New Seasons Market Employee Reviews in Portland, OR

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Encouraged to speak up, but ignored.
Deli Clerk / Floater (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 8, 2019
You start off with a ton of fake promises, then receive little to no training. Management to clerk were vocal regarding their unhappiness with the company and department. Call outs every single day.
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Forward thinking but behind the times.
Grocery Lead (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 31, 2019
Granted, this review is based off employment in the past BUT I was still sending fax orders in 2014/2015. Programs were outdated and the lack of technological efficiency towards productivity drove me nuts.
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Great culture
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 25, 2019
New Seasons was an amazing experience. The reason I left was to relocate to North Carolina in order to be closer to my children. The workplace culture was breathtaking. Management was a joy to work for and extremely supportive. The hardest part of my job managing was when people called in sick and left the team short handed. The most enjoyable part of working for this company was the daily time spent with upper management and their ability to not only coach you through scenarios but also their ability to welcome fresh ideas and listen in order for the team to be successful.
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Great place to work
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 20, 2019
NSM offers great opportunities for advancement as well as very solid compensation and benefits program
They are also a company that align with my values making the work more rewarding.
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excellent treatment of employees
Grocery Lead (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMay 10, 2019
-affordable, comprehensive benefits
-focus on work-life balance
-fun work environment
-opportunities for growth
-opportunities for training in other departments
Pros
free food
Cons
low level pay increases
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Terrible Management
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 23, 2019
The business cares only about management, everyone else is just a number. Very judgemental management. They do not care about the employees. Favoritism is very high in this company.
Pros
20% discount
Cons
Poor Management
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Community based Grocery
Cook / Clerk / Dish / Housekeeping (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 19, 2019
When working in the grocery-field, it is a great place to work for. The most enjoyable part of this job was working with fun individuals and lots of culture building events.
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Still a lot of great people there, just not at the upper levels
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 9, 2019
New Seasons has changed a lot in the past decade and while they still have a lot of amazing people working there very few are making the big decisions. The majority of leaders in the company come from much more conventional backgrounds and lead in a more conventional manner when it comes to staff, product, and customers. The rapid expansion the company pursued in the last five years is coming back to bite them and unfortunately the fix they have decided on is cutting labor at the stores. I wish all my old friends well.
Pros
Good discount and decent benefits, a lot of amazing people still work and shop there.
Cons
Disconnect between Store Support (corporate) and stores, internal promotions lack compensation and there is no room to negotiate, store and company leadership set unrealistic expectations.
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Good benefits and work culture
Barista Lead (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 8, 2019
Good at listening to the employees. Really enjoyed the employee discount on all store items. Living wage also a big plus. Customers were actually really nice for the most part,
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Great Place to work. Co-workers have great spirit and attitude.
Store Floater (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 22, 2019
Management is great, they care for you. Great quality of products large variety. Workers and management are pacient with struggling workers. Great salary.
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Proactive and Pleasant
Freight Clerk (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 13, 2019
A day of work at New Seasons was both very serene, yet fast-paced. While workloads were heavy, as long as everyone was willing to cooperate, the work got done fast and efficiently.
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good company but not if you are an outside hire
Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 11, 2019
I was hired into management from outside the company and it was Hard! They really protect their own, so to speak. I rarely got listened to in meetings, passed up for promotions and not taken seriously.
Pros
benefits
Cons
they don't embrace new ideas
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Good Benefits Poor Management.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 19, 2019
The location was ideal, however the Management had poor communication skills. I spent each eight hour shift keeping the entirety of the store clean. I would not recommend this job to anyone with low stamina and work ethic.
Pros
Good Benefits, Good Community, and Good Pay.
Cons
Poor Communication, job expectations not presented, etc.
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Progressive work place
PROMOTIONS MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 7, 2019
Great job! What can I say. It is still a good place to work, but my over arching journey was disappointing. New Seasons defiantly helped me grow to a point, but then became unhealthy.
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NSM has changed for the worse!!!!!
Produce Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 30, 2019
The NSM we all love is gone! The company is currently trying to sell itself out of a contract with their investors and things are going down hill quickly. I would not advise not getting a job with NSM at this point, wait until some other company buys them to see where they will land on the grocery spectrum.
I admit that the health coverage was pretty great but does not make up for the lack of value they put on the store level employees. If it was not for the culture fostered by the employees this place would be the same as Freddy's. Also, they will fight you for every penny when it is time for your review, do not expect to be paid your worth.
Spend your money at Natural Grocers, they stand behind their ideals.
Pros
Health coverage and co-workers
Cons
Company leadership and the investment company
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Great culture
Grocery Lead (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 10, 2019
There is some great culture among employees but it get's watered down through management. It's hard to move u at a fair pay rate. I was disappointed in the lack of acknowledgement of previous skills when changing positions in the store.
Pros
great team enviroment
Cons
disconnect with management
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What it was, shall never be again
Sous Chef (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 30, 2018
The company is founded on such incredible principles that it unfortunately doesn't live up to.
With the constant change you experience in the retail world there has to be a conscience effort to enforce systems, expectations and training. The larger and older New Seasons gets, the more they appear to forget that. The facade of culture is not upheld within the walls of any location. With few realizing it can often be the glue that holds staff united and engaged with customers. Instead, staff in departments fed their own needs first(unless you work in Meat, don't ever plan on seeing free food from them), peer conversations are more important than customers and instead of rallying around the hard workers and using that attitude to elevate the team, we're seen as annoying, bossy and aggresive.
These days, you'll be best taken care of if you come from Whole Foods...
Pros
Blue slip(when you can get it), healt benefits and 401k
Cons
Self serving staff and management. Lack of training. Lack of care.
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Good place to work
Prepared Foods Clerk (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 23, 2018
I enjoyed working for New Seasons Market because the work was easy, fast paced, multi tasking. Mostly relaxed environment, except if you are over worked.
Pros
Decent pay, Benefits, Relaxed environment, room for advancement, pay raises
Cons
No training, good employees get over worked, poor management-lack of communication
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Great Company!
HR (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORDecember 21, 2018
Being the first B corp grocer, New Seasons Market stays true to its roots, in creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The company provides lots of opportunity for growth and really embraces their "speak up" culture. They also provide fantastic benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k) and even 8 hours of paid volunteer time.

Overall, New Seasons Market is a company I'm proud to call my employer!
Pros
great atmosphere, awesome coworkers
Cons
constantly being surrounded with delicious food
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Golden Era
Floater (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORNovember 10, 2018
Older style>Corporate

It's definitely a sexist and judgemental workplace. Ran with Californians complaining nonstop about the rent prices, even though Oregon never wanted them here in the first place.

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