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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at The Fresh Market?

What do you like best about working at The Fresh Market? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

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Urban Fungi in Indianapolis, Indiana

68 months ago

Starting Wages:
PT Clerk $7.5/hr
FT Clerk 8/hr
Asst Dept Head 10/hr
Specialist 12/hr
Sunday Incentive +$1/hr, .5 for PT
3% Raise after 3 months, 1% YTD Bonus @ Christmas
Dept Head Salary starts at $26k, Incentive bonuses.
Health Insurance: HDHP, deductible $500, eligible after 3 months.
Paid Leave: Awarded on Jan 1st, doesn't rollover.
20% Discount on most products, discount can be used at all stores. No discount on alcohol.
Good Performance and ability to relocate is a sure shot to promotion.
The company will send seasoned employees to new stores for opening.
Don't wait around for good things to come to you, ask and ye shall receive.

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tinkdee in Pennsylvania

60 months ago

Starting Wages:
PT Clerk $7.5/hr
FT Clerk 8/hr
Asst Dept Head 10/hr
Specialist 12/hr
Sunday Incentive +$1/hr, .5 for PT
3% Raise after 3 months, 1% YTD Bonus @ Christmas
Dept Head Salary starts at $26k, Incentive bonuses.
Health Insurance: HDHP, deductible $500, eligible after 3 months.
Paid Leave: Awarded on Jan 1st, doesn't rollover.
20% Discount on most products, discount can be used at all stores. No discount on alcohol.
Good Performance and ability to relocate is a sure shot to promotion.
The company will send seasoned employees to new stores for opening.
Don't wait around for good things to come to you, ask and ye shall receive.

Department Heads and Specialist do not make this a hour.
You are lucky if you get 10hr being a Specialist. Department heads are salary.The fresh market is a awful place to work.
They will hire you telling you how lucky you were to be hired, and then work you to death.Do not think the hours they hire you at will stay. They are well know for making Department heads,Cashiers, and Specialist work mid shifts. Managment is awful here in Pa. It will only get worst as they open more stores, and hir more idiots to run them.

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gonfishn in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

54 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at The Fresh Market?

What do you like best about working at The Fresh Market? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

I have been in the supermarket business going on 25 years and I was hired as a Produce Mgr in there new massachusetts store and I was floored to find out how they think they will get away with there salaried payscale for dept heads, First the starting rate is way way below industy standards, then on top of that the pay on what is called a fluctuating work week. You must punch a card so they deduct time when your late,which is not legal under these pay parameters. Also they base your salary of around 800.00 weekly on a 45hr workweek which is around 17.50 hr. This is were it gets good....from 45hrs on the pay you half of the time and a half you should recieve...IE say your rate is 20hr and your time and a half rate is 30, they only pay $10.00 per hr for all the hrs beyond forty five. Asst produce mgrs at anyother supermarket chain in Mass start at $18.00hr at The Fresh Market $14.00 is your starting rate which is good for one year. You only acrew 5 days time total for on year. That includes sick time personnel time and vacation time. After 2 years you get 10 days. If you are out sick a couple days a year you don't even have enough time for a weeks vacation after two years. This company is the worst company to it's employees other than WalMart.....Stay away...or if not you will soon see what it is I am saying

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No Comment in Jacksonville, Florida

52 months ago

The Fresh Market is slave labor. They work the heck out of you, and if you complain, they pretty much say GFY, we will find someone else to do your job, and for less money. The "raises" you get are more like "little bumps". Last year as a Dept. Manager, I received a 24 CENT, yes I said 24 CENT raise. I also received $750 in bonuses for the entire year.

Meanwhile, their executives received on average a bonus of $364,000. Sean Crane got $895,695 all by himself!!!!!!!

They just filed for an IPO with the SEC, and all this information is just coming out. This is the worst thing that could have ever happened to TFM, now all their employees are going to be able to see just how bad they are getting shafted.

Go to SEC.GOV, and search for The Fresh Market.....it's all there in black and white for you to peruse....

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Cut Throat Company in Philly, Pennsylvania

52 months ago

No Comment in Jacksonville, Florida said: The Fresh Market is slave labor. They work the heck out of you, and if you complain, they pretty much say GFY, we will find someone else to do your job, and for less money. The "raises" you get are more like "little bumps". Last year as a Dept. Manager, I received a 24 CENT, yes I said 24 CENT raise. I also received $750 in bonuses for the entire year.

