Very short staffed. High expectations for the pay. High expectations for the staff given. The prices are very high, which causes customers t chose other places which the company holds you accountable for. Its a job if you need one, but once you have reached this level, you can do better for employment.
The more failure you have on your resume, the further you'll go.
Beware of management unleashing silent but deadly odor after consuming too much organic broccoli.
The culture and atmosphere here is very fast paced, while fun and enjoyable. It requires hard work and dedication. Those who work hard are noticed and appreciated. Those who stick through the hard times are rewarded.
It is very much a team, whereas you may be doing more than in your job description, because the more you know the more valuable you are!
Management really appreciates those who are proactive. Examples could be as simple as picking up a piece of paper in your path, even if you are interacting with a customer. Another example could be jumping in and helping the meat department unload a pallet to the cooler, especially if it’s in your way.
These little things help the store overall, and attribute to a happy workplace environment. The customers are happy, your fellow employees look at you like a rockstar, and the management see you as potential for promotion.
I do want to add that if don’t work to the managers standards, they will schedule you less hours to give hours to employees who do work. Why would you give hours to two people if one person could do the same amount of work?
Work hard and it WILL pay off. If you can’t, then retail and food service is not for you.
The culture at my store is anger and it's been very uncomfortable almost all associates are angry, abused and on edge for fear of being terminated.
There's no training at this franchise, like none at all, orientation is 3 mins just collecting your personal information, i have been asked to help all over the store with zero training.
The store manager that hired me told me i was going to be full time, 2 weeks vacation, closed on Thanksgiving etc.
My first day on i was told that i would be part time, found and talked to the store manager that hired me, she told me that i was not full time and i needed to prove myself.
I eat a ton of anyway from my department managers who tell me I'm blind (which I'm over half) and how i need to do more, when I'm usually working by myself.
This company knows they should train people, which a district manager said he knew lacks in the standard of training.
If you really need a job then i guess take this, but don't stop looking the broken promises are just a tiny scratch on the lack of integrity, back stabbing, threats, hour editing (they will cut your over time right out of the books and not care) and bull you'll have to endure.
You can’t find a company that treats you worse than here. Women are paid drastically less and more is expected. WAKE UP!!!! Closing stores should be a sign. You best hope Sprouts buys you out and cleans house. Dreadful workplace.
I have worked at fresh thyme for a little over a month now. The management is great, the other employees are very nice, and best of all the managers listen to your needs schedule wise. The only issue I have seen so far is that if you work in the front end as a cashier you do more than just being a cashier. Such as takin trash out, getting carts, doing "projects" such as laying on the floor and scrubbing under things, and cleaning spills all around the store. Which I was't informed that I would hAve to be a janitor aswell as a cashier.
Fresh Thyme is a good place to work if you do not have a family, a life, or need to work!
The people I work with, my fellow employees, are really nice; however, over all it is not a good place to work! I was hired as part time and promised 20 hrs per wk, I got 10-15, unless someone called off, and I was told I couldn’t get another part time job if I wanted to keep my position. The worse manager I have ever had, opening one day and closing the next, 4 hr shifts, and more... She was above team work as well, spent her time texting during evening hrs., no closing duties for her. During reviews, everyone was adequate, no raises for anyone, below average pay through out the store, $9 per hr start. Absolutely no training involved, you wing it, yet noted when you get it wrong. I was told to learn the plu numbers at home off the clock, no pay, and it was Kroger’s or Sprout’s cram site, not Fresh Thymes! Yet told to go faster on the registers and lighten up on the mistakes. During the 5 months, 4 ppl walked and 2 put in their notice, they haven’t replaced them, we are expected to take up the slack and with a smile.
I picked up hrs in another department with the promise of full time and a meet in pay with someone else I had interviewed with, as soon as the front end quit putting me on their schedule, this was 2 wks ago and looking at 3 wks now, no change. The manager is much better, a team player; however, she had 3 full time workers walk out and 1 with a notice, same ending story.
Stone-cold and heartless. Management dramatically overvalues themselves and undervalues the employees that make them. Once you get hired here, your number one priority in life had better be Fresh Thyme, otherwise you're not worth the minuscule wage you're paid.