New Seasons Market Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2020

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3.4
66%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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New Seasons Market CEO   Forrest Hoffmaster (no image)
Forrest Hoffmaster
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of free food and a good minimum wage pay(in 56 reviews)

  • "Relaxed work environment, great benefits, and supporting local farms(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management at store level (Slabtown specifically) was unresponsive to issues affecting clerks in various departments(in 12 reviews)

  • "Terrible management, many are former Whole Foods/Amazon employees(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Seasons Market full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of excellent perks and free food

    Cons

    Draconian attendance system and little room for error

  2. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Cashier 

    I worked at New Seasons Market part-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, friendly staff, good benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    Honestly not very many cons other than their points system for absences/sick days


  3. COVID-19

    "Great work culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Many Hats in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Seasons Market full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    responsive to staff needs, proactive in the time of Pandemic, encourages staff of all levels to have a voice, ability to cross train in many areas, lots of free food, good benefits, lifestyle scheduling, great co-workers.

    Cons

    PST and PTO tied together, difficult to get pay increases, sometimes poor communication between department heads and staff

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  4. "Nice to shop at horrible to work for"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New Seasons Market full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food and nice co workers

    Cons

    Pass aggressive management, punishment for taking sick days, overworked assistant managers and employees scared to speak up.

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  5. "Set Up to Fail"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General and Operations Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Seasons Market full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are reasonably good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is all talk, they do not support staff.

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  6. "Alright company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Seasons Market part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Decent starting pay -good benefits -great people and community -sustainable practices

    Cons

    -many stores severely understaffed -hours uncertain - little training - terrible employee review system

  7. "Work here if you have zero upward mobility"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Seasons Market full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company is founded on outstanding principles. It was the first grocery store to become B CORP certified. They offer insurance and PTO to their employees. They do not check references or run criminal background checks.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it has been difficult for this company to maintain and practice its values as it has expanded. Additionally, this company is only twenty years old and it shows. Degrees and education are not valued and the path to advancement is murky at best. Do not take a job with the hope it will be a foot in the door to better opportunities. I adore many of my coworkers. However, as a whole this is a toxic work environment where too much is asked with too little support.

  8. "Meh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Seasons Market part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Free food - 20% discount -50% off Trimet passes

    Cons

    - Difficult to get hours since they increased starting wages

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Company That Walks Its Talk"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Department Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New Seasons Market full-time

    Pros

    New Seasons Market is a company with many values that are promoted, practiced and strived for every day. Staff are there because it is more than just a job; they support the culture and mission of the business. Benefits are rich and better than the competition. You are amongst diverse co-workers in every way and leadership genuinely supports that diversity.

    Cons

    Initiatives and changes can be implemented what feels like hastily for the front line because details fall through the cracks or there are considerable consequences that could have been avoided with better planning.

  10. "It's a job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Clerk 

    I worked at New Seasons Market full-time

    Pros

    Discount card is nice to have,

    Cons

    The company is very understaffed at the store level.

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