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The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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  • "Constant changes in upper management means zero consistency" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Worked there for 3 years went through three different store managers four different assistant" (in 78 reviews)

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  1. "Perfect job for extra income."

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    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. "Meat and seafood manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    Great health insurance, more like a traditional meat market

    Cons

    Company going through changes with recent buy out

  3. "overall great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market part-time

    Pros

    managment was very cooperative, worked with your school schedule, hours were flexible and abundant when in busy season, opportunity to cross train

    Cons

    sometimes management didn't give you benefit of the doubt, new corporate owners are starting to make it more of a cookie-cutter store when its supposed to be a specialty store


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is phenomenal. Awesome people and a lot of positive changes have been transpiring! Very exciting time for the company.

    Cons

    The teams have been through a lot of changes over the years so it makes it hard for them to buy into some of the exciting things happening with the company

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all your doing! These are just some observations I think could help us long term.
    - Make your plans acheveable. When teams have a since they are winning they work harder to maintain that. When sales are up for the company over last year but stores aren’t achieving plan, this can impact moral. Let’s make it reachable with the right win.
    - Lets not become a cost control operator. when your focus surrounds Labor or shrink you lose the basic of what makes a company succeed merchandise and the people. I agree you need to have controls in place but also standards. Review every company that has become cost operators in a high end retail setting. You will not find one sucessful result
    - Invest into the stores, we have dated locations that if we moved we could find stellar locations for sustained growth. I think this needs to be our first priority when it comes to building sales vs shrink focused initiatives. Controlling shrink doesn’t build your revenue stream it only gives you more capital to work with for a short time.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "The Fresh Market"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were some pretty good products in the store and access to discounts

    Cons

    Management was incompetent, and employees were worse.

    Advice to Management

    Advance employees based on merit not friendship


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Shocked at department hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with. It can be a fun and interesting job. Some career opportunities. Chances to learn new things

    Cons

    Pay is not the best. Full time isn't always 40 hours. You work late to help out then have to cut hours . too much work not enough help.

    Advice to Management

    I worked in a slow store then transferred to a much busier store. But the busier store was given the same amount of hours to use with twice the customers


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    "not so fresh market"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    very relaxed place to work

    Cons

    The customers abuse free samples

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    Discounts, always something to do.

    Cons

    Drama can start and can feel like highschool.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be worse, could be better"

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, for the most part, were all pretty cool and the reason I stuck around so long.
    Dim lighting
    Pay was alright when I worked there. I mean, I got paid $13/hr to stack fruit all day so I can't complain.
    Healthcare benefits
    Store discount
    Can request time off when needed
    Active - on your feet and moving all day
    Left alone to do my job for the most part

    Cons

    Annoying, repetitive music
    Little/no room for advancement
    Favoritism
    Clueless, untrustworthy, lazy management
    Short staffed
    No flexibility with scheduling
    Corporate is shady


  10. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Fresh Market part-time

    Pros

    Consistent work. Nice People there.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Long hours and bad pay.


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