Market Basket Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
63 Reviews

3.5
63 Reviews
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Julien Lacourse
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Support hiring youth, flexible hours, room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • Because of the large amount of people that work there, they allow a pretty flexible schedule (in 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    Taught me everything I know.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Market Basket part-time for 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
  7.  

    Speaking as a current employee in the front end.

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    Eh

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk  in  Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Market Basket part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good High School Job for some spare cash

    Cons

    Management tough to deal with, not great pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Supervisors get larger bonus by cutting employee hours.

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    Former Employee - Culinary Or Graphic Design  in  Marion, MA
    Former Employee - Culinary Or Graphic Design in Marion, MA

    I worked at Market Basket full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When we were allowed to converse with fellow employees we all were able to work as a team.

    Cons

    However, they don't realize that we could talk and work at the same time. Third world type of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN MORE THAN SHOUT. If you can't here others opinions. Screaming orders just belittles those with no voice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good starting job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bagger  in  Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Bagger in Danvers, MA

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

    Pros

    Easy to get employed. All the jobs are relatively easy and stuff you can learn in one day. Because of the large amount of people that work there, they allow a pretty flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Gotta deal with people that don't want to be there. Both customers and employees. It can be dreadful on some days working there, weekends, Thursday, and the day before and on any holiday will be absolute hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    worked for the tewksbury market basket warehouse

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    Former Employee - Second Shift Order Picker  in  Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Second Shift Order Picker in Tewksbury, MA

    I worked at Market Basket full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    if you like warehouse work an running warehouse machinery like rider pallet jack forklift ect this job is for you

    Cons

    piece picking hour minimum hourly wages almost never goes up.....your job is on the line allmost daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you know what everyone is going threw if you did this job before you got to where you are now......i see pople doing allmost nothing an somehow there makeing there hourly pick rate? hmmm something is a miss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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