bottom of my cart. I made a mistake and was distracted by my phone. I forgot to-ring the 2 toys up. I spent around 75.00 in the store. I was stopped by the loss prevention person. I told her over and over again it was an oversight on my part. I never tried to conceal anything. I offered to pay for the items. I told her it was an accident etc... I even stated when she accused me of not ringing up chicken that I remembered having trouble scanning. That it wouldn't scan.
I asked about hidden cameras etc... She threatened to call police or I could get a lawyer. The fee was 65.00. I was mad, confused. The loss prevention person was rude. When I told her I made a mistake that wasn't paying attention that I could pay for it she said "no" and if that made me feel better about myself I could say that it was accident. I have shopped here for a number of years. Spent thousands of dollars I am sure. I was embarrassed and felt like there was nothing I could do or say to prove myself.
She even accused me of doing the same thing on previous shopping trips but had no proof of such and stated she could catch up to me, which is ridiculous since I am in that store at least 3 times a week. I felt like she didn't have any real proof of anything. I was given a civil fine of 65.00.
BURTON, MICHIGAN -- Recently, when I purchased alcohol at a suburban flint Meijer's, I was asked to provide my driver's license for I.d. purposes, 63 years young, I felt that was a compliment. Then the cashier swipes the magnetic strip on the back of the license. I asked why and she replied they needed my birthdate. Sure enough, the date was printed on my receipt.
Um, folks, your license includes such pertinent, personal info as your social security number, address etc and is a great tool for the devious identity thieves. Calls to Meijer's were rebuffed, with denials that I didn't see what I saw.
Beware. Don't hand over your license.
DETROIT, MICHIGAN -- I am an owner operator delivering goods/produce all over America. I have been at the Meijer warehouse for almost 7 hours trying to get unloaded, at 3 hours I asked "what's going on why are trucks that came in after me unloaded and leaving before me?" and the woman receiver said "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS". I asked again and explained that it cost me money to sit and wait-- she stated the same thing again. I then told her "I would be leaving in 45 minutes that's 4 hrs and taking the trailer back the 34 mi to our warehouse and someone else could deliver it." Well she hung up the phone as all this is on a phone in the guard shack.
It wasn't 5 minutes when she called my cell and told me to back up to door 442 that was 4 hrs ago, and still I'm not unloaded, she did call my corporate office in Canada to complain which they called my dispatch who called me. I told them to fire me if I'm wrong. I was nice -- I refused to get mad-- but I have looked up the corporate officers' HOME phone numbers as I am a retired collection agent sitting here in the truck. Thought I would call them tonight at about 11pm.
If they treat the people who deliver the good/produce this way why would I continue to spend my money at their store about $250 a week.
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -- I was traveling E. on Route 59 today, March 28th, 2012, going at a normal speed when one of YOUR TRUCKS starts speeding up and was almost in the backseat of my car. We then came to a stoplight and I put on my brakes but noticed YOUR GUY wasn't slowing down, I looked in my side mirror and HE WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION TO THE ROAD AT ALL!!! Two times this jerk almost plowed right into the back of me, I then moved over to another lane and noticed he was doing it to the now next car... This guy better take a courtesy road test, or else GET OFF THE ROAD. A very pissed off woman driver!!!
MICHIGAN -- I was at the deli counter choosing a cheese and meat for my husband, he is very particular. The woman had an obnoxious tone with me as I made my selections. She then sliced my meat so thin it was falling apart (I asked for thick slices) and my cheese looked like half inch blocks (I asked for thin slices.) She was pricing these items and the bill came to $21, it should have been $11-$12. I asked for the manager. The woman said "You'll have to wait an hour she is on lunch." (Very snotty and rude). I walked about four feet away from the counter to see another woman in a blue shirt.
This was the manager. Her name was ** and when I asked if she could help me she said "Can't you see I'm on my lunch break, talking to my boyfriend." There was another Meijer manager standing near her and the conversation I interrupted was vulgar for a sales floor. As I am not interested in what sex position you prefer. I apologized for interrupting but asked saying "it would only take a minute if someone could help." She said "Go find another manager who isn't on lunch and maybe gives a ** about your ** lunch meat." I was so angry and felt foolish so I left empty handed. Shame on you ** for treating a sixty-four year old woman with such disrespect!
LANSING, MICHIGAN -- This happened at the Lake Lansing store in Lansing MI, 7:05 AM. I went in for a highlighter (marker) at a cost of $1.00. After finding it I decided to pick up a few other items, mostly grocery. The total bill would have been easily over $100. I walk down the checkouts to find a clerk. Self serve only! Well that's a problem for me. By using these lines we eliminate jobs. After checking again I self scanned the marker I came in for and left everything else. I talked to a worked and asked him to inform his manager that they just lost a larger sale with the additional cost of putting the items back on the shelves or cooler. The explanation was that a worker was on break.
Meijer is so corporate they would love to get rid of as many employees as possible by using a gas station model. Service is not important to them and their workers are miserable. Too bad their Union hasn't been able to help them out over the years. Maybe we shoppers can!
INDIANAPOLIS -- This review is about Meijer Store #129 in Indianapolis, IN. The meat department has a new refrigerated counter, but the buzzer that used to be on top of the counter has been removed. Now there is no way for you to attract the attention of meat department employees when you would like service at the counter.
I did notice that employees in the refrigerated meat-cutting room stand with their backs to the counter so that they cannot see anyone at the counter. Need I have to say that this is not good customer service. The good news is that there is special on ground round in the counter. The bad news is that you can't buy it because no one will wait on you. Accurate checkout is another problem that I have with this store.
On my last visit I purchased 20 items, and there were four errors on my checkout ticket. I was charged higher than the shelf price for two of the items, which is not uncommon in this store, as they seem to have a problem removing out-of-date sale items. My container of milk was scanned twice, so I ended up paying for two bottles instead of one. Also, a produce code was entered incorrectly, so I ended up buying cactus pears instead of avocados.
I didn't check my receipt until I got home, but had I wanted to make a correction and get a refund, I would have had to stand in line at the customer service desk, where one person was trying to do everything. In general, I am not pleased with the customer service in this store.
FORT WAYNE, IN -- The Meijer on SR 37 has The Best person employed there ever! Her name is Cindy, and she is the Meijer Store Director at the Meijer on SR 37 in Fort Wayne. I was looking to get a Christmas tree with my husband and baby, and Cindy was nothing but polite and helpful. She answered all of my questions with respect and knew her store like the back of her hand! She deserves a promotion (if there is any job higher than Store Director) and a Holiday bonus. I love shopping at Meijer because of great people employeed there, like Cindy. :) Thank you Cindy for being such a big help. Merry Christmas! God Bless You!!