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Not the same company I signed on with.
Kitchen Production (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TXDecember 1, 2014
When I first started, Central Market was all about taking risks. They didn't care about making money, they just wanted the ultimate food experience fr their customers and employees. Now it seems, they are willing to cut back on essentials like labor to continue to make money and not give the same love and passion they did that first drew me into the – more... company. – less
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Fun diverse environment
Cashier (Current Employee), Dallas, TXNovember 10, 2014
This company provides a fun and fast paced diverse work place
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Easy-going and Adventureous
Commercial Artist (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TXOctober 16, 2014
Pros: easy-going, helpful, generous, tactful, genuine, adequate break times
Cons: uniforms
Leading up to this November, I have been working for Central Market for a year. This company is a great combination of caring employees, helpful management, easy-going atmosphere, and genuinely like a second family. As a Commercial Artist, I spend my weeks designing advertisements that are received the day before the date issued to the public. For the – more... advertisements, there is a combination of typography and illustration to provide customers the knowledge on the weekly specials. It is tough since I draw out every design using chalk paint markers, but over time I have learned to hone my ability to express the desired results. The most enjoyable part about this job, other than the perks we receive weekly from the company, is that when I have managers come up to my office to compliment how much my work has made a difference to sales. – less
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Great Company, Great Environment
Service Trainer/Assistant Service Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 16, 2014
Pros: great benefits, and comparable pay
Cons: high paced retail environment, no weekends off
Central Market is owned by HEB. The environment of the Houston store is marvelous, and is fueled by the constant encouragement to grow and do more.
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Great View ,, Beautiful Environment
Cashier (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYSeptember 10, 2014
Pros: free lunch, managers are nice, get along with everyone
Cons: 30 min break, on a 10 hour shift
A typical day at work, we worked as a team i love it but i wasn't rewarded enough for how hard i worked, they gave me best customer service award, but the pay was too little to be working in Manhattan, easiest part of the job making the customers smile and come back and order again. the hardest part rush hour ,, when customers didnt get their food and – more... they walked away with nothing. – less
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good people to work with
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), Dallas, TXSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: discount on certain food items
Cons: short breaks, same thing everyday day
A normal 8 hour shift would consist of me checking out customers throughout the day while providing good service to each and every one of them. cleaning up when needed and getting everything done before close
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Excellent treatment of employees
Customer Service (Former Employee), Poulsbo, WAAugust 30, 2014
Pros: management, organizational skills.
A typical work day here consisted of bagging groceries, retrieving products for customers, cleaning the store, putting inventory back where it belongs. The management here was fantastic, they were flexible and always wanted us to learn more.
My favorite part to this job was the organization of bagging groceries. Its a process that they teach you when – more... you get hired on and it was by far the best part. – less
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nice place
Sales Specialist, Cashier and Customer Services (Former Employee), Dallas, TXAugust 18, 2014
job security and great culture. there is no grow for who want to advance to next level.
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lovely enviroment
manager felix (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYJuly 29, 2014
Pros: friendly work space
Cons: poor business decisions
i really enjoyed working here brought a lot of smiles to the customers an the work place was delightful
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Management gets away with whatever they want.
Receiving Specalist (Former Employee), Austin, TXJuly 10, 2014
Pros: good first job to have, good insurance 401k if you are full time.
Cons: not enough in pay for the work you perform. managers are not there to help you.
Opened the first central market in 1994 stayed there until 96 when a overzealous female manager who was newly graduated from Harvard University wanted to make her mark in this business. She did not last long herself. I was forced into resigning my position. With pleasure!

Went back to work for Central Market at the Westgate location from 2010 to 2011 – more... that was a big mistake, worked in receiving under the management of a disturbed red headed woman that is probably still there. Changed departments to get away from that particular manager but still fired by her just because she was having a bad day.

Overall, if you're in your early 20's either in high school or college years it's a decent place to work. The only way to get promoted from within in this business is to kiss the right a**. Sorry but that's just the way it is. Don't try to climb the ladder because there is not one. If you want to get into management, apply for it before you work for the company. Fair warning.

If you choose to work there do not let managers overstep their boundaries, there are 1 800 numbers in the break room to call. They are confidential and I strongly advise using them. management will stick up for management, you are on your own. – less
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good co workers with good health benifits
Maintenance (Current Employee), Southlake, TXJuly 2, 2014
Pros: doing what i like to do, work with good co workers, get a good health care for my family and i
Cons: i don't really have a say on what shifts i want, or what place i want to work in.
The supervisors letting me know where to clean, I've been asking to stay at the bakery, since the job isn't as back braking and stressful as maintenance sometimes can be. I have made a lot of wonderful friends at Central Market. I really do enjoy doing what I do it's just sometimes the pressure of all my responsibilities weigh me down.
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Fun place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXJune 29, 2014
After being a 'stay at home' mom for 22 years, the hardest thing for me to do was to figure out how to apply for a job and to prepare myself for the chance (likelihood) that I would not get job offers from some (many) places.

The interview process at Central Market was fun. We interacted with other applicants and therefore ended up making friends in – more... the process of interviewing for a job.

The hardest part of the job itself was learning how to use the cash register! Once I figured it out and was comfortable with it, the rest of the job was easy.

Visiting with the customers was the best part of the job.

I learned that I am a good, kind, capable employee. I learned that I can do pretty much anything if given the right tools. – less
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Family bonding until you got hospital sick.
Food Service Representative (Former Employee), Houston, TXJune 14, 2014
It was good in the beginning until my health became the issue as well as a drama "actress" of hysteria from a customer.
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It is an incredible experience to work at Central Market
Cashier/Checker (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXJune 13, 2014
Pros: you are encouraged to taste everything to broaden your pallet, go above and beyond for every customer, understanding asm's
At Central Market you learn to really appreciate different foods and cultures. They teach you to focus on the wants and needs of customers and always deliver a unique experience while shopping. The most enjoyable part of the job was the constant face to face interactions with my customers.
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Great food but horrible management
Cashier (Former Employee), San Antonio, TexasJune 3, 2014
Pros: great food that's about it.
Cons: short breaks, no hours, no benefits for part time
The food is amazing but management is so unfair and unprofessional. Part time hours are horrible, 1 day out of the week and even that they wouldn't even let you complete your hours that you barely work. The management would actually go out with the employees like where is that never mix business with pleasure. I will never ever work for Central Market – more... again – less
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H.E.B Central Market
Customer Service in the Meat and Cheese Department (Former Employee), Plano, TXMay 13, 2014
Pros: great benefits, friendly staff, flexible hours
Cons: not a career choice field, late hours
Great place to work! Very friendly and unique (whole foods) style store. Great benefits and very friendly co-workers.
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Good place to work, fast pace environment
Deli Assistant (Current Employee), Shoreline, WAApril 23, 2014
Pros: free birthday lunch
Cons: short break
I learned about how to handle difficult customers.
I love my co-workers; we are such good team players, great communicators and I enjoy their sense of humor.
The hardest part about the job is that the hours are rough (swing shift), a lot of lifting and physical labor.
What I will miss the most about the job are the wonderful co-workers and friendly – more... repeat customers. – less
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Productive workplace with a great group of associates.
Sales Associate (Meat Market) (Current Employee), Southlake, TXApril 16, 2014
Pros: the samples made in the cook's corner
A typical work day is waiting on customers, cleaning out the back, and whatever else needs to be done that day. I learned all the different cuts of meat in the market and how to work a cash register. Both the management and co-workers are great to be around and are hard-working individuals. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked – more... with. – less
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Great Transition Job
In-House Artist (Current Employee), Southlake, TXMarch 16, 2014
This job is great for learning new skills, but has very little opportunity for advancement.
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Great people, partners and employees alike.
Cashier/Service Team Lead (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 18, 2014
Central Market was my first job in the grocery industry and it was a wonderful start. The people there are so friendly. It really challenged my abilities as a supervisor as it was a very large team to supervise. That didn't stop my managers from helping me adjust along the way. Any time I had questions or concerns, there was always a member of management – more... to help. – less

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