Market Street United

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Market Street United Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
34 Reviews
3.4
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Leadership, mentorship, opportunities to grow and expand professional experience

    Cons

    It is an hourly position. The work place culture is never consistent when management turnover is so high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management on all levels of the individual stores could be better. I miss the days when there was a strong emphasis on having a culture of excellence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the same company anymore.

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

    I have been working at Market Street United full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promotions are easy to get if you work hard in most departments.

    Cons

    Since the buy out labor has been cut, budgets have been cut, salaries have been reduced, raises and promotions have been stalled or stopped. It is definitely a different company now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees a more competitive wage and they will be more willing to stay with the company. If you can go across the street and get a higher pay and be treated better most people these days will do just that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX

    I have been working at Market Street United full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There truly are no advantages to working here.

    Cons

    After the buy out by Albertson's they have continued to cut hours. Advancement opportunities are very few unless you are part of a select group. Some of the management that work there have absolutely NO business being employed there. Moral is extremely low and you get no support from management what so ever at all to do a better job. The company is so cheap that you get a whopping $2.00 gift coupon on your Birthday! They do have a high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire management structure needs to be replaced. starting with the Store Director. The employees are not even eligible for the quarterly bonuses given out to upper management. Very poor business practices!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent workplace, very hard for promotions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at Market Street United part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work is repetitive and a bit confusing at first, but once you get familiar with the layout of your store and the UPC codes associated with certain items, it becomes a lot easier.

    Cons

    The work can become very tedious, standing for 8-10 hours at a time and only a thirty minute lunch break. There isn't much room for personal growth and you aren't rewarded for working harder than others that may not care about the job as much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that they're doing well and give bonuses to people who are exceptional at their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Extreme positives impacted by small negatives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery
    Current Employee - Bakery

    I have been working at Market Street United full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Love the setting, focus on high quality products and outstanding service. Creating personal relationships with the guests. Coworker are all very fun people to get alone with.

    Cons

    Too much responsibility placed on one person. High level of tolerance for poor management, nothing is done about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your assistant managers when they have a problem. If multiple people in one department are quitting because a horrible manager, do something about that manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good overall place to work with a flexible schedule during school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Clerk in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Market Clerk in Allen, TX

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

    Pros

    They worked with my schedule and provided decent pay that allowed me to pay the bills and pocket a little for savings

    Cons

    The hours can be rough working until 10 pm, especially on your feet all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more raises or praise to those who step up and help. There is a lot of turnover in this company and those that stay and work hard and are loyal should be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place that rewards hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Living Well Grocery Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Living Well Grocery Manager in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Market Street United full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours.
    Good future within company.

    Cons

    Some management doesn't listen. They can be self-centered, but it's not to an extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to everyone and make the time for your employees. Everyone within the store should be a part of a larger team-centered atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    First job I ever had. Great company that cared about their employees. Hours were flexible and the positions were good

    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management and great coworkers, training was useful to get the job done

    Cons

    Cant really think of any although this job was never meant to be a long term position for me. Simply a job I needed in high school/college and was a great learning experience.

  10.  

    Fun Loving atmosphere somewhat stressful in upper management roll.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Assistant Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Assistant Manager in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Market Street United full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    College Saving, Flexible Schedule, Welcoming atmoshpere

    Cons

    Large Company, Pay, Urgency, A lot of Responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard work, Lots or Responsibilities, A lot of eyes are on you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good coworkers and decent customers mixed with overwhelmed and sometimes incompetent management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Market Street United full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most managers will be reasonable about requests like time off (in advance), schedule changes for school, and other accommodations. Obviously, the better work you do and the longer you've been there can often mean their are boss "favorites", but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    75%+ of the coworkers I've met are cool people that I can talk and feel comfortable working with. For the most part, there isn't a lot of drama in most departments.

    Opportunity to mingle and talk to some of the better customers you will have to deal with in retail. Market Street caters to high end customers and usually only opens stores in higher income cities (relative to the surrounding locations) so most of the people you deal with are educated and polite.

    Most of the work is pretty easy and at times can be fun. Walking around doing your job with a good attitude and chatting with customers can make a whole eight hour shift fly by.

    Decent benefits are offered for full time (will discuss more below).

    Cons

    Midlevel managers (department heads) are often totally overwhelmed and it's pretty obvious to anyone who is paying attention. Salaried managers are required to work 48+ hours a week. By Thrusday I can see the fatigue on the managers that lasts until next Monday. Stressed and overburdened managers can be a lose cannon (going off for no reason - stress), unavailable or unwilling to help, or worst of all - missing in action. You're on your own sometimes with no break, no help, and absurd workloads.

    Lower than average pay compared to other competing grocery stores (IE: Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc). Market Street caters to high end customers but pays its employees similar to what a store like say, Kroger does.

    If you get in trouble for doing something stupid the management can come down on you absurdly seriously. They take working in a grocery store very seriously beyond what a part time or low level full time employee (non salary) might understand. You might mess up and be on their bad list for 2-3 weeks afterwards. Develop tough skin!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If paying employees a bit more is not possible, then an employee discount on food in the store would be greatly appreciated. The money we make there is being spent there anyway can't no break be had anywhere anymore?

    Give your mid level managers a break. It's ridiculous they are there 48-50+ hours a week sometimes 10-11 hours at a time. Can't these responsibility be trained and passed off to possibly more assistant managers (even hourly if you want to save money) so the department managers can get a rest now and then?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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