Meanwhile, their executives received on average a bonus of $364,000. Sean Crane got $895,695 all by himself!!!!!!!

They just filed for an IPO with the SEC, and all this information is just coming out. This is the worst thing that could have ever happened to TFM, now all their employees are going to be able to see just how bad they are getting shafted.

Go to SEC.GOV, and search for The Fresh Market.....it's all there in black and white for you to peruse....

Exactly, the turnover is way too much to build a company around. The Fresh Market's strength will be their downfall. they are building too fast and expanding too fast.....they don't have the talent to staff their EXISTING stores, let alone the brand new ones. Wow, they are offering extra 25 percent to work in California. That means a store manager can make 55k per year with a 1000 dollar a year bonus.

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Cut Throat Company in Philly, Pennsylvania

51 months ago

The time the higher ups had on a conference call this week, they should have changed the pay scale and the bonus structure. Change to Strange your management style and retain your Store Managers first, then trickle it down. Then maybe everyone will know everyone at the Manager's Meeting and not need name tags like the old days. Would it hurt to give Eric a LITTLE support in training instead of overwhelming him and underwhelming the training program?

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truthseeker80 in Maumee, Ohio

47 months ago

gonfishn in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts said: I have been in the supermarket business going on 25 years and I was hired as a Produce Mgr in there new massachusetts store and I was floored to find out how they think they will get away with there salaried payscale for dept heads, First the starting rate is way way below industy standards, then on top of that the pay on what is called a fluctuating work week. You must punch a card so they deduct time when your late,which is not legal under these pay parameters. Also they base your salary of around 800.00 weekly on a 45hr workweek which is around 17.50 hr. This is were it gets good....from 45hrs on the pay you half of the time and a half you should recieve...IE say your rate is 20hr and your time and a half rate is 30, they only pay $10.00 per hr for all the hrs beyond forty five. Asst produce mgrs at anyother supermarket chain in Mass start at $18.00hr at The Fresh Market $14.00 is your starting rate which is good for one year. You only acrew 5 days time total for on year. That includes sick time personnel time and vacation time. After 2 years you get 10 days. If you are out sick a couple days a year you don't even have enough time for a weeks vacation after two years. This company is the worst company to it's employees other than WalMart.....Stay away...or if not you will soon see what it is I am saying

I can only assume you agreed to those conditions when you were hired. You were hired as salaried personnel which only requires you to be paid a salary. So long as they pay you said salary anything on top of that is gravy. most people on salary receive nothing extra regardless of how many hours you work.

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Cut Throat Company in Philly, Pennsylvania

46 months ago

gonfishn in BUZZARDS BAY, Massachusetts said: I will say this to you "truthseeker80" it might be a good idea if you change that name if your going to "assume" because doing that alone when making a statement will lose you cred. right away. I never took the job when I found out what the starting pay would be. I am sure it wont be long before someone files a suit with the A.G.'s office in Mass for wage issuses. The store has already turned over most if not all the managment and it has not even been open 1 year yet. I guess all the other posts as well as this one are in correct..WE MUST SEEK THE TRUTH hahahah

Well said. The Fresh Market also doesn't want to offer the employees stock at a discount, which is not fair. If you read the new Code of Conduct Policy that TFM developed (found on their website), states that employees can be terminated if they are found on Facebook or participating in online forums. The best part of that is The Fresh Market on the same website, promotes that you can "find us on Facebook", but if the employees do, they will be terminated. The Fresh Market needs to look into having actual robots work in their stores.

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anonymous in Conway, South Carolina

39 months ago

No Comment in Jacksonville, Florida said: The Fresh Market is slave labor. They work the heck out of you, and if you complain, they pretty much say GFY, we will find someone else to do your job, and for less money. The "raises" you get are more like "little bumps". Last year as a Dept. Manager, I received a 24 CENT, yes I said 24 CENT raise. I also received $750 in bonuses for the entire year.

Meanwhile, their executives received on average a bonus of $364,000. Sean Crane got $895,695 all by himself!!!!!!!

They just filed for an IPO with the SEC, and all this information is just coming out. This is the worst thing that could have ever happened to TFM, now all their employees are going to be able to see just how bad they are getting shafted.

