Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Minimal employee discount, some organic products offered within the store (in 26 reviews)

  • All employees get a 15% discount on top of all the amazing weekly sales (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay to match the area living needs (in 17 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments and from upper management at a store level (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Working At the deli

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at sprouts is fun just don't like the people who work at the deli

    Cons

    I was working in the deli department a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to hired people who really wants to work not lazy people who expect new employees to do their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Meh....after 8 years with the company

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    management salary, employee discount, camaraderie among team members

    Cons

    health insurance benefits, not a pro-employee company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more diversity, training, and better benefits especially for part time employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great people, clean and refreshing.

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Cleanliness, opportunities for advancement, fun, always new and exciting

    Cons

    I love it too much to have anything bad to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're foing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Working for this company is pretty decent.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    The employee discounts and opportunities for advancement are excellent.

    Cons

    Minimal hours and you often work overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little bit more revolved with the concerns of employees but besides that great job!

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company with a lot of opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Vitamin Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Vitamin Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    They encourage their employees to better their knowledge in natural health and nutrition. It's a great company to grow with, they always hire and promote from within when applicable. They offer fair pay based on previous years of experience and have a great benefits including in store discounts. Everyone is treated equally by all management. Regional support staff regularly takes part in day to day store activities and treats every employee in every position with respect which I haven't experienced before. Overall it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    There aren't many challenges to working at Sprouts. Some might include working late, holiday and varied shifts. Work week hours can fluctuate or vary based on the sales of individual departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management in this corporation is great. My only advice for them would be to better consider ideas provided by team members to improve store conditions and sales rather than following a general mold for all stores. Not every store is the same and their individual needs should be met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Great Food Selection, Great Customers, Bad Corporation

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    Former Employee - Vitamin Clerk in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Vitamin Clerk in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good/great pay wage, good atmosphere, great customers, great natural and organic food selection. I was lucky enough to have a great person as a manager for my department, and they acknowledged my hard work, and rewarded my when appropriately.

    Cons

    All upper head managers (all store directors, etc) were a pure image of corporate or money hungry fiends. No manager took time out of their way to help their employees, everything was about profits, ratings, sales, money money money. What once was Sunflower- a locally owned grocery store for peace caring hippies is now Sprout's- a corporation turning into another walmart.
    Break times are unscheduled, you have to depend on your manager for when/if you can go on break.
    Different locations yield different managers, which means a possible different experience between any one you go to, but every sprout's farmers market is turning for the worse, if you ask me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to become a big corporation and start taking more time to care for employees, and customers. Treat everyone better and it will make the company better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. great job but terrible values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Great discount And great coworkers

    Cons

    they don't fire people when they need to.
    Too many hour cutbacks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    A fast growing company with many corporate, managerial, and bad hiring problems.

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    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in North Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They try to empower all employees to help the customer as much as they can. This includes allowing employees to opening products so the customer can sample it before they purchase it. It's nice to be able to wear jeans and a t-shirt for a uniform at a grocery store. Very fast growing company and the likelihood of moving up is very good.

    Cons

    Since it's such a fast growing company, they are starting to not get some stores in good position before they move onto caring about a new store opening. They have very very very strict expectations on the way the sales floor looks and strict expectations about the way the back stock looks, however, they have a annoying tendency to send unnecessary amount of product expecting the manager to just take care of it. If the manager can't, then the hammer comes down on them. They change out displays way to often causing large amounts of product to sit in back stock and rot. The new store opening get all the attention, they take good employees from the already opened stores causing those stores to severely decrease in productivity. They also are very bad at firing people, some people get fired or demoted at a drop of a hat, which tends to be the good or great employees. However, the bad employees tend to be given 101 chances to improve, particularly by way of moving them to other departments or positions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company to work for before they merged with Henry's. Much of the 'family' feel is gone. Overall, still good compan

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, including 401k, great produce, and customers are great.

    Cons

    Lost much of the 'family' feel. More corporate environment., meaning sometimes management seems disconnected from instore staff. Pay rates are below market average and you dont get performance raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give performance raises and talk to and LISTEN to suggestions from in-store employees. Many long time employees felt slighted when they were not invited/allowed/offered to buy stocks in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    experience don't count

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the stores are small therefor work is less

    Cons

    they don't want to pay for your experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to all employees like they really are needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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