EARTH FARE, INC Employee Reviews

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Productive and clean
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) –  Norcross, GAJanuary 17, 2017
Perfect part time employment. True team environment, with friendly staff. A good balance of work and play. In a developing area Earth Fare will continue to grow with its environment.
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A fun workplace with awesome co-workers and customers
COURTESY CLERK/ BAGGER (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJuly 11, 2012
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
Pros
talking with my most favorite customers
Cons
short breaks
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Fast Growing and Fun Place
Accounts Payable Associate (Former Employee) –  Fletcher, NCOctober 9, 2013
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.
Pros
Lots of free food and other products, Really good and supported mission and vision
Cons
Repetitive
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The concept is wonderful: clean, healthy food. I hesitate to review a place that I currently work.
Bakery Associate/Cook (Current Employee) –  Martinez, GAMay 17, 2012
Again, I hesitate to review a place that I currently work at, please understand.
Pros
great coupon offers via email and texting, prices are a bit high, it is good to utilize these offerings.
Cons
no merit raises, rules are followed by all or enforced, this breeds resentment, there is not alot of follow through
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good company to work for
Butcher / Service (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJanuary 20, 2013
it takes a long time, but there is advancement potential. I wish I ad stayed with them longer.
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Great concept, really really bad execution
Customer Service / Specialty Clerk (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCJune 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.
Pros
Team members are awesome!
Cons
Management, pay, entire corporate structure.
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3.6
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