Whole Foods Market

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Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Public (WFM)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe's

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference. Our Team Members make us who we are by being who they are. Not only are our Team Members the secret to our continued success, they have... More

Mission: We obtain our products locally and from all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. We strive to offer the highest quality, least processed...More

Whole Foods Market – Why Work For Us?

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​​Our Motto

Our motto — Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet — emphasizes that our vision reaches beyond food retailing. In fact, our deepest purpose as an organization is helping support the health, well-being, and healing of both people — customers, team members, and business organizations in general — and the planet.

Our Mission


We obtain our products locally and from all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. We strive to offer the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and naturally preserved foods — because food in its purest state is the best tasting and most nutritious food available.


We recruit the best people we can to become part of our team. We empower them to make their own decisions, creating a respectful workplace where people are treated fairly and are highly motivated to succeed. We look for people who are passionate about food. We also look for well-rounded human beings who will help build our locations into profitable and beneficial members of their communities.


We recognize the connection between our lives, our communities and the environment. We continuously seek to balance our needs as people with the needs of our planet. We strive to support our local communities, practice sound environmental stewardship and fulfill our responsibilities as global citizens.

Our Core Values

  • Selling the highest quality natural and organic products available
  • Satisfying and delighting our customers
  • Supporting Team Member happiness and excellence
  • Creating wealth through profits and growth
  • Caring about our communities and our environment
  • Creating ongoing win-win partnerships with our suppliers
  • Promoting the health of our stakeholders through healthy eating education

Our Quality Standards

  • We carefully evaluate each and every product we sell.
  • We feature foods that are free from artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.
  • We are passionate about great-tasting food and the pleasure of sharing it with each other.
  • We are committed to foods that are fresh, wholesome and safe to eat.
  • We seek out and promote organically grown foods.
  • We provide food and nutritional products that support health and well-being.


Working at Whole Foods Market

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Employees are “Satisfied”   1,318 ratings


83% Approve of the CEO   462 ratings

Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb

John Mackey and Walter Robb


I really enjoy working for this company.

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Pros: The discount is nice. I also like that I can choose to donate money from my pay check to help whole planet foundation. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Palm Desert, CA Jul 2014 Reviewed yesterday New

Interview Details – Just went through the introductory group interview. We were lead into a waiting room area until our scheduled time. Through the wall we could hear the previous interviewing group clapping and cheering. Shortly there after a Team Leader came into the waiting area. We were given name badges and…Full Interview

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The process was very easy. Yet, everything was unexpected to me. It was the first time I had done a group interview of this nature. View Answer

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Whole Foods Market Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
Top 150 - National Top Workplaces, www.topworkplaces.com, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
National Top 50 Green Companies (#5), Green Power Partnership, 2012
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