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Central Market Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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  • "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. "Fantastic company with great benefits and room to Grow."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Catering Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits
    Great food
    Opportunity to build a career
    Positive work environment
    Care about employees
    Superb and unique training
    Overall fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Starting pay is competitive with other grocery stores but not realistic for Austin cost of living.
    Also being retail, must work holidays and weekends. Can be very taxing during the winter holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great.


  2. "This is an awesome company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Management that cares. A company that consistently puts its people first. Regular salary increases. Great benefits. Many career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay. Irregular schedule. Often work holidays and weekends. It takes a long time to train for most career growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to always out your people first. Great customer service develops through happy employees

  3. "Unique Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits, fun perks, and a casual atmosphere. Everyone is encouraged to participate in store events, and look into advancement.

    Cons

    Some folk work very hard. Some do not. That is often frustrating, as those who do not are rarely corrected or required to do better. Often, if a partner activity is scheduled outside your working hours, you are "requested" to attend, off the clock. Advancement is more difficult than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Get folks who do not do their fair share of the work off your teams, and don't "request" partners to come back during their off-hours.


  4. "floral lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    central market is a great company to work for

    Cons

    nothing bad to say at all overall a great experience


  5. "Great Company, Tired Teams"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working with food and amazing people. Plenty of benefits and time off when you’re able to take it.

    Cons

    Work life balance is nearly impossible to come by. If you work full time or go into management, the expectation is to be available all the time. The pressure to be better is very high, and the “what more could it be” and “restless dissatisfaction” become draining over time.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate your management teams and directors. They’re working very hard for you and just a few words of encouragement would go a long way.


  6. "Partner"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and flexible scheduling. Some of the managers are easy to communicate with.

    Cons

    Sometimes they expect you to do too much when others dont do anything. Also, customers customers tend to be very rude at times.


  7. "Sweet good baker"

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    Former Employee - Sweets Good Baker in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Sweets Good Baker in Southlake, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good internship. Hired quickly. Nice discount

    Cons

    Hours are terrible. Was working till 11 some nights and expected to be back at 6am the next day. Almost no training for my job.

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep a better eye on employees and allow employees to have better scheduals. Keep the bakery clean.

  8. "It's Retail"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for, they care a lot about their employees

    Cons

    downsides are having to deal with difficult customers sometimes.


  9. "Central Market"

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

    I worked at Central Market part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and customers are often excited about shopping here. The benefits given to employees are decent.

    Cons

    Top leadership treats some workers very poorly
    Not much interaction from top leadership to workers


  10. "Cashier"

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

    I worked at Central Market (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, supportive management, consistent raises, good pay

    Cons

    Long work days, strict call-in procedures

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more understanding when people have emergencies.


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