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Earth Fare Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • No one reads this in upper management don't give a crap about you (in 31 reviews)

  • Home office made decisions that didn't take into consideration how that would affect the customers and employees (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place"

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

    I have been working at Earth Fare full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, awesome co workers

    Cons

    pay could be higher for work required
    more room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    less work in hours allowed.


  2. "Food Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Earth Fare part-time

    Pros

    Awesome crew for the most part but you cant win them all other right? Got to sample tons of yummy foods so I never really had to take a lunch.

    Cons

    Customer base is very rude in general, every now and again you do get someone that is very nice and makes your day but more often than not the customers there are very rude. There are also no benefits if you are part-time, you may get a 20% discount but when you take into account the cost of an item at that store there really is not discount. You could easily go to ACME or Giant Eagle and buy the same item cheaper than you would get with your store discount.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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 Earth Fare full-time

    Pros

    Employee discounts
    No late nights or early retail hours

    Cons

    Labor hours are challenging for work that is needed to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the labor budget and salary structures to keep and attract talent.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs to change"

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    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Earth Fare part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great concept. Nice selection of products. Made some good friends. They are flexible with hours to work around your other obligations.

    Cons

    Management just doesn't know how to run a store, particularly one that has a sizable restaurant/food prep component. We are always out of all sorts of food and packaging. And no one seems to care or try to make it better. They also do not follow sanitation rules and general cleanliness. Food that is out of date is often used, including meat and fish. Very scary!

    Advice to Management

    Fire the food prep managers and hire (and please TRAIN) new ones. Before it's too late and someone gets really sick.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Earth Fare is a fairly relaxed, flexible, easy place to work. The job is very simple, and many creative people apply and work in the various departments.

    Cons

    The starting pay is usually minimum wage, and there is very little room for growth. The corporate office is absolutely ridiculous, and they never seem to be able to make up their minds about anything.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees a little more highly. Bring back holiday bonuses. Pay department managers enough so that they are actually motivated to stay with the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job."

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, discount is sweet, when I forget my lunch there's always the hot bar, the occasional awesome customer

    Cons

    The company doesn't care about anything besides its profit margins. Understaffed. High turnover. Snobby customers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in recycling and compost, and other means of reducing waste. Ask your employees what they think could be improved upon because we're the ones that talk to the customers.


  7. "I wish I had listened to the online reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earth Fare full-time

    Pros

    The people were amazing. Store management and department managers were great and friendly.

    Cons

    While friendly, management also asked too much of the employees, literally asking for the impossible and making employees feel incredibly small and frustrated because they couldn't accomplish the impossibly high standards set forth for them.

    Advice to Management

    Try to take faster corrective action based on employee suggestions. Be more direct with employee advancement opportunities and please, please, please properly train people. Training is nearly non-existent within this company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier Review"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Earth Fare (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and training provided. However, I wouldn't recommend unless you want a little side job during college.

    Cons

    Earthfare was bought by a new company, and they don't care about the employees. The only thing that matters is the bottom line. Pay is also a joke.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "What a mess."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Earth Fare part-time

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers and customers.

    Cons

    Pay is awful. I wasn't paid for my vacation hours when I left despite giving 2 weeks notice and working those 2 weeks as I was told I would be. I've called corporate and left message but no response. Disorganized company that can't keep good employees because of poor management and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Care a little about employees.


  10. "cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fletcher, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earth Fare (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly , clean, love the hot bar food

    Cons

    too many spider webs around the door area

    Advice to Management

    good job


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