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The Fresh Market Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Deli clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in South Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in South Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been here 9 years and all those who stuck with me are like family alot of laughs downs and ups.vacation is rare but dislike the new system don't like to wait for vacation days to be added

    Cons

    Management don't tell us what a good job were doing alot of people don't like to work n walk around alot but no-one says anything to them

    Advice to Management

    Praise your older employees more they've been working for you for a long time give them a raise even though it's against company policy go after the new ones who do nothing


  2. "Great college job"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Greenville, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for, great employees to work with

    Cons

    low pay- especially considering the "upscale" environment


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not meeting guests' expectations"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Easy commute, great customers, only "specialty gourmet" market within 20 mi

    Cons

    Staff has been cut by 60% within last year, making it challenging to get the work done. "Budgeted" hours continue to be reduced. (i.e. our floral person had less than 30 hours for Valentine's week!) Team spirit is way down and customers notice the difference. Change in vendors often leaves us shorted or without product entirely. Corp support with regard to supplying info is low-priority and signage that is sent is often incorrect. Qualified applicants for myriad positions are being turned away for younger (less expensive?) employees.

    Advice to Management

    Visit your stores and actually take time to listen to the staff on the floor. Monetary or discount incentives more often would be helpful. Positive re-enforcement/verbal recognition for a job well done up and down the chain would go a long way (from Corp to Regional Managers; Regional to Store Managers and Store Mgrs to line staff.) Treat staff as you want customers treated and watch sales rise. Help us to care again.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Overall a frustrating experience, but good for what it was."

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and management. Pay and benefits weren't bad.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Perhaps too tolerant of irresponsible or unfit workers - others forced to carry their dead weight. Management could be passive aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to be a boss. Take the reigns and address problems on the team. Moral, productivity, and efficiency will all improve. And TRAIN new employees! otherwise you are setting them up to fail.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    An easy place to move up

    Cons

    Low expectations and poor organization


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on Management"

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, Employee Discount, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Micro-Managers, Rude Customers, Lack of Communication with Managers

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your Assistant Store Managers and don't confuse your employees with conflicting instructions regarding when to take breaks, what to do during closing shifts, and just in general try to understand your employees. Still act like a manager, but don't be so unapproachable that the majority of your employees avoid you or dread talking to you.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "In the midst of major and minor overhauls after being acquired by Apollo."

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Courtesy Clerk in Pawleys Island, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier/Courtesy Clerk in Pawleys Island, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, pretty lax, work around hours easily. 1% ytd Christmas bonus after first year and 3% raise after 90 days and then every year. 20% discount, 30% on most holidays.

    Cons

    Before the Apollo acquisition the store was constantly adding and removing some very silly rules, since the acquisition the store has more stable rules but is also becoming much more generic. Expect a very different store by the end of 2017.

    Most departments higher starting around $8-$9/hr and have caps at $10-$12 per hour. This includes most assistant manager positions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TFM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    Gain experience and that's about it

    Cons

    Negativity and drama throughout the store

    Advice to Management

    Be professional


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

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

    I worked at The Fresh Market full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers made it enjoyable from time to time and the discount

    Cons

    The very low pay makes for an abysmal working environment. Everyone doesn't want to be there. There is very little in the way of moving up in the company. Management doesn't care for employees what do ever.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Front End Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Front End Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Fresh Market full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you are a student

    Cons

    Lack of are for employees

    Advice to Management

    They need to value the employees just as much as they value the customers. I have worked with several managers and equal co-workers from different locations and the same challenges are seen within different stores. They frequently go through employees because there is a lack of care and training that goes into their team.



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