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Mother's Market Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding"

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    Current Employee - Vitamin Clerk in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Vitamin Clerk in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mother's Market (More than a year)

    Pros

    All organic and whole new outlook to different foods and juices.

    Cons

    No cons at all. Love the people I work with and would change the managers in the Vitamin department.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Juice Bar in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Juice Bar in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mother's Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, perhaps the best part of the job are the people you work with. The work itself is bad, but the coworkers make it semi-bearable.

    Cons

    Raises are $0.10 per YEAR... some employees have been there for 10+ years and are still making almost the same salary as someone who is new.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider giving your employees better wages and incentive to stay at your company. Also hire manager that knows how to make a schedule.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wish I could use swear words"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mother's Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Uh, I can't think of much else. The people you work with are the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Management - terrible, always changing because no one is happy. Pay for management is not worth the amount of work they expect.
    Pay- crap.
    Workload- what you would expect for an entry level job and then some. NOT WORTH IT. Messy, gross, serves expired food to customers.
    Benefits aren't worth it either.
    Little to no room for growth. People who have been there for years are still making minimum wage.
    DONT WORK HERE. You will get trapped.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "My review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get time off. Open to hiring people with piercings and tatoos.

    Cons

    Not much of a future or pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to insist on being involved in every aspect than see it through to the end and not leave people hanging.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cloud have been a better experience, had lots of potential. Lack of structure and opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/Juice Bar in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk/Juice Bar in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mother's Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, You can wear what you want in any department except food service. They allow tattoos and piercings/self expression. Flexible hours, birthday and holiday bonus with holidays off. Lots of opportunities for overtime pay.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, unethical favoritism, poor management, customers are stuck up.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and have an open mind. Could improve high turn over rate.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mother's Market"

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    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mother's Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros are that they have a flexible schedule for those in school, they basically have no dress code and the only dress code is wear work appropriate clothes, and the work environment is a casual environment

    Cons

    some of the cons of working at mother's market and kitchen are the fact that there is little structure, the customers are all stuck up and the pay is small.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees to the level of work that you expect.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly employees and understanding management"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mother's Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, flexible hours. All of my coworkers were friendly and helpful, great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Pay not as comparable to other grocery stores.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best time of my life"

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    Former Employee - Juice Bar and Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Juice Bar and Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mother's Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, learning opportunites, personal growth...incredible environment to be apart of.

    Cons

    Nothing. Wish I would have persued management and stayed there.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "great environment, great coworkers, amazing customers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Hostess in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Mother's Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The energy that you feel working at a place like Mother's is unmeasurable. The people you will work with become instant friends, the managers seem to really care about every employee. The customers... well yes, specialty foods mean people with extra special needs... demanding people. But there are enough good people who come in and teach you thinks about health and nutrition to make it worth it.

    Cons

    Management needs more help. They are trying but there are some issues with communication. Occasionally a coworkers would get so fed-up they would just flake out on work and leaving those working stranded, understaffed and the managers scrambling to cover. When you work in foodservice, you need people who are specifically trained. So if you're having a manager come in to cover someone who calls out, the manager needs to know how everything works in each department of the store.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn how to work in the deli and the restaurant. We are always short there and it's a nightmare for anyone working in those departments. The deli NEEDS HELP. Please don't make the manager suffer alone and frustrated because she signed up for that job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Like any job, there are pro's and con's"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get a 10% discount on groceries, a 20% discount on body care and vitamins. You get a "birthday bonus" and "holiday gift." They have set schedules with mainly 8 hour shifts which makes it an easy job to plan around.

    Cons

    There is a wage freeze, no one is getting a raise. The management gets upset whenever employees use the bathroom. If you don't have a receipt while you're eating you will automatically be fired. The machines are old and will break down during your shift, multiple times. The wind blows through the front end, and if you have allergies it's not a good job for you.

    Advice to Management

    When you get caught up in nit-picking employees instead of rewarding them for what they're doing right you create a hostile work environment. If you don't take away the wage freeze you are going to lose a lot of great employees and be stuck constantly training new people who are going to leave with the product knowledge to somewhere that will pay them more. Mother's has built a great brand in orange county, but the business won't continue to grow if you lose sight of the morals that got you here in the first place.


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