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It's all about the stockholders
Baker and Bakery Clerk (Former Employee), Kildeer, ILJuly 29, 2014
Pros: i liked my coworkers. good health insurance if you're full time and they tell you about it.
Cons: everything else.
This place is a mess.

There isn't enough training to prepare a new employee for all the different things he will need to know. And the place is disorganized so it is hard to find things and look up information you need to reference.

The employees are treated like livestock. Hours get shortened, but employees are expected to do as much - which is non-stop – more... work in less time. Work hours get changed without warning, work time requests are ignored and shifts shortened for months on end.

And with all the food they throw away, there are no food perks for their employees. The turnaround on workers is high - no surprise.

I found the whole experience of working here insulting and demoralizing. – less
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customers come first
Meat Clerk (Current Employee), Pensacola, FLJuly 27, 2014
Helping customers and keeping stock for case primary daily task. Management has taught me to make the customers my number one focus. I do not feel that few of the people appreciate their positions in the store.
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OK
Front End Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Columbia, SCJuly 24, 2014
Pros: discount on quality food, flexible work hours.
Cons: management
Poor Management, good hard working employees who get little incentives or rewards for performance. Worked here for 4 years, raises are hard to come by and are only about .25. When I started it was being managed much better but due to changes management staff was turning over at a very high rate which led to a lot of confusion within the store.
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Customer service environment
Grocery Stock Clerk (Current Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 24, 2014
Pros: hours
Cons: customer service
Customer service oriented with the daily stock and rotate invovled. Receive orders and credits, break down truck, put stock out to shelves, add to back stock, build displays, break down displays every month, multiple shelf resets every month.
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Great place to work. A great place to network.
Meat cutter (Former Employee), AlabamaJuly 21, 2014
Pros: 20% discount
Cons: benefits are good, not great, but higher ups seem to realize this and are working to inhance them
Management cares about how you are. Although, at times, they are inundated with tasks from corporate.
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Stay Away!!!
Seafood Manager/Deli Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Alexandria, VAJuly 19, 2014
Pros: pay can be good depending on your negotiation skills.
Cons: where do i begin? horrendous management, unrealistic expectations, and inability to respect employees as human beings.
A shiesty company through and through. There has been times people had to go to HR with regards to them being shortened pay. If you need a job bad, and I mean desperately, work here; but if one can help themselves - find a better source of employment.
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Extremely limited opportunities within a top-down hierarchy of management.
Customer Service Clerk (Current Employee), Winston-Salem, NCJuly 18, 2014
Pros: descent immediate supervisor and coworkers
Cons: bad employees are rampant and never dealt with, work-life balance is hindered greatly, swing-shifts, top-down management
I have currently been with the company for nearly two years, starting out wasn't horrible but after the scheme of things sets in, it has worn on me more. The best of the employees who genuinely work the hardest are the ones who get the most micromanaged and in some cases belittled, whereas the broader scape of employees learn that they can slack and – more... do very little and never be reprimanded. The management (not all, but some) will run their best into the ground while the majority of workers glide by. A handful of the customers aren't bad, though there are many who will regularly treat you as less than as they are usually light-years away in pay scale. The hardest part of the job is honestly knowing you will have to pull the weight of others constantly, and while the lazy ones are left alone, you can be run into the ground regularly. At one point I had asked about potentially going back to school and if they would work with my schedule, the reply I got was "You signed on for full-time employment, which means we own you unless you wish to switch to part-time, it's not going to happen" followed by a laugh, then they walked away. (Total lack of professionalism by any standard) – less
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Good Food, Good People.
Bulk and Floral Department Manager (Current Employee), virginiaJuly 17, 2014
The Fresh Market is a nice place. It is a very nice place. It is pretty inside. The variety of products they are carry are wonderful. Yummy things!
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Fun and enjoy other employees
Staff Accountant (Current Employee), Greensboro, NCJuly 16, 2014
Management is always willing to help. My co-workers are the best and make my job fun.
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Not a great compnay
clerk (Former Employee), charlotteJuly 16, 2014
Pros: discount on food
Cons: not much apppreciation, or even a hello on most days from the manager
