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Great to work at a place that encourages positive social and environmental impact

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Feels good to work at a place that is not singularly focused on the bottom line, but also encourages workers and customers to be eat healthy and be responsible for the sake of the environment. Managers treat employees fairly and considerately. The team is usually in good spirits and there are very few issues with different personalities. There is clear communication and understanding of responsibilities.

Cons

Customers can be demanding and not particularly considerate. Parking is a bit of an issue. You are required to work many holidays.

Other Employee Reviews for Whole Foods Market

  1. Family environment, great culture, focused on customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Team Member in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Produce Team Member in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive environment, work with school schedules

    Cons

    Retail- random hours, inconsistent guidelines


  2. Helpful (5)

    A company steadily declining in quality

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Buyer/Specialist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers options for transfers all across the county. Your results may vary; it took me a year to get one, but the opportunity in this industry to do that at all is great. PTO plan is nice and rewards time with the company via increasing PTO contributions. It's a good contingency plan for leaving the company (a pay out in full, less taxes.)

    Cons

    I joined the company in 2008. Since then they have opened dozens of new stores and posted all-times sales records dozens of times in the two stores I've worked at. All the while labor was cut, employee benefit premiums have doubled, and our old policy of hiring Full-Time team members (with the valid reasoning that they make more devoted, happy employees) whenever possible has turned into NEVER hire FT; let em suffer for it. In transferring regionally in a move, I've lost my FT status (benefits, voice, respect(?) ) and have worked FT hours since the week I got here. Shady. I feel like the pressure applied to management over the last few years with lofty and unreasonable sales goals attached to lower labor budgets and new leadership agendas that work to lessen the role their team plays has severely hurt the quality of leadership within the company, on the team level and above.

    Advice to Management

    I have no idea what you could do. I see it as the size and position of the company that's hurting it so much. The agendas and goals coming down from regional and corporate offices seem incredibly destructive to the culture WFM has spent 32 years creating. You're losing your support and belief in the company from the bottom up. I see a lot of disgust and resentment on your floors recently.


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