Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • 15% employee discount - sunflower was 20% (in 26 reviews)

  • the best thing has to be the 15% discount (in 21 reviews)

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

  • Upper management totally clueless about how to be (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Decent to work and go home.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in La Quinta, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in La Quinta, CA

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is great to its employees, they also demand a lot without offering up any of the pay. They are really team oriented. and adhere to the company policy and standard while maintaining integrity with customers and vendors.

    Cons

    Too demanding, Employees are overworked.


  2. Promoted from within

    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They are really good and moving people up the ladder. Willing to teach any position, all you really need are people skills.

    Cons

    No real pay increases, must change positions. No real benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Teach employees how to interact with customers and keep them loyal. Should be more of a neighborhood market where people are greeted by name when they come in.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Friendly Place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the other employees. It is a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not enough hours available once the grand opening is over.

    Advice to Management

    I think new employees should be told in advance that their hours could be drastically cut. People have quit other jobs thinking they would have a lot more hours only to be cut to very few if any hours.


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  5. Retail Grocery Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good people and a huge variety of knowledge regarding healthy eating. Each day does bring about new challenges, it's a great place to help customers and work on team leadership.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours (overnights included) and low pay. The management at times have goals that are unrealistic and offer poor guidance on how to complete these tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from the employees more; understanding their needs/perspectives will help the company grow faster and be more prosperous.


  6. Company was better 5 years ago... Stay away from Oro Valley location

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Produce Clerk in Oro Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Produce Clerk in Oro Valley, AZ

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay. Gain experience in retail and customer service which there will always be job openings. For the low low price of your soul, dignity and self respect you can claw and brown nose your way up the career ladder and become a lifer, oops, I meant a manager.

    Cons

    Zero overtime permitted. Cost of insurance too high. Company lost touch with employees. Company grew, went public and true values changed. Cheap labor/expendable workers now preferred over knowledgeable fairly paid quality associates.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to conduct yourselves like the assistant store manager in Oro Valley, AZ named Mary. That woman knows how to treat her fellow employees, and understands the proper way to coach and discipline. Sprouts should be using her to be a model for upper management. Also, to those managers who think they are above any other employee because they wear a blue manager shirt, you are pathetic. Being a manager at a grocery store doesn't make you better than any of those in the department you run or anyone else in your store. I have met too many of you losers. The only reason you are the manager is because myself and others have bigger aspirations in life. We want to accomplish things that require the use of our brains. I'm not knocking the decision to make a career out of retail management. I'm talking to the specific select few who actually believe you are above others because of a silly title. You are destined to die while doing inventory in your dairy cooler, or deli counter, etc.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Courtesy Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Solana Beach, CA

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment! My co-workers were very nice and easy to work with, tasks/duties were very manageable, and pay was good for the position. Time went by very quickly and I had a ton of fun working at Sprout's.

    Cons

    The management, for the most part, was terrible. The managers were always cranky and of few words. They took their anger out on the Courtesy Clerks and Cashiers, and were not very approachable, nor were they helpful. When I had to quit because of school, one manager, who was very biased towards me because I was white (as oxymoronic as that sounds) says to me "how am I going to run my store if I don't have enough employees" when there were well over 100 at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your morale and help your employees, who are doing most of your work, have a better work environment and a better experience to help you do your job. You need to do better in order help your store run better.


  8. Good atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vitamin Clerk in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Vitamin Clerk in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Employee Discount, bright energetic working environment

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher than they are.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (3)

    General Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Durango, CO
    Former Employee - Owner Operator in Durango, CO

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very interesting, This position covered all management responsibilities: Sales - customer and product development, r Purchasing - vendor, inventory, and logistics, Personnel - employee relationships, hiring, firing and salary, Office - selected equipment, and software, performed payable, receivable, and bookkeeping including printing checks and payroll, Manufacturing plant - oversaw equipment including purchase, maintenance, and supplies, worked with team on scheduling and quality control.

    Cons

    Business is extremely cyclical making long and short term planning difficult. It is a difficult market to plan and control inventory for the very specialized products which are scattered across the country.

    Advice to Management

    To the new owners I can not stress enough how important all your relationships are. You wear yourself always and need to project yourself affirming good strong character, which you can not fake. You need to be trustworthy, honest, affable, very productive and gain respect.


  10. Alright

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers, hours and overtime, advancement

    Cons

    Pay, always closing, no request days off


  11. First job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Good people, friendly, reasonable expectations from management, scheduling flexible. Great first job. Still working for them but looking for something new.

    Cons

    Kind of half there half not there for employees, but when they're there for you you are taken care of. Work can get very repetitive.



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