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Meijer Corporate Office

Meijer Corporate Office Address

Meijer, Inc.
2929 Walker Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Contact Meijer

Phone Number: (616) 453-6711
Fax Number: (616) 791-2572
Website: http://www.meijer.com
Email: Email Meijer

Executives

CEO: Hank Meijer and Mark Murray
CFO: Jim Walsh
COO: J.K. Symancyk

Meijer History

Meijer was founded in 1934 in Greenville by Hendrik Meijer.  The first employee was Hendrik’s 14 year old son Frederik (Fred) Meijer.  Additional locations were opened in Ionia and Cedar Springs.

By the 1960s, there were two dozen locations in Western Michigan.

In 1962, the first modern layout “supercenter” design was opened in Grand Rapids.

Under increased competition from Wal-Mart, Meijer has had to lay off a significant number of employees in recent years.  They have also outsourced almost all their Information Technology positions to India.

In 2011, long time CEO Fred Meijer passed away at the age of 91.

Today, Meijer is one of America’s largest private companies.  They operate nearly 200 stores in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky.

 

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Doug Erman August 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I am very disappointed in Meijer’s treatment of my sister Mary Pollard who worked at your Findlay, Ohio store for 17 years then was terminated under your point system primarily for absenteeism even though nearly all of the absences were due to illness or while she was in rehab for a shoulder injury. To add insult to injury the store reported to Jobs and Family Services that she was terminated “for cause’” which then prevented her from collecting any unemployment benefits after 17 years of faithful service. There is no excuse for this shoddy treatment of a faithful 17 year employee. Although we shopped regularly at the local Meijer store it’s doubtful that we will ever shop there again or recommend to our friends that they shop there. Your should be embarrassed by this shoddy treatment of such a long term employee.

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EX loyal Customer August 13, 2014 at 6:38 am

Very disappointed with Meijer. I’ve been a loyal customer for several years, I do all my shopping in different Meijers but I rather shop more at certain store, in specific shift because when they get to know you the treatment is a little better (even when barely reach customer’s expectations) I had a few complaints to file with corporate that are extremely concerning when it comes to business. Considering that I worked as a retail manager for different stores for long years, it’s very sad to see and to experience such a low quality of customer care and treatment. I blog everyday to review items, stores overall, and how customer friendly stores are, a considerably amount of potential customers follow other people’s feedback to make a decision if to buy or not from a specific store. I had recently experienced 2 very unpleasant issues that aren’t simple to forget, in fact, there has been previous lawsuits on retail for similar situations.

In another note, I found money on the floor, asked every customer around (loudly so everyone could hear) to find it’s owner, I even made some people check on their purses to make sure, but everyone said it didn’t belong to them. Because it’s money and not a property I understand that is my choice to either keep it or do another effort to find the owner. I went to customer service to notify what happened and to leave my information in case anyone comes to ask for loss of cash inside the store, I can give it to the person myself. The customer service said “I have to call the manager because if I do that, I can lose my job you have to leave what you found here”. Being honest, WAS A HUGE MISTAKE, the manager arrived with a very bad attitude, and I was treated like a CRIMINAL, they forced me to leave the money, they didn’t give me a receipt and the manager put the money in her pocket with a very bad attitude. She said that “I HAVE to leave what I found and if nobody claims it in 30 days, it will be return to me but that they wouldn’t call me, I had to ask in a month”. I found it, I asked people out loud, I stopped many people to make sure they verify if they loss their money, I went to customer service myself to notify and leave my information, WHO DOES THAT NOWADAYS?! My intentions were honest because I could never sleep thinking that someone probably starve because they loss their cash, reason why I voluntarily went to notify. Considering that it’s the person’s choice to either keep or return, this issue was managed horribly!!!

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Maureen Gasiorek August 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Yes my name is Maureen Gasiorek and i worked for Meijer Store (0169) under my probation hours and wanted to know How to fight for my job back, since they let me go as of this past Sunday(Aug 10, 2014), and my probation wasn’t suppose to be ended on Aug 15, 2014. I made one mistake and my Team leader let me go, which it wasn’t right to my acknowledgement. Please help me with this situation. Thank You. M.G.

