Market Basket

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Market Basket Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
67 Reviews
3.3
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Support hiring youth, flexible hours, room for advancement (in 7 reviews)

  • Because of the large amount of people that work there, they allow a pretty flexible schedule (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • You need to get use to long hours and repetitive work (in 6 reviews)

  • Dealing with a lot of unruly, rude customers (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great for a first job, not good for long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Market Basket part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very easy to get employed, okay starting wage, raises, decent training, friendly atmosphere among most of the other employees and customers

    Cons

    rude and lazy upper management, lack of benefits, expectations are way too high for part time employees, a lot of rude customers and cashiers are supposed to be friendly and helpful while rushing through orders and doing most or all of their own bagging

  2.  

    good family atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Market Basket full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, fun, friendly, and every day was different

    Cons

    late hours, sometimes long travel without gas reimbursement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good

    Current Employee - Cashier in Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Reading, MA

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good supervisors

    Cons

    Too friendly ,cannot say no when requested to extend hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too Much Middle Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Nederland, TX
    Current Employee - Stocker in Nederland, TX

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management will work around school schedules.

    Cons

    Favoritism, The corporate office tries to run a store without being present in the store (aka micromanagement.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the store do its job and only intervene when necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work part time especially for High school & College students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regardless of the age or diversity you are employed with, you may not like everyone but you will respect everyone.

    Cons

    Some middle managers come in with bad moods & make the whole department miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't feel that there is fairness in promoting part timers to full timers. People who have been there longer than others should at the very least be considered for full time rather than just completely over looked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bagger/Cashier in Stratham, NH
    Current Employee - Bagger/Cashier in Stratham, NH

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lowest Prices anywhere
    always someone to take your hours
    friendly customers if you do your job right
    .25 raise every 6 months

    Cons

    overcrowded
    too many young kids
    chaotic
    gets very busy at peak times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring Back Arthur T. Demoulas! :).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience was alright I learned a little bit there.

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    Former Employee - Meat Department Clerk in Bellingham, MA
    Former Employee - Meat Department Clerk in Bellingham, MA

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

    Pros

    They we good on the scheduling and set good examples.

    Cons

    There wasn't to many cons the development I was in was really good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management was great seeing that they had to deal with a lot of younger workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job for high school students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NH

    I worked at Market Basket part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are good at your job then there is tons of room to move to other departments -you almost always start as a cashier- you just need to make your intentions well known. It's entirely what you make of it. You can usually find someone to swap a shift, if need be. Also, steady raises every 6 months are hard to find elsewhere.

    Cons

    A little like high school culture, there is a lot of dating because the majority of the people working there are 16-22 it seems. But I made a lot of good friends that I would hang out with outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Taught me everything I know.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Market Basket part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great scheduling, teaches you the ins and outs of customer service.

    Cons

    Compensation, late hours, younger workers with no work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.l

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Speaking as a current employee in the front end.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Bagger in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Front End Bagger in Salem, NH

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a decent job as a teenager. A nice way to make pocket change, enter the working world and meet some new people of similar age. The job is fairly easy, 25 cent raises every 6 months, schedule is decently flexible although they sometimes cut your hours if you request time off for a different obligation.

    Cons

    Rude customers. Very repetitive. Some employees that have been there for a long time are incredibly displeasant. The managers and assistant managers can be kind of abrupt and unwelcoming at my store. Managers don't really engage with the younger employees. Makes it difficult to go to them with questions and concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more welcoming to new employees! Starting a first job as a teenager is nerve wracking, and even though MB is fairly low pressure, it takes time to learn the ropes and questions do come up! Listen more to the teenagers that work for you in the front end because we make up a large portion of the people working in this department. It can be very intimidating to talk to a manager much older than you that has been working with Marker Basket for 10+ years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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