Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,617 Reviews
3.6
1,617 Reviews
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Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Supervisor
    Current Employee - Prepared Foods Supervisor

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    The company is great with competitive pay

    Cons

    Upper Management was sometimes too busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try making it easier to follow through

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    This is a very good place to work

    Cons

    The amount of food could cause one to be hungry

  3.  

    Catering Liaison

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    Current Employee - Catering Liaison in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Catering Liaison in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are good compared to other companies in the area

    Cons

    Most promotions are internal, which is nice for TMs, but they are not always the best management solution

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    get to a lot of people good benefits

    Cons

    couldn't find anything bad to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Back-up Cash-up in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Back-up Cash-up in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The company really cares about their employees! Makes you really feel like you're part of the "family." Also decent pay. Not to mention the amazing benefits!

    Cons

    Since they do pay more than the average grocery store they expect the world from you, and if you continue to show growth they work you to the bone. The ASTLs (at least at my location) are never as passionate as the rest of the store. So they do create some resentment in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though I know it's impoasible to control everyone, keep doing what you're doing, because if it's one thing I noticed about WFM the bad ones always get weeded out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    care a lot about there employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Team Member
    Current Employee - Front End Team Member

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    awesome managers. great benefits as well

    Cons

    sometimes treated like a child

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Whole Foods is pretty cool!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of people are still excited to work there. They are really into staying innovative. Many stores across the country have things in grocery stores that you would never expect. The growth opportunity is exponential.

    Cons

    Politicking, lack of structure, decrease in promotion from within. Regional leadership is wondering why, but never asks the people who should be moving into the roles why they aren't interested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the regional staff is out of touch, or have never worked in stores. The constant labor cuts have greatly affected the high level of service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Whole Foods Market.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    Positive Working environment. 20% off for employees.

    Cons

    Schedules are not very consistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    great place to work

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

    I have been working at Whole Foods Market

    Pros

    fun, good benefits, great discount, lots of oppertunitys.

    Cons

    No bad things to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great working place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Higher pay rate to other retail company, positive energy environment, great prices with employee discount benefit

    Cons

    Long standing hours, strict cash policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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