- Fresh Thyme Farmers Market12.Nov 2015
I wasn't a fan. I came from a company that was big on recognition and this was a definite step down.
Support from management
Store level management is fine, but there's too much corporate involvement and not enough allowance for the stores to individualize so that the needs of the primary clientele can be met.
Middle managers are given little to no notice to institute major changes. Again, too much corporate involvement.
Many promises are made and few are fulfilled. Whenever new competition comes in, employees leave in groves.
Overall compensation for your work
Benefits are excellent, but the pay is terrible.
The company is big on community involvement.
Middle managers are expected to work off of the clock...enough said.
Employees at my store were largely upset. The company opens up a lot of stores, but poorly markets the ones that are already in existence. Management then complains that the public doesn't know who the company is and makes the employees feel like it's part of their job to do the marketing.
I went to everyday feeling like I would be fired or wrote up, so I feel that the job security is minimal in spite of promised opportunity.
It goes back to lack of recognition. One cannot feel accomplished if they are made to feel that everything is business as usual.
Suggestions for improvement
- Allow the individual stores to grow based on their primary clientele and reduce the amount of new stores in favor of marketing those already in existence.
What I like about the company
I received some management development that allowed me to move on to a better paying job.
What I dislike about the company
Too much corporate involvement and poor marketing.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyFresh Thyme Farmers Market
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014