Foodsmiths
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Toxic Enviroment

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Foodsmiths was once a progressive inclusive environment. NO LONGER. The new store manager with the support of the owners has created a culture of intimidation. This was brought to the attention of the owner a number of times with no support at all. High stress and no support. Would not recommend working at Foodsmiths

Pros

Discounts on some items

Cons

Demeaning, negative treatment
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Toxic work environment

Most of the junior staff are great to work with. Management has a poor attitude towards junior staff members. The store manager has a corporate "my way or the highway" attitude. There has been a huge change in the culture of the business since the change in ownership. The company is often called Rudesmiths.

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no chance for advancement and very little monetary incentive.
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No room for advancement , management are clueless

They really don't have a clue here. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Management can't make up their mind about anything. Wages never improve. Unreasonable processes that hamper any type of productivity. Unreceptive to any feedback and quick to blame the lowest level staff for the shortcomings of management.

Pros

None

Cons

Deceptive management, shady business practices
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Fast paced friendly workplace

Fast paced workplace. Friendly staff. Hardest part of the job was keeping up on stocking. Rotating stock was difficult because there are is such a variety of products. Helping customers was the best part of the job.
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Stressful

The culture here has changed with new ownership and a more corporate management outlook. Do more, work harder with less resources and be devalued as well as demoralized
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productive slow environment

the store itself runs great and is managed well over all. small town slow environment, enjoyable experience over all as a job. the owners are aware of the availability of short term staff members

Pros

relaxed

Cons

slow paced
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Great atmosphere, with a loyal customer base, and keeps growing

I began working at Foodsmiths 4 years ago. I went from a clothing retail enviroment into a business that were more than willing to work with you in creating a smooth transition. I was given reviews twice a year with a wage increase. Most of their customers are very loyal to them. Some of them shopping from the store since the 70's!! It is a great family feeling throughout with staff. Met alot of incredible people, friends, and learnt something new everyday. I am sad to leave, but know that my experience there will follow me everyday.

Pros

wages, booking time off, department cross training
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3.3Work/Life Balance
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