Sprouts Farmers Market

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Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
207 Reviews

2.7
207 Reviews
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Sprouts Farmers Market President & CEO Doug Sanders
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75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Mostly fun company to work for, employee discount a huge plus (in 21 reviews)

  • Best perk of working for this employer is the 15% discount all employees receive (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay to match the area living needs (in 13 reviews)

  • Hardly any store managers, or regional managers, actually know how to deal with people as humans (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pressured customer service environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Have to work very hard when its busy but can usually go home if you want when it's not.

    Cons

    The emphasis is too high on labor percentages. There is a verbal stress on customer service that is undermined by the cutting of hours.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sprouts FM is top heavy on Management that allows little autonomy at store level to better serve your guests.

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

    Pros

    I have stayed with this company strictly due to its location and the employee benefit of 15% off purchases. Like anywhere i have worked there is a mixture of good and bad management. I have been lucky to have had good store managers that were fair and positive, but have heard different experiences from others at varying locations.
    they try to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Believing in what we sell is important to me. We introduce the public to healthy affordable alternatives but increasingly i find more value in the local Conventional markets offering fresher Organic Produce and Meats. There is little at store level being applied toward responsible sustainability - recycling and composting are simply ignored. Unless you are considered management you receive no financial incentive to be an active member of the team. The staff acts and performs similar to what i would expect at Walmart, with little to no interest in the product we sell. This is the most challenging of environmental cons i experience daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your staff as much as you pretend to respect your guests. the YES program is instituted to solve problems in a positve no hassle manner, yet you display none of that generosity when assisting your staff at store level. You wish to change your name from "corporate" to "support" but have not allowed your "corporate support staff" the freedom to actually support the stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Okay place to Work.

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed getting to know my co-workers as well as a few of the regular customers. The management staff can be agreeable. As long as you remain moving around and getting stuff done (even minor tasks) they will probably like you.

    Cons

    The computer systems seemed kinda outdated and unhelpful. Seemed like there were a lot of hoops to jump through to just switch a shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more positive re-enforcement could help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Marcos, CA

    Pros

    There is potential growth from within.

    Cons

    The pay is lower then compare to other natural food stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great pay but not enough for work load

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

    Pros

    good pay, fun co-workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Favoritism in the management department, drama filled employees and managers, horrible teamwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually work hard and not your friends from high school.

  7.  

    Working for Sprouts Farmers Market

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    There are a lot of locations to work in San Diego County

    Cons

    Run many shifts without adequate staffing creating extra stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your long term employees, you can't continue to run your stores with rookies just so you can pay less

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not Henery's that's for sure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vitamins Manager  in  San Pedro, CA
    Current Employee - Vitamins Manager in San Pedro, CA

    Pros

    Very nice decour and great coworkers. great selection on groceries from confidential to organic. Fair pricing on most products meats, vitamins, and groceries.

    Cons

    Great managers when we were Henery's. Since we became Sprouts we have had poor store management one after an other. Now we have a store director with very poor management skills to say the least. Not well educated or informed in grocery retail can't help but have his favorites in the store. will not take responsibility for his actions and blames the store for his failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to get more education in your field, stop the childish attitude and response in confrontations. Take responsibility for your actions and listen to your management team who strongly deserve their titles.
    Your assistant easily deserves your title.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mundane and repetitive series of the inability to adhere to procedure and standards

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent discountamd fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Poor pay And even sadder excuse for management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your standards higher .

  10.  

    A good place to work, but has the schemes when they want to get rid of someone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Mission Viejo, CA

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great customers. Hands on training. Fair pay. great at getting the time off needed. They have many career opportunities. 10% off sprouts products.

    Cons

    Majority of Store Directors I have met, mostly act nice. But show their true nature to employees in a get it done or your gone attitude.

    The departments are supposed to keep food preparation areas clean but very rarely do. They rush to clean everything when an audit or health department check is at the front door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working for your company up until the point I was discharged. In the future, I suggest paying attention more to what the managers of each dept are doing with their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally great, management needs work

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is nice, and other employees are generally nice and easy to get along with. The Yes Policy is a good idea in theory, but complications can occur when put into practice (see cons). Works well with school schedules and last minute emergencies.

    Cons

    Customers take advantage of the Yes policy and basically end up stealing from the company. There should be a balance. They cut hours drastically but expect sales to go up with less labor. Some department heads and store managers don't seem to be able to do anything right and instead rely on the minimum wage grunts to do all the work for little to no appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management (one through four's) should be able to help in other departments when short staffed. Having a blue shirt work deli or meat would be nice when it gets busy instead of just seeing them all stand by the cash registers talking. Also, if you want your employees to feel appreciated, don't set up potlucks or employee appreciation days with out of code food that was shrunk out. It might also help to learn your employees' names instead of just referring to them by their department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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