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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 4 fred's Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.8
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
5.0
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
4.3
Way You Work
4.8
Work Setting
4.3
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"I have just recently joined the Fred's pharmacy network and this is the best job I have ever had in my 40 plus years of pharmacy practice. The key to this happiness is that most all of upper management are pharmacists themselves. They know what it's like to meet the day to day demands of a retail pharmacist. They have the buying power and financial stability of a pharmacy chain, but the compassion and personal touch of a small hometown pharmacy. The techs know our goals and work together as partners to help us achieve them. Our customers become our personal friends and rely on us to take care of their personal healthcare needs. Unlike the big chains, we are not just a robot processing scripts on a mechanical belt where the only concern is the bottom line. Our patients love us, and our greatest reward is the smile on their face knowing we treated them as real people with real concerns and our answers and products increased their quality of life. I love Fred's!!!"
Posted 3 years ago in Columbia, LA
Pharmacy Manager
in Columbia, LA

"I have just recently joined the Fred's pharmacy network and this is the best job I have ever had in my 40 plus years of pharmacy practice. The key to this happiness is that most all of upper management are pharmacists themselves. They know what it's like to meet the day to day demands of a retail pharmacist. They have the buying power and financial stability of a pharmacy chain, but the compassion and personal touch of a small hometown pharmacy. The techs know our goals and work together as partners to help us achieve them. Our customers become our personal friends and rely on us to take care of their personal healthcare needs. Unlike the big chains, we are not just a robot processing scripts on a mechanical belt where the only concern is the bottom line. Our patients love us, and our greatest reward is the smile on their face knowing we treated them as real people with real concerns and our answers and products increased their quality of life. I love Fred's!!!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
fred's Employee
in Greenwood, SC

"I like the job, but it is just too much for 8 hrs. It is so much you have to do and they expect from you for that little of pay and no help at all. Every department gets help but mine."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.3
fred's (8)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is AutoAlert (8)
2.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Premium Retail Services (13)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,678)
Store Manager
in Paris, TN

"Not many opportunities to move up with the company"

What do you like about working at fred's?

"The customers and associates were always so friendly and a joy to interact with."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to dedicate your life to this company.There is not enough payroll to even take a vacation."

What don't you like about working at fred's?

"Advancements were rare,promoting within was rarely done..Payroll keeps reducing,sales were increasing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Payroll is almost impossible for some of the stores,cutting every year has been hard on management,the company sales increase every year but the payroll budgets keep going down."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Store Planner
in Memphis, TN

"I spent most of my life with this company. It was a family legacy."

What do you like about working at fred's?

"I had a family history with this company. I most enjoyed my co-workers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be confident in yourself. Don't be afraid to insist on clear instruction."

What don't you like about working at fred's?

"My last boss wasn't the best at communication and some of his instruction was ambiguous."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Invest in stronger technology. Capitalize on the knowlege legacy of longer term employees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average fred's Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2012 $3
2013 $4
Apparel Expert
in CPU Bellview, FL

"I was put on unemployment by Fred's, I would love to work there again"

What do you like about working at fred's?

"as long as I could have my 40+ hours, I enjoyed working as an apparel expert--the fast pace"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"hire me back."

What don't you like about working at fred's?

"being an apparel expert, I would have liked to spend more time with its duties rather than being put on cash a couple times a week"

Consumables Expert
in Bolivar, TN

"Too much for a little pay."

Assistant Manager
in Jackson, MS

"Got to be something better out there."

What do you like about working at fred's?

"Their health insurance plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN is excellent. Best health insurance I have ever had."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Honesty. Fred's considers their employees to be their greatest source of risk, so know that up front. Don't hide anything about your past because they are going to look. LP runs Fred's."

What don't you like about working at fred's?

"Work is not anywhere close to the pay. Be prepared to work 60 - 70 hours a week with shrinking payroll and always elevated expectations. Corporate is always coming next week so you always have to be ready for that visit that never comes. That is, until truck day during the week of Thanksgiving."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be prepared to work. Fortunately, the actual work entailed is rather enjoyable, but know that you will never be caught up - you will always be behind schedule in terms of what needs to be done. Also, be secure in your relationship with your spouse because you are never going to see them again."

Store Manager

"Adequate place to work."

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