Go to SEC.GOV, and search for The Fresh Market.....it's all there in black and white for you to peruse....

There is a new store opening up in our area. I have spent 16 yrs in the retail grocery business so I applied and interviewed (2 interviews). Even with all of my experience and versitility -- I was NOT hired. This tells me that the hiring process is based on
A)who they can get for the least amount of money (only hire minimum wage incompetants that are too stupid to know any better)
B)age discrimination -- I am over 40
This is the only thing that explains how someone like me with SSSSoooooo much experience would be denied a position. Who knows, maybe the mgmt felt threatened by my experience. Don't even get me started on the pay scale issue. Does anyone out there know of an email address for someone high up the food chain that I can contact about their hiring practices????
Well -- "You get what you pay for!!!!!!!" Lets see how many of the ones you hired are still there 6 months from now!!!

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Cut Throat Company in Philly, Pennsylvania

38 months ago

anonymous in Conway, South Carolina said: There is a new store opening up in our area. I have spent 16 yrs in the retail grocery business so I applied and interviewed (2 interviews). Even with all of my experience and versitility -- I was NOT hired. This tells me that the hiring process is based on
A)who they can get for the least amount of money (only hire minimum wage incompetants that are too stupid to know any better)
B)age discrimination -- I am over 40
This is the only thing that explains how someone like me with SSSSoooooo much experience would be denied a position. Who knows, maybe the mgmt felt threatened by my experience. Don't even get me started on the pay scale issue. Does anyone out there know of an email address for someone high up the food chain that I can contact about their hiring practices????
Well -- "You get what you pay for!!!!!!!" Lets see how many of the ones you hired are still there 6 months from now!!!

yep.

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anonymous in Conway, South Carolina

38 months ago

Can you beleive they do not accept food stamps / ebt??? They claim the cost outweighs the money they would make. There is ZERO cost to a retailer when they use the states equipment. They cater to the rich and the hell with us working class people.

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SandraD in Johnson City, Tennessee

36 months ago

So what, anonymous in S. Carolina. Nothing wrong with that. They don't have to take food stamps if they don't want to. If you don't like their policy, go to a store that DOES accept them...like Walmart. I love shopping @ Fresh Market. Sounds like not much fun to wrk there though

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abc123 in Peachtree City, Georgia

34 months ago

They do not accept food stamps because their stance is, if you can afford to buy the stuff at fresh market, you shouldn't be using food stamps. It's kind of true. I get nasty attitudes from customers all the time when I explain we do not accept food stamps. Honestly, there is no reason to even shop here if you have food stamps. Most of the items are now available in Kroger, Publix, etc... and at a cheaper price. When I do my own personal shopping, I definitely do not shop at the fresh market.

The problems I have working here is the high turnover. We can't keep anyone. We are a new store as well and people just keep coming and going. I've never seen so many people just QUIT after 1 day, 2 days, even a week. The way this company treats their people is also pretty bad. Raises don't get paid unless you follow up on multiple occasions, reviews are often 2-3 months late, schedules get changed within minutes and no one will call and tell you it's changed. People come and go as they please and almost every single day someone calls out on our Front End. It's definitely not a company to stick around with. It's apparent the only thing they care about is $$$$ and they don't care how they get it. The managers are rewarded for squeezing out profits and cutting hours. I'm talking cutting hours about 100%. We're going into the holidays and we're expected to carry out many tasks, but our department hours have been cut so bad that it's astounding how they want the productivity they set. I thought around the holidays you get more hours to work with, instead we get them cut even more than before on our slowest weeks.

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abc123 in Peachtree City, Georgia

34 months ago

i'm also a specialist and 1. we dont get sunday incentive and 2. my pay is still 40% below average and I don't get a full 12, because of the stipulations. I moved up within the company so that voids me from getting the normal rate. Once you move up within the company you only get a $1.00 raise. So the job I applied for and expected to negotiate my pay for didn't happen. I was simply told I was going to get a $1.00. Had I known this I would've never applied for the position. In addition, i'm responsible for 4 departments. FOUR. I get paid less than a department head and once I get close to 40 hours they cut me, only when they need me will they let me work 60 hours. Yes 60.

