Mother's Market
3.6 of 5 8 reviews
www.mothersmarket.com Costa Mesa, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Friendly employees and understanding management

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat management, flexible hours. All of my coworkers were friendly and helpful, great environment to work in.

    ConsPay not as comparable to other grocery stores.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cloud have been a better experience, had lots of potential. Lack of structure and opportunities.

    Deli Clerk/Juice Bar (Former Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsDecent pay, You can wear what you want in any department except food service. They allow tattoos and piercings/self expression. Flexible hours, birthday and holiday bonus with holidays off. Lots of opportunities for overtime pay.

    ConsLack of structure, unethical favoritism, poor management, customers are stuck up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your employees and have an open mind. Could improve high turn over rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Front End Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsPros are that they have a flexible schedule for those in school, they basically have no dress code and the only dress code is wear work appropriate clothes, and the work environment is a casual environment

    Conssome of the cons of working at mother's market and kitchen are the fact that there is little structure, the customers are all stuck up and the pay is small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees to the level of work that you expect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good place to work

    Front End Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat employees. You get a decent discount on most products in the store. Reasonable holiday bonus and birthday bonus. They like to promote from within the company.

    ConsThe pay rate is much less than at other health food stores. Also, management at some of the stores seem to have constant problems. Some of the customers need special attention which can get annoying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best time of my life

    Juice Bar and Restaurant (Former Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsWonderful benefits, learning opportunites, personal growth...incredible environment to be apart of.

    ConsNothing. Wish I would have persued management and stayed there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great environment, great coworkers, amazing customers.

    Hostess (Former Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsThe energy that you feel working at a place like Mother's is unmeasurable. The people you will work with become instant friends, the managers seem to really care about every employee. The customers... well yes, specialty foods mean people with extra special needs... demanding people. But there are enough good people who come in and teach you thinks about health and nutrition to make it worth it.

    ConsManagement needs more help. They are trying but there are some issues with communication. Occasionally a coworkers would get so fed-up they would just flake out on work and leaving those working stranded, understaffed and the managers scrambling to cover. When you work in foodservice, you need people who are specifically trained. So if you're having a manager come in to cover someone who calls out, the manager needs to know how everything works in each department of the store.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease learn how to work in the deli and the restaurant. We are always short there and it's a nightmare for anyone working in those departments. The deli NEEDS HELP. Please don't make the manager suffer alone and frustrated because she signed up for that job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Like any job, there are pro's and con's

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsYou get a 10% discount on groceries, a 20% discount on body care and vitamins. You get a "birthday bonus" and "holiday gift." They have set schedules with mainly 8 hour shifts which makes it an easy job to plan around.

    ConsThere is a wage freeze, no one is getting a raise. The management gets upset whenever employees use the bathroom. If you don't have a receipt while you're eating you will automatically be fired. The machines are old and will break down during your shift, multiple times. The wind blows through the front end, and if you have allergies it's not a good job for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you get caught up in nit-picking employees instead of rewarding them for what they're doing right you create a hostile work environment. If you don't take away the wage freeze you are going to lose a lot of great employees and be stuck constantly training new people who are going to leave with the product knowledge to somewhere that will pay them more. Mother's has built a great brand in orange county, but the business won't continue to grow if you lose sight of the morals that got you here in the first place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work. Excellent advancement opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsNot Whole Foods. Company supports small companies. Lots of unique products. Customers love the store. Company has great values and ethics.

    ConsPay not always competitive. Currently there is a wage freeze due to economy. Don't always get feedback from managers. Training is lacking at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat company. Need to pay your employees better wages. You have good people working for you. Recognize them more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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