Boston Market

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Boston Market Reviews

Updated July 4, 2014
Updated July 4, 2014
128 Reviews
2.7
128 Reviews
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Boston Market CEO George Michel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours if you are in school (in 6 reviews)

  • I built a family there, flexible hours, good first job(prepares you), support on time off that is needed, and 50% off food (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach General Manager it's hard to climb any further up the latter (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management is a pain in the butt and they roll out to many menu changes (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad pay

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Cashier in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Boston Market part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good if you have no experience. Most customer are very nice and at first it is a good place to work. The coworkers I work with make it fun and joyful.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible I have been working there for 2 years and dont even make $8. I work 12 hour shift a day. The managers dont even seem to care. They are so cheap that they wouldnt even fix the air conditioning and heater.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manager are rude, very disorganized, not clean.

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    Current Employee - Server/Carver  in  Longwood, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Carver in Longwood, FL

    I have been working at Boston Market part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes you don't want to kill yourself.

    Cons

    The place is gross, the managers are very rude, all their systems are outdated. It is sometimes dangerous to work there (cleaning vents with no gas mask, fires in the ovens, grease on the ground, ice all over the place). Horrible scheduling, they will put you on at 5:30 so you'll spend an half an hour in traffic stuck in rush hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not being incredibly rude to your entire work-staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Worst Job of My Life

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Boston Market full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of many other than some of my coworkers were friendly.

    Cons

    You will never want to eat chicken again after working for this company. Their choice in management is horrid and I could not believe the amount of sexual harassment that went on. People showed up to work high on all kinds of things and I'm pretty sure money was stolen from the register on a regular basis. I was so happy to get out of that place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people how you want to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Carver

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    Former Employee - Carver  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Carver in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at Boston Market full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I cant consider any pros that are worth mentioning

    Cons

    Hours are poor, management is weak and its and unfair work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considering of your fellow employees personal life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The worst experience of my life.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Market

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company... There management turnover speaks for itself..

    Cons

    having district managers that use you up and spit you out. You are nothing less than means to an end, a number. In my 42 years of management I have never worked with such ruthless, disfunctional people in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become human.. Be apart of the solution instead of the problem..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Overworked & Underpaid

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Riverdale, MD
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Riverdale, MD

    I worked at Boston Market part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Occasional free chickens at end of the day. Discounted food during 15 minute lunch breaks.

    Cons

    Cleaning bathrooms, cleaning the dining room, unloading shipments, prepping chickens, baking chickens, preparing cornbread, taking out the trash, and constantly washing dishes is tiresome work and you never get a moment's rest except during your 15 minute lunch break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whoever the poor guy who does all the work that I was doing deserves to be paid at least $30,000 a year, but I was only being paid $10,500 a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Skimpy Summer Job

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Boston Market part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great loaded mashed potatoes and cinnamon apples

    Cons

    Poor hours, over worked underpaid. Managers have horrible team spirit. I was told by a manager who never worked an entire shift with me that I was a terrible person and given two weeks to get my attitude together or else I'd be fired. I'm a very pleasant person I was almost certain she had me confused with another employee. Used them as a reference not even 3 months later and they denied that I ever worked there!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Flexible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Boston Market full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great crew! Great product! Benefits for some.

    Cons

    Not enough freedom, too many restrictions from corporate, no raises or incentives. Corporate needs to know what their restaurants sell, marketing has to exploit social networks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises to people that stayed with you during your bankruptcy and who worked their butts off to get you out of it!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A depressing, mundane, careless company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Market

    Pros

    Some of the other workers are friendly, even management can be nice sometimes. Nothing else positive about this experience, however.

    Cons

    Company simple could not care about employees. My manager used to go back into the time clock and shave off hours to save money due to strict hour limits set by regional management.

  11.  

    Terrible place to work for

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    Former Employee - Cook  in  Allen Park, MI
    Former Employee - Cook in Allen Park, MI

    I worked at Boston Market full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Their were a few good co workers.

    Cons

    No raises, Play favorites. Extra work no extra pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People will come in and go if you keep treating them like this!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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