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Swiss Farms Reviews

Updated December 10, 2016
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  1. "Good Part-Time Work"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Newtown Square, PA

    I have been working at Swiss Farms part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Multitude of responsibilities allow you to gain experience in variety of retail job functions
    - Management is fair and understanding
    - Good starting pay rate with opportunity for fast advancement

    Cons

    - Job is very stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to cut transactions times down


  2. "Not a "Career" option..."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Farms full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Making awesome customer connections in many ways. You learn about people's entire families, I miss that the most!

    Cons

    Company is very youth driven..
    Unless you are a high school/college student working whilst studying this is NOT a career stop!

    Advice to Management

    Make a MUCH more defined effort to lessen the level of young employees per location in exchange for responsible adults!


  3. "Work here if you want to work with drug addicts"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sharon Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sharon Hill, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Farms part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customers were okay, management was light, sales were fun.

    Cons

    Almost everyone I worked with was hooked on some type of a drug. Upselling at a store where mainly food stamps were used was annoying. Products were almost never fresh. PAY WAS HORRIBLE. NEVER GOT A RAISE EVER AND I WORKED THERE FOR 4 YEARS

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


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  5. "Great for students to build resume!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great for students, good reference

    Cons

    Huge workload for the pay, inconsistent scheduling, sometimes they cap your hours, high turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend to either lower the workload, hire more employees, or raise the pay.


  6. "I worked for swiss farms for 6 years and enjoyed every day i was there."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Broomall, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Broomall, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swiss Farms part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    unique business model
    good staff and management
    corporate support

    Cons

    being exposed to weather elements
    high turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    I believe if you did not have such a high turn over rate, customers would stay more loyal at each store. As a customer know at certain locations, I seem to see too many new faces.


  7. "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Upper Darby, PA
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Upper Darby, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swiss Farms part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Positive Employees, Convenient, Good Pay

    Cons

    ignorant customers (rare), Busy days, Morning shifts


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good people to work with but pay is not much"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Drexel Hill, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Drexel Hill, PA

    Pros

    The people are great and the hours are flexible. You can pretty much have any day off you want as long as you give enough notice.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. They start you out at minimum wage. Also if you are not a people person and can't be patient with customers this s not the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    I would pay the employees more money which would force the quality of the employees to improve which t]would hep boost sales.


  9. "First job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned the basics and enjoyed as a high school job

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult but otherwise enjoyable


  10. "Great, Local Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swiss Farms full-time

    Pros

    I received a phone call to interview the day after I applied. I accepted the job offer and it was a great starting point. I learned a lot and worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Within a small company there is not much room for movement up the corporate chain. The pros outweigh the cons at Swiss.


  11. "manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swiss Farms full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    autonomy- as long as you adhere to certain guidelines, you have the freedom to run your store like your own business
    effort/reward- lots of opportunities to see the fruits of your labor, have your voice heard and make a difference throughout the company

    Cons

    at the mercy of the weather, always multi tasking, ultimately the manager is on call to handle problems or call outs or any issues that arise

    Advice to Management

    Stay organized! Know what needs to be completed each day when you start. Be clear and specific with your staff members. Try to think like a teenager would, especially with something new or making changes.


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