Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Diverse and flexible company with amazing benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Production Team Member in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Production Team Member in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They are very laid back and offer great benefits.

    Cons

    Work can be very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more sympathetic with employees. Don't leave 4-5 persons work for only 2 people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE WHOLE FOODS MARKET

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, leadership development, great benefits

    Cons

    Time off not always guaranteed, number oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Awesome pay and benefits, awesome company! No complaints at all.

    Cons

    Company is great and they have no cons at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. The best retail job I've ever had. Depends who you work under, but generally good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, above average pay, excellent benefits, liberal dress code.

    Cons

    Occasional difficult customer interaction, can be hard to get full time status.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Spoiled

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall this is a great company to work for, the benefits are beyond competitive, the work environment is great and generally speaking they really take care of their team members

    Cons

    at the store level the pay is competitive for a retailer considering all of the benefits that you get with the job, outside of the store level once you reach salary the pay is not as competitive and you work way more than you are compensated for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget about team member happiness as you continue with this rapid growth, whole foods prides itself on "team member happiness" and as the focus changes to expansion that core value is being forgotten.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Tons of mobility, Products you can be proud to sell

    Cons

    Team leaders are skipped on the core values. They are great for team members, and upper management. No training at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Absolutely terrible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Katy, TX

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Whole Foods Market pays more than most grocery stores. Most of the coworkers are nice. Lots on downtime on weekday mornings.

    Cons

    If you have a problem with way older coworkers hitting on you then don't work here. Telling management doesn't help. They will just hit on you too forcing you to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Better than Guitar Center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -Co workers are awesome
    -Discount
    -Flexible schedules
    -Incentives and gifts for employees
    -Integrity
    -Easy transfers in or outside the store

    Cons

    -Customers.
    People buy more than just food at this company, they also buy the ideas it stands for. Customers think that shopping at Whole Foods somehow makes them "earth conscious" or "food conscious". The individual responsibility is gone becasue they shop at a company that is doing its part for the evnironment. Higher cost for goods means you are mainly dealing with the entitled "high class", who treat cashiers like dirt. Most won't even look you in the eye or even respond when you greet them. Some people are truly offended by kindness and don't have any room for it.

    -Logically inconsistant sales pratices and core values.
    The company says they value organics and the health of its buyers but still offer tons of GMO items.
    They don't sell cigarettes but push alcohol like crazy

    -"Open door policy" just make sure you don't say anything negative.

    -Not to much room to advance unless you want to transfer or wait it out for an open spot.

    - Pay is decent but could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is operating on only a fraction of its real potential to help better and maintain human health. Get rid of GMO's all together or have greater trasnparency in the products you are offering. Pay your workers better, you can afford it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    a few years away from being wal-mart

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    you sometimes get to sample food.

    Cons

    so many to list. the pay, the hours, the clientele, the lies, the micromanagement, and the lack of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop trying to be like wal mart. since when did the goal become to make the world whole foods? stop opening up stores at the current rate. take care of your team members and quit hiring unqualified managers for leadership roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Fun people, laid back atmosphere, and generally the customers are cool....though you do get some bad eggs. Great team atmosphere

    Cons

    High focus on sales! Daily work needs more variety (too much standing in one spot)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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