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Plum Market Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company with accessible leadership"

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

    I worked at Plum Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair wages, employee discount, great co-workers. Company leadership is accessible and extremely adept. Company has good values, and advancement is available for any level employee with hard work and determination. Training and educational resources are available.

    Cons

    Benefits are on the skimpy side with high deductible, high cost insurance plan. A growing company sometimes focuses resources on the next venture and leaves the current business a little dry. Overall, far more positive than negative.


  2. "I don't feel like a number anymore."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership
    Current Employee - Leadership
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plum Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am allowed to be creative. The owners listen to my ideas and sometimes implement them. The Team Members are special. They care about the world they live in and work in. Our guests are also special.... Lot's of foodies, people looking for a healthier lifestyle or people who have a special needs diet.

    It's fun. We get to educate our guests and they educate us right back. We support Local businesses and are always looking to stay on the edge of the food revolution.

    Working here has allowed me to raise my kids in a healthy, balanced way and it has also allowed me to come to work and do what I LOVE to do. Plum is passionate about changing the way people eat and about being a great place to work. I love it.

    Cons

    The cons are like with all retail establishments, we are busy everyday. We work weekends and Holidays, which can keep us alway from our family at those times. Oddly enough though, the busy Saturdays and Holidays can be some of the most fun days to work. Our Team Members and our guests really enjoy working together to create memorable meals for those events.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing..... looking always to improve, grow and get better. A lot of us wish to retire with Plum and we look forward to all our business ventures.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company with a lot of potential"

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

    I have been working at Plum Market full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been impressed with how well store management has their employees' backs. The customers can be nasty but every encounter I've had or seen someone have has left me pleasantly surprised after upper management gets involved.

    I'm extremely impressed with how quickly you can grow in the company. There are at least 4 new stores in the works and Plum is extremely focused on internal promotion. They really stick by that too.

    They have a pretty open policy on trying their food so you can understand it better. Don't get me wrong, it's expensive and you'll never be able to afford shopping there, but you learn a lot about what the upper class eats.

    Cons

    Nepotism. There are people there, literally, because they can't be fired, not because they're good at their job.

    Disorganization. Plum is a new company and new SOP's are being dreamt up every day. It gets confusing but it's also really neat because, in such a state of flux, you can have direct influence on the way the company's run just by suggesting things and being motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to be clearer. I've seen 3 of your best ground level employees leave or nearly leave because they communicated something and no response was given to them in a reasonable time. Middle management could use some strengthening. Honestly overall, it's a great company. I'm so proud to work for them and can't wait to see where I'll go with them!!


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  5. "Team member"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Team Member in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Lots of opportunity. Management is not only supportive, but takes the time to help develop your career. The team leader group works very well together and is very supportive.

    Cons

    We have several 'bosses' sometimes it's difficult to take constant direction from so many people.

    Advice to Management

    I have been very happy with my management. The executive team to store leadership has been very accessible, and enables me to take ownership of my team.


  6. "Awesome place to work!"

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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 Plum Market full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, vacation pay, great co-workers, there is a lot opportunity to move up. If you love food you will love working here

    Cons

    Not many cons to put down here. i would say more vacation pay after working here for a long time. I think it is capped at two weeks

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for starting employees would be my advice, keep on doing what you are doing!


  7. "Fun place to work, flexible scheduling"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is very helpful

    Cons

    Starting pay is a little low, but maybe that is standard for this type of position


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment though management needs a lot of work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers are great and they are dependable.

    Cons

    Management is not the greatest

    Advice to Management

    They need to learn to be more approacheable.


  9. "first job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location to work at

    Cons

    Provide more opportunities for growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employee Comradery, So-So Guests"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plum Market full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Discounts
    I've seen really great examples of management protecting employees
    Would work there again if ever needed to

    Cons

    Some guests treat employees like they are so far beneath them and management will cater to them
    Some backstabbing as you get higher up in the company
    Holidays without holiday pay


  11. "Like a 2nd Home"

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

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

    Pros

    I've been very lucky to have found employment with Plum. I had my first management level position with this company and I will always be thankful for the positive work culture at Plum. Store leadership has always been very accommodating for me and my needs outside of work. I'm very grateful.

    Cons

    No maternity leave. Also, the company is small, so pay is on the lower end of the scale.

    Advice to Management

    Provide parental leave for your employees.


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