Whole Foods Market

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time

Pros

Was a really fun company. Every quarter, we celebrated birthdays and work anniversaries. We had an annual team member appreciation week where one of my favorite things was that you could sign up for free chair massages. The dress code was super-casual (shorts and flip-flops). Some of the long-timers kept up with the tradition of verbally expressing appreciations to other team members when appropriate (e.g., during meetings). A bonus of working at the corporate office is that you work above the flagship WFM store in Austin. I felt like we really walked the talk when it came to being environmentally-friendly. It was by far the most recycling-conscious office I've ever worked in; we had compost bins, too. I had work-life balance for the first time in my career (but not everyone did). My annual raises were better than I expected, especially since it was clear from the beginning that my salary was not going to be the most competitive, given the thin margins in the retail industry. Work hours were flexible; managers didn't seem to be clock-watchers. Medical insurance was inexpensive. Job candidates were interviewed by a panel; I was glad to have input when we were hiring for my new team lead.

Cons

There were no paid holidays, even for salaried employees; if I didn't work on Christmas Day, I didn't get paid unless I deducted time from my bank of PTO (paid time off) hours. The amount of PTO that you get doesn't make up for the no paid holidays policy. The 401k match is negligible. The policies and processes weren't always in place for a company of that size; because of the company's rapid growth, in some ways it still acts like a smaller company but in a large company's body.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Good Side Job

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    *20% off Discount Card
    *Great food
    *40% Off for Employees one day a year
    * Diverse and friendly team members
    *Flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    *LONG hours... no short shifts
    *Must have patience with customers
    *Very repetitive job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Whole Foods makes a lot of money off hot bar and cold bar- it seems like a lot of food is thrown away at the end of the day- employees should have a higher discount on hot/cold bar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    guest services team member Whole Foods Market Arabella

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Services Team Member in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Guest Services Team Member in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work
    customers are nice for the most part
    good pay if you only have yourself to support
    discount on products
    good health insurance if full time
    team member appreciation parties maybe 3 times a yr.

    Cons

    company stands for one thing and store leaders do another
    few entry level professional positions
    hard to move up because of so few positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    investigate some of the practices by management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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