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benefits are crap, hours are long, they pay peanuts

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Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Chicago, IL

I worked at Whole Foods Market

Pros

Great food, terrific values that they stand behind, wonderful people to work with.I don't fault those that rise from the bottom to the top. That is one of the best things about whole foods, that you can start a cashier and make six figures managing a store (with no degree) five years later. But there are only a few store manager positions...

Cons

Benefits start with a $1500 deductible the first year. Absolutely impossible to use the meager vacation time (one week) I was allotted (you build up PTO hours but you also have use them for Christmas, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, (no holidays built in) so I rarely got any time to see my family. Horrible work life balance. Salary for my work and responsibilities was way below market value. They do not pay well unless you make it to store manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep making money I guess.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a mixed bag.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The opportunity to deliver something meaningful (products and services).

    Cons

    The lack of process, there is no guarantee of communication or consistency unless you make it a priority to obtain the information you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of change.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was not the "100 Best Places to Work" job I expected it to be, I left a great job and totally regret the move.

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Casual dress code, really that was about it.

    Cons

    Bad benefits, no organization, no process and procedures, management had no backbone, too many cliques

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept change as a good thing, just because it's not the "whole foods" way doesn't mean it's not a good idea

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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