Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts – Lubbock, TX
The Bakery Clerk works in the Bakery Department, preparing, baking, packaging, pricing, and merchandising cakes, pies, rolls, muffins, breads and… Snagajob
Sprouts – Lubbock, TX
. Work hours include nights, weekends and holidays. Flexibility in store assignment is also required. Handling large sums of cash and closing the… Snagajob
Sprouts – Lubbock, TX
The Vitamin Clerk is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction by giving prompt, friendly and knowledgeable service in the Vitamin Department… Snagajob
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I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-timePros
A couple of the managers in our store actually know their job. The departmental managers are generally very, vertgood, but, unfortunately, have no say in pay or promotions or much of anything else. It is the upper store management that isn't good.
They'd rather bring someone in from the outside than promote someone within. So if you are from the outside, you have have a better chance at a management job. In the last 7 months, 6 store and department management jobs opened up and only 1 was filled from within. Two were filled by demotions from other stores.. Good news if you are not a hard worker.
Hard work doesn't pay off. It is brown-nosing and running to management to tell on other employees that gets you ahead in our store.So if this fits you, even better news. After all, managers love people like themselves.
Oh, and our store has given out no pesky raises so you do not ever have to worry about paying more taxes.
You get more hours off, but not days, at quarter end because store management cuts your hours from 7 1/2 to 5 or 6 so they and regional and corporate managers can make their bonuses and raises.
No need to try to discern what NOT to do. Sprouts corporate excels at coming out with a new rule or policy at least once a week, but usually more often, telling you you'd better do 'x' or you'd better not do 'x' or you are fired, which just is so motivating.
Another nice thing is that you won't have to worry about having a life outside work. They constantly change the schedule week to week so you can never plan on attending classes, joining something, etc. Heck, they've changed the schedule within the week several times on me, and then swore they didn't, but I write it down each Friday and I know they are lying?
Another nice thing is that store mangement is always infallible. I know because our store management is never wrong. It is always the emploee's fault.Cons
Hard to find any, if you are in Sprouts corporate or store management with bonuses as part of your comp. Otherwise..you are at or just barely above minimum wage. Several of our employees are at minimum wage.Constantly threatening employees by telling them that they will be written-up or fired if you don't do 'x'. Worst retail chain I have ever worked for, if you are an employee. Not one employee I have talked to out of the 70 or so at our non-mangement store employees believes management cares about them. Neither do most of the 14 department managers or assistants.
These people are terrible interviewers. They interviewed me for a promotion and failed the interview, That;s right, I actually failed them and am looking elsewhere for another 2nd job. They didn't even understand that interviews are a two-way street abd people are deciding if they want to work for you. Very arrogant in their attitude. I guess when the store manager(s) is making over $100k and almost all their employees earn $9-11 an hour, you lose touch of what matters to them, or at least be polite. The lack of intellect in the questions and knowledge that they had violated the law with several questions and remarks was truly astounding. Then there was the outright lies...Advice to ManagementAdvice
Not one of the over 40 employees in our store, through department managers, I talk to or hear from believe you care even one small bit about your employees, (Only two brown-nosers I do not talk too might, but since I never talk to them, who knows? I guess you should be promoting them sometime soon
Cut your corporate staff and regional managers. They are mostly terrible anyway. A HR rep came out to 'help the employees' one day and all she did was spend time in the office with store management and when she ventured out ontp the floor, she clung by his side. So helpful.
Your regional people are terrible, with no knowledge of the industry or its common practices, etc.. I worked for a big NATIONAL chain previously, and when I met the regional manger, he asked me my background. He said he had 'never heard of them'. Relly? Have you picked up a trade magazine and actually read it EVER buddy? Everything, and every policy or decision that has had his name attached to it is non-employee friendly and, generally, a pretty stupid idea.
Oh, and the customers hate the constant resets of sections. I have been there 7 months and they have redone almost every section of our store and some more than once.Customers constantly complaining to us employees. Then the products chosen don't fit properly on the shelf. They just did the baby food section and there are actually more tags and products that are supposed to fit on the shelf than there is space. Shall we assume your people never really try out their plans before roll-out?
Get rid of people whose jobs depend on creating new policies and changing the store constantly or you will fail.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO