Fun team environment with diverse array of customers.
Cashier & Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Asheville, NC – July 10, 2015
Customer interaction was enjoyable due to variety of people and products that we sold. I learned more about operating more up to date cash register systems and a lot about different products in the store. Management was wishy washy at times, with lack of communication, but the attitudes were typically very positive. Co-workers were the best part of the job. My least favorite part of the job was the disorganization.
1. It's always a nice and peaceful at work 2. I learned how to bag groceries, locate most grocery items and using the telephone to page someone 3. Every one I work with are amazing and very respectful to work with. 4. I have fantastic management at my job 5. Dealing with conflicts of customers 6. My most enjoyable part of the job is seeing children with a smile on their face
Earth Fare was my first full time accounting job after graduation. Working in AP taught me a lot about the flow of information and perfected my data entry skills. It was very repetitive, but a great bunch of people to work with. The accounting department made it a point for all of us to go out for lunch and socialize once a month. My supervisor was a nice guy who appreciated efficiency.
Lots of free food and other products, Really good and supported mission and vision
Customer Service / Specialty Clerk (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – June 24, 2015
This company has a great food philosophy and hundreds of ingredients that aren't allowed into the stores at all. In short, the products here are supposed to be top notch. Too bad the management isn't. Typical day in the specialty department involved checking all cheese for expiration/mold, cutting/packaging cheeses for the case, creating samples, customer service, and stocking wine/beer. I learned so much about cheese, wine, and beer. Really great information, though it had to be picked up from co-workers and individual tasting. (Earth Fare doesn't sponsor any alcohol education for ppl involved in wine/beer sales.) The management is truly awful. Very, very few managers are experts in their departments and most seem really happy to sit in the back office while their departments fall more and more behind. Routinely, poor managers are rewarded with promotions. It's no wonder this store can't begin to match Whole Foods. The hardest part of the job is watching good workers be totally unappreciated by management. In addition to that, the gossip here is rampant. I even heard gossip from managers regarding other people's illnesses (very personal info that I would imagine would qualify as a serious workplace violation if the person in question had been aware). That being said, the team members here are awesome. You will work for some of the worst managers ever but with some of the coolest people you will ever meet.