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Good People, Horrible Pay

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Earth Fare part-time

Pros

Coworkers have become the best people Ive ever worked with, good discount, learn something new everyday

Cons

They can afford to pay you more, but dont. Upper management has poor communication, partake in favoritism and hearsay. You are not rewarded for good behavior and are written up immediately if the your customer interaction even seems a tad off.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more upward mobility, introduce employee reviews, HIGHER PAY

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A waste of time and energy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Earth Fare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great food philosophy, some good co-workers and department managers, somewhat flexible hours, decent benefits, flexible dress code.

    Cons

    Very low pay even for the industry. Raises capped at 3% only once a year regardless of performance, at current rate of inflation you cannot afford to spend much time with this company. Claim to promote from within but support and paths to advancement not made clear whatsoever. Very negative stressful atmosphere, heaps of criticism for anything not done to perfection, with very little praise for hard work. Training virtually nonexistent, the Earth Fare way is too assume you know how to do anything and everything from the get go. Poor communication from management, employees rarely notified of constant promotions/coupons. Poor teamwork among departments. Employees strongly discouraged and even threatened for taking 10 minute paid breaks. Clear cases of favoritism and unbalanced pay/workload. Barebones staffing causes an atmosphere where you are expected to work if sick/injured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and communication. Compensate employees for hard work, allow reasonable merit based raises to at least stay competitive with other grocery chains and give incentives to stay with the company. I know this was never a "hippie" store but get people into management that have at least "some" care about sustainability/education as well as work environment, not just the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Meat Manager  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Earth Fare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company with great coworkers

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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