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Company Culture
1.3
Growth Opportunities
1.3
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
1.3
Rewards You Receive
1.7
Support You Get
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Way You Work
2.0
Work Setting
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Cashier
in Chicago, IL

"The worst company I have ever worked for. I have never been more unhappy."

What do you like about working at Plum Market?

"Nothing at all. Worst company I've ever worked for. I cannot find one thing that was positive."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do not take this job if you can avoid it. This job is only good if you want to make a very small amount of money."

What don't you like about working at Plum Market?

"This is the worst company I've ever worked at. They lie and tell you that the minimum hours you can get is 32 and then once your hired they cut your hours dramatically. The customers are rude and disrespectful and so is the store leadership. You work constantly in fear of your job and there is a very negative energy in the store. People get fired constantly without notice. This was the worse job I've ever had."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no suggestion just a warning for anyone considering working there."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Prepared Foods Team Member
in Bloomfield Hills, MI

What do you like about working at Plum Market?

"I like selling higher quality product. I also like some of my co-workers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't let them talk you into a different job or a lower wage. They will tell you that the situation is temporary, but it's not. I have seen a number of people who were promised the moon, leave Plum Market without ever having seen the moon."

What don't you like about working at Plum Market?

"Low wages, rude customers, rude managers, owners and supervisors. My supervisor speaks badly about every employee in my department, behind their backs. This bad mouthing is done directly to other hourly employees. The blame game is played every day at this place. No one ever wants to fix anything, they just want to find a scapegoat."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would reward the people who do good work. I would enact and enforce policy that would require managers and supervisors to treat hourly employees with respect."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

1.8
Plum Market (4)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Ingles Markets (8)
2.8 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Vons (18)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,650)
Team Member
in Bloomfield Hills, MI

"Disrespectful owners & managers. No breaks. No holiday pay."

What do you like about working at Plum Market?

"My coworkers, the people I work with on a day to day basis, are mostly fantastic. Also, the product that we sell is generally of good quality (before it sits under heat lamps for 8-10 hours)."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't let the managers talk you into a lower wage, or different job than you are willing to accept. They will tell you that they will re-evaluate the situation, but they won't. If the job and wage they offer you at the interview don't work for you, then walk away. NOTHING ever changes for the better in this place."

What don't you like about working at Plum Market?

"I have worked for this company for slightly less than a year. In that time, I have seen A LOT of people start working in the store and leave. This company has constant problems with turnover. Maybe they wonder why, but they aren't taking any steps to correct the situation. Low wages and high expectations of employees lead most people to conclude that working at Plum simply isn't worth it.Our customers in the store can be rude, sometimes downright mean. Employees get no support from management whatsoever. The owners often come through the store, but almost never say anything to, or acknowledge their hourly employees (again, I've never worked for a family-owned business where this happened). I can't believe that this company has had any success operating this way. I was hired in at a low wage ($8.50/hour. Works out to about $17,000/year) and I remain at that low wage after working there almost a year. Plum Market is open 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day only) and employees are expected to work holidays with NO INCENTIVE. I repeat, there is no time-and-a-half paid for holidays; there is no bonus paid for holidays worked. Additionally, in my department, there is very little effort made to ensure that employees can take breaks. I almost never get a 15 minute break and I have NEVER in my 10 months working at this store taken a 30 minute lunch break. It is simply impossible logistically. They schedule the bare minimum of staff and because I work behind a counter that has to be staffed, there has to be someone available to cover any breaks. I do my best every day that I work, but I wish so much ill upon the owners of this company. I hope that the money they make with this company brings them nothing but sorrow and pain."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Learn how to have some respect for the people who are the face of your company. Your hourly employees are the people who make your store profitable. You would be broke without them. Your contempt for the people who earn the money that sends you to Cabo five times a year makes me sick. The owners should be ashamed of themselves. They disgust me. If you want to keep good people working for you, you need to take care of the people who work hard. Your stinginess, callousness and lack of understanding of your own operation makes working at Plum Market like stepping into a Kafka short story. Every day when I come to work, I wonder what I will be walking into. I am a great worker and the owners and managers have inspired zero loyalty in me. I am staying in this job until the fall so I can do some traveling this summer, but I will be looking for a new job come this fall."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Customer Service Representative
in Ann Arbor, MI

"If you like the green and organic produce, Plum Market is a great place to work."

What do you like about working at Plum Market?

"That I meet people from around the world."

What don't you like about working at Plum Market?

"I like everything about Plum Market, but I am looking for one career."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Open more stores"

Average Plum Market Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2012 $2
2013 $1
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