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Market Basket Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Low pay, difficult to get enough hours (in 12 reviews)

  • It takes a very long time to go from part-time to full-time without family connections already in management somewhere (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Starting Job for Younger People"

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

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time

    Pros

    You get paid overtime on weekends which is time & 1/2 which is good because at my age you can only work 10 hours a week.

    Cons

    You have to deal with people which is horrible, its definitely an experience.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice its a great job that i see no cons too.


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Market Basket part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly workers. Not bad

    Cons

    Low pay, difficult to get enough hours

  3. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family oriented, values work ethic and loyalty

    Cons

    long hours in management positions


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Manager in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Market Basket (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun to work at if you also have friends that work there. Customers are usually friendly and the job pays higher than the average super market.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and tiresome. Some customers are difficult to work with and hard to handle. All a part of customer service. It can be frustrating after awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Not really anything. I was happy working here and have an overall positive outlook on the company. The employees can be fun to be around if you work at a nice location.


  5. "Dairy Clerk"

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

    I worked at Market Basket part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Management was nice
    Customers were generally friendly
    Lots of bonuses during the year

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours, often was sent home early
    Minimum wage
    Hard to move up in company


  6. "Market Basket Chelmsford is Slavery"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Stock Clerk in Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Grocery Stock Clerk in Chelmsford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and thats it

    Cons

    Dictatorship
    Feels like your an animal
    Treat you like crap
    Dont appreciate all the hard work you do
    Expect you to get done with a full skid in 30 min.
    New stupid rule every week
    Crappy Pay

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans and not animals.


  7. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Epping, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant in Epping, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Market Basket full-time

    Pros

    Good bonuses to compensate poor pay

    Cons

    Bad management that don't respect you.

  8. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Market Basket part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Works only weekdays and have the weekend off. Friendly customers, great environment

    Cons

    A very busy place to work


  9. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Market Basket part-time

    Pros

    -awesome company: Artie T takes a very humanistic perspective towards all of his employees, from the store managers to the baggers!
    -could get time off basically whenever I needed it, I just had to request ahead of time
    -very flexible work schedule
    -I always got enough hours
    -great first job for a young kid!!! It was my first job and I always had a job to come home to every summer.
    -it can be pretty easy to move around departments, if you are sick of your current one and are open to all possibilities. All you have to do is ask your manager! Even though there were no positions open for assistant manager at checkout, my manager remembered that I had asked and recommended me to the bakery manager, who needed an extra pair of hands. I transferred there and thrived!

    Cons

    -the work is pretty monotonous and boring, but that's to be expected from a job like this.
    -most of the jobs, besides managerial ones, are minimum wage--again, to be expected for the most part!

    Advice to Management

    Bakery management--please try to put freezer stock in the same place every time! It was very frustrating and anxiety-inducing as a part-time employee to have a customer request something from the freezer and spend several minutes looking for it in the large and crowded freezer, which reflects badly on the employee's customer service skills.


  10. "Dreadful Experience"

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

    I worked at Market Basket part-time

    Pros

    $10 Hourly
    Bonuses (after 1 Year Employment, although not that great for Part-Time)

    Cons

    Poor/Rude Management
    Poor Work Force
    Illegal Break Policy
    Poor Flexibility (even with large number of employees)
    Poor Hours (due to large number of employees)
    Teenagers should not be Front End Assistant Managers

    Advice to Management

    Be replaced


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