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Hard work, for little money, good benefits

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Current Employee - Catering and Event Services in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Catering and Event Services in Austin, TX

I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than a year)

Pros

First Dibs on extra food. Lots of resources to help you succeed

Cons

Early mornings sometimes and schedules are constantly changing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management was average. Didn't always help step up when needed but very understanding of personal issues

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    My time with Whole Foods served a definite purpose, but I left with a bad taste in my mouth.

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    Former Employee - Associate Wine Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Wine Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Unmatched quality standards.
    Well-respected and recognized brand.
    Welcoming to all backgrounds.
    Career building opportunities.
    Good perks.

    Cons

    Dishonest benefit structure.
    Dishonest corporate culture.
    Unintelligent leadership.
    Lack of focus on core values.
    Lack of reward for merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upon hitting a threshold of 2000 hours, I was promised a certain amount of money in my Health Savings Account as part of the Whole Foods Market benefits. I separated from the company shortly after completing 2000 service hours, and was then told I was no longer eligible for these additional funds due to separating before they were paid out. I was in a powerless position to fight the company since I had left, and would not want to incur more legal fees than the money Whole Foods owed me. Should they ever be taken to court for such practices, I hope to testify against them. Management and corporate should be treating such issues with greater integrity and honesty, both values that leadership at Whole Foods often lacks.

    Those running the Southwest Region are not qualified for leadership by any measure of the imagination. The culture there hinges upon sucking up and seniority in favor of performance, and it was amazing to me that such inept people were in charge of an enduring and strong brand. If and when the bottom falls out from Whole Foods, or some formidable competition comes around (with equal quality standards, not those of Trader Joe's), I will chuckle, knowing it was only a matter of time before Whole Foods learned they would have to shape up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    its okay but tedious

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    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    nice pay
    relaxed setting
    managers seem lazy to help your department

    Cons

    management sucks
    its gets boring
    repetitious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    actually care about your employees who carry you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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