Sprouts Farmers Market

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Sprouts Farmers Market Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
308 Reviews
2.6
308 Reviews
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Sprouts Farmers Market President & CEO Doug Sanders
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with a lot of opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Food Selection, Great Customers, Bad Corporation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    experience don't count

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Good!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager
    Former Employee - Bakery Manager

    I worked at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Great company! Benifits and pay are all great!

    Cons

    Department communication and opportunity to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Cashier in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market part-time

    Pros

    food, food, food, weekly paychecks bay-bay

    Cons

    none to report so far

  10.  

    The joke.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Bixby, OK
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Bixby, OK

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market

    Pros

    Good prices on sale items. Weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Low pay, they hire outside of the company more often then promoting the hard working individuals they already have. Horrible store moral. Continually cutting hours to apease stockholders. Inept management who don't know how to communicate. This list goes on. I had to wait over 3 months to be paid for 6 hours that magicly disapered from my paycheck. Managers think is is aproprate to threaten there employes in order to get what they want, and the list could continue. they don't care about there empolyes or there customers, they simply want your time or money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like indentured servants. Also if customer service is your number one value make sure you have enough hours to alowe it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lack of Respect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Sprouts Farmers Market full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    15% employee discount on great produce. Fellow employees are very supportive and anxious to help you learn what you are doing.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than other retailers in the same trade causing a higher than usual "revolving-door" of employees. Lack of communication between store-management and employees to the point of almost being a caste system. Store Management lack of support for employees is reflected in the way fail to support the employee and in fact discipline the employee in front of obnoxious customers. Training is often accompanied by a warning that failure to adhere to the new rules will lead to .....including termination. The H.R. Department is set up not to help affected employees but to help management root out the trouble makers! Sprouts believes in the "stick" way of encouragement not the "carrot", ironic for a Farmer's Market!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a fair wage. Treat your employees like they are humans paid to do a job and not beneath you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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