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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Maureen July 27, 2015 at 9:51 am

I tell my daughter all the time to not use meijer for her grocery shopping, do to my past disappointing results in food quality and service. Well, she went anyway, to the store in Columbus Ohio. It is located on North Cleveland Avenue. It is approximately one mile from her house, so she had to send her husband there to get chicken. After her husband came home with the chicken presented it to her, showing her that the date on it was not expired, she opens it and it reeks of old meat.
I asked her if she would please return the meet with the receipt, but it was late at night and she didn’t want to deal with it.
I told her once again to never go to that Meijer. Go the extra mile and a half down the road to Kroger. It’s a shame, but this store on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus Ohio is horrible.

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Will July 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Customer service desk is extremely rude at the Colerain Stonecreek Ohio location. I advise to go to a different location if possible.

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Kim Cantu July 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

Lake Lansinv Road Meijer makes its employees exit out back door no matter how late they end their shift. They are not allowed to exit out the front if the store. Very unsafe practice! Pointed out safety concerns to store manager but if held fast to his rule. Guess employee safety isn’t a priority. Shameful.

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sherrie Fife July 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

to whom it may concern

I’m writing to you about somthing i think could be a great benifit to you.
i just recently moved to Bellevue,Nebraska and noticed that there is no meijers stores here
If you could maybe look into bring a few stores here you would get a lot of turn around for they have no other stores that could compete with you even there Wal-mart won’t be able to keep up with you here so keep this in thought

from a since customer
Sherrie Fife

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Anonymous June 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

I applied for a pharmacy job at Meijer. After my interviews, I did a follow-up phone call a week or so later. I was happy to hear that I got the job and asked my team leader if I would be given on the job training (I was already entitled to it thanks to State/Federal Law and company policy, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask). They said “yes”. I didn’t realize it then, but that was the biggest lie I was ever told in my entire life. Whenever I asked for help with an assignment, they would do it for me without walking me through it (how does this qualify as on the job training?), refused to train me “How do I print out the label?”, “No, you’re not ready to do that yet.” (Seriously? There aren’t any customers or phone calls, this would be a good time to be teach me.) or they flat out trained me incorrectly, when I was ringing up a customer at the cash register, I looked at the paperwork and it said the prescription cost 1 cent, a co-worker came to me and told me the customer gets this prescription for free and said to scan a barcode that said “Free Metformin”. Fair enough, but later, I looked at another paper that said “Vibramycin” and the price was also 1 cent. The same co-worker came back and told me “Metformin” free, remember?” I responded “That wasn’t Metformin, that was Vibramycin”. Turns out if the paper said “1 cent”, I had to scan the “Free Metformin” barcode regardless of the presscription’s name, however, this was the kind of thing my co-worker should’ve told me about earlier. The absolute worse they did in regards to my training was throw me into assignments I had no idea how to handle like helping out a customer who didn’t speak English. If they don’t speak English and I don’t speak their language, how am I supposed to help them? Or scan mail ordered prescriptions into the computer system when they were flat out aware I’ve never done this before. As for my responsibilities (or lack thereof) outside of counting tablets and capsules (the word “pills” is inaccurate) or working the cash register, I spent most of my time taking garbage into the backroom, bringing supplies from the backroom to the pharmacy, or taking stickers and putting them on the paper bags. Going between the pharmacy and backroom could’ve been fulfilled by any store employee and putting stickers on the bags could’ve been done by a kindergartner.

A month or so later around Christmas last year, I was given a 2 weeks notice and told I had to show some improvements or else my employment would be terminated. While I did show some improvements, less than 1 week later, my team leader decided to kick me out on account that I was struggling with the computer software even though for reasons stated above (non-existent/incompetent training and lack of responsibilities), I didn’t have much time to work with the computers.

After this, they decided to kick me while I was already down and marked me as “not eligible for rehire” even though my work performance was directly caused by their incompetent management style.

If you work at Meijer, you WILL regret it.

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Anonymous June 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm

In regards to the “not eligible for rehire” fiasco, no one informed me of this when I was booted out. Just goes to show you that Meijer is one of things wrong with America.

