The Fresh Market

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The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
480 Reviews
2.5
480 Reviews
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Sean Crane
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about working for them is 20% discount on food (in 54 reviews)

  • Employee discount program is excellent - 20% to start and it goes up with more tenure (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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lack of communication will be their downfall.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Growing company. 25-30 stores per year will allow upward mobility for dedicated workers.

    Cons

    Low pay. Tight on employee hours makes it tough to get the job done in a timely manner. Those that do work are working harder to get the task completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want to be when you grow up. It's hard to give customer delight when you don't have enough manpower to even get jobs done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    a great company growing fast

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

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

    Pros

    best in class employee discount

    Cons

    rapid growth causes the movement of store managers, so store managers change often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to focus on the customer and employee experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job for short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Deli in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    20 percent discount, good ppl to work with

    Cons

    No training, salary caps, no support, from upper management. They only care about how much money the company makes, not their employees or customers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its not the best or the worse place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    20% discount
    You can get a set schedule
    You do get vacation time
    You do get a Christmas bonus
    Some managers care
    The district manager knows 90% of employees names

    Cons

    Our store can't keep employees or management
    The pay is capped out
    Its takes to long to get equipment fixed
    The seem to hire alot of lazy people and then refuse to make them work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth not what a Paper says what they can make. Spend time in the stores talking to employees not the managers who refuse to admit everything that's going on. Learn to budget all year not just at the end of the year. Stop hiding behind human resources and fire lazy people!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 20, 2015HR

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review about your current working experience at The Fresh Market. Thank you for your feedback in regards to compensation and turnover in the store. This ... More

  6.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Fresh Market

    Pros

    This is overall a good company to work for. I started off as a bakery clerk and got promoted to baker then coffee/candy manager. I would also go to new store openings and train the employees on how to do the job properly. It was nice being with a company that saw how you worked and rewarded you for it. You will learn a lot from working here and can take these experiences with you.

    Cons

    It is a grocery store so you will have to work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more store managers from within the company and not just off the street.

    Recommends

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 16, 2015HR

    We are glad to hear that you are enjoying your time with The Fresh Market! As a company that believes from promoting from within, we do try to hire managers in house when we can. All Store Managers ... More

  7.  

    Love the company...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Discount +. Great environment. I've got a sense of pride working here.

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time. Could use more pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 13, 2015HR

    We are glad to hear that you are enjoying your time working with The Fresh Market! Having pride in where you work is not easy to come by and we are honored that you take pride in The Fresh Market ... More

  8.  

    It was okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat and Seafood in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Meat and Seafood in Destin, FL

    I worked at The Fresh Market

    Pros

    My co-workers were friendly and the employees got a discount working there.

    Cons

    I was paid $8.50 as apposed to $9.00 for the same position and experience as my male co-workers. I also lived an hour away then the local co-workers and had to pay a bridge toll every day back and forth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 16, 2015HR

    We are happy to hear that you enjoy working with your coworkers and the 20% employee discount! Also, we have passed your concern regarding pay to our HR and Management team for review. Thank you for ... More

  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Louisville, KY

    I worked at The Fresh Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, positive atmosphere, decent pay, good hours, great benefits

    Cons

    It depends on what department you work for. I worked in the bakery department as a clerk. I enjoyed it, but it could get quite stressful. They expect bakery, deli and meat departments to meet production numbers. Generally its easy to meet those numbers, but when you're working by yourself and it's busy it can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be a little more understanding of how stressful your demands are on your workers. For the most part, they are doing there best.

    Recommends

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 13, 2015HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience working with The Fresh Market! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time working with The Fresh Market, as well as providing ... More

  10.  

    A good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    A good company to work for.

    Cons

    The pay is LOW management is Ridiculous they don't care about their employee and don't know anything. The will not promote the right people if you know and are qualify for the postion. They will promote someone that don't deserve or care about the postion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to treat your employees right or the store will be running solo. Hire better management. Increase your rate pay because this job is our total support and you can't hardly make it. Management gets mad if you get another job to help you and they don't want to work with your schedule. Please increase your pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 13, 2015HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your current experience working at The Fresh Market. We appreciate your feedback in regards to management, compensation, and treatment of ... More

  11.  

    Meh

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are generally quite nice

    Cons

    Most people don't care about their job/responsibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    The Fresh Market Response

    Jan 13, 2015HR

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review about your current experience working with The Fresh Market. We are sorry to hear that you feel your coworkers do not care about their current ... More

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