Earth Fare
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www.earthfare.com Fletcher, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Cashier (Former Employee)
North Charleston, SC

ProsMost of the co-workers were great (other than the occasional dud, which we did have).

Customers could either they can be really nice or they can really ruin your day. A lot of them are very fascinating though, I guess the idea of a "healthy supermarket" in America attracts a lot of foreigners, really neat sorts of people.

20% discount on all groceries (except alcohol)/50% on the hot bar is nice. It still can be expensive though.

The EF motto is good, no high fructose corn syrup etc, your mindset will start to change once you work there. You start avoiding bad foods and look for healthier ones. When I worked at EF, I noticed how much fast food I cut down on. Just a random perk.

ConsThe other half of customers are rude old people, or just rude people in general. You have to learn to just deal with them. If they're rude to you, just keep smiling and be friendly and then make them feel bad afterwards for being mean to such a friendly employee.

The shifts are extremely long, not very flexible, it's hard to get other people to cover your shifts because of "budget cuts" by firing people. If you're closing and you're on the front end, don't expect to be leaving at 9 or 9:30, it's more like 9:45 til 10.

Pretty much the entire store also assumes that the cashiers will do the "dirty work" for them. When I left EF, they were still adding on tasks for all of the cashiers to do. How are the cashiers even supposed to do their own jobs when there are a million other things that they require them to do? It was just ridiculous.

Lots of favoritism went on as well, the company guaranteed further advancement in positions but probably won't actually promote you. If they do, it's usually for the wrong reason - i.e. the manager feels bad for you because you have a kid/wife, etc.

If you get a raise, it's usually something not even worth it - usually a bare extra 50 cents an hour.

After the first few days of work at Earth Fare, I already started to dread it. It's all I would think about and stress over. It's just an extreme burden to be an employee there. If you're looking between a job at Earth Fare and another job, please choose the other job! It'd be for your own good.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees. When I worked at Earth Fare, the management really really under-appreciated the employees. Sometimes I felt like I was useless, there was never any praise or motivation.

Also, the managers should consider doing "contests" for departments, it would brighten the employees' days. And just stop with the favoritism. I'm just glad I left EF.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Deceitful and full of high school drama

    Bakery Manager (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Earth Fare full-time for less than a year


    Pros: employee discount and great food Cons: Upper management shows no appreciation for hard working team members that go above and beyond expecations. As someone who was new to the company as… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your team members and have a little more compassion for those who are new and work their butts off. Don't make them feel… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    great dept. mangers who work hard store mangers create a bad environment to work in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Akron, OH

    I have been working at Earth Fare


    Pros: 20% discount, fast growing company, great co workers. great dept mangers.… Cons: if you want to move up plan working 50 plus hours and getting paid for 32, the hours get cut a lot, the schedules are… Advice to Senior Management: do what you say, do good be good if you were to… More
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