Sprouts Farmers Market

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Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Sprouts Farmers Market – US – “Sprouts”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.7 187 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

Sprouts Farmers Market President & CEO Doug Sanders

Doug Sanders

(66 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Mostly fun company to work for, employee discount a huge plus(in 21 reviews)

  • Best perk of working for this employer is the 15% discount all employees receive(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay to match the area living needs(in 13 reviews)

  • Hardly any store managers, or regional managers, actually know how to deal with people as humans(in 12 reviews)

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    Cashier

    Cashier (Former Employee) San Marcos, CA

    ProsThere is potential growth from within.

    ConsThe pay is lower then compare to other natural food stores

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the employees better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Produce 3rd

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRewarded for good work, pay isnt bad. They love to promote. And also a nice employee discount.

    ConsGreat management, flexible hours....hmmm still seem to be pros

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!!!

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    Short Term Employment- Treated Not so Well 'Til I decided to leave

    Grocery Clerk (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA

    Pros15% discount, a fair amount of training, constant evaluation, daily meetings, diverse and interesting employees, learning about healthy (and trendy) food

    Consmanagers with difficult personalities, low-ish pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should keep up the high standards, but express more constructive feedback (don't always tear down). This advice is especially directed to the managers who have been with the company for a while because it seemed that they had some sort of ego- or maybe bitterness- and had little sympathy for those who were new.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great pay but not enough for work load

    Cashier (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosgood pay, fun co-workers, flexible hours

    ConsFavoritism in the management department, drama filled employees and managers, horrible teamwork.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who actually work hard and not your friends from high school.

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    Working for Sprouts Farmers Market

    Department Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThere are a lot of locations to work in San Diego County

    ConsRun many shifts without adequate staffing creating extra stress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your long term employees, you can't continue to run your stores with rookies just so you can pay less

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Henery's that's for sure.

    Vitamins Manager (Current Employee) San Pedro, CA

    ProsVery nice decour and great coworkers. great selection on groceries from confidential to organic. Fair pricing on most products meats, vitamins, and groceries.

    ConsGreat managers when we were Henery's. Since we became Sprouts we have had poor store management one after an other. Now we have a store director with very poor management skills to say the least. Not well educated or informed in grocery retail can't help but have his favorites in the store. will not take responsibility for his actions and blames the store for his failures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice is to get more education in your field, stop the childish attitude and response in confrontations. Take responsibility for your actions and listen to your management team who strongly deserve their titles.
    Your assistant easily deserves your title.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highs & Lows

    Bagger (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsNice coworkers, Some decent managers, fast-paced, promotions if you work hard enough (sometimes) , again the people you work with are AWESOME

    ConsTerrible front-end management, terrible manager personalities (some), Terrible pay rate (only 10 cents above my states minimum wage, when I started it was 35 cents more) , Unfair & unorganized , huge turnover, terrible communication & headquarters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new front end manager, make your employees want to work with fair & balanced hours, rotate the bad managers out of the store , LISTEN to employee AND customer reviews of managers . (Work at sprouts #2, one of the originals ) GET with the change of the minimum wage. I started 35 cents above now I'm only at 10 above? It's almost like I'm wasting my time if I wasn't gonna be promoted soon

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Courtesy Clerk/Bagger-FW

    Courtesy Clerk/Bagger (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsPay is ok
    Some friendly people
    There's not a lot of pros for this position. If you must stay at sprouts, try to get promoted at 18

    ConsI got hired here as a courtesy clerk but everyone at this store calls all of us baggers. THIS IS A VERY VERY LABOR FILLED JOB.
    - If you're looking for an easy first job, look somewhere else
    -carts are the worst part, they send you alone only sometimes will they send another person with you. There are 4 stations you have to get carts from all of them. Sometimes customers will just throw them around the entire parking lot. Even walmarts cart system is better
    -bagging ice is also very time consuming and they don't have a drain in that room so its a super slippery dangerous area
    -they play favoritism a lot at this store!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't play favoritism. If you're gonna give one person a chance for rehire, you should do the same to the other person, regardless skintone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked here for over a year just as a stocker and its no different from working at target or walmart.

    Grocery Clerk (Current Employee) Keller, TX

    Proscan be a laid back environment at times, good people to work with.

    Consmanagement is very sneaky and will promise you many things just to keep you around without fulfilling their promises.

    Advice to Senior Managementhold yourselves to a higher standard. there are plenty of ways to run a company, while walking all over your employees is one of them, its not exactly good for appearances once you become notorious for it...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mediocre

    Meat Cutter (Third) (Current Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsJob security and a seven day work week - double edged sword

    ConsGrocery store environment with an abundance of leech employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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