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A colossal waste of time.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time

Pros

Easy to get hired. Starting pay is acceptable. Good introduction to grocery.

Cons

Weeks of management training wasted - most of your time will be spent stocking grocery shelves and cleaning the store. Corporate controls all aspects of store - district managers and store managers have no control over stores. Employees control management - holding the staff accountable is very difficult and it is rarely permitted by district managers and store managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better planning and execution concerning all aspects of operation. On-site managements needs to run the stores, not corporate. On-site management needs to be permitted to manage, not be told to stock grocery shelves. Less managers and more supervisors - too many managers at the same level all trying to go in different directions. Store managers and district managers need to be able to manage - they need authority.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of promotions within and shoddy mgt

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the 20 percent discount brings you to regular retail prices that is ashame because its a beautiful store

    Cons

    lack of care and favotism mgt on the gro mgrs part bringing their personal lives into work and expressing them with everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a grip and be fair to everyone involved .....hold responsible to your mgt as well as discipining the few sour emplyees who run all over mgt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    definitely the worst workplace in retail

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Grocery Specialist  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Grocery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The employee discount is good (industry standard). That is pretty much where it ends in my experience

    Cons

    A cloud of negativity hangs over most every employee. Employees that have remained there a year or more become like beaten animals. The motto there as in most stores is do more with less but at TFM they take it to the extreme!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If employees are treated well they will in turn treat customers well thus making the whole operation more successful and you will build low turnover and build loyalty.Go work out get some cardio for crying out loud. Maybe start to make an effort to recycle something other than cardboard its 2014 even Wal-Mart is making more of an effort

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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