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Fun, flexible company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at The Real Food Company full-time for less than a year

Pros

Most everyone is friendly, it's flexible and generally all the staff are understanding and accommodating when scheduling hours. It's casual so you can dress how you want and it's in a great part of the city. Employees also get a discount on anything you buy.

Cons

It's really cold because all the open coolers, which can make it very uncomfortable. You get a 30 minute lunch break and it's not paid. You only get 10 paid vacation days, which isn't a lot considering the company is open year round (so you never get a break like normal companies that would close on Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, etc). As a female I always feel a bit uncomfortable sharing a unisex bathroom with all the men who work there, and the bathroom is in a main part of the office, where you can hear everything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It'd be great to have a men's bathroom and a women's bathroom designated instead of sharing. It'd also make it much more pleasant if it could be warmer - customers always comment how they can't wait to get out into the heat and that it's freezing inside the store. The music that is played somehow ends up being reggae or heavy rock music, which isn't conducive to customers wanting to linger and walk around. It's very aggressive sounding and really puts you on edge. I know a lot of people have complained to me about it but I don't know who is responsible for playing the music.

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5 Other Employee Reviews for The Real Food Company (View Most Recent)

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    Don't work here if you expect to grow or feel like you are appreciated as an employee or a human being.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Real Food Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Surrounded by healthy food and body care.

    Cons

    Constantly Changing, not treated with respect by the CEO, a small company trying to act like a huge corporation, clearly there isn't any consideration of how changes will affect the employees, even ones that have been here for 15+ years. NO LOYALTY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your loyalty to your employees, don't just offer lame benefits that end up screwing over the employee, let them feel there voice is heard, don't keep throwing away things that people have worked so hard to make successful. Practices your own preachings, like all the training you had us do. Allow employees from within to grow. Stop trying to change everything. Allow the good things that are working get better. Stop being a liar, manipulative, and condescending CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Out of Touch

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at The Real Food Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were legit.
    Was able to eat koz of culls.
    Made fun of customers with coworkers on the floor

    Cons

    Favoritism, racial discrimination, low pay, and poor scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends who were fired from competiting companies.
    Stop doing friends favors by making poor investment choices.
    Stop firing dedicated employees because of poor decisions.
    It's a close-knit store, watch your mouth when you talk about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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