Market Basket Reviews

Updated March 30, 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. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Adding self-checkouts would be extremely helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Grocery

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    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)

    Pros

    flexible hours
    good manager
    bonus

    Cons

    customers can be rude but mostly good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 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

    Pros

    lots of hours hours on top of hours

    Cons

    hard wok really hard work not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up your doing a good job for the companie

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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

    Pros

    Friendly employees and flexible hours

    Cons

    didn't like the low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Different attire would be nice

  9. Stay away!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Basket

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. They are pretty good about giving you time off when you need it and working around school or other responsibilities.

    Cons

    Very little hours and room for growth. Senior management micromanages and rattles everyone's chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do their jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. fantastic company to work for

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedford, NH

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

    Pros

    mama and pap company
    very good bonuses
    friendly management
    family like working environment

    Cons

    retail hours
    stressful retail environment at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Kitchen Prep

    Former Employee - Food Prep
    Former Employee - Food Prep

    I worked at Market Basket

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, got a glimpse into the behind the scenes activity

    Cons

    Management is very old-school. Lots of rules. 15 minute breaks are so short. No employee discount for part-time helpers. Lots of food goes wasted and in the garbage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering "expired" food to the workers earning minimum wage as free lunch if its going to the garbage pail to be fed to pigs.

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