Sprouts Farmers Market

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3 people found this helpful  

Worth the work experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (less than a year)

Pros

-Discount,
-healthy choices for lunch,
-you can meet some really cool employees here!
-Over min wage starting pay
-Easy transfers to other departments
-great variety of farmer grown/owned organic produce/products.
-consistent hours

Cons

The management has seems a little off since I've started and ended my work here. The managers can play favorites and only give the "favorites" special permission for some things. Such as like: Listening to music while working, joking around on the floor for 20 minutes and having inappropriate work conversations, letting them off early.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees, please. Listen to us when we tell you there is a problem, especially the ones who work hard (I like to think I was a good working employee). My manager tried, I can give her that much credit, but sometimes I felt like she did not seem to understand, or care to understand about what I had to say.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    A perpetual waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One paid week off and 24hrs of paid sick time a year, after your first year of employment. A 15% employee discount the day you start. Well...... that's it for the highs.

    Cons

    THE LOWS.....where to start? I'm going on my third year with the company and I can't wait until I find a better job. The pay is low end for a grocery store not to mention a lame once a year raise/review system. Even if you work really hard (which I have) you will only possibly (maybe) get a raise on the anniversary of your hire date. The raise amount is based on a % of points you score on your review. This equates usually to 20,30,or 40 some cents even with a good review. When it comes to attendance there is a (between a rock and a hard place) points system that makes it so if you stay late(even to finish your job,help a last minute customer,maintain the companies standards) without a managers approval you receive points that lead up to you being terminated. You have 5 minutes after your shirt is suppose to end to clock out point free. You also receive points for : clocking in more than 3 minutes early, being over 5 minutes late or calling in sick (even if you follow company protcol and call 2hrs in advance). These points are given in different increments depending on the occurence. A late gives you half of a point. An excused absence of one to two days consecutively gives you 1 point. A no call no show (for any reason except a dire emergency that left you completely unable to call) gets you the max number of points instantly. Any more and your terminated. Advancing in the company is nerely impossible even if you work hard and know the job. This is due to overwhelming nepitism, favoritism, and what I like to term the Corp./manager social club. Hard workers and diligent people who actively try to move up(even those who have been at a location for a long time and have been promised on the side that they're next in line for promotion) are frequently passed over for family members, personal friends, and ass kissing buddies. Not to mention that some of the managers get away with leaving early Constantly (and sticking you with an unfair workload) while you are short staffed as it is half the time, and doing things against company and health dept. standards. And guess what, if they have friends in high places (in store or Corp.) and you don't, your skrewed if you say anything. It will either get zero results or worse manager and corp. buddies will talk, it gets back to your manager you complained about and they either make things intentionly hard on you(this can come in many implicit or explicit ways) or set you up to fall (this can also come in many ways) or just short you on hours severly in an effort to fire you or usually to get you to quit so they can avoid paying unemployment. On top of all this Sprout's HR dept. is a trainwreck. God help you if you have an accident of any kind (be it at work or off) because getting benefits, time to recover, and returning to work are an uphill battle. Let me conclude this by also saying that what I've written here reflects the experiences and opinions of not only myself but a great majority of the people I personally know that currently work, or have worked for this sham of a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job has sucked the life out of me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    15% employee discount, benefits package at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    Upper management plays favorites, the pay is terrible. I was in salaried management at my old company making 50 thousand a year, had almost 9 years and the most this company offered me was 17 thousand a year. I was in a bind and needed a job, so I took it. I was promoted twice and still make less than some of the grocery clerks and I am a department head. The management looks over job experience and picks the person they like most for upper management positions. I put in for store management twice and was told I didn't have enough experience even though I was a member of salaried management at my old store for over 4 years. Bottom line is the management doesn't care about the employees. The only thing that's keeping me here is the benefits, my family needs them and even though we're barely scraping by, it's a paycheck. I am actively looking for some other form of income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move your staff around. Store managers and assistants shouldn't be in the same area for longer than a year. Stop playing favorites and give the right employees there deserved wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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