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The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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The Fresh Market CEO Larry Appel
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  • "Constant changes in upper management means zero consistency" (in 93 reviews)

  • "HR & Upper Management does not ask why Store Managers are leaving" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Thankful for being part for the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working in this company since April 2014, and I love the Fresh Market so much, sometimes I feel like I worked with my adopted family . The possibility of promotion is always available to those employee who worked really hard,you don’t even have to wait for years to get promoted because the management know if you have the potential to run the store or the department. From HR ,district manager and to store managers I would say this people are amazing and they all deserve to be respected , I always give my 100% hard work as soon as I swipe my badge on the clock ,also this company will allow you to
    have overtime ,work with your schedule and also very understanding about your needs specially if it’s your family . If one day I decide to quit for a better opportunity , I would never say anything bad about this company because I haven’t been treated so bad as an employee . Actually I love our assistant store managers ,my favorite is Danielle ☺️ And our district manager is awesome,again this people just want you to do your job and they just want to do theirs,I have no reason to hate this place .

    Cons

    I will be lying to you if there’s no cons
    - we’re having a real hard time hiring more people to join our store I think because of this people who quit and just leave us a very shockingly poor review just to make sure no one will apply for a job and wish to see us drowned
    - we have new items almost all the time and is hard to keep up
    -you have to work really hard even if some employee don’t

    Advice to Management

    To the managers,
    Please keep up the good work and thank you for being there to back us up whenever the department is in rocky situation,and you know who you are. Every time I saw you work hard it gives me reason to work harder,
    I just wish that our store will have more people that really want to be a part of the Fresh Market ,if not then let’s keep on hoping😘


  2. "Assist Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    Good music and low lighting

    Cons

    Regular everyday Grocery Store Problems

  3. "Current Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Nags Head, NC
    Current Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Nags Head, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Customers! Love my customers 😊 We are a unique store with hard to find items. We have just added over 400 + new items! Store is close to home 👍. Produce dept has added more organic items. I do all my shopping here.

    Cons

    Sad to say we’re aren’t perfect. Employees talk badly about our store outside of work and on social media. This makes it very difficult to fill positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing!
    Making us a great place not only to shop but to work for 👍 It very encouraging to see my ASMs and Store Manager working in each dept when short staffed. Thank you!


  4. "Excellent environment, lacking standards of management"

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Extraordinarily friendly and professional environment for retail
    -Substantial employee discounts

    Cons

    -Training standards were inconsistent between colleagues
    -Management did not consistently make priorities clear


  5. "Seafood specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seafood Specialist in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Seafood Specialist in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discounts great work with great people

    Cons

    Store managers play favorites you get more and more work piled on you with less help called he to report manager still haven’t heard back from them this is clearly not a progressive company and they need to listen to the the employees

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  6. "Checker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Checker in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Grocery Checker in Missoula, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, discount, dollar coffee, easy to get hired

    Cons

    Long hours difficult system more much help no real training


  7. "Fine for a summer job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Learned a lot about deli meats and cheeses
    -Coworkers that did show up were fun to be around

    Cons

    -Management wasn't consistent
    -Coworkers weren't motivated and would call out frequently
    -Schedule for the upcoming week wouldn't be given to us more than 2 days in advance

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Management who has no clue and will attempt to run off any employee that actually knows their job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store discount is nice.

    Cons

    Leadership that operates behind closed doors then expecting store members to read there minds. Like to hire people with absolutely no experience to replace good workers they have ran off by cutting hours and making up reasons to write them up. No accommodation for employees with religious views you are simply told that's retail and that's how it is.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your management follows the company procedures, pay people who have stayed with you reward employees who have been loyal promotions, schedule options ect.


  9. "Front End Manager"

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

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, work/life balance and benefits

    Cons

    High turnover, too many changes


  10. "Know your worth !!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company started out with many great managers and Leaders but they were all being recruited by the competition stores opening.

    Cons

    They pay terribly. Usually a good pay rate or a chance for a promotion determines if you know people and have friends who can pull strings. Most managers operating the stores need more training and should be coached in situations they don’t know how to handle.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your employees like you care and appreciate them. Consider the feedback the employees have about the company.


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