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Central Market Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  • You're required to keep your availability open, which makes work-life balance hard (in 4 reviews)

  • It takes a year to gain full time status with benefits (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling system. Low-stress work environment. Interacting with customers is promoted.

    Cons

    Can become repetitive and monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with employees and smile more, it'll help us not feel trapped at our lanes.


  2. "Produce sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Market part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule and managers take their time to work with you and help as much as possible.

    Cons

    Communication within the whole department could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better one-on-one training


  3. "Basically a specialist means you have experience. No more, no less."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great customers, fast paced, gain a lot of knowledge. Customers can be demanding, but once you help them with what they need, they will only come to you and only trust you. You will gain a following after being there for a few months. Makes you feel good.

    Cons

    To many chiefs, everyone has a title. Your not fast enough and your made to feel like your not smart enough by the higher ups. So sad, this once was a great store!

    Advice to Management

    Let the partners be creative again! WE MAKE THE STORE!


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  5. "Literally Working Me To Death"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, easy to expand your knowledge of food,

    Cons

    Part time: worked exactly 40 hours each week; frequently given 5 hours between shifts; unrealistic expectations for one person; terrible management; promised two 15 min breaks, and a lunch, rarely ever get them.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are people, with actual thoughts, feelings, and needs. We're not robots. For HEB being such a great place to work, you sure take advantage of Texas' lack of labor laws.


  6. "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Stocker in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Market full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The different things you can try during the food events. The benefits are good if you make above 35000 dollars a year.

    Cons

    Management is extremely bias and doesn't divide the work properly. They also ask you to finish managers task. Health insurance is really expensive if you are in the bottom of the pay scale.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work Enviroment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager/Grocery Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager/Grocery Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    Full-Timers have to be available to work at all times.
    Not greatly compensated for the amount of work you put in.


  8. "team leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    atmosphere is awesome. i really look forward to working everyday . always an adventure

    Cons

    i would love the boss to acknowledge his people

    Advice to Management

    communicate more


  9. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX

    I worked at Central Market (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and great food

    Cons

    Fast Paced and over whelming

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to scheduling


  10. "The Best Grocery Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, opportunity to try nice food

    Cons

    difficult customers, some difficult managers

    Advice to Management

    better communication between departments


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It's what you make it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Lead in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Lead in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, weekly pay, room to grow professionally if you want to, supportive leadership, exciting and ever-changing surroundings, fun co-workers, daily opportunities to try new foods and learn about other cuisines.

    I personally love being on my feet, as opposed to staring at a computer screen all day. As a lead, I spend approximately two hours a week total on the computer.

    Cons

    For full timers, the work schedule is challenging. You're required to keep your availability open, which makes work-life balance hard. You can make requests for certain days off but they have to be made two weeks in advance and may still be denied if someone else asked off first. The holidays are especially challenging because of how hard we work, plus not being able to go home to visit family. It makes for a frustrating combo.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that my management team is on my side and tries their best to understand me. I feel morally supported by them to advance my career, however, they have left that mostly up to me to make that happen (understandably) and sometimes I don't know how. I think a more concrete and out-in-the-open protocol for promoting partners into management positions would entice more capable people of going for it.


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