Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – January 29, 2018
The job itself is easy it's the management and lack of communication that is one of the issues. They don't come to you about your work they talk about you and send other people to tell you what they don't like about you and your work. Micromanagement at its finest. They have lack of respect for their employees and feels as though they can talk to you any kind of way and treat you any kind of way. Like you're the help. They show no appreciation or commend you on your work ethics or how you may make things look presentable. If it's not what they want then it doesn't go even if it's logical. It's all about looks with these people and quantity and not quality of the product. So sad because the place is a laid back place to work its the upper management and investors that just don't respect you or your ideas to broaden sells.
The team members who make it laid back environment
Upper management and lack of communication and respect
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – July 17, 2018
This "store" was a real cute idea but we are done experimenting now. Can we get a real grocery store now like a Trader Joe's? It is an overpriced, elitist operation that does nothing for the real residents of the city.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – June 13, 2018
The company itself is not bad, they offer decent benefits. Human resource is never available or in the building,so they're no type of help.which leaves employees at a loss. If management was held to the same standards as the other employee's, the store would improve. I didn't find it to be a fair place to work
Cashier (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – March 18, 2018
The management is very poor , they fire multiple people per week. You work a lot of hours and do not get paid the amount you should be paid. Human Resources are not a help when you come to them . You are not allowed to change department if you do not like the department you are working in .
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – November 21, 2017
Every time I come on this website, they seem to have the same people leaving their positions are being fired or I don't even know. The lack of management, or the overbearing micromanagement is too much to take. Like I said in my description, it could be a really really good place and there's a lot of potential. It's just not there yet.
lead cook (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – January 5, 2017
my co-workers were the best, what kept me coming back everyday.the management was very iffy most of them wore there personal baggage on their sleeve. the time i was there we had 3 kitchen managers. i learned a lot from the last chef. the hardest part of the job was trying to please the owners, the were in the kitchen everyday changing things and then we (the kitchen staff) would do exactly has they said the, next day they would come in and say they didn't want that anymore which became a huge problem after a while for everyone.
Pretty stressful environment depending on the day and who is working.
Produce Clerk (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – November 16, 2016
Typical day at work is really easy for the most part, it is the environment that really starts to get to you. There is little to no respect that is given to the employees from the people up top. This job taught me to really be patient with people because it can get to you sometimes, you just have to know how to handle the stress and the pressure. Management for the most part is okay but every job has a few bad apples in the bunch. Overall it just is not the job for me but I do appreciate the opportunity they are giving me because at the end of the day a job is a job.
Cashier (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – December 6, 2012
this was a fun and great place to work. Especially working with a group of diverse group of people. Each day was different and learned something different. I learned how to rotate products and also how to give great customer service skills to the customer. Customer Service plays a big role the Elm City Environment. Being a cashier also plays a big role in customer service. Since we are the last people to see the customer they tell us everything that happened during their shopping experience.