Central Market

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Central Market Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
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  1.  

    I had a wonderful experience working there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Market

    Pros

    Customers and employees for nice. Fun work

    Cons

    There was actually no problems. .for me working there

  2.  

    Awesome experience, loving family atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Market

    Pros

    Great company business model. Work environment is fast paced. Knowledgeable management team. HR and Development team invest their blood sweat and tears into their jobs. A lot of community service.

    Cons

    Common attrition for retail, amount of physical labor needed at times. There are not very many cons in which I can say more pros than anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote good leaders that will keep the business model going.

  3.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and the work is pretty chill. Holiday season is my favorite because everything moves quickly. The culture in the store for employees changes per department.

    Cons

    I had to fight for hours while I worked in service as a cashier, but I never had to fight for hours while I worked in bakery. It's really hard to become full-time as a cashier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Pretentious Grocer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits, decent rate of pay, willing to work with a fluctuating schedule

    Cons

    Lack of support from all levels of management, focused more on store culture than partner happiness, the customer is ALWAYS right, regardless of how wrong they actually are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise your employees every now and then. Recognize the good work that your partners do. Don't take staffing shortcuts just to make a bonus. Realize that your own actions reflect poorly and that partners are watching your every move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Treat all employees very well

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    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
  7.  

    The management has NO idea what they are doing.....

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    You might learn a thing or two depending on how patient you are with your fellow employees ( partners)

    Cons

    You will be over worked and underpaid. Management will underwrite your capabilities and appreciate nothing that you do in regards to making the company more successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get an actual education ( not just graduate from the companies joke of a managerial leadership university) make your self current and up to date with customer preferences and learn how to successfully motivate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Wonderful Part-time

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    night stocker

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    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

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