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Helpful (3)

all natural and organic b.s.

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Former Employee - Specialty Team Member in Glastonbury, CT
Former Employee - Specialty Team Member in Glastonbury, CT

I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

the discounts, wage, fellow employees and most of the products were pretty great. I enjoyed my initial few months of work here.

Cons

horrible upper management treats employees as underlings. hired me under the pretense that my school schedule was no problem; quickly put me on the schedule 5 days a week at 35 hours, after I had been hired as a 20-25 hour a week employee. production is their TOP priority, so when sales were lower than normal, extreme measures were used to scare employees into working "harder". Overall, the literature and facade of Whole Foods being a mecca for wonderful employee treatment is ridiculous

Advice to Management

we're people with lives of our own, and do not want to be tethered into breaking our backs to present the gelato as we would our first born child. sorry.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    It is NOT as good as it appears. It has gone down and down

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees receive at least 20% discount.

    Cons

    It is not as good as it appears to be. It has gone down and down. Buddy systems: Employees who have integrity and abilities might not get promoted if he/she doesn't kiss up to upper 'leaders". Too many bureaucrat. Management levels are totally lack of management skills. Some are even lack of class. Most employees are frustrated and burned out. It is a big gossiping pool.

    Advice to Management

    Job title doesn't reflect who you are, your character does.


  2. Helpful (2)

    You must drink the Kool-Aid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, low work load, easy work. Fun office environment. Lax dress code.

    Cons

    Very little structure. Undefined organizational flow. Lack of leadership. You must 'buy-in' 100% to corporate mission. Mission can often be misleading or ambiguous.


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