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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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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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    Whole Foods is a wonderful place to work!!!

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    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The people are wonderful that you work with! You know that your job is helping the green movement everyday. I believed in what I was contributing to, and the products speak for themselves. I think the movement you can make inside the company is rewarding, and fast if your good and what you do. There is always a fair chance in the company if your a hard worker, and dedicated. Your work speaks for itself, its also your attitude at work that helps motivate your opportunities.

    Cons

    You have to be working 40 hours a week. No part-time. I would have continued there if I could have gone to school, and gone to work only part time.

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    Keep doing what your doing. It was wonderful.

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    Whole foods great outside terrible inside

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    Current Employee - Produce Supervisor  in  Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Produce Supervisor in Mason, OH

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are really good they are extremely good about getting to reviews on time and the medical benefits are outstanding. the employee perks card lets you get 300 bonus dollars to help offset the cost of doctor visits and also when you by medications over the counter. When working here the people in the departments are nice and work well together. there are a lot of activites such as a samlper dinner wine tastings, beer tastings, and many events that one can work during the year. the hours are also good too nine to nine every day so you are not there late.

    Cons

    Management is young and does not know enough to effectively lead store. The store is going though a time of change and most of the people do not know what to expect and do not know what he will do next. For the mean time everyone is looking over there shoolder wondering who will get fired next, or what kind of things that you will get written up for. this comapny likes to look for loop hole to get you written up and expect near perfection from the people that they do keep. this makes for a rough work enviroment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need not to micro manage the departments

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