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The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "Upper management has completely lost touch with day to day operations" (in 99 reviews)

  • "HR & Upper Management does not ask why Store Managers are leaving" (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect job for extra income."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fleming Island, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fleming Island, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Fresh Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, always busy so time flies by, laid back, friendly, team-oriented environment, easy work if customer service is your field.

    Cons

    Not an ideal job for someone with back issues because you're on your feet all day, and don't move around a lot.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Florist
    Current Employee - Florist

    I have been working at The Fresh Market part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and provided adequate training offsite

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectancy from only a part-time employee

  3. "Ok Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant grocery store environment present

    Cons

    Poor store management work here


  4. "The fresh market"

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    Current Employee - Seafood Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Seafood Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good benefits

    Cons

    Always understaffed, lack of communication from corporate level to non management. Lack of accountability for attendance


  5. "Good not Great"

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    Current Employee - Baker in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Baker in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Fun Team
    * Flexible Scheduling
    * Laid-back
    * Pays well
    * Management for the most part

    Cons

    * Corporate
    * Corporate Decision Making


  6. "An excellent starting management position"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Front End Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Front End Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Not a super difficult job, great introduction to being a manager
    - Customers are almost always pleasant since it's a high-end store
    - Pay isn't competitive, but it's probably an easier job than similar positions at other grocery stores
    - Great discount
    - Your day-to-day experience as a manager is dictated by how well your cashiers are trained so it's rewarding to help develop them

    Cons

    - Scheduling is always a nightmare
    - Hours are cut to the bone, this really hurt my cashiers' morale even though it didn't affect me.
    - Technology is very, very old fashioned and the company seems to want to throw money at problems instead of creating a new solution. I tried to help a develop an easier way to schedule using Microsoft Excel but the computer was so old I couldn't even do it without it freezing!
    - Part timers get NO PTO.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "I loved my coworked, hated the culture."

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's relaxed. My schedule varied and my manager was extremely understanding and accommodating. My coworkers became a second family, my manager included. I loved the people I saw every day. We always joked that although we may have been in hell, at least we had good company.

    Cons

    The environment is classic corporate. Poor communication, gossip, cliques (in an unhealthy, we are better than you kind of way ) sexism, unfair wages. Favors become expected, then when boundaries are set (you say no) you're made to feel poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you're human, and you're also working with fellow humans. I understand that you worked extremely hard to get to the position you're in, but belittling those who work for you helps no one, especially yourself.

  8. "Good"

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

    I worked at The Fresh Market part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    They need to update their technology


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The store level team is really like family. Everyone knows each other and trys to help each other.

    Cons

    The company tries to tell us to have fun but it's just lip service. The new VP's are fake and they seem very arrogant. Our manager is one of the best that I've ever worked for but he stays stressed out most of the time. He always had a smile on his face but you can always tell that it's fake. This company has cut hours to the Bone but wants more with less. The CEO's message stops with him.

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind what you say. Your new VP's don't really care about the teams and they come in with hidden agendas. It's no wonder we're readied the worst company to work for.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So-so"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees around you are nice

    Cons

    Micro managed. Things slowly have got worse