Sprouts Farmers Market

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Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
252 Reviews
2.6
252 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Minimal employee discount, some organic products offered within the store (in 26 reviews)

  • All employees get a 15% discount on top of all the amazing weekly sales (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay to match the area living needs (in 17 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments and from upper management at a store level (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Better opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    when sales go down your hrs drop extremely.

  2.  

    Better than a lot of places

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, fun environment, sick pay after six months, PTO after six months, vacation after six months

    Cons

    Normal retail cons, never a set schedule, can sometimes be high stress, sometimes they like to cut hours a little too much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Average place to work, its what you make.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    15% discount, opportunities to learn other departments if you want, Fun co-workers, Growth opportunities if you work hard and know the right people.

    Cons

    Work hours are not consistent each week, I work 30-32hrs per week as a full time department head.
    Management drama sometimes.
    Minimum training to new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more time for training. Some departments do only two days of training and throw the person into the fire after that. Be honest about working hours, tell potential employees that hours are based on sales and can vary each week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Love my job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Discount people I work with

    Cons

    Upper management getting way to corporate growing to fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the regular employees more

  6.  

    My first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Orange, CA

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked here for my first job during community college and thus my hours were pretty flexible especially when the semester changed.

    Cons

    If a manager favors someone else they end up with a preferred shift over you regardless of how well you work. I was stuck with the closing shift all of one summer because "I was good at closing."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to gain some first job experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Glendale, AZ

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good place if you get into a store with good people to work with like I did, luckily. Plus they sell good healthy stuff. There is also a good probability of getting promoted fast if your a hard worker and don't screw around much.

    Cons

    They tend to cut hours when it gets close to the holiday seasons like Halloween all the way up to after Christmas. This is unfortunate because you are forced to do more with less. So if you are looking to get a job with Sprouts wait till spring time to apply.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    used to love this place but now i hate it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Backup Scan Coordinator
    Current Employee - Backup Scan Coordinator

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employee discount. Several employee appreciation days throughout the year. Can move up quickly in the company as it is growing fast and always a new store opening. Mostly is a fun work environment.

    Cons

    Pay increases are not great 3-5%. Training is terrible as they don't give departments adequate training tools or the time to train. Management expects a lot but the hours are not there to obtain them. When they merged with several companies over they last few years and went public within the last year, things have went down hill. Trying to combine four different company policies into one has not worked so well for Sprouts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great at first, then disappointing.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    I enjoy Sprout's great products and they are very customer-focused. Additionally my coworkers are friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    I started working at Sprouts full-time then about a month later, a new manager came in and my hours got cut several times. Very frustrating. I guess Sprouts policy is to cut employee hours as a result of decreasing sales from the middle of August (when school starts back) all the way through the holiday season, so the company can save money. This resulted in a high turnover rate and understaffed workplace, since many people quit as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be focused on numbers or productivity but be focused on the customers and employees more. Use the time of decreasing sales to make improvements in store cleanliness, friendly customer service and checkout efficiency so more customers will come thus increasing sales. Don't be strictly concerned with going off company policy, as that will cause frustration, high turnover rates, large understaffing of employees, and possibly longer lines and less checkout efficiency (leading to customer dissatisfaction, I've seen it at my store!).

  10.  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Cashier in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, discount on top of cheap food.

    Cons

    Pay is way too low for the work you do.
    Amount of hours can be inconsistent.
    Pay raise is way too low.
    Benefits could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you train your managers so that they are properly prepared! Hire enough people so that your people do not get burnt out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    2 cents

    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get a discount on your groceries.

    Cons

    co-workers - don't think things through

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