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Boston Market Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
56 Reviews
3.0
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy hours to work, flexible hours, management willing to work with schedules (in 7 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
  • Upper management has unrealistic demands, lies about promotions, uncompetitive pay (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Server in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    It was quick, easy to learn skills, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity, work time disorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    All right.

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Decent, considering it was my first job ever. I worked there for a summer between college semesters. You get half off on meals during your shift, and I often found it rewarding to interact with customers.

    I noticed that they often trained workers to become managers, so it seems like there was a decent amount of opportunity for growth at my location.

    Management was okay - as with most places, it's kind of a mixed bag.

    Cons

    For the amount of work you do, the pay doesn't really justify it. You work very hard - probably about as much as you would if you were a server - and you don't get tipped for it or anything.

    I also felt like each of my managers were on slightly different pages and often contradicted each other. It made things kind of confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with each other better and make sure you're teaching the same things to each employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was ok

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    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY

    I worked at Boston Market full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and the job wasn't too demanding

    Cons

    There is not a lot of opportunity to pick up extra hours due to store hours n managers not wanting their costs to go up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nothing special.

    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Pleasant Hill, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. You are only looking at 2 hour shifts. So this is really only a side job. Busy time for drivers is when Thanksgiving comes around.

    Cons

    needs new equipment and more of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When Christmas come around and your store is #1 in sales, the company should reward hard working employees with Xmas bonuses instead of just rewarding the manager with the bonus.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much work and little pay!!

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    Former Employee - Server in East Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in East Orange, NJ

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

    Pros

    The food was the only thing I liked about working there. Other than that, I will never ever go back

    Cons

    Management rules. Very cheap company. Would always be on my back about how much food I gave the customers but hated getting complaints from them. Way too much cleaning to do. Can't even get tips for the hard work we do!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Market

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work. It depends a lot on the local management.

    Cons

    Not too much to say. All in all a pretty good place to work.

  8.  

    Unprofessional General Managers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for Boston Market like anywhere else has it's ups and downs... hours and location are convenient

    Cons

    Lack of possitive coaching from General Manager...manager I have now plays intimidation game...breaks numerous company policies but she gets away with it all the time,,,area manager only concern are numbers...can't be bothered with humans...pretty sad when the 1 in charge is the biggest violater

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop backing up bad managers and start concentrateing on the good emoloyees who work hard for this comoany

  9.  

    Boston MKT

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Boston Market part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    overall okay company not much room for growth

    Cons

    low pay, high employee turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    they have a good career path for new managers.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Market

    Pros

    surrounded by good colleagues and good training.

    Cons

    work life balance is not a focus. If you don't have good boundaries you can run yourself into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect employee work life balance.

  11.  

    Hard work for low pay was here to work my way through college. Good for college and high school kids.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Abington, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Abington, PA

    I have been working at Boston Market part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer service experience and discount was half off. Get to know you coworkers and make life long friends. Flexible hours as well.

    Cons

    Management can be unprofessional because they look at you as just a low paid worker not a person with goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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