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Market Basket Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
74 Reviews
3.5
74 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Not easy, but a good high school job

    Former Employee - Ends Department in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Ends Department in Oxford, MA

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

    Pros

    Could negotiate my hours and request days off with no problem. Independent work

    Cons

    Working at a very busy store and having to deal with stocking shelves between constant people pushing carts

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good high school job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oxford, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oxford, MA

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

    Pros

    Automatic pay raises every 6 months. People must get good benefits too because I know people from high school that still work there (so for around 5 years now)

    Cons

    Front end assistant managers have little to no training more than the cashiers and are given many more responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though you promote a family culture, that doesn't mean that people automatically feel included. Make sure you treat all employees equally and without bias.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accomodating and flexible - family work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Pros

    Company values are strong, and employees will band together. Flexible with hours and scheduling.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get the hours needed. Some of the managers have been there for a long, long time - which is both great and terrible at the same time.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful High School Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Pros

    Managers are young and lenient, if they like you you can basically get away with murder. They are willing to work with your schedules and give you as many or little hours as you want. The nicest part is that they will keep you on record when you go away to college and on breaks you can come back like no big deal. Sometimes you won't work for 4 months, and come back to have a bonus check waiting for you.

    Cons

    Even as a teenager, standing on your feet for 5+ hours on a hard tiled floor is uncomfortable. Depending on the store set up, cashiers can be stuck in front of the doors and during the winter it gets very very cold. We aren't allowed to wear scarves or gloves because it is unsanitary.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    advancement, bonuses, stocks and a raise every six months

    Cons

    nothing, everything was good managers can be dopes at time... but his happens everywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for a first job, not good for long term

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  8.  

    Nice people, not a lot of room for growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery - Frozen Food Stocker
    Former Employee - Grocery - Frozen Food Stocker

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment, flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Low pay, limited room for growth, very few promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for opportunities to reward employees more.

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

    Good Part-time job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Pros

    Flexible hours is good for a student

    Cons

    Lack of hours available means you usually need another job

  10.  

    good family atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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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