Plum Market

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Plum Market Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
23 Reviews
2.8
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's been good mixed with not so good. Overall, this is a growing company with lots of potential.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in West Bloomfield, MI
    Current Employee - Team Member in West Bloomfield, MI

    I have been working at Plum Market full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I want to run operations at some point and I see a future here. The benefits are decent and the future opportunities to learn new skills are good. I hope the same is true about management positions. Also, there is great diversity of employees. Really, quite above average when it comes to diversity.

    Cons

    It's unclear whether they appreciate folks that want to learn or grow in their careers. There is no HR department and no clear guidance for new employees about benefits, policies and assistance with work related problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Team Leaders need more guidance on how to train, how to hold employees accountable, how to run reports and measure P & L.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Under 18: minimum and no chance of up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Plum Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The workers at plum are really nice and fun to work with. There are a lot of different things to do (bag/push in carts/help guests put their bags in the car/sort bottles/put stuff back if a guest doesn't want it)... which can be a lot to juggle

    Cons

    Guests can be snobby. If you are 18 or under, the only job available is a cashier assistant, and until you turn 18, you're paid minimum with no chance of a salary increase. Time off requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior, but I have been able to get them to change it just a week prior because they hadn't posted the schedules yet.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A company with a lot of potential

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

    I have been working at Plum Market full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've been impressed with how well store management has their employees' backs. The customers can be nasty but every encounter I've had or seen someone have has left me pleasantly surprised after upper management gets involved.

    I'm extremely impressed with how quickly you can grow in the company. There are at least 4 new stores in the works and Plum is extremely focused on internal promotion. They really stick by that too.

    They have a pretty open policy on trying their food so you can understand it better. Don't get me wrong, it's expensive and you'll never be able to afford shopping there, but you learn a lot about what the upper class eats.

    Cons

    Nepotism. There are people there, literally, because they can't be fired, not because they're good at their job.

    Disorganization. Plum is a new company and new SOP's are being dreamt up every day. It gets confusing but it's also really neat because, in such a state of flux, you can have direct influence on the way the company's run just by suggesting things and being motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be clearer. I've seen 3 of your best ground level employees leave or nearly leave because they communicated something and no response was given to them in a reasonable time. Middle management could use some strengthening. Honestly overall, it's a great company. I'm so proud to work for them and can't wait to see where I'll go with them!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive and Progressive work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Working for Plum was a truly wonderful experience. The work place was fast paced, highly energetic, and uplifting. I learned so much about the food industry. . Not only is the pay great, employees also receive a 15% discount on purchases. Everyone I work with from upper management to the team members take extreme pride in doing their job well. I also learnt a great deal about healthy living and food selection.

    Cons

    As with most retailers, you may end up working some holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Plum Market full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plum market is an excellent company with an enjoyable work atmosphere. Fellow employees feel more like family than co-workers. The management is very helpful and supportive in helping you to grow as an employee.

    Cons

    The hardest part would be satisfying demanding customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at Plum Market has been educational.

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

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to stay in a lower level position then Plum is great for temporary employment.
    Great people to work with.
    Hours
    Food
    Discount
    Snacking

    Cons

    If you are looking to stay in a lower level position then Plum is great for temporary employment.
    Discount
    Management
    Pay
    Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice that I have for the management is to be clear and communicate. Make daily reminders for themselves to make communication better. Come to work on time. Say Good Morning and mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fine place to work, but not a place you want to stay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plum Market

    Pros

    Good co-workers, and a positive overall work culture. People are excited to shop there, and if you're enthusiastic in engaging them they're enthusiastic back. Some entitled customers, but if you keep your head down when they're mad the management will give them a gift card to keep them happy and everyone will be fine.

    Cons

    Management isn't very receptive to feedback, and it's a lot of family in management positions. It's kind of a situation where it's the upper management against the workers, but that's hard to avoid in the grocery industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop employing your family as senior level managers, hire from within, you have good people on the front lines and you instead decide to hire your former family friends. It doesn't make sense to me, and will inhibit your growth...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I don't feel like a number anymore.

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

    I have been working at Plum Market full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am allowed to be creative. The owners listen to my ideas and sometimes implement them. The Team Members are special. They care about the world they live in and work in. Our guests are also special.... Lot's of foodies, people looking for a healthier lifestyle or people who have a special needs diet.

    It's fun. We get to educate our guests and they educate us right back. We support Local businesses and are always looking to stay on the edge of the food revolution.

    Working here has allowed me to raise my kids in a healthy, balanced way and it has also allowed me to come to work and do what I LOVE to do. Plum is passionate about changing the way people eat and about being a great place to work. I love it.

    Cons

    The cons are like with all retail establishments, we are busy everyday. We work weekends and Holidays, which can keep us alway from our family at those times. Oddly enough though, the busy Saturdays and Holidays can be some of the most fun days to work. Our Team Members and our guests really enjoy working together to create memorable meals for those events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing..... looking always to improve, grow and get better. A lot of us wish to retire with Plum and we look forward to all our business ventures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company with accessible leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Fair wages, employee discount, great co-workers. Company leadership is accessible and extremely adept. Company has good values, and advancement is available for any level employee with hard work and determination. Training and educational resources are available.

    Cons

    Benefits are on the skimpy side with high deductible, high cost insurance plan. A growing company sometimes focuses resources on the next venture and leaves the current business a little dry. Overall, far more positive than negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good job for a high school student

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

    I have been working at Plum Market

    Pros

    Vibrant coworkers and the work is at times engaging.

    Cons

    Management has their own ideas and will not take your advice critically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to everyone's insight and deliver a more sound approach to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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