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Central Market Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "They have great benefits, fun perks, and a casual atmosphere" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Co-workers are great, overall a great work environment" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is generally open for help when you have an issue, but change is slow because of the emphasis on coaching when there is an issue" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Impossible to get a full-time position" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Bagger
    Current Employee - Bagger

    I have been working at Central Market part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome mangers, and very easy flow

    Cons

    It gets busy on the weekends, but that’s every store


  2. "Work at Central market"

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    Current Employee - Production Chef in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Production Chef in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers. Team orientated. I love the experience I got with this job

    Cons

    We were under staffed my whole time here. I had to work 2-3 different stations a night due to how busy it got. During holidays ur pretty much forced to stay later than scheduled otherwise be threatened with a write up. A lot of times the amount of work we were supposed to do was unrealistic and humanly impossible to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Change ur hiring process for kitchen partners. The group interview works but a lot of people who want to work in the kitchen don't get hired due to the fact that they are not always the friendliest or most cheerful partners. In the kitchen we dont need people to have good customer service, we need people to get the job done.

  3. "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A diverse food culture. Every year they have food events and Partners are encouraged to try all types of food to then talk to customers.

    Cons

    I have not had anything negative.


  4. "Co-workers were nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Market part-time

    Pros

    Good Food
    Good products
    Pays you weekly

    Cons

    You get your schedule for your following week late
    During the holiday season you get no breaks


  5. "Great Company to Work At"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid Weekly
    Discounts on certain items at HEB and other HEB stores like Central Market
    Diverse
    Raises ever 6 months

    Cons

    The management was kinda lazy
    Sometimes some of the customer would be a little pushy


  6. "holiday hotline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Market part-time

    Pros

    customers super friendly , most partners very nice

    Cons

    long hours and sometimes very bored

    Advice to Management

    take the time to make people feel better in their role


  7. "Cheese Department Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Central Market full-time

    Pros

    Leadership team who cares about their employees, good benefits for full-time employees, room for upward mobility if you are interested in a career

    Cons

    The daily grind of working a combination of retail and food service - it can be hard work!

  8. "New partner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really do care. Breaks, meals, checking to see how you are doing. Lots of partners who seemed to really enjoy what they do and who they work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes it hard to figure out who is your section leader is if you have questions.

    Advice to Management

    The have pictures of the leadership team, maybe as part of store tour, point out the faces you will most likely have as your managers.


  9. "One of the best retail jobs around."

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    Former Employee - Various in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Various in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, plenty of pay raises, hard to get fired, the culture is amazing.

    Cons

    retail hours, grocery positions sometimes push for overnight hours, once you go overnight its really hard to get back to dayside

    Advice to Management

    never leave someone in a position they hate unless you no longer care about them


  10. "Great starter job.... (Produce)"

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    Current Employee - Stocker
    Current Employee - Stocker
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good start pay
    Great hours
    Friendly coworkers
    Simple work

    Cons

    Laborious work
    Management is very cold and distant when it comes to personal matters
    Not very much room to advance to a higher position
    Good luck with having days off

    Advice to Management

    I suggest using this job as a holder while searching for another job. But not as a career