Whole Foods Market
3.6 of 5 1,126 reviews
www.wholefoodsmarket.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

Whole Foods Market Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.6 1,126 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb

John Mackey and Walter Robb

(349 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "I had only positive experiences with fellow team members and team leaders"
    in 142 reviews
  • "Great benefits that work on a tier level based on hours you have put in w/the company"
    in 92 reviews
Cons:
  • "Being one of the more experienced team members I was often assigned to train new"
    in 124 reviews
  • "Very strict company with high standards and sometimes unrealistic expectations for Team Leaders"
    in 91 reviews
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Nice place to work

Prepared Foods Supervisor (Current Employee)
Newtonville, MA

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

ProsReally good benefits, the best: the insurance and 20% off!

ConsGetting out of there too late

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place To Work

Team Member (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsTeam atmosphere, gain sharing, and flexible work hours. They work around my family needs and schedule to the maximum extent possible. Management is right down there on the floor with you and not hiding in an office.

ConsI don't have any real cons that stick out.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best Job In Years

Team Member (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

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

ProsThe feeling of being part of a team with a purpose. Your efforts not only contribute to he overall store growth, but brings in extra money to employees as gain sharing. Work hours are very negotiable, and adjustable to meet the needs of the team members.

ConsNone. Everyone would always like to have more, but nothing stands out as a problem.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your values, no matter what/

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyable

Coordinator (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA

I worked at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTeam atmosphere, training opportunities, benefits

ConsToo Many cooks; Leadership comes from within so many in leadership may not have the true management skills that can be brought from formal education or from the outside.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt the Management level. way too much overlap in everyone's duties. Job Descriptions should be narrowed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Meat Cutter

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whole Foods Market

ProsPerfect 1st interview had 2nd interview same day with wage offer great people great energy very different from grocery business ...ordinary ???'s asked. No drug testing so just had to wait for email from hiring manager to confirm everything

ConsI honestly couldn't find anything that would make it a negative job but I'm sure like all other jobs behind the walls is a fulfilled storyline of soap operas lol

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Long wait but worth it!!

Dishwasher for Prepared Foods (Current Employee)
Kailua, HI

I have been working at Whole Foods Market part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat benefits!! Awesome team members and management^_^ everyone starts at 11.00 no matter what position. I'm sure some people get more if they have the experience but either way it's above average for starting pay in Hawaii.

ConsDon't have no complaints as of now. Just waiting to see how long it will take before I become a full time employee. Hopefully not too long!!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent Benefits, Pay is lower end

IT Analyst (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Whole Foods Market full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFreedom,work-life balance, great middle bosses, very little interaction with upper management, which gives a freedom from clock watching. Very little corporate structure. Loose.

ConsThe pay is low and it is tough to get ahead. The management is constantly shifting gears. Many projects get started, but very little follow through. We set goals but they are not very meaningful. There are many statistics that prove that our department is essential, such as team productivity type charts and the resolution times of problem and project management. But no one really knows what the numbers represent.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet better more solid expectations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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One of best places to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Whole Foods Market

ProsLots of variety, healthy atmosphere, learn a lot about margins and how healthy margins contribute to growth.

Consit is a lot of work! but the extra pay compensates for the mass amt of work

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Best Job ever

Associate Team Leader (Current Employee)
Cranston, RI

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

ProsPositive work environment, enriched training and development for growth. High energy, great place to work

ConsLong hours, and retail is killer

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the positive energy flowing, all TM's will feed off of that

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Whole Foods Market

Prosif you are on a great team and work hard the environment can be great

ConsThe days can drag simply because you are dealing with the same thing over and over and over

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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