History of Meijer

Hendrik Meijer a Dutch immigrant founded Meijer’s in Greenville, Michigan in 1934. He/She was a local barber but decided to go into the grocery business in his community. One of his first employee’s was Frederik Meijer his 14-year-old son. At that time Frederik Meijer was a grocery bagger but later became the chairman of the company. The current co-chairmen, brothers Hank and Doug Meijer, are Hendrik’s grandsons.

After studying the trends in the grocery industry, Meijer was among the first to offer self-service shopping and shopping carts. In 1962 the modern format of Meijer was started with the opening of what is now known as “Meijer Thrifty Acres” in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Thrifty Acres stores are under the direction of Frederik Meijer who made them a tremendous success. In 1986 the stores were renamed Meijer and remain with that name until today with the family still in charge of operations.


Hours of Operation:  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Minimum Age to Work Here:  16 years old

Positions Available:  Cashier, Grocery Stocking Clerk, Bagger, Merchandise Associate, Food Clerk, Receiving Clerk, Stocking Team Member, Greeter, Systems Clerk, Meat Clerk, Seafood Clerk, Specialty Clerk, General Merchandise Clerk, Service Desk Clerk, Human Resources Field Team Member, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist, Deli Specialty Clerk, Produce Foods Clerk, Department Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Store Manager, Warehouse Clerk, Distribution Services Technician, Production Team Member, Systems Clerk, Pricing Clerk, Fashions Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Grocery Area Team Leader, Merchandise Planner, Inventory Control Analyst

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  The salary rate is set.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job description/ Average wage

Cashier: Cashiers are expected to check-out customers, take their cash or credit for the amount of the purchases. They must bag the grocery items for the customer and place in their carts. Also the cashiers are responsible for making sure that their cash drawers are kept in balance. They must greet the customers with a friendly smile and be courteous at all times. The average starting wage is $7.00 an hour.

Team Leader: Leading your department, you’re going to be in charge of making sure that your department is running at 100%.  You’re going to make sure that the area is clean, as well as assign tasks to employees that need work.  You will also assist all the employees in your department with what needs to be done.  The average wage is anywhere from $8 to $15 a hour.

Stocker: The person who works the stocking position is responsible for putting the merchandise on the floor making sure that the shelves are kept full at all times. They must pull any outdated merchandise taking it off of the shelf. They are also expected to get rid of any items that have gone bad especially in the produce section of the store. The stocker must make sure that they are putting the right prices on merchandise and change the prices for sales. They also must make sure that when the sale is over the prices are remarked with the correct prices. The stocker starts out with the average wage of $7.00 an hour.

Customer Service: Working the customer service counter, you’re going to be in charge with helping with returns, as well as other various tasks such as lottery tickets, running product back to the particular departments, money orders and more.  You will also assist cashiers from time to time when the customer service desk is slow.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $13 a hour.

Loss Prevention: People who work in loss prevention are employed throughout the store. Many of them work at the door watching that customers are not leaving with unpaid for merchandise. They sometimes need to detain people that are caught stealing until the local police come and arrest them. They may be called to appear in court when needed. They also may work in the camera section viewing customers as they shop making sure that they are not stealing from the store. The average starting wage is $11.00 an hour depending on experience and training in the field.

Benefits:

  • Medical/Prescription Coverage
  • Dental/Vision
  • Flex Accounts
  • Disability Protection and Workers Compensation
  • Pension and 401 (k) Options
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discount
  • Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance

Atmosphere and Perks

Meijer wants the best for the employees. The company offers wide ranges of perks that will surely let the associates enjoy their stay in the company. With the wide array f benefits even for entry level, the company is the best place to start your career. You can have great pay, paid work training and flexible hours. If you are already a qualified employee, you will also be able to receive perks like future financial planning, health and wellness as well as the paid time offs.

Interview Questions

What kind of person are you?

Why should the company hire you?

Are you willing to work even weekends? How about extending your scheduled working hours?

What do you think are your skills and abilities that the company will benefit?

How will you deal with angry customers?

How will you handle irate customers?

Will you be able to work with difficult co workers?

Will you be able to keep your customers coming back to the store?

How long will you be working in this company?

Describe what customer service is.

Interview Tips

There are several steps you need to comply before you will be qualified for the interview process. When you are scheduled for interview, you should come for a panel or one-on-one interview. You will be asked about your previous work history, gauge your ability and skills as well as your skills in dealing with people. You should show positive personality during the interview. Be sincere and tactful with the interviewer. You will really be successful with the job you applied for if you will be able to impress the interviewer.

How to apply

You can apply for these positions by visiting their website at:
http://www.meijer.com/careers

You are also welcome to stop into your local Meijer stores and apply using their in store computer system to fill in an application.