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Talented and skilled need not apply

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Whole Foods Market

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Decent starting pay with benefits.

Cons

Just about everything. Dirty. Cushy.

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  1. Not bad, but not what they pretend to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people, decent pay for what the job is. Nice benefits for a field that traditionally won't provide them for employees. Employees get a discount card that almost makes it affordable to shop in the store.

    Cons

    If you don't "drink the Kool-Aid" you might be rolling your eyes a lot. There is an unspoken expectation that WF becomes the focus of your life. Management micro-manages staff to the point of idiocy. Try way too hard to seem hip and trendy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to force your staff to be WF evangelists. The store carries some good stuff and they do some good things, but in the end, they are just like any other corporation concerned with their bottom line. I wish management would own that sentiment and just stop pretending they are the little co-op from Austin. They are a giant corporation now, time to be honest about it.


  2. Team Member

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for younger people looking to make extra money

    Cons

    Very hierarchal and micro managed. Most of the upper management is uneducated and unqualified... guess thats the downside to working with a hippies. Upper management is very protective of their positions because they know that they could never get paid their salaries else where.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring some smarter people! And stick to your core values, the connection between regional and store level is degrading and i'm starting to see more and more low quality foods come in.


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