Market Basket Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Julien Lacourse
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Pros
  • Flexible hours is good for a student (in 8 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 5 reviews)

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  1. Deli/Seafood Clerk

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Oxford, MA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Oxford, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    After a year of employment the employee receives quarterly bonuses and a $.25 raise ever 6 months.
    Friendly environment where the employee is treated well.
    Comparatively better pay than most other grocery stores in the area.

    Cons

    Typical grocery store job. Food service is never the cleanest industry and you will often smell like your department on the way home. Not many full-time positions available.

  2. Great service

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Bellingham, MA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Bellingham, MA

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very simple tasks to complete, friendly coworkers, flexibility with scheduling, time and a half on Sundays.

    Cons

    Customers can be very harsh, very hectic all the time, always busy, breaks 30 minutes or over are not paid breaks, not much space to park.

    Advice to Management

    Adding self-checkouts would be extremely helpful.

  3. Not a student anymore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for students and those needing part-time employment

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to movement beyond the store level and management trainee

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  5. Not Worth It.

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Rochester, NH
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Rochester, NH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High starting pay and very willing to hire teens for a first job, Some friendly co-workers. Profit sharing.

    Cons

    Customers are worse than walmart's. Very traditional and not open to new ideas in the slightest. Very stuck in their ways. Long wait time for full-time. Bad work to life ratio.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let customers walk all over you. The customer should be respected but is not always right.

  6. This is a good job for the short term. If you need to work your way through school this is a good opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, profit sharing, holiday bonuses (after 1st year). You get to meet great people and build strong qualities that you'll need later in life.

    Cons

    If you are full time you work almost 6 days a week. Depending where and who you work with it can be miserable and depressing

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better.

  7. Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Danvers, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    sunday pay, good location, cheap products, good hours, clean, nice people, good coworkers

    Cons

    long hrs no paid days off, boring, repetative, big, small, large, medium

  8. Grocery

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Danvers, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours
    good manager
    bonus

    Cons

    customers can be rude but mostly good

  9. Hard work not fun lots of hours

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    Current Employee - Bagger in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Bagger in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of hours hours on top of hours

    Cons

    hard wok really hard work not fun

    Advice to Management

    keep it up your doing a good job for the companie

  10. It was a friendly enviroment

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Market Basket

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees and flexible hours

    Cons

    didn't like the low pay

  11. It was great working there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Market Basket

    Pros

    made lots of friends there

    Cons

    Had to wear a tie everyday

    Advice to Management

    Different attire would be nice

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