Central Market

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Central Market Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
35 Reviews
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    Treat all employees very well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX

    I worked at Central Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Customers were usually pretty nice
    Pay was great for a temp job
    Co-workers all very friendly
    Overall good vibe

    Cons

    Pretty hard to switch departments, despite them telling you how easy it is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to switch departments

    Recommends
  2.  

    Courtesy Clerk - a decent job while in High school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Market (more than an year)

    Pros

    All Employees benefit the fact that it is a union position. Customer service is exemplified from all fellow employees and this creates a good interpersonal atmosphere in the work environment.

    For teenagers and the like, this position is a "cleaner" alternative to the pseudo-typical fast food job.

    Cons

    Personal growth may be lacking due to the bland/uninteresting nature of all the available positions
    However, opportunities exist in areas of management.

    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Part-time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative - Produce in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative - Produce in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Central Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Huge emphasis on the people. I almost shy away from saying that they are all like that, because my place seemed pretty amazing. Insanely friendly people on the floor and up top (the back room guys and gals can be hit or miss). They spell it out how to impress and climb up the ladder, and even a little initiative will get you there. Consistent 6 month raises, even for my part time job. All the lifting and constantly moving almost cancelled out (calorie-wise) all the free, insanely delicious food. You're required to know what the food tastes like, and they give you a knife to create on-the-fly samples.

    Cons

    There is a push to be constantly busy with something, no matter how slow business is going. This is an understandable business desire, but occasionally, at 8:45 with no-one around and nothing to do, it's a struggle not to goof off.
    No matter how hot it gets, unless you're outside, it's always pants. Though those pants are blue jeans pretty much all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much to add, they've got FIFO plastered on the back doors. Though they are strict on quality control and pleasing the customer beyond efficiency, that's their niche market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Management is great at this place

    Cons

    It can be hard work sometimes.

  6.  

    night stocker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Stocker in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Central Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    alright pay and vacation your able to sample new products so thats cool

    Cons

    gossip favorites and no sense of direction as far as manegement is concerned

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    My first job, and I loved it!

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    Current Employee - Parking Lot Attendant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Parking Lot Attendant in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Central Market full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good people to work with, live music in the summer.

    Cons

    They were a super busy place, but other than that, I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You did great!

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing at it's best!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Central Market full-time

    Pros

    You will be extremely grateful at your next job, mostly because the Central Market flashbacks will continue to haunt you.

    Cons

    This is not a positive environment to work in. Management treats it's hard workers poorly, very rarely do you get the recognition and praise that you deserve. They have many loopholes so that the corrupt can stay in their current position without penalty. They are very unsympathetic to the needs of single mothers, and also their own senior citizens who have served the company for years.

    The Central Market I worked at constantly had roach infestations, and instead of treating the problem correctly, they kept taking shortcuts to avoid cost and losing potential customers. Roaches were constantly found (by customers) in the salad bar, the bagel case, and in their food from the cafe. Employees were told to take care of the roaches when they saw them and encouraged to not say anything. They boast about having the best ingredients, but constantly have managers cutting corners and quality of ingredients to save money. After working here, I refuse to eat or shop here.

    Marketing has done this company wonders!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the way you would like to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Upscale snotty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Central Market

    Pros

    Team work, understanding about kids getting sick,

    Cons

    No benefits for part time, Dr s note always needed, Strict absences and tardiness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Ok if your a beginner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Central Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    close to home and great location

    Cons

    hours were no where near the availability i provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Friendly co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Central Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The training was good and the salary was better than most places.

    Cons

    They work you long hours even when you specifically tell them you can't. I literally felt like I had no life when I worked at Central Market. The managers DO NOT listen to you most of the time. Also, you don't get an employee discount until you have worked there for 90 days, and even then it is only 10%, which is pretty lame considering its a grocery store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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