The Fresh Market

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The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
523 Reviews
2.6
523 Reviews
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Sean Crane
29 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall OK

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

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

    Pros

    People your work with are friendly and helpful
    Pay is better than most all competitors

    Cons

    Understaffed. When people quit, they will not replace them. Customer service is left lacking.
    Their lack of advertising really hurts them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like my work; the job is less agreeable

    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay, discount, great customers

    Cons

    Uninspired and arrogant home office support team; tunnel vision on labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and trust your stores' associates. So trying to be every other grocery retailer in one. We are our own store. Focus on doing The Fresh Market best.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people (staff), friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Constantly pulled out of my department to cover in another, causing my department to suffer, then questioned by management as to way something is empty or out of stock. Put in for requested time off and almost always denied. Been with the company for 4 years and have been unable to move up and upper management will not discuss why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to stop adjusting work hours week to week and look at it on a quarterly basis. TFM needs to get into the mainstream of being a public company and stop running things as if it is a small business that is privately owned. TFM needs to up their compensation level or else lose all the good employees they have been able to retain. Publics, Food Lion, BI-LO and Lowes Foods all pay more and with less stress and drama. Bottom line is TFM needs to get with the time in regards to everything. From the computer systems, to taking inventory every month, to proper pay compensation. Stop being in the 80"s and get with the times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Fresh Market Response

    Feb 25, 2015HR

    We appreciate you leaving a review about your experience working at The Fresh Market. We are sorry to hear about your experience at your current location. We aim to provide a diverse and inclusive ... More

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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Be ready to do more than your job requires.

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    They will work you to death. Do not think the job you get hired for will be the job that you do all the time. You will work in many departments. With little to no reward or recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    The Fresh Market Response

    Feb 16, 2015HR

    We appreciate your time in leaving a review about your current experience working at The Fresh Market. As part of our culture, we make every attempt to promote a strong work-life balance for all of ... More

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company needs to realize it is in the 21st century

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good food and great concept

    Cons

    More frantic than passionate within store and upper management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Volunteer to go on "Undercover Boss" and find out how your employees really are treated and how they feel about working for The Fresh Market

    The Fresh Market Response

    Feb 25, 2015HR

    Thank you for your feedback about management at the store level and above. We are sorry to hear that we have not met your expectations regarding the passion needed by our leaders. I would welcome ... More

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, employee discount, store you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Compensation related to pay for performance, fast growth results in inexperienced management, corporate errors resulting from promotions and or IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work with stores to implement and improve more consistent programs and expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    The Fresh Market Response

    Feb 25, 2015HR

    We are glad to hear that you are enjoying your time working at The Fresh Market! We strive to offer a rewarding experience to our employees, and it’s always great to hear when we come through on our ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company you can be proud of

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

    I worked at The Fresh Market as an intern (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great advancement and learning opportunities, product you can really get behind making it easy to sell.

    Cons

    Promoting employees that are not ready due to growth and lack of good candidates, more opportunities for a better work/life balance is needed along with a better employee recognition program and in some markets more competitive pay to reduce turn over, which will help with work/life balance and store morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    The Fresh Market Response

    Feb 25, 2015HR

    It is great to hear that you have enjoyed your time working at The Fresh Market. We are glad to hear that you feel our career growth opportunities and products are up to what you expect from an ... More

  9.  

    Corporate doesn't do what's right by the store. Over worked under paid.

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

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

    Pros

    Discount, great food, schedule and some really great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management is not consistent. Store manager has favorites, and talks down to many. Some awful co-workers, they just don't follow any rules and nothing happens. Salaries are better now for hourly clerks, but are awful for managers. Home office keeps messing up and it handicaps us from doing what's right for the customer. Get your signage straight!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the good workers better. Take proper action with the workers that don't seem to care. Home office, get a proof reader for you signs and ads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    So far everything is laid out for you.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Fresh Market

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement can happen fast

    Cons

    Looks like experience is not apart of opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should look at what people have in their backgrounds and might find a diamond in the rough

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bunch of Liars

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

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

    Pros

    Discount, part time hours

    Cons

    No accountability, store management tells you what you want to hear but never follows thru, 1 store manager curses at you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers, if they say they are going to do something then they need to follow thru, hold employess accountable for the work, if they are not up to speed in 30 or 60 days then let them go. Too many slackers at this store in dallas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    The Fresh Market Response

    Feb 27, 2015HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your current experience working at The Fresh Market. I am sorry to hear about your experience at your current location. As a company, it is part ... More

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