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MarketFresh in Elizabethton, Tennessee

30 months ago

abc123 in Peachtree City, Georgia said: i'm also a specialist and 1. we dont get sunday incentive and 2. my pay is still 40% below average and I don't get a full 12, because of the stipulations. I moved up within the company so that voids me from getting the normal rate. Once you move up within the company you only get a $1.00 raise. So the job I applied for and expected to negotiate my pay for didn't happen. I was simply told I was going to get a $1.00. Had I known this I would've never applied for the position. In addition, i'm responsible for 4 departments. FOUR. I get paid less than a department head and once I get close to 40 hours they cut me, only when they need me will they let me work 60 hours. Yes 60.

Its clear you dont work at the same kind of "Fresh Market" they are talking about. A. not even ASM are over that many departments and they are salaried. B. if an employee even comes close to 40 hours that is on hourly pay they are sure to let them know and send them home early if needed to avoid going over. You moved up from some sort of clerk or assistant specialist position and of course your raise is only 1 dollar, thats five times what some other grocery store raises are.

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golittleperson in Mount Olive, North Carolina

29 months ago

anonymous in Conway, South Carolina said: Can you beleive they do not accept food stamps / ebt??? They claim the cost outweighs the money they would make. There is ZERO cost to a retailer when they use the states equipment. They cater to the rich and the hell with us working class people.

They are too pompass to accept EBT but many of their employees qualify to receive them. Hypocritical!!!!!!!

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g. in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

11 months ago

noted the comments about health insurance, BUT can someone clarify "is the prem. paid by the company or is it just available and paid by payroll deduction by the employee.
also i was very surprised the amount they pay specialist...seems real low for the amount of responsibility

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So Long in Charlotte, North Carolina

1 month ago

Urban Fungi in Indianapolis, Indiana said: Starting Wages:
PT Clerk $7.5/ hr
FT Clerk 8/hr
Asst Dept Head 10/hr
Specialist 12/hr
Sunday Incentive +$1/hr, .5 for PT
3% Raise after 3 months, 1% YTD Bonus @ Christmas
Dept Head Salary starts at $26k, Incentive bonuses.
Health Insurance : HDHP, deductible $500, eligible after 3 months.
Paid Leave: Awarded on Jan 1st, doesn't rollover.
20% Discount on most products, discount can be used at all stores. No discount on alcohol.
Good Performance and ability to relocate is a sure shot to promotion.
The company will send seasoned employees to new stores for opening.
Don't wait around for good things to come to you, ask and ye shall receive.

No raise after 90 days along with the extra $1.00/hour or $.50 on Sundays that is what Berry Family did for it's employees that ended when company was sold and made public now you get to purchase stock in company with little discounted rate, 3% raise is on high side not likely as for bonus they put it on pay check and whole pay check is taxed at gift rate like you didn't work at all for any of the money as for insurance that is premiums deducted not company giving you anything, I worked there over 9 years and only got a whopping $2.16 raise so asking for more will not help either as the attitude from Management is if you think you can do better then go for it somewhere else negotiation is a laugh as they will tell you what they will give you take it or it. Promotion is hard to come by only if they want you to succeed if you do your job so well in a low position then you will be stuck there until you leave with no hope of promotion as they will hire from outside the company to fill instead of promoting from within to keep people in stores so they are not short staffed constantly. Just truth about this ad as it obviously hasn't been updated with today's fresh Market.

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Dr Jonesin in West Palm Beach, Florida

1 month ago

THE Fresh Market is, well how to you say, screws you on the way in and every day possible while you are employed.
They will cut your promised hours drastically (from 40 to 15 or less) after grand opening week(s). They should be called the Dominion, promising the universe to get what they want but giving nothing. They also do not train you to do things their way, somehow you are expected to know it already. They will also cancel your insurance coverage without notice all the way back to when you first get it! if you're not working 30+ hours avg. So start working, maybe a month or 2 into it and having benefits, your hours get cut without reason or notice, loose insurance, have to pay for your doc bills even though you were covered when seen. Middle managers are expected to work 80+/- hours, so good luck with your family life if you had one. (I do not work there, nor ever have but is what I have witnessed 1st hand). Your hint that they don't want you there is not giving you more than 15 hours and claim it's corporate doing it.. Find another real job and just keep calling out sick there, imo.

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