Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    needs to improve

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product,and employees. Great environment to work in. Lots of opportunities to advance if the right person likes you!

    Cons

    Poor store management, favoritism. Promote from within. Listen to department managers!

    Advice to Management

    Need to implement a better system on promoting people in to store management posrions.make them go through a better training.

  2. Helpful (4)

    It's all about the bottom Line

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Cashier in Henderson, NV

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discount Card, great prices on produce

    Cons

    This company is definitely about the bottom line. Hours are continually cut on a weekly basis. You never know from week to week what or when you will be working. They only do the schedule on the Friday before the next work week, which means you cannot schedule any outside work activities due to not knowing when you will be working. They short staff and then call you and expect you to come in and work because they couldn't schedule accordingly. They expect you to come in even if your sick. Benefits are only available to those who work more than an average of 32 hours a week over 6 months time. So they cut your hours so that you cannot get any benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who work hard for you and keep your business going. How can you expect people to live on less than 20 hours a week. It forces you to have to get another job. Wouldn't you rather have them working just for you?

  3. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Bagger in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Bagger in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They seem to be a well organized company and customer oriented.

    Cons

    I was only a bagger so I got carts and in Phoenix sunmer it was 110 out and even when there was nothing to get outside the manager wouldn't let us stay inside and told us to wait for something to do outside instead of bag or clean while we wait.

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  5. Regular retail work (as a cashier)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, incl. managers
    15% team discount on all purchases

    Cons

    Odd hours for minimum wage pay - then again, what do you expect from retail
    The breaks are only 10 minutes??

  6. moderate paced job, management largely ignores you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    15% discount, employee appreciation events (if they bother to remember), sick leave, vacation payout. full time employees (30+ hrs) can apply for benefits after 6 months employment

    Cons

    due to high turnover, often asked to supplement other departments in addition to your current tasks (which is largely undo able considering the pace of the store). often understaffed, hours cut arbitrarily. management changes nearly every 8-10 months. in store politics often has one or a number of people as scapegoats for management. managers blow hot and cold providing a hostile work environment. raises are once a year at a maximum of 5% (they never do the maximum) of your hourly wages. -i once had a manager attempt to make me sign a draft of my raise paperwork without the head manager's signature in order to adjust the numbers later to reduce my pay. very evil.

    Advice to Management

    find jesus.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Needs Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Freelancer - Middle Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Freelancer - Middle Management in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good coworkers, good discount, decent hours of operation. Some potential to advance.

    Cons

    Favoritism, nepotism, fear of terminating poor employees for fear of being declared a racist company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who know what they are doing. In a new region, it would be beneficial to listen to those who were transplanted from successful regions. Promote from within, and stop hiring store management who have no idea what our culture is all about. It is unfair to them when they are set up to fail, and unfair to folks who are more deserving when you do this. Promote people into positions that know what they are doing.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Meh....after 8 years with the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management salary, employee discount, camaraderie among team members

    Cons

    health insurance benefits, not a pro-employee company.

    Advice to Management

    more diversity, training, and better benefits especially for part time employees

  9. Working for this company is pretty decent.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    The employee discounts and opportunities for advancement are excellent.

    Cons

    Minimal hours and you often work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Be a little bit more revolved with the concerns of employees but besides that great job!

  10. Helpful (6)

    A fast growing company with many corporate, managerial, and bad hiring problems.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in North Kansas City, MO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They try to empower all employees to help the customer as much as they can. This includes allowing employees to opening products so the customer can sample it before they purchase it. It's nice to be able to wear jeans and a t-shirt for a uniform at a grocery store. Very fast growing company and the likelihood of moving up is very good.

    Cons

    Since it's such a fast growing company, they are starting to not get some stores in good position before they move onto caring about a new store opening. They have very very very strict expectations on the way the sales floor looks and strict expectations about the way the back stock looks, however, they have a annoying tendency to send unnecessary amount of product expecting the manager to just take care of it. If the manager can't, then the hammer comes down on them. They change out displays way to often causing large amounts of product to sit in back stock and rot. The new store opening get all the attention, they take good employees from the already opened stores causing those stores to severely decrease in productivity. They also are very bad at firing people, some people get fired or demoted at a drop of a hat, which tends to be the good or great employees. However, the bad employees tend to be given 101 chances to improve, particularly by way of moving them to other departments or positions.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for before they merged with Henry's. Much of the 'family' feel is gone. Overall, still good compan

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, including 401k, great produce, and customers are great.

    Cons

    Lost much of the 'family' feel. More corporate environment., meaning sometimes management seems disconnected from instore staff. Pay rates are below market average and you dont get performance raises.

    Advice to Management

    Give performance raises and talk to and LISTEN to suggestions from in-store employees. Many long time employees felt slighted when they were not invited/allowed/offered to buy stocks in the company.

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