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No help at all June 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

The constant waking up from the delivery trucks ( especially refrigeration ones) causes one to sell their house!!! We purposely bought a townhome in a very quiet neighborhood only to be woken up by loud, annoying refrigeration trucks running constantly (all day and night)!! The only thing that stops the noise is a burr and some trees that Meijer had built. Our backyard backs up to Meijer; they need to build a cement wall with sound barriers! I’ve complained to too many managers at Meijer’s who tell me different stories, and none who have helped the situation! My next step is to go to corporate!!!

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Susan Hart June 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

I’ve now spent more than half an hour trying to contact someone, anyone, at my local Meijer. I have one simple question. Instead of a person trying to actually help, I got one automated response after another, all featuring loud, tinny, obnoxious music in the hold pattern. I got mad enough to call the corporate offices and guess what? Same thing! My tight schedule today has now been completely disorganized.

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Lucille Jones June 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

you have changed your baking for from morning to afternoon and I live like 20 some miles away from the store and everytime I go there there is an old Italian round bread I go to the store and to the corner store they told me to come after 2 o’clock I was there at 230 one day no b went back the next day at 4 o’clock still no bread this is getting ridiculous I like to shop in the morning ride along with a whole mess of people and there’s no bread on the shelf hope you can get this problem straightened out or I’ll take I guess we’ll take my business elsewhere and I do spend a lot of money there yes two people in the house last week the bread was on sale for 2 for $5 and never even got a loaf

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Libbie June 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I want to comment on one of your products. I really like the flavored water under your brand. I used to buy “ICE”, but if found it very sweet. I have recently been told I have type 2 diabetes so I can no longer drink soft drinks. I was never a diet drink person so I have been drinking only water. I was thrilled, after trying a number of diet drinks, to fine your brand. Thanks for having a variety of flavors. I especially like the Pink Grapefruit.
Sincerely
Libbie

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Anonymous June 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

Cashiers standing at service desk and talking while on the clock. And checking their phones,while lanes are backed up. In Sandusky, Ohio store !

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George Cameron June 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Meijer don’t care about their Employees or their Customers they just care about how much Money they can make

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George Cameron June 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Meijer gas station on center rd Burton mi charged my credit card 50 dollars for gas I did not get 6-7-15 they would not let me use the mperks so I cancelled my purchase , but they still stole 50 dollars out of my account now I have to go to my bank to get my money back ,I didn’t purchase any thing that day I WILL NEVER SHOP AT MEIJER FROM THIS DAY FORWARD .

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George Cameron June 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

DONT SHOP MEIJER their gas station in burton mi stole 50 dollars from my bank account

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kathy groves June 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I am sending this to make you aware that someone has gotten my debit card numbers and somehow used it at 2 of your stores totalling over $1300.00. The stores involved are the end ones located at 3711 stone creek blvd colerain oh and 6550 harrison rd cincinnati ohio. Colerain store june 6, at 19:57:58 for 432.58 and at 19:56:29 for 240.89. Harrison rd. June 6 at 20:40:05 for 413.90 and at 20:43:20 for 216.56. I have made apolice report with Scioto county sheriffs office 740-354-7566. I would like survellience video made availabe to them. I hate that companys and banks write these incidents off and nobody is ever held accountable. I would appreciate your participation in this mattter. Theives can not keep getting away with this behavior. Thank you kathy groves.

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Sandra Montes June 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I purchased a $100 Macy’s gift card at the Auburn Hills Meijer store on Mothers Day 2015 for my mother in law along with over $150 worth of groceries. When my mother in law went to use the card at Macy’s, she was told it had a $0 balance. I took the gift card back to Meijer three times before they would check their system to see if the card was ever activated. Julie, the 2nd manager I spoke with who refused to help me, assured me that it was impossible for an error of this nature to occur so Macy’s or I must have made a mistake. Finally, on my third visit to the customer service desk to get help, Doug, a more helpful manager had my transaction looked up and he verified that the card was never activated despite Meijer charging me $100 and Julie’s insistent that this error was not possible (clearly it was). This ordeal caused great embarrassment for my mother in law, me as well as my husband; not to mention 1 1/2 hours of my time. To add insult to injury, I received a $2.50 voucher for my next visit and a reminder not to let their error ruin my evening. With this bit of sage advise and after 25 years of loyalty to Meijer’s, I’m taking my business elsewhere.

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