As someone who has had several retail managerial positions including store level, I found this company to be lacking leadership on many fronts, from corporate to store. The stores need major repair work which hinders your ability to perform your task proficiently. I do feel there is too many chiefs and not enough indians for the amount of volume they – more... do. There are some talented people inside these stores who work hard. From what I have been told, this used to be a good company until they went public and now there are many demands and expectations without any support or much appreciation. Some poor managerial decisions at store level, putting assistant dept managers in a position without experience or knowledge thus creating much animosity and turmoil. Tough company to work for right now. – less
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Productive and quickly growing
Assistant Grocery Manager (Current Employee), columbus gaJuly 14, 2014
Pros: flexible
Cons: insurance
-Complete all orders for the following delivery day
-Receive beer and wine vendors
-Work back stock product
-Clean and straighten work areas
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baker / manager trainer
Lead Baker (Current Employee), tampa floridaJuly 12, 2014
Pros: benifits are semi ok
Cons: short breaks, hourly cuts no commuication
Works as the Am baker preparing all baked goods for the store also works with the cold case, cake designing and product knowledge. Also works as a gold star trainer, training new employees in state and out of state
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horrible place to work
floater and bulk specialist (Former Employee), Asheville ncJuly 11, 2014
This company is not employee friendly. I worked there for 4 months and many people quit for being talked down to and pretty much used. They get really nice if you work when your not scheduled, do someone else's job or let them send you home with no pay because upper management tells them to cut hours. They are inflexible if you need to change your schedule – more... for any reason. Don't ask any favors even if you are an excellent employee. They will call you names and harass you . They also will not hire enough people to do the work load and make you work faster and faster and them treat the department heads like c#@# if its not done. They also have there favorites that pretty much don't do much but mope around all day . They also lie about the pay . There prices are way to high but they throw food away like crazy, baskets full of stuff . Stay clear find another place to work . – less
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Over all great place to work
Cashier (Current Employee), little rockJuly 9, 2014
Every job has their bad days. The Fresh Market is a great place to work. The hire the best people. It's almost like a little family.
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Great Learning Enviroment
Produce Clerk (Current Employee), Daphne, ALJuly 8, 2014
Pros: lots of product sampling
Cons: poor management
Great place to meet a variety of people. Constantly able to learn more. Learned a lot of how to or not to manage a store.
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Positive, lively environment
Assistant Front End Manager (Former Employee), Richmond, VAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: 20% discount on food
Count safe with store manager,
prepare money for registers,
input reports in computer,
prepare deposits for previous day,
help guide customers through store,
assist other departments as needed,
problem solving,
customer service
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Fun and fast paced.
Bakery Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Lynchburg, VAJuly 5, 2014
Pros: 20% discount
Cons: alot of work to do just not enough time to do it all.
Very fun but busy. Fast paced time flies. Great co-workers.
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Oppresive environment and limited opportunities. You can do better!
PRODUCE / DELI DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee), The Fresh Market - Bedminster, NJJuly 1, 2014
Pros: 20% discount
Cons: no breaks
During an eight hour shift, lunch was required 1 hour after punching in. This meant a full 6-7 hours on your feet with no breaks.

Store Management is removed from the day to day operations.

The best part of the job is the 20% discount.

The hardest part of the job is learning what is expected of you. There is no training provided.
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A medium paced workplaced, great training
deli clerk (Former Employee), The Villages, FLJune 27, 2014
Pros: you get acknowledged for good deeds, you can get gift cards, food was 20% off
Cons: sometimes managers get exceedingly lazy, on holidays they make you work while they take off, scheduling is not checked with you
A typical day at work would include coming in early in the morning restocking, replating, cooking washing dishes, slicing meats and cheeses, making sandwiches, servicing clients. I learned what great customer service was. Management was decent for the most part. My coworkers was great working as a team, they did there job well. The hardest part of the – more... job was trying to still get stuff done in an orderly fashion while still handling customers. The most enjoyable part of the job was the coworkers i worked with even if they weren't in my department they were fun, loving and always knew how to spice up the day. – less
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Production of bake goods and pasteries
Cake Decorator (Former Employee), Ridgeland,MSJune 25, 2014
typical day of work
making the customers smile on their cake orders

About The Fresh Market

When it comes to food, it's good to get fresh. The Fresh Market operates about 100 full-service upscale specialty grocery stores – Read more

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