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Fresh Produce Sportswear Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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  1. "Fun Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working there. Everyone was so nice and they were working on making the culture better for the employees.

    Cons

    They were still working on making it a better place to work. Lots of turnover.


  2. "Moving in the right direction"

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

    Pros

    Great product and brand, great team of people who care about the customer, focused on results but also having fun and making a difference.

    Cons

    Small company with limited resources, still moving through challenges from bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and focusing on employees.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Lost Character and appeal"

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

    I worked at Fresh Produce Sportswear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great clothes made in usa!!! Actually cotton not a blend.

    Cons

    Upper management is abrasive and rude. Store managers are micromanaged and do not have a say in their own store. The concept and lifestyle brand has been lost in translation for years.

    Advice to Management

    Competitive pay and bonuses. Listen to the store managers. They are on the front lines day to day. Hire upper management that builds team work.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "This company has not improved since bankruptcy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fresh Produce Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Good discounts on clothing does not make up for the worsening health benefits and the overall stress inflicted continuously

    Cons

    Totally micromanaged by rude, abrasive, uncaring, narcissistic upper management. Staff are constantly criticised and written up for ridiculous things. There is never any positive feedback, turnover is ridiculous and there is no communication. The whole culture is negative

    Advice to Management

    Store employees are the ones that saved your business once before. Any goodwill they had is being rapidly eroded by the mean and negative behaviours of your totally unprofessional upper retail managers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible support and communication"

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    Former Employee - Upper Field Management
    Former Employee - Upper Field Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fresh Produce Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    Great clothes, mostly made in the US

    Cons

    Terrible upper management, again. No support, incentives, or bumuses. not competitive in benefits or wage. UNstable work environment for years.

    Advice to Management

    Realize you have lost the company culture, completely. This company will fail for good if you don't respond better within your team environment.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Store manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresh Produce Sportswear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discounts and non-traditional retail hours. Plus you get to wear comfortable clothes to work. The majority of the clothing is made in America. Lots of contests to win free clothes.

    Cons

    Salaried employees expected to work more than 40hrs. Constant struggle when putting in request offs, no coaching, abrasive upper management, micro-managment and no faith in store managers skills.

    Advice to Management

    Be a company with a clear message on what your employee culture is. Upper management is rude and abrasive. Your stores work hard for you, but in the end it doesn't matter because you will be reprimanded for small insignificant issues. There is a hostile work environment for store managers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "If you don't want to move up in your job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Management in Miramar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount on fresh produce clothing

    Cons

    Doesn't care about the welfare and health of their employees. Communication between upper management and store level is very poor, continuous turnover . Does not promote from with in.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, hire real professional to move the company forward,


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A "Different" Retail with Enthusiastic Perseverance and Accountability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Upper Field Management
    Current Employee - Upper Field Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Product to stand behind, truly proud to sell it, mostly US made. No commission, team selling, positive workplace, an incredibly loyal and steadily growing client base. Encouragement and guidance to get to the next level. They hire with the expectation that you will run your business so "corporate" partners with you as compared to hanging over you micro managing your business initiatives.

    Cons

    They've had financial hick-ups, they had some wrong people making wrong choices and it forced hard decisions to be made however, they took accountability, made adjustments and are moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward - we are on the right path. Insurance, base pay and bonuses are not competing with other companies with our base operations, client demographic and service expectations BUT it's not a huge chain with a huge corporation above it and because of that SUCH a better work place. I would rather have a name, face, respect, open communication and growth over having money thrown at me for "job" satisfaction. Wages/benefits do mean a lot though.


  10. "store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fresh Produce Sportswear full-time

    Pros

    awesome brand love the merchandise

    Cons

    company filed bankruptcy and close half the stores including this one

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the managers at store level. Just because you are having a bad day, remember we are dealing with customers and we keep a smile on our faces, you should have the same courtesy for us.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Racist and unsupportive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The clothing discount is the only reason to work here.

    Cons

    There are racist managers that get away with thier actions due to thier time at the company.The lack of organization and training. The company bankruptcy has not improved thier situation. The pay is low and managers are micromanaged over the phone for every little detail.

    Advice to Management

    Because you are with a company for a length of time, does not qualify you to be a trainer. Not everyone is open to minorities as Store Managers.



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