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"Great Grocery Environment - ideal for student"

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Former Employee - Shift Manager in Santa Cruz, CA
Former Employee - Shift Manager in Santa Cruz, CA

Pros

Great people. Great locations. If you love the environment and people who are open minded, this is the place for you. The customers were ususally a pleasure to work with. The discounts on food and vitamins are great! It's fun and pretty laid back. I appreciate the experience of working at New Leaf Market. Great for someone who's in school and has another income.

Cons

Commute was sometimes a pain. Low pay. No raises. You're not in it for the money. Can't really live off full time work there. It's a second job. If you don't share the opinion of the majority of the work force, you should probably keep it to yourself.

Advice to Management

A couple of low cost perks would be appreciated - especially at the middle management level.

Other Employee Reviews for New Leaf Community Markets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Leaf Community Markets full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Good Products

    Cons

    retail, it's difficult to move up in the company


  2. "Things have changed...for the worse"

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    Current Freelancer - Store Receiving Specialist in Capitola, CA
    Current Freelancer - Store Receiving Specialist in Capitola, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Leaf Community Markets (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits aren't great but not horrible, the best being the chance to take home any old product (bread, fresh pizzas, salsas,), any damaged items, i.e. cans, torn bags of cereal/boxes, any produce deemed bad. They offer a darn decent discount for all employees of 20% everything in the store.
    Most, not all but most, of the people here are great, positive, friendly people who are kind and welcoming.

    Cons

    Hiring standards are awful, management will hire anyone that will show up to their shift, that is their only qualifier.
    Since being bought out by a larger more "corporate" natural foods store, many of the great policies and benefits formerly offered by NLCM have been axed, i.e. for employees with the company 10+ years they would offer, sabbatical w/ pay and a 30% discount.
    Employee peer review is not balanced based on certain positions throughout the company.
    On the job training is a joke.
    No firm management structure.
    No room for growth in specific positions.

    Advice to Management

    Be firm with corrective actions against employees who don't perform as expected.
    Be more active in anticipating issues and with knowing how to do everything in the store, I feel as the manager, you should be able to do everything in the department/store you're in charge of.

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