Bakery Assistant (Former Employee) – Macon, GA – March 1, 2017
Was a great environment with very kind and hospitable employers and fellow employees. Flexible hours and family based community. (Family discounts). Worked with conversing with customers and preparing the baked goods and desserts.
Decorator and baker (Former Employee) – Pawleys Island, SC – February 27, 2017
This was one of my first jobs. It helped me work well with new people and taught me how to master what I loved to do. I had a manager that worked well with me when I first started out and stuck with me as I learned how to do everything.
Cross trained floater (Former Employee) – Peoria, IL – February 25, 2017
Very fun place to work with decent hours, slight high turnover rate, but overall not bad. Lots of free food, & management wasn't amazing, but fair. Stores changed when they were bought out by the investment firm. My store had an abhorred outside hire manager replace the good store manager that everyone loved. Store went down the tubes slowly after. Not much room for advancement, benefits are sub par, and there are no full time positions except in management. Dept managers wages arent great either. Most employees are in and out within months. They view you as expendable. Until new management is implemented, the store that was once fun has a long way to go. Sad honestly.
Deli Associate (Former Employee) – Hendersonville, NC – February 24, 2017
The Fresh market has changed so much so quickly. It used to be a good company to work for, that cared about customer and employee. The company now will cut labor and standards to meet the bottom line, with no regard to their emoloyees. Work life balance is a joke. Being respected or appreciated will not happen anymore. Management will talk a good game to get you in and the first stressful situation will take it out on employees. They do not hold accountable employees not meeting the expectations and pile the work on the employees that are. Upper management and corporate are hateful to anyone that tries to ask for help. Human Resources make a joke out of complaints made, very lacking in professionalism.
No matter how hard or good you are at what you do, it will never be enough and never be appreciated or rewarded in compensation
Bakery Associate (Former Employee) – Ft. Myers, FL – February 24, 2017
You start running from the beginning of the shift to the end. The store manager is honest and willing to work with employees. If you can keep up with the work and still take care of customers is a challenge. Bakery Associates could be schedule to work on your block out date and time without asking. Favoritism could be shown to a few employees. The work environment is very stressful and could become unbearable. The bakery manager is very passionate about their job and askes for perfection. The cold case was my favorite area to work. Making sure everything is filled and dated is a necessity.
I learned a lot. I was allowed to show my skills in the bakery.
You can be schedule you on your on days/times that were blocked. A very stressful work environment.
Baker (Former Employee) – Hendersonville, TN – February 23, 2017
All the managers are miserable and rude. The company refuses to hire the necessary amount of employees to effectively run the store, opting instead to run the store on a skeleton crew which gives the employee an unreasonable workload for the hours scheduled resulting in working over a shift almost daily, sometimes by several hours. All your hard work will be rewarded with either indifference or negative feedback regardless of how productive and efficient you were during your shift. At least you will be compensated for your time with poverty wages.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – February 23, 2017
I learned the definition of hard work and was exposed to diverse customer attitudes at TFM. Advancements are possible if you're willing to work; however, management fluctuated while I was there, so that may or may not hinder your able to be promoted. Overall, I recommend it.
Front End Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – February 17, 2017
I liked working for The Fresh Market but management often times made it difficult to enjoy my job. There was often disagreements about how to enforce store policy between managers. The employee discount is nice.
The store itself was nice. Coworkers had positive attitudes. Being able to move up was easy. Job duties was easy to perform daily. Pay did not match the responsibilities of management. Store managers was had very poor communications skills with specialist and regular employers.
Hour lunch breaks. great benifits
poor management and late deliveries made the specialist job harder.
basically a closer, so i pack everything up and clean up the bakery with replacing old items with new items for next day. pack up all the food and desserts that where bake that morning with stocking karts for next morning to be bake