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ROGER SNYDER August 10, 2014 at 2:30 am

hi i am roger snyder and i was made fun of i ask a work where some thing was and made me feel hurt i have a speech problem and he do not help me he walk away and told me i need to ask some one how can under stand me went to a new work and was told to go some one how can under stand me 3 time i was told go to some one how can help me i am sorry if some time i have a problem talking but i have feeling to and i was mad i did not by one thing here i think meijer need to tell there works that people are people to and if they have a problem with some one git help do not make fun of them i put on meijer posting how mad and hurt i was so please look at it and tell your works not to make fun of other people they are people to thank you

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Gertrude Mazurek August 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I have been shopping at meijer since I was 18, before that my with my mom in the first one in Greenville, MI. Then in Grand Rapids in 1962, Then the store on Westnedge in Kalamazoo Mi, Then Battle Creek, Mi, then back to Portage, MI luckily they built on near me in Portage. But the problem is that every week I go there something else is not on the shelf. Keep cutting products. I sure hate the thought of going to the super center on Westnedge like I had to when I first moved to Portage in the 60′s. But perhaps they may still have my products. If not? The Walmart is going to build on and make that a super center, near me next year, I may not need Meijer and is closer. I am sure I am not the only one with this complaint, Or if you have a sale, you don’t have the product on the shelf or in the store. There has become some pretty bad handling of M stores it seems. You may be making $ but that is because of the cost going up of everything I am sure. If the product is not there, Do you expect people to run back? Some people come from a distance, and wouldn’t buy it if they didn’t need it.

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vicki sha August 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

why can”T you open one in evansville,in i trully miss you from fort wayne,in

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Peggy Schmid August 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Dear Hank
Hi, I am Margaret Schmid I work at meijer store #20 Alpine. I have been there for 6.5 years for over 3 year I have worked 8am to 4:30pm. They forced me to go to part time. because I work 2 other job and can not work 11:30am to 8:00. How can you do this to a single mom with kids trying to put food on the table. Please help me get full time back. Thank you

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Les Gates August 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I met Hank Meijer this past week at the opening of the Marysville Ohio store. Fantastic gentleman. He posed with me as we held my newly published book called Jerome. I would like to send him a copy of the picture.
Thank you,
Les Gates
1.614.208.XXXX

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Peggy Schmid July 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I thought you should know what is going on at alpine store #20, I have worked there for 6 1/2 years full time. Now they have a new schedule, that forced me to go to part time, I am a single mom with 5 kids at home. I work 2 other part time jobs. I have always worked 8:00am to 4:30 Now they say I have to work 11:30 to 8:00 at night not being home with my kids at all and having to quit my other part time jobs. The mangers say they can’t change it the store director Byron said ” if it dosen’t work out, to go some where else.” What would your dad think about this? I’m sure he would no allow this to happen and would be ashamed
Peggy Schmid

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L July 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Im an employee at store 23, and its a piece of crap to work for and I hope corporate sees this. The way we are treated is inhumane.

We are yelled at for taking our breaks by management, unless we suck up to them. God forbid you have a family member die and need to be with your family and at the services, you’ll get points. Dont you dare have to go to the ER. Your doctors note isnt worth anything, because it wasnt written the day before your shift. Point. Im not a mind reader, and I cant time travel to know that Ill be in the hospital 14 hours instead of at work. Dont faint. Point. Dont ask for water or a bathroom break unless you want to get yelled at.

Management comes out of their offices to yell that you arent working hard enough in the un- air conditioned building with no water, while they sit on their asses in coolness eating and drinking doing nothing all day. Dont ask for anyone to take back cold stuff because you actually care to reduce shrink, because managers dont give a crap.

Managers also think its ok to do illegal things like approve the return of alcohol. Severe food allergies that are sending you into anaphylactic shock? Point, sent home, and marked down that you just didnt want to be there. File a grievance? No, they will not talk with you about it.

Schedules are purposely done bad so employees are held on late calls, we are always under staffed, and protocol is only followed when corporate is coming in. Managers give you five tasks to do when you are too busy to do it, but wont lift a finger. Managers sit in their group in the break room and talk crap about everyone in the store.

The whole store is filthy, but we’re not giving any cleaning any proper tools to clean with our time to do it. We dont have any up to date equipment and nothing works properly. The managers allow customers to threaten us, treat us poorly, and dont defend us.

Nothing gets fixed in our store and we run on broken things. You call a manger and they dont pick up the phone, when you can see them and they are laughing and playing around and you need them right away, or worse, they pick up, hang up, and go right back to doing nothing. The store doesnt follow any of the policies and makes up rules that arent in the handbooks to give people points. They target workers they dont like and favor people that dont do a damn thing.

If a department has multiple managers, they are all allowed to vacation at the same time, so the department has to deal with a different manager who has no idea what in the hell they are doing or the polices for the department because its not their area.

Some of the managers dont even listen to the complaints of the customers or workers, they just smile and nod, and then after the person is done talking ask what the problem is.

I could add a million more things to this list but I think Ill leave you with that for now.

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Iris Murphy July 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Wrongly terminated!!!!!!

