The Fresh Market - My experience has been great so far | Glassdoor
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"My experience has been great so far"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

WONDERFUL advancement opportunities, management has always treated me well, including corporate - and the ones who don't usually just don't like the job and don't end up staying very long. I have worked here more than a year and overall, I really like this company. I like working in a specialty food environment, and helping the customers find what they are looking for. I learn something new every day. I look forward to continue my career here! :-)

Cons

Benefits could be better.
I like to wear a lot of colors and dress code calls for white, grey, brown, or black under shirt :/ maybe consider changing it to wearing only solid colors!

Advice to Management

When you hire outside of the store for Store Management, consider putting them on a 90 day test run, to see how they treat people, and see if the job is right for them. Give them the job after they accept the conditions in the store, and don't be afraid to ask specialists/Dept heads their opinion of them! Alot of ASMs don't stay because they thought the job was something different.. promised 40 hr weeks (end up w 50+), and store manager (location change) possibly with in a year. They end up being let down, just tell 'em how it is. You gotta work and prove yourself and there always is possibility for advancement, but w very hard work and persistence. Nothing is handed to you at this company, so don't fool people into the job -- It ends up not being good for anyone.

Other Employee Reviews for The Fresh Market

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the people and products, but company pay scales are anything but competitive."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% discount on products, friendly and helpful coworkers because they are in the same boat. Store management really tries hard to work with your schedule

    Cons

    Low pay rates, unresponsive or irresponsible upper management. Ridiculous hours and schedules because of ridiculous forecasts for hours vs sales

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern for the people who make your massive salaries possible.


  2. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End
    Current Employee - Front End
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market part-time

    Pros

    * You get a 20% discount off most items
    * Great staff, I love the people I work with.
    * They give a 2% raise after your first 90 days then give you about .25 raise annually.
    * You get a holiday bonus towards the end of the year
    * Not boring, there is always something to do
    * They are extremely flexible when it comes to scheduling
    * Good quality foods
    * Tell management what you want and they will do their best to satisfy you
    * Nice size company, they are expanding all over the United States.

    Cons

    * It's tricky to get good hours if you're part time
    * Customers can be a pain
    * Sometimes there is not enough help
    * Nearly impossible to get days off before major holidays
    * Very disorganized backroom, it's nearly impossible to find anything

    Advice to Management

    Management overall does a decent job of running the store, but they should listen more to what their employees have to say.

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