Meijer, Inc. Informative - Know who your dealing with
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN -- I was once an employee of Meijer and left because I was 8-balled for whistle blowing. I am not a previous disgruntled employee but someone who has a business degree and understands how business works but had to learn through the school of hard knocks how business works for Meijer.
This is not your standard typical company. This company is all about alienating itself to such the extent that the expense it generates by mistreating it's own employees and constantly mismanages it's own leadership that it cannot afford to provide the basic necessities to create and maintain a pleasurable consumer shopping experience for YOU the consumer! They will not train anyone! Unless of course you truly believe that one can achieve all the necessary training by computer modules. When something is not right or goes wrong anywhere within a store, the first order of business is to determine where to place blame. Once blame is cast, chaos is then instilled which may very well include a store director or a district director yelling at the employee in the middle of the sales floor while YOU the consumer watches. That would be the standard morale builder that upper management will hope that it brings the employee down enough to either step down or quit. But if that fails then the employee will be placed under a microscope and management find that one mistake the employee will inevitably make or made 10 years prior and fire them for that. They usually look for things like if he/she were caught that one time shop lifting when they were 15 years old and the records are juvenile and sealed but because he/she didn't reveal that information on their application they will terminate the employees employment and deny unemployment benefits because they lied from the onset. All this even though he/she is now 45 years old and was turned into a scape goat over someones agenda to get the fashions department in the order they wanted.
So the next time you shop at Meijer and you become disgusted about the conditions or the incorrect pricing or the lack of customer service or the lack of cashiers, think about it! This is how corporate Meijer wants it. You are in their store NOT YOURS! YOU will play by their rules NOT YOURS! EVERYONE will tow the line or there is the door NO EXCEPTIONS including YOU the consumer!
I did not make this up! The examples I wrote were truly examples! Much much worse takes place every single day! If you don't believe, just go to your neighborhood Meijer store and observe for yourself. You will see all this in all it's glory at the Wyoming Michigan store. No one is happy and no one wants to be there but then why should they, back stabbing gets old after awhile whether giving or receiving.
For YOU the consumer, good luck! You may seriously want to consider other alternatives unless of course you support diseased corporate environments of such!
By the way, the survey they ask of you on every receipt over $10.00 is designed to rid itself of whomever they can blame for your complaint. So before you get too detailed about your complaint, think about who's life your going to disrupt as a result of your complaint because honestly, where this company is concerned everything that happens is the dictate from upper management. Everything is done in accordance to a written process, EVERYTHING!