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Former Employee - Team Leader in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Team Leader in Denver, CO

I worked at Whole Foods Market

Pros

Culture that values a stakeholder approach to business. This means that the organization values every party that it does business with including: employees, suppliers, customers, vendors, and shareholders. Each of these parties often feel that the organization acts in their best interests. This is exemplified in the organizations environmental focus and stewardship of natural resources. Team Leaders are encouraged to engage team members within and outside of the department they lead. Monthly rallies that involve rewarding and recognizing exemplary efforts boost morale and bring about a sense of community. This helps bond a stores employees and encourages a healthy competitive attitude.

Cons

On the retail side there is a limit to the salary increases due to the nature of retail. The organization can become politically charged due to the passion exemplified by the managment to social issues and the conflict with the financial aspect of a business. The financial benefit of gainsharing and the calculation of gainsharing rewards is a bit mystical. Not sure how these payouts are arrived at and what methods are used to engage employees in this aspect of the organization. This is one area which someone should bring transparency too. Employees deserve to know what they are working toward.

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Work on invovlement at the store level so that there isn't a chain of information being fed to them by middle managment. Look at Costco's managment structure and senior managment engagement.

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    Work hard and try different areas so that you can move up the ladder.

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    Former Employee - Wine Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Wine Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    They take care of their employees. The health care is decent, but it does not start automatically. Hours are good and they generally are flexible. The discount is nice as well. The people you work with are generally top notch.

    Cons

    The biggest down side was the scheduling, the schedule came out on Friday for the next week which made planning anything difficult. Team Leaders take overtime but do not allow others to which is frustrating.

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    Do not allow Team Leaders to micromanage which is frequently the case.

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    thanks for sticking to the core values, John

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The benefit package is awsome! it is a core value driven company, and so far in the last 8 years i have not seen the company stray from the core values. I love that everything we do is about creating an excellent experiance for our customers. Customer service is one of my favorite parts of my job (and can be one of the worst some days...)

    Cons

    The slow economy makes all parts of the business more difficult, when sales are good, the work is a lot easier, when the sales are not there, there is a lot of pressure to make them happen.

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    connect with the team members more

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