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Lloyd July 22, 2014 at 1:19 pm

We are building a Veterans Park along side the Meijer Trail in Belding,mi. We have the WWll Wall, Korean Monument in place and Labor Day we will have the WWl Monument placed in the park. We now have a dream of placing a Monument with the names of the veterans from Michigan that were killed in Vietnam next in the park. Please visit our site at beldingveteranspark.com
for more information. We have a model of the Vietnam wall that we dreaming on putting in the park and would be glad to show any an all Meijer leaders what we are doing. I am sure that Meijer would be proud to see it off to the side of the Meijer Trail. Please call Denny Craycraft at 616-550-XXXX an allow us to show you this great dream. Thanks so so much. P.S I think that people from all over will use the Meijer to visit the Vietnam Wall with the names of those from Michigan killed in Vietnam on it.

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Lynda July 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

It amazes me how you people don’t care of what happens to your employees especially when you have so-called supervisor’s that tell the stock handler’s to f’n shut your mouth. Expect those employee’s to come to work when they have restrictions. The ones you have for supervisor’s have no people skills & would rather sit on their butts instead of helping to get product on shelves. I would never recommend anyone to shop at your stores again & I will never step foot in one either.

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Ryan Yeager June 30, 2014 at 9:04 pm

My son worked at the Loveland oh store for eleven months an was termanated for horse play Prior to the Loveland store he worked in Westerville, Ohio store for 13 years.In both stores he worked in the warehouse unloading trucks. My son has disabilities that happen at the time of birth. He had seizures up until he was six years old now he only has tremors every two to three weeks that last for about 10 seconds.

Ever sine my son started working at the Loveland store he has been bullied, spit on, and had ketchup, flour and pasta sauce thrown on him. He also had a 40 lb bag of bird seed thrown at him. His neck was twisted and grabbed many times, the co-workers made sexual harassment comments and they would go around imitating his disabilitiy. On April 25,2014 a co-worker made a video him having a tremor and showed it to different employees and maybe he even put it on social media.He was fired for doing this video and my son was fired for horse play. My intent going to the store director was to make him aware of what was going on in the warehouse so my son wouldn’t end up paralized from a broken neck and to protect the other co workers from getting hurt.. So the bottom line is if you work for meijer’s and have a problem don’t take your problem to meijer’ because you will end up losing your job.

The definition of horse play is a person with disabilies trying to protect himself against bullies

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Charlene June 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I am a retired Team Member of Meijer that is very upset over there corprate scholarship program. My daughter has recently reciever her letter stating that she was not going to get any scholorship from the company. How can she not be a candidite with a 3.98 GPA 5th in her class. 3 years on the National Honors, 3 years of SADD and being the vice pres. on top of all this she ran cross county track and Forensices (Competive Speach). We are a 3 generation of meijer family. My father (Retired 25 years) myself (25 years), my sister is (at corprate) my niece at store 25 her dad at 174(30 years) and her aunt at 25 has 15 years. What more dedication is there then this.I would apreciate a better explaination as to why she has not recieved this scholarship rather then a genaric denial form letter.

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Matt June 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

It amazes me how there are never any lanes open until someone from corporate shows up. I was in the store the other day and of course there are a lot of lanes open then I look over and notice all the corporate people. I think you guys need to show up at store 45 without notice and see what really happens around there. The store director is very rude and so are the managers that are up by the registers. I over heard a manager tell the lady that is running her butt off at the front say “sorry your going to have to deal with being backed up” and then walked away. What has happened to Meijer? ????

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audra witgen June 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I am so disappointed in the changes you made to your online photo service. you are no longer using snapfish which i found much easier to use. what you have now, is very confusing and hard to use. I will not be using it again. i would much rather pay extra and send my photos to the Lansing Camera Shop. i tried 4 times tonight to get enlargements ordered, and they gave me no option to add pictures.
If in the future you go back to Snapfish, i will come back.
thank you for your time…
audra

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Jane Rowe June 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I was so excited about Meijer being opened in Danville Illinois until now. A very good friend was going through chemotherapy and found out it did not work, she sought treatment in Chicago. Her only son and family member Jeremy Morgenson was her only way to and from treatments. He lost his job due to absences for taking his mom to her appointments. His mother will not be with him much longer and I just can not wrap my head around a company that cares so little for an employee’s situation. I understand there are rules for reasons but there are also exceptions to rules. He will have no where to live after she is gone because he no longer has a job to support himself. Isn’t there something that can be done to help this young man? So disappointed in your management at the Danville store.

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Gregg May 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I am disappointed in some of the supervisory personnel that Meijers has when simple task of stocking shelves takes precedence over saving a life. My daughter along with another employee who works for the Meijers Store in Traverse City saved a fellow employee who went down with a heart attack on May 29th, 2014. The lady went down and my daughter started compression on her chest along with monitoring her pulse, the other employee performed the breathing technique. They did save this lady’s life. My concern is the supervisor was more concerned as to why she didn’t get all of her stocking done. She received no Thank You from him only grief. Very disappointed.

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