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Central Market Reviews

Updated December 9, 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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    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. "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!

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Central Market part-time

    Pros

    The employee atmosphere is good.

    Cons

    Bad management, long hours need to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees


  7. "Great Company Culture,"

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    Current Employee - Seafood Sales Representative (Fishmonger) in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Seafood Sales Representative (Fishmonger) in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a very easy job if you have some background in seafood production. Great company culture, but the San Antonio location is quite slow in terms of sales.

    Cons

    For the pay at $13, I felt it was more than fair for a grocery store. One major con was how slow the day would pass. The first few hours of the morning (6am-9am move fast because of setup) & last hour is busy closing, besides that, sometimes we would have no customers for 3 hours.

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    "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.


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

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    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


  10. "floral lead"

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    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