MOMS Organic Market

  www.momsorganicmarket.com
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It all depends on which store you're at . . .

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at MOMS Organic Market

Pros

The hourly wages start higher than most jobs (I started at $11/hr) and the benefits package is available immediately and at a relatively low cost. Their full major medical benefits package is great, though you have to be employed full time for more than a year to be eligible for it. The dress code is very relaxed, as is the work environment, generally. You hear people swearing a lot, in customer-free areas.

Cons

Staff at the stores are often kept in the dark about happenings and changes to company procedures; it is not uncommon to show up to work one day and have things be different. You are expected to adapt quickly, and the people at MOM's central office in Rockville aren't very helpful if a big problem comes up. The worst problem with this company is their HR department and the way that employee complaints are handled. The HR team at MOM's consists of one person who is very hands-off and tends to encourage talking more than anything else. They don't take complaints relating to bullying and workplace intimidation very seriously at all, and once an employee chooses to file a complaint, the HR department becomes very distant and uncommunicative. Management are poorly trained and often thrown into the deep end immediately; they become overworked pretty quickly and handle it with varying degrees of professionalism. When management really acts up and workers are treated inappropriately, management is often beyond recourse, as the HR department is very little help. Managers are often transferred to other stores with short notice as well, whether they like it or not, which they also handle with varying degrees of professionalism.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more time training managers and invest in them by not overworking or transferring them to stores that they don't want to work in. Communicate with floor staff in your stores, when things are going to be changed - showing up to work with everything feeling different is jarring and creates a disconnect between employer and worker. Take employee complaints against management seriously - the first time. Hire more people to work in HR, so that issues can receive the attention that they deserve. Do not discourage employees from standing up for themselves - you run 11 grocery stores, so telling someone that makes $11/hr to just lay down and quit is actually pretty cruel and clueless.

14 Other Employee Reviews for MOMS Organic Market (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    The job was OK

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Timonium, MD

    I worked at MOMS Organic Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Start out at high pay...
    30% discount on food
    The day goes by fast because customers are always coming in

    Cons

    Not enough hours..
    You cant take tips from customers (well at least without them knowing)
    Managers don't listen
    Hard to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the employees who are working hard not the ones who are hardly working and just kissing you azz!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disorganized but well-intentioned

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Generous discount. Great co-workers. Emphasis on customer satisfaction. Positive upbeat environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, training, and follow through with environmental initiatives at store level. No academic reimbursement programs or environmental courses offered to employees. The value of "candor" is abused by upper management. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate your employees and provide structured training programs. Constant shifts in management bring down morale. MOM's is also looking more and more like a big box store. Please get the homegrown feel back!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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