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Whole Foods Market Reviews in Lake Grove, NY

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
1,621 Reviews
3.6
1,621 Reviews
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Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb
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Pros
  • Team members have a say in everything that concerns the welfare of the overall company (in 190 reviews)

  • Fun place to work, great benefits if you actually get a chance to work full time (in 125 reviews)


Cons
  • When changes are made it is up to team members to figure out the way without any guidance (in 173 reviews)

  • Lack of accountability, team leaders promoted to position but not trained -- terrible (in 122 reviews)

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    Good company, great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Team Member in Lake Grove, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities in store and good co-workers. Management team that cares about its employees

    Cons

    their produce are a little bit more expensive as compares to other stores

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was a good work atmosphere and company is loyal to there employees. Several employee perks come with the job as well.

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    Former Employee - Grocery Team Member in Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Grocery Team Member in Lake Grove, NY

    I worked at Whole Foods Market part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Employee discount, paid team building days. Whole Foods Market gives you money towards work shoes.

    Cons

    Politics involved when jobs open for management positions.
    If your manager does not like you, it will be a tuff go around for you working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the team members more hands on experience if someone is interested in moving up in the company. Don't be worried that the team member is going to take your job away from you if he or she is on the fast track.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Perfect for temporary work, as a college student....

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    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Lake Grove, NY
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Lake Grove, NY

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits if full time. profit sharing, extra 150 dollars a month, co-workers are nice. Healthy environment.

    Cons

    No benefits for part timers. No promotions whatsoever for part timers. to reap full benefits of whole foods, you need to be full timer. I strongly suggest you work here temporarily and do not get sucked in. I've seen so many people get "sucked in". they work here and end up working here for years, and not find their ideal career path and get comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotions for part timers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hope no one in your family gets sick, and better be a good ass kisser

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    Former Employee - Beer Buyer in Lake Grove, NY
    Former Employee - Beer Buyer in Lake Grove, NY

    I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was promoted pretty fast, the discount is pretty nice, there were some perks with the job(like a party at Brooklyn Brewery)

    Cons

    Was let go because I had to call out due to my mother in law getting stage 4 cancer. If you're not the team leader or store team leaders favorite expect hell. Most people above you are incompetent and don't want to admit it. Can't know more about the products then management. Everyone is in everyone's business, its just like High School all over again. If the job description says the person is in a supervisor role, don't write them up for supervising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about some compassion for family illness. Don't write up team members that spend more then 30mins helping a customer when the company prides itself on great customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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