The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • 20% discount - Discount sometimes higher throughout the year (especially around end of year holidays); Nice co-workers; Good product (in 54 reviews)

  • The employee discount is good (industry standard) (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Store managers last an average of about a year in my experience (in 31 reviews)

  • Upper Management/Home office have no clue what goes on in stores (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    New changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Front End Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Front End Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount, advancement opportunities, co-workers

    Cons

    Pay, not enough breaks, do not like the changes that are being made with bag spinners and not being able to take lunches between certain times. Its not right for someone to open at 7am and not get their "lunch"/break until 1pm or to come in to close at 1 and go to lunch at 3.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, ask us how we like these changes and if we have any input. Don't just make changes and expect everyone to just conform to it. We like to be involved too. And please make some changes to the break schedules.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you like merchandising, and staying busy, helping anyone and everyone to get things done, as well as adapting to constant changes / expectations of shifts, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Unreal expectations from upper management. Turnover is high for clerks due to poor pay, so you have to spend most of your day "plugging the holes". But at the same time expected to be aware of every other facet of the store, paperwork and tools. Unrealistic work environment depending on who is your upper management. Too many changes to your primary focus each day due to constant changes in programs or sales gimmicks. Something could be irrelevant today, but career threatening tomorrow. Payroll department is a joke. Way too many issues with hiring, paychecks, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Consistentcy is much needed with this company. All of the top executives have changed, and job expectations change day to day. Too many gimmicks to keep up with to garner sales. No real current structure at this moment.


  3. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grocery Store Manager in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Grocery Store Manager in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great people. The pay is competitive and the hours are satisfactory. It's an enjoyable place to advance your career.

    Cons

    No cons! I loved working there. Xx cccc aaaas pppp q I l m j I l p q w


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, wonderful customers, always new foods to try and just enjoy coming to work each day .

    Cons

    Need more information about new programs before they are sent out .


  6. Assistant Manger

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bluffton, SC
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bluffton, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to meet the CEO and speak with him one on one. The company is constantly growing so there is always room for advancement

    Cons

    Due to the fast growth, a lot get lost in the mix. So communication is sometimes nonexistent


  7. produce

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people you work with are nice

    Cons

    my house can change day to day, my checks have not been right missing hours all the time, I would never serve some of the produce to my family. the like to work you by your self and then want you to not go over your hours.

    Advice to Management

    make sure if your going to charge those prices the food is good! and do your job with paper work for the staff


  8. Helpful (3)

    Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits with great people who enjoy what they're doing, always ready to take it to the next level if need be.

    Cons

    Management doesn't really seem to care about the employees needs the way most company's do. No structure within the store, one doesn't know what the other is doing at any given time.

    Advice to Management

    Kind of hard to tell your boss a better way to do things, the only way is The Fresh Market way.


  9. Front End Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    Ability to interact with customers.

    Cons

    Refrained from making discipline decisions for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make employees have accountability


  10. Helpful (5)

    Solid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Manager in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Deli Manager in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, stressful at times but not too bad.

    Cons

    Upper Management have no idea about day to day operations, and the deli people in corporate have no clue

    Advice to Management

    Take time to go to stores and talk to your people who actually do the job


  11. It's a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part,

    Cons

    Customer base kind of sucks



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