Sprouts Farmers Market
2.7 of 5 128 reviews
www.sprouts.com Phoenix, AZ 5000+ Employees

Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
Sprouts Farmers Market – US – “Sprouts”

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2.7 128 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Sprouts Farmers Market President & CEO Doug Sanders

Doug Sanders

(40 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "15% employee discount - sunflower was 20%"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Best perk of working for this employer is the 15% discount all employees receive"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hardly any store managers, or regional managers, actually know how to deal with people as humans"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Lots of bad upper management at the store level, managers changed too often"
    in 7 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

Prosawesome store with very nice people

Conscould be better if they actually paid more

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Its a great place to work but with my 15 years of experience the start pay is rediculous.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time

ProsThere is plenty of room for advancement with the new store opening.

ConsRate of pay is horrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are great!!!

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

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Sprouts farmers market is a good store to shop, but not to work.

Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)
Temecula, CA

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for less than a year

ProsGood learning experience, especially if this is your first job.

ConsBad management all around, even in the hiring department.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you're hiring someone, be more organized and professional.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Nice people,but to worth it.

Cashier (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for less than a year

ProsGood discount' nice co-workers. Good products

ConsToo much work, not worth pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people. It helps.

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

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excellent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

Prosfriendly everyone very very nice

Consnone I really liked being there

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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Management excels at demotivation

Scan Coordinator (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than 3 years

Pros15% discount. Reasonably decent health care plan if you work full time. 401K plan. That's it.

ConsSalaries at store level are below industry standard. A five point annual employee review scale is in reality capped at 3.5 points, insuring no employee is ever given more than the equivalent of a C+ no matter how excellent their work. Promotions are not merit based nor tenure based but purely subjective. Upper level management seems desperately clueless about why employees are so unhappy. Middle management is inept and downright cruel; they hide their own incompetence by constantly lashing out at anyone below them. The rank and file employees are given little training, less support, and minimal equipment to do their jobs. In its haste to expand rapidly, if this company ever had a soul it sold it long ago. While they preach "YES" and courtesy to every customer, their treatment of staff is pathetically demotivating. In short: All stick, no carrot.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop sending asinine motivational emails to your stores. Your recent employee survey was a joke. It did nothing but aggravate an already bitter workforce.Take a good hard look at the lack of management skills in your middle management staff. Promoting people above their level of ability simply to fill openings is a recipe for ultimate failure. It's apparent you don't want to build a lasting company which genuinely values its staff; if that's not the case, if you aren't just hellbent on expansion to be attractive to a buyer, then you really need to look at what's wrong with your management staff and deal with 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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Great place to shop terrible to work at.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou work with some awesome people
discount
cool customer.

ConsUpward mobility is not determined by how hard you work but how much the upper management likes you
Horrible unprofessional management
Constant OSHA violations
Joke of an HR department
Will try everything they can to get outof giving you a pitiful 3% yearly raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigh managers who know how to manage instead of just your friends.
Respect employees.
Fire the entire HR department.

Instead of just moving around bad managers fire them.

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

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Ideal job for teenagers and retirees.

Cashier, Department Clerk (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for less than a year

Pros-It doesn't take a genius to scan groceries
-Management doesn't care if you're late (which I guess is a perk, but for everyone else it throws off the break times and is inconsiderate)
-Similarly, management doesn't care if you call in

Cons-Virtually no training when starting out
-Low pay
-Lack of communication between departments and from upper management at a store level
-40 hrs a week for first couple of months before shifts are cut to 7 or 7.5 hours resulting in the loss of a break
-No rotation of weekends or closings shifts meaning days in a row of closing for some
-Revolving door of managers
-Favoritism
-Unreasonable expectations and responsibilities. Employees were often "trained" to work in multiple departments and very rarely given pay raises
-Ridiculous store policies that result in the NEEDIEST customers you will ever interact with
-If you are lucky enough to have the mangers attention long enough to address a concern they're slow with results

Advice to Senior Management-Show your employees your care about them and appreciate the HARD work they do
-Promote communication among departments, set the example
-Add more people to the pay roll instead of making your employees take on double the responsibility

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Its been a okay 4 years

Deli Clerk (Current Employee)
Flower Mound, TX

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMeet lots of new people!

ConsManagement is horrible, they need to pick new managers

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is horrible

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

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Being Held back

Grocery Clerk (Current Employee)
Aurora, CO

I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time for less than a year

ProsI like working in the Grocery industry, Fun, Fast pace, Discounts to employees

ConsNot being Trained properly for new promotions and being turned down due to favoritism. Management not being involved at the clerk level in training or motivating

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved with the whole team and look for the people that have said they want to move up and work to train and get that person ready for promotions. Encourage movement within the company and not Discourage it or